why cant boot?


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liveprices

Using xp sp2. Last nite I listened/viewed to a couple of songs/clips from
You-tube and visited some uk educational webistes and shut down the pc
normally. This morning, I can't get my pc to boot up. It will reach the blue
"welcome" screen and does not appear to do anything further. I can still move
the mouse. So I reboot in F8>Advance Boot Menu>Safe mode and it will only
give 1 line which says

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

and basically do nothing further than that. Normally I can see many of these
entries unti it reach desktop.
So is my OS corrupted now? How can I get it to working order without
reformatting it,
fyi, is this of any help? I have a spare hdd(2) which I used to installed
the same XP on the same pc/hardware and after that I dismantle it from the
pc. In short, the 2 hdd I have , the xp are installed individually. And I am
using the hdd(2) to post this message. (hdd(1)-3 partitions and hdd(2)-1
partition only

thanks
 
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D

db.·.. >

you might try booting
with the winxp cd and
utilizing the repair/recovery
console.

then you can run some
commands at the disk prompt>:

chkdsk
fixboot
bootcfg /rebuild
fixmbr

then "exit" and try
to boot normally again.

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R

Randem

Boot from a CD then run Chkdsk /r or chkdsk /f to repair the disk and file
system. See if you can boot after that. Windows is infamous for this,
everything is fine while you are using it then you turn it off and BOOM you
cannot boot the next time. Most of the time windows can't fix itself...
Pity, the one area of the disk that no one else accesses and it gets
destroyed and rendered usless. Windows should be able to handle protecting
itself and not destroying itself...

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T

Twayne

It's best to use chkdsk /r: /f doesn't check for bad sectors in unused
areas. chkdsk /? for Help.
 

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