gios100 10:42 30 May 2005

Hi I'm here again with my kids computer problems.

My son fitted a new H/d in his computer a couple of weeks ago.

Its been fine until this morning, now it won't boot up.

he gets a blue screen

The message says A problem as been detected and Windows as been shut down to prevent damage.


Is it a faulty Hard Drive? are there any checks I can make?

Many thanks


  Yoda Knight 10:47 30 May 2005

Is it a second disk or a replacement disk ? U can try repair the boot sector from the XP cd, using the repair console and the fixmbr (?) command

  VoG II 10:47 30 May 2005
  gios100 10:54 30 May 2005

Hi Vog.

Thanks for that.

The system was fine up until this morning.

Is there a reason for this?

and if I can't fix it, will I still be able to format it?

Yes it is new h/d only o few weeks old.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:10 30 May 2005

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

  gios100 18:05 30 May 2005

Hi Thanks for your help.

I just formatted it, seems ok now.

Can't understand why it happened though.


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