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My computer is not booting it just shows (a disk erorr occur,to restart press.....)

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    will not boot up

  • puchie721 Jul 26, 2008

    will not bootup shows disk error


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Before trying to format try booting from your xp cd-rom. Enter the recovery console command prompt before setup starts proper and type 'fixmbr' and follow the instructions, then type 'fixboot' and follow the instructions again. Type 'exit', reboot without your installation cd in the drive and hope for the best.

In my experience these types of problems usually herald the impending death of your hard drive so use this fix only as a means to get your system up and running long enough to backup your important data.

Hope this helps,


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Your system files is corrupt and much worse the mbr of your hard drive is damaged. try to reformat it and if problem persists, change your hard drive

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