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Acer Aspire AST135-U-S3104 Won't boot up

Power failure. Now system goes into a boot loop. Won't boot in safe or C: prompt. Can't find my recovery CD's. Mostly I want to pull data from the drive, music and photos. I booted with an XP Pro install CD and went to Recovery. At the C: prompt I tried dir but it failed. chkdsk is running though.

...............FIXED!!!!!
Just running chkdsk on C: from the XP Install CD (used R - Recovery option) and DIR started to work and machine booted up. SP3 and all other maint installed and it's running fine.

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Thats great. let me know if anything pops up.

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