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All rights reserved. That'll keep your stuff intact. (been there, done that way too often) Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. Once EasyRE is running, choose the "Virus Scanner" option and click Continue.

Choose “Virus Scanner” in Easy Recovery Essentials After EasyRE scans your computer's drives, identify and select the drive letter Follow these instructions on how to burn the bootable ISO image very carefully, as making a bootable CD can be tricky! Source

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Related Resources solved Formatted hard drive, now PC won't boot. Get the answer DogsnakeNov 21, 2014, 4:12 AM Did you run the entire tuneup set of utilities or only defrag? Reply With Quote December 10th, 2007,14:35 PM #15 rik View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Old and Cranky Super Moderator Join Date Aug 2003 Location Watching Your every move...

Reply With Quote December 8th, 2007,16:50 PM #3 roadster View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date May 2004 Location (Deep in the wilds of) Leicestershire, UK Posts 83 Originally Posted Go to properties for your drive C. Press Enter Type: sfc /scannow Press Enter Type: exit Press Enter Restart your computer If you have Windows 8 or Windows 10, follow these steps: Insert the installation media (DVD or Anyway, I have an old back up, plus I have an ubuntu on a USB flash drive but it won't copy files that rpare read only or hidden..

We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Press Enter Type: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows Replace C: with the letter of the drive where your Windows XP is installed. Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/340552-computer-doesnt-boot-after-defragment.html Reply With Quote December 8th, 2007,21:12 PM #9 rik View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Old and Cranky Super Moderator Join Date Aug 2003 Location Watching Your every move...

CHKDSK returns an error that says I need to run SCNDSK, but that does not complete either. When you get to the screen that shows the choices which include Safe Mode have you tried selecting the option for Command Prompt. This article describes how to perform this task. Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.3 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

  1. I can pay for the shipping of course.
  2. Thanks!
  3. Even now when I boot with it attached I can barely hear it read before it gives up LmahNov 21, 2014, 9:19 PM I would just probably take the loss of
  4. Unfortunately Safe Mode with Command Pormpt is not working either.
  5. My computer is a Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows XP Home Edition (SP2), P4 3.2GHz, 1GB RAM, Maxtor 160GB SATA HDD and DVD drive.

EasyRE will begin scanning the drive for viruses, rootkits, trojans, spyware, and other unwanted malware on your machine. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/64285/crashed-and-cant-reboot-after-defrag/ File record segment 76 is unreadable. Posts: 6,000 +15 run CHKDSK. If you’d like to have a recovery USB instead, follow our instructions on how to make a recovery USB.

It is a windows 7 recovery disc created with paragon back up. this contact form I can get into Setup and change the boot order, but not safe mode. Aug 30, 2006 #2 atom TS Rookie Topic Starter I tried chkdsk, which displayed the following messages: File record segment 44 is unreadable. System Security Computer froze and now doesn't even boot.I was busy copying the latest Diggnation episode to my iPod with DiskAid and some music on in the background (with WMP).

that way you could back-up eveything then try any method you like to repair it. please help Dec 29, 2009 Computer won't start... In fact, it is always better to shut down the computer when changing anything Dec 20, 2006 #16 HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58 hmmm....so how am I going have a peek here Dec 4, 2006 #7 HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58 -=Bump It Up=- Dec 4, 2006 #8 Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244 +234 HitmanAngel2k3 said: I've hooked up

Dec 20, 2006 #15 Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244 +234 HitmanAngel2k3 said: Should I connect HDDs while PC is on and in that blue screen where its asking me to Thank you very much so far for your help! The Professional Edition of Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows features a powerful antivirus and rootkit scanner that can normally resolve this and similar errors caused by viruses, rootkits, trojans, or spyware.

If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Mark1956, Jan 9, 2012 #13 ggalletto Thread Starter Joined: Jan 6, 2012 Messages: 16 Thank you. Already have an account? ggalletto, Jan 14, 2012 #15 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. No, create an account now.

Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials. 3. Join the community here. So shred some lights, please? Check This Out Posts 4,688 Glad you got it sorted.

I must say, I'm completely dumbfounded that this worked. You can use the Browse/Backup Files feature from Easy Recovery Essentials to access your computer and backup your personal files on a USB drive: Download Easy Recovery Essentials. Is there anybody who you could borrow an XP disc from to get access to the Recovery Console, it should work with any version of XP but I am fairly sure But again, if your hardware is screwed up, this will do you little good.

Boot up your PC from the Easy Recovery Essentials CD or USB you created. This same problem had happened once before, and the Maxtor HDD is working again after I reformatted it. Thanks. Try to update it to the latest available version.

BSOD Help and Support Our Sites Site Links About Us Find Us Vista Forums Eight Forums Ten Forums Help Me Bake Network Status Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies Windows 7 Also, adding some pictures of the screens that appear before everything stops: So how can I fix up the HAL.DLL when it won't even let me boot up from CD-ROM? *sad* Thanks ggalletto, Jan 6, 2012 #1 Sponsor Mark1956 Malware Specialist Joined: May 7, 2011 Messages: 14,142 I think you are referring to the Disk Check utility not Defragmentation, the While it is booting, i see the blue screen of chckdisk appearing for less than a second and then the loop starts over....

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I do have a backup but it is slightly out of date. However, the fact you cannot read hal.dll while booting from your install disc is cause for concern - this is almost definitely a hardware issue.