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Disk boot error

After my keyboard drawer crashed into my computer breaking the door and jamming the drawer in i get a disk boot error and the diagnostic screen stops

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  • Jim Brauer May 11, 2010

    It's possible that you jolted the PC enough to damage the hard-drive. Can you give me a little more info about what happens when you turn the power on?

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Your Hard drive took a major blow it was enough to send it into a trauma shock replace and do a re installation of the operating system

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The Blue Screen Your Are Talking About Its UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME and in case of blue screen mouse and keyboard are not detected as WINDOWS are not loading....

There Are 3 Ways To Resolve It But For All 3 Methods We Need The MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP OPERATING SYSTEM DISK...
1st Method Is WINDOWS RE-INSTALLATION. But In This Case All Your Data Would Be Gone..

2nd Method Is WINDOWS PARALLEL RE-INSTALLATION and in this method your data would be saved but you need to install the DRIVER'S SOFTWARE'S and other APPLICATIONS.

3rd Method Is The Easiest And I Prefer Which Is To Repair The Booting Sector.

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  3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted to do this.

    Note If no administrator password exists, press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, on the drive where Windows is installed, type chkdsk /p, and then press ENTER.
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  7. type FIXBOOT and hit enter.
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  9. Take Out Windows Disk and Restart Your System..
Some things that you should know before you try this solution loadTOCNode(4, 'resolution');
  • If the file system is damaged, you can use chkdsk /r command to repair the volume. However, if you use the chkdsk /r command, you may lose some data.
  • You will need the Windows startup disks or the Windows installation disk. If you do not have them, contact the computer manufacturer for help in obtaining the disks.
  • You will need the administrator password to complete the steps.
To repair the volume, follow these steps: 40-45 Minutes Complete File Repair
  1. Start your computer by inserting the Windows startup disks or the MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP OPERATING SYSTEM DISK if your computer can start from the CD drive.
  2. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to select the repair option.
  3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
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    Note If no administrator password exists, press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, on the drive where Windows is installed, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.
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  7. After you repair the volume, check your hardware to isolate the cause of the file system damage.
If this procedure does not work, repeat it, but type fixboot instead of chkdsk /r in step 5.

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