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Win2k prof. won't boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WannaBeTekChick, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. WannaBeTekChick

    WannaBeTekChick Thread Starter

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    Hi, I've searched the site a bit and am unable to find something to cover my problem :-(

    I have Win2k prof. (it's on a office computer on a win2k network). When I tried to boot, I got a message that autochk was missing and the system was shut down. I booted to DOS and it didn't recognize my hard drive at all. The 'virtual' drive was loaded to C: and the only drive accessible was/is A: I ran fdisk just to be sure that partitions weren't somehow deleted, and I see that there is a 16MB Non-DOS partition and the rest of the drive is NTFS and that portion is active. I can't extract any files to the C: drive because that's the virtuall drive not my hard disk.

    Can anyone help me please???
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Autochk is an application in the winnt/system32 folder. It is possibly missing or the file has become damaged. Boot up with your win2k cd, [you will have to set the bios to boot from cd] you then will have the option to repair. I would try that, if that does not work you can reinstall from the cd. Install into the same folder / drive that your original win2k is on. Since you are on a network are you able to see your files from another computer? If so, copy the autochk file from the computer you are using to yours. Hope these ideas help.
    I am leaving on a three day trip so post back and someone will help you. Since you are on a network are you able to see your files from another computer?
     
  3. WannaBeTekChick

    WannaBeTekChick Thread Starter

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    I am unable to see the files from any other computer. It only tells me that access is denied when I click on my computer from another network computer. I will try to boot and repair once I get a copy of the disk...thanks...
     
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