I have a HP Pavillion laptop. The computer is starting with the "windows error recover" running. Then once you click to repair the problems or start windows normally, the computer start to load...
The easiest thing to check is to unplug any USB drive type devices (say
the MP3 player) before starting Windows and see if that helps. If not
then it sounds like something on the harddrive was messed up.
You could try holding F8 at boot to get the boot menu. Select Safe Mode
and see if that will boot. If it does, answer yes to the popup question
and then do Start'Run and type in:
to get a command prompt. In the command prompt type:
chkdsk c: /f
It should say that it can't check the drive right now (since Windows is
running off that drive) and ask if you want to check it at boot. Answer
with a y. Then reboot, let it try to startup normally, and chkdsk should
run and check the drive for errors.
If that doesn't work (can't boot safe mode) and If you've got a Windows
CD, (XP SP2 version disc may be needed if you have really large
harddrives, doesn't have to be the disc used to install Windows on that
computer) you could try booting it and go into the Recovery Console.
(Basically a dos prompt type thing.)
chkdsk c: /p
It should check the harddrive for errors and if it finds some will try
and fix them. If when it's done it says it found and fixed one or more
errors, then I'd do it again and see if it says it found one or more
errors. (If it doesn't say that it found errors the second time then,
hopefully, that means it fixed the errors it previously found. If it
keeps finding errors every time you run it then that may indicate that
the drive is failing.) In any case, running chkdsk once as above may
help you get into Windows. (I'd still have it do chkdsk c: /f on reboot
as above after booting Windows, just to be on the safe side.) You will
need to have set a password for the Administrator account to do the
Recovery Console though. (Administrator account is accessible when
booting in Safe Mode.)
If you can get Windows booting (by any method) one thing you can do that
might help prevent this from happening in the future is to disable disc
caching for the MP3 player.
Plug the device in, right click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon and choose "Safely Remove Hardware."
Check the Display Device Components box if it's not checked.
Find the MP3 player in the list (likely under USB Mass Storage Devices) and click it.
Then click the Properties button. On the properties window click
Policies and set it to "Optimize for Quick Removal" and click OK.
From now on (at least on that computer) you should be able to remove the
MP3 player without using the Safely Remove Hardware tray icon, as long
the computer's not actually accessing files on the drive.
Nov 13, 2010 |
HP Computers & Internet