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I did get a cdrom. It ran for a little while and now is frozen at the command
Is there a command that should have been typed there for it to continue. It has been that way for about an hour.
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To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or
a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from
it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white
letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. 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 when the options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
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Restart your computer with the Operating system Setup disk
in the CDROM drive. If you are prompted to press a key to start the computer
from CDROM, do so quickly. Otherwise it may try to boot from the hard
After a few minutes, you'll see a prompt to press the R key to start the
Recovery Console. When Recovery Console starts, it will prompt you to enter a
number corresponding to the Windows XP installation that you need to repair. In
most cases, you'll enter "1" (which will be the only choice). If you
press ENTER without typing a number, Recovery Console will quit and restart
Administrator password. If you don't enter the correct password, you cannot
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type fixmbr and then
verify that you want to proceed. Your damaged MBR will be replaced with a shiny
new one, and you should then be able to boot your system normally. In some
cases, you may need to repair the boot sector in addition to the MBR. If your
system still doesn't boot properly, repeat the steps above, but issue the fixboot command
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