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Windows will not start

After turning on the computer, the screen "Checking File System On C Drive" runs, then reboots and reruns again

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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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Can you get the Chkdsk to run in the general Windows interface by following these instructions?
Try running ChkDsk to check your drive for errors. Right-click your Drive icon/ Properties/ Tools/ Error Checking. Try it first by not checking either box (this will run it in a Read-only mode) to see if it flags any hard drive or file problems. If it does, restart it by ticking both boxes, and rerun it to allow it to attempt to fix any found problems.

Does your Command Prompt work from Safe Mode or from a Clean Boot?

Advanced startup options (including safe mode)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929135

Does it work if you test with another user, you may have to create one to test with?

Is System Restore and the System File Checker able to fix anything?

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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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Click on my computer.
Right Click on the C: drive.
Choose Properties.
Tools tab.
Error checking: Check now.
Choose automaticly fix file system errors.
Start, Yes, OK, Reboot the PC.
On boot a blue screen will launch and run for 5 - 20 minutes.
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First of all, boot from a windows cd and proceed forward until you reach the format options, and check out if there's any problem with the c: drive or not. Sometimes this happens when the drive is corrupted. If it's ok then run windows repair setup and restore it again. In case this ins't possible, (if you have multiple partition on the system), i would suggest you to install additional windows on another drive/partition, boot from it and check if c: drive is ok or not.
If unfortunately the drive is corrupted, there's no other option for you to boot without formating c: drive, but you can run a quick format and recover the files (if there are important files saved on your system[C; drive]).
I would wish to know after all these.
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These are the steps that you need to take, and the instructions on how to do it:
1. Reboot into Safemode
2. Run a virus and spyware scanner
3. Defrag
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6.Reboot into regular mode windows

Here is how to do it:
Reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key right as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
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1. Reboot into Safemode
2. Run a virus and spyware scanner
3. Defrag
4. Scandisk
5. Registry error repairing
6.Reboot into regular mode windows

Here is how to do it:
Reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key right as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
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PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND KEEP A COPY NEAR YOUR SYSTEM FOR FUTURE PROBLEMS. THIS SERIES OF STEPS CAN FIX MANY PROBLEMS
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