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Operating system I did a scan disk on my computer, now my operating system will not activate. please help

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  • specialkim Apr 14, 2008

    Window's xp, when you turn on the laptop it states Compaq then goes to a blank screen with a cursor blinking in the upper right hand corner

  • specialkim Apr 14, 2008

    the blinker in the upper left hand corner, I had already tried the system recovery, but it didn't work. I don't have a start up disk.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    How far does it get? What does the screen say and what does it do? What's your operating system please?



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That blinking cursor is the way in which the BIOS is telling you that Windows is missing - its most critical, core files have been corrupted or deleted during the scan. The only thing you can do is to reinstall using the recovery cd or your own Windows install disk.

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Well sir i seeemsthat u have corrupted the operating system if that is the case what u can do is u can get the operating system back without the recovery cd.. from the d: drive partion that is shipped with the if u r using xp then u can recover the computer back to the factory settings by tapping F10 and if it is vista and keep tapping F11......when u do so it will take u to the partion if u r in xp
for xp recovery foloow this step:
select run system recovery....
then select advanced option...
select distructive recovery.......
select recover without backing will restore it back to the faactory settings...
but if it is vista then follow the following steps :
tapp F11...
it will say welcome to recovery manager.....
clcik on advanced option.....
and then click on the option that says system recovery...
select next.......
select recover without backing ip and it will do it and resetup the computer as u did when u first took it out of the box

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