If you had a recovery disk given to you when you bought the pc, then used this to enter the recovery console. I pressume that you want to do a repair, in that you want to restore it to factory conditions?
Simply go into the bios and change the primary boot device to CDROM instead of hard disk. To enter bios, press "DEL" a few times when you first turn the pc on. The default is DEL but i have seen some systems with F2, (it will say what button you need to press to enter setup, look closely on the screen).
If you did not get a recovery disk, then there will be a recovery partition on your hard drive that you can normally access using an "F" button on the keyboard, usually F10,F12, etc (it should flash up briefly when you turn the pc on).
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If you have a Windows CD or DVD run Windows Recovery Console
Steps to do this
1.Boot from CD (change boot order accesing BIOS: tap F1,F2,F10 or delete key after rebooting)
2.Choose R to run Recovery Console
4.Enter your admin password
5.Type: CHKDSK -r
Also, If you dont have a CD, reboot and tap F8 to run in Safe Mode: Uninstall any software that may cause your system to malfuntion then reboot
If you still have your windows xp install disc, you can boot into the recovery console to run the "chkdsk" utility.
you may need to hit F12 at start-up to enter the boot menu so you can boot off the CD. The Message "Press any key to boot off CD/DVD" should appear (you have about 10 seconds to do this, otherwise the PC boots normally)
after the install disc runs through its start-up you should have an option to run the "recovery console" by pressing "R"
at the command prompt (C:\) type in "chkdsk /f" and let it run. Type "exit" after the utility is finished and see if the PC will boot normally.
Boot from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
Choose 'R' to "repair".
This will start the "Recovery Console".
Run the 'DISKPART' utility to create a new partition.
Remove the CD-ROM, and then type 'exit' to shutdown the Recovery Console.
Insert the first of the 10 "recovery" CDs, and start the reload/recovery.
You possibly have a harddrive issue, The noise thing doesnt sound good. Could be the drive thats physically Faulty.
I would start the computer with your windows cd in, Boot from the cd, And when asked, select the option R for recovery consol.
Once in the recovery consol, Run the CHKDSK /P command, And let check disk Find and repair corrupt files/ Hives.
If that doesnt help, You could also try doing a repair instalation, By using a similar method as above, Except when prompted, Select R for repair install.
Hi, you have nothing to type there. You mean you have chosen the 1st section that opens recovery console,right? not that one. You should see the Terms of Agreement in your WinXP cd first, press F8. A section containing to install a Windows XP appears, Press Enter. Then that's the time it will search for your previous Win xp installation. In will then let you choose whether you will install a fresh copy of WinXP OR to Repair it. Choose the Repair. It will automatically repairs and format your Harddisk without deleting your files in it. IF there's no Option to repair it, that's the time you will have to go to Recovery Console.
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps: Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER. At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation.
For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
If still you cannot get through to that, drop me a comment again and tell me what you have done. Feel free to ask me.
press f10 during startup , when the bios open, look for the setting "halt on" . it will have a choice of keyboard, all errors or no errors , set it on "no errors" save and reboot. that may fix it.
You could also get another keyboard (neighbors or a new one) and test to see if a new keyboard solves the issue without recovering your system.
you can also use the recovery CD that came with your system:
USING THE RECOVERY CONSOLE TO REPAIR DAMAGED
If you cannot start your computer, you can run the Recovery Console from operating system CDROM
provided with the PC. To run the Recovery Console from the operating system CD-ROM:
NOTE: Make sure that the system is configured to boot first from the CD-ROM drive, then from
the hard drive. You can verify or change device boot order using the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
For more information, refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide provided with the
1. Insert the Windows 2000 or Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start > Shut Down, then select Restart from the drop-down list.
3. In the Shut Down Windows dialog, click OK.
4. Press any key to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive when you are prompted to do so.
5. On the Welcome to Setup page, press R.
6. Choose the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
7. Type the administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, press the Enter key.
You need to Go for Pc Recovery from HP it self or you can get the recovery cds for it. Try :- Opening Recovery Console The following steps open a Recovery Console: 1. Shut Down Your Computer and as soon as you turn your computer On Keep pressing F10 key on the Key board, You will get an welcome to recovery manager screen after that it will ask you if you want ot run recovery. after that you need to follow the screen Instructions.
Or either try. Using the Checkdisk Utility Use the following steps start the recovery console and use chkdsk to resolve startup issues: 1.Open a recovery console. For more information about how to open a recovery console, refer to the section above: Opening Recovery Console . 2. At the C:\Windows> prompt in the recovery console enter chkdsk /r . NOTE:If chkdsk /r fails to start from the selected prompt, type chkdsk c: /r (note the space before and after the drives c:). If you are using a recovery console or Tools CD, type chkdsk d: /r , or chkdsk h: /r . Chkdsk starts. The time required depends on the size of the hard drive (it checks unused portions of the hard drive) and the amount of software installed. When chkdsk /r completes the screen displays the size of the volume checked and the allocation units. If errors are detected the result are displayed as CHKDSK found and fixed one or more errors on the volume . This is normal. 3.Type EXIT and press Enter on the keyboard. The PC restarts. 4.If you used the Recovery Console from a CD, while the PC is restarting, press the Eject button on the CD drive and wait a few seconds for the drive tray to open. Remove Recovery Console from the optical drive.
I'm not completely sure on what you are exactly asking here, but I'll do the best I can. If you have the Recovery CD, you need to boot from the CD and run the Recovery. When you go to do the recovery you will have two options, the normal recovery or the destructive recovery. If there is nothing important and everything can be wiped, run a destructive, but if you need everything run the other one. If you do not have a Recovery CD but have a Windows Vista disk that matches the version on your computer (IE: Windows Vista Home 32 bit is on your computer and you have a Windows Vista Home 32 bit disk) and you DO NOT need anything saved, just reinstall Windows. There is a product key for Vista on the sticker attached to your case. If you have neither, then you can probably get a new recovery disk by contacting HP (since they bought out Compaq). If you can not get a new Recovery CD, you will need to go out and buy a new copy of Windows Vista.