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Windows xp does not continue to start up

My friend has a 2year old pc with asrock m266a mobo and seagate 80gb hdd.
when he turned pc on yesterday, windows xp didnt continue and displayed the message...corrupt or missing.... windowssystem32configsystem ...
he tried re installing / repairing the windows xp by booting with the xp cd, but it doesnt continue... what would you suggest he do? is the hd unusable already? what about his data files in the drive... can he still save them? tnx.

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Use bart PE software; create a backup to another external drive, reformat p.c

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    use bart PE software; create a backup to another external drive, reformat p.c

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Hi if you hear knocking noise from the hard disk then it has conked off - as for the data there are service agents who claim to retrieve even from bad hard disks - search for them on the net .

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I have no maother driverboard of m266a board


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If you boot it - in the bios setup it should tell you the model.

here is the link. (put the WWW. before it.)

asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=Search&k=M266A

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Dear Sir I need driver sound for ASRockM266A mainboard


Hello,

Here is the page to get drivers for your mainboard:

http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.asp?Model=M266A&o=All

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Windows XP hangs up and never continue opening...


Go to Windows Explorer Right click C:\ go to properties / Tools / click Error check new box pops up tick small box to fix errors and reboot. On reboot windows will scan disk and fix any errors in system files then restart.
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Boot from windows CD and after all drivers loaded windows will ask what you want t do 0Install Repair etc" press the R key for repair and follow instructions from there
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K7VM3


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An ASRock K7VM3.motherboard is a socket A (462) board specifically for the AMD processors. To my experience, these boards (due to age and period of usage) are prone to:
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  • the heatsink tends to be dislodged/misaligned causing overheated processor;
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Memory Update


Hello there.

From your description is sounds like the new Memory is either faulty, or not compatible with your sytem, this explains the error messages and blue screens.

What i would suggest is to download a free program called 'memtest' that you can burn to cd and let your computer load it up before it loads Windows, this will check the memory for any errors and verify that indeed the memory is faulty.

You can find memtest here

Please try this and let us know what happens. If you only purchased the memory then you can get it replaced for free.

Hope this helps.

Jun 28, 2008 | Asrock M266A Motherboard

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Upgrade cpu


According to the product website your board supports all intel socket 478 cpu's. Maybe you bought a faulty cpu ?
M266A
  1. Socket 478 for Intel® P4 processor
  2. VIA® P4M266A chipset
  • FSB 533MHz
  • Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Hybrid Booster - a safe overclocking feature
  • 2xDDR 266/200
  • Integrated ProSavage8 3D Graphic
Socket 478, Intel® Pentium 4 / Celeron
- FSB 533/400MHz

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