Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
After turning on the computer, the screen "Checking File System On C Drive" runs, then reboots and reruns again
You might have either a bad hard drive or a corrupted Windows installation (which could be due to a bad hard drive). You can try starting Windows in safe mode (press the F8 key when the Compaq logo comes up after you turn the power on, and pick Safe Mode from the list of startup options) if it will let you. Then try scanning the disk for errors.
You can also try using the Windows recovery console (assuming you have XP) to repair your installation. Boot the computer from the Window operating system CD (Compaq systems came with one; if you don't have one you can probably borrow one from somebody). After setup loads everything it needs you pick the "R" option to try repairing Windows. The "chkdsk /r" command sometimes is able to correct problems so that Windows can start again.
If necessary you can try restoring the original software, and replacing the hard drive if the disk problems continue.
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I am going to start with the assumption you have already tried to reboot, then next choices from there go kinda like this...
Run windows XP restore from command prompt. (From
safe ,mode type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter. If
this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're
able to complete this process, move on to the next step.
Replace the boot.ini file (run msconfig) This will
work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not
the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.
Note: If repairing the boot.ini does correct the
hal.dll issue but the problem reappears after a reboot and you've
recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8. In this
specific situation, IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem.
Right click on c: drive, click
on properties, then tools, click on the error checking button, the put a
checkmark in each box, Click start and it may say it needs to run on next
reboot click OK the reboot. The physical
part of your hard drive that stores any part of the hal.dll file has been
damaged, you're likely to see errors like this.
Run a repair install of the operating system. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.
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