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Windows Xp- Failing To Start

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Demon91, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. Demon91

    Demon91 Thread Starter

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    Hi All


    Rencently my pc woudnt start, and i had the boot error- plz insert disc. I burrowed the discs off my mate, and put it in. What i want to do is get all my music and photos onto disc, but im having trouble with the command thing.


    U got two options, 1 is Restore xp, and the other is Boot to command prompt from cd rom.

    i just want a command to boot xp, i tried this dskchk, and it gives me a series of numbers.

    Thanks
     
  2. wparrish

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  3. Demon91

    Demon91 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, ill try that, but i cant actually run xp yet, get onto my account or anything, do u just put the cd in like the xp disk?
     
  4. wparrish

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    You'll have to download this and install it on a working system with a burner, at that point you'll need to use a cd burning program such as Nero or Roxio to burn the iso image to cd or dvd (your choice). This cd will allow you to boot to an OS from the disk and gives you many recovery options. If you have a USB harddrive you could plug in during this operation to copy your files to, you want to attach this prior to booting from your new CD so that ERD Commander will see it. Hope this helps
     
  5. The_Oracle

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    download a Linux Live CD with full NTFS read/write support (e.g. Knoppix - no shareware, no limitations!) and boot from this CD. this operating system offers USB support, so you can easily backup your data to any USB mass storage device (hard disk, flash drive, MM card, mp3 player, etc.)

    in case the partition is lost or damaged, get TestDisk - It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again
     
  6. systempunk

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    When you boot; are you sure you dont have a floppy disk in your floppy drive?
    Or anything plugged in like a usb flash drive that could stop windows from booting.

    or just get linux and stick with it...:)
     
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