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Machine won't boot to win xp

I can't get my emachines t3406 to boot. It keeps repeating the 'press f11 to start recovery prompt. If don't press f11 it counts down and repeats the prompt. If I do press f11 it repeats the prompt.

I searched for the string and found the following in mbr.ini

[MasterBootRecord]
UseSmallMBR=1
TimeOut=2
STR_BS_ERROR="Missing OS\n"
STR_ERROR="MBR Error\n"
STR_PRESSAKEY=" "
STR_START="\nPress F11 to start recovery "
QuietCountDown=0
AutoHideRecovery=0
ShowRecoveryPart=1
SwapPart=1
ScanCode=133

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  • waynelson2 Feb 20, 2009

    thanks my problem is that this pc did not come with a recovery cd.

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You have two choices:
1) Insert your e-machine system disk and boot from it. It should ask you if you want to install Windows or repair it. Choose R for repair. Then when you get the black screen with white writing, choose your windows installation (usually #1) and then press enter when prompted for a password. When you get the c: prompt, type chkdsk /r
This might fix it.
If not, then try the process again and don't choose "r" but continue through the screen when it asks you to accept the Microsoft agreement by pressing F8. Then on the next screen choose to repair the existing version of Windows. It will reinstall the system files and may actually fix your problem.

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