Windows XP will not load after power cut

  clairesymonds 15:19 24 Nov 2016

I was working on my computer and the power went out. On turning it on, it has come up with a problem page giving me the option to open windows in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with commands etc. I have tried opening windows using every option available and it goes to the loading page with the windows logo and then cuts out, taking me back to the problem page asking again how I want to open windows. It is like it is stuck on a loop. Does anyone have any suggestions please?

  Burn-it 16:28 24 Nov 2016

Use a CD or USB to boot to a command prompt and run CHKDSK /F

  Govan1x 18:02 24 Nov 2016

Try it in safe mode without networking see if it starts ok. Check in the Bios to see if the hard drive is set to start first.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:41 24 Nov 2016

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP click here

  Burn-it 17:47 26 Nov 2016

That is a bit of overkill until other avenues have been tried!!

  Secret-Squirrel 17:55 26 Nov 2016

That is a bit of overkill.............

I agree.

I've tackled this problem several times and your quick 'n' easy CHKDSK /F suggestion fixed it every time.

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