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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the hard drive should have diagnostics under the bios run on it..
get in the setup area right at the beginning on the starting process... like hit F2.. right away at boot up
see if there are built in diagnostics for testing your hard drive... this is usually the case
get a copy of seagate or western digital diagnostics testing software and place the software correctly on a cd... boot from the cd... and execute the diagnostics on the hard drive in the laptop
this will determine if the drive is good or not
tell me the answer and we will solve the problem from there
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
insert a WinXP Cd in the CD rom drive and restart and let it boot from the disk, let it install the OS again...format the HD (u will lose all data there but ur machine will come back)
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
So will the computer boot or is Startup Repair hanging or looping and preventing the computer to boot successfully?
If you can't boot successfully you'll need a repair disc or operating system disc so that you can get to a command prompt (black screen with white writing) and run the check disk command.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.If check disk does not solve the problem you will probably have to reinstall your operating system. Try to do a Repair Install so that it does not delete your data.
Posted on Apr 19, 2012
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