MY WINDOWS XP CAN NOT START BECAUSE SOME FILES ARE MISSING THEN IT PROMPT ME TO ENTER WINDOWS ORIGINAL DISK AND PRESS 'R' TO REPAIR THE FILES. I DID ALL THIS BUT IMMEDIATELY WHEN IT BOOT IT POPS OUT A...
First, check your BIOS settings to see if S.M.A.R.T drive reporting
is enabled. If it is, disable it and give it a test run of 2-3 days
under a regular rebooting cycle to see if the error persists.
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)is a
somewhat outdated standard developed as an "early warning" system to
detect hard disk issues. If your desktop is newer, it may not even be
available as an option as it is not widely used these days. The SMART
technology while useful under certain circumstances had an extremely
wide margin of error and would throw errors on boot occasionally when
there would be nothing from either a physical or configuration
standpoint failing or pending failing in the drive.
in the BIOS, I'd recommend that you ensure that it is recognizing the
drive correctly on each startup. The easiest way to ensure this is to
reset your BIOS default settings. While on the BIOS screen, look for an
indication either along the top or bottom designated by one of the
function keys (I believe it used to be F10 to restore defaults). Be
sure to save your changes and exit. Again, where you did not get the
error every time, you may need to monitor it's progress to see if the
Second, physically check all cabling. A loose or
in some cases failing IDE cable (assuming it is an IDE and not SATA
connection) will produce these errors in the Pavilion line (and most
others I would well imagine). Power everything completely down, remove
the side of the case to give access to the drives and start with
reseating the cable both at the drive end and the controller (where
they plug into the motherboard) ends. Ultimately, if you were to pick
up (or could somehow borrow) a different IDE cable to test for a short
time it may also call out a failed or failing cable as well.
we can't overlook the possibility of a failed drive itself. Formatting
and/or recovering the drive will most likely not correct an error of
this type. If any of the steps on the HP forums resemble those
suggested above and have already been attempted, the issue may well
point to the disk itself. How old is your system out of curiosity. HP
had a now-infamous recall issue back at the early part of 2001-2002
with a batch of Fujitsu brand hard disks. Although I am skeptical that
there are still some of those offending drives floating around (and if
so that you are only receiving errors 6 years later :)), the company
*are* still obligated to replace should the drive be determined to be
part of this recall. I realize this option is quite a stretch given the
Keeping with issues with the drive itself however, if
all steps listed above don't correct the errors, there could be a
strong possibility of a failing disk. Since you say it will boot on
occasion the failure may not be severe enough at this stage to
completely fail, but a total inability to boot may be looming on the
horizon. If the system is still within the warranty, HP will replace
the drive for you (you will most likely have to ship the tower to them
in a postage-paid box they will send you if you are unfamiliar with the
Should the system be outside of any
manufacturer or extended warranty you may have purchased additionally,
you will need to purchase and have a new hard drive installed. Some
facilities may be able to salvage information off your original disk
for transfer (although where you are still at a point where your OS
boots occasionaly, backing up data important to you is something I
would go about starting ASAP) before installing the new one.
I hope one or a combination of the recommendations I've made correct your issue.
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