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Windows XP computer won't boot says autochk error

  Dinah50 14:59 24 Aug 2019

My computer with windows xp crashed and now I cannot boot as it comes up constantly with autochk error.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:23 24 Aug 2019

Does it say autochk program not found?

  Dinah50 15:28 24 Aug 2019

Yes and then it shuts down and tries again with same result.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:55 24 Aug 2019

Restart the computer continually tapping the F8 key at the first screen as if going into safe mode.

When you reach the Advanced Options menu scroll down to "Disable automatic restart on system failure. Reboot the computer.

If it goes to a Blue screen of death note down the error code and post it back here.

  Dinah50 20:09 24 Aug 2019

The same thing happened other than it not keeping restarting When it gives the message autochk not found it then says skipping autochk

  Dinah50 20:17 24 Aug 2019

On blue screen it says fatal system error C000021a

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:28 24 Aug 2019

Can be caused by a lot of things bad HDD bad meory or just corrupted windows files.

Do you have a XP CD?

  Dinah50 04:43 25 Aug 2019

No I don't. Will I lose all my documents?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:13 25 Aug 2019

Not if we do a repair install but you need an XP CD to do that the same version as you have on your machine.

Do you know if you have XP home or XP Professional and if it is 32bit or 64bit?

  Dinah50 11:10 25 Aug 2019

I think it is professional but I don't have a cd.

  Dinah50 11:11 25 Aug 2019

It is a 32 bit I think as it is quite old and the basic programs won't work on new computers.

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