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Pc didn't rebooted

By dmudgal
Jan 11, 2008
  1. today,after running a disk chech through tuneup..i rebooted my pc but it didn't booted......then after pressing the reboot button it booted and gave an error:'*************WARNING: SYSTEM BOOT FAIL********'.......PLS HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    does often power-cuts while pc is running affects hardware like mobo, HDD ?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes really anything. But in saying that, mostly it affects software not hardware.
    In your case it still leans towards, software issue.

    Lets Start.

    Firstly remove the power cord from the back of the computer
    Then hold the power switch in for 30 secs (this disperses all internal voltage)
    Re-plug the power cord back in (very securely)
    Turn on the computer again
    Does it start ?

    Next (if the above didn't help)
    Start your computer
    You will notice (in the next 3 seconds) a BIOS or Setup prompt (F2 or DEL, or other)
    Press the key it says to press, to go into your system bios
    Once inside bios, confirm your Boot or Startup order is:
    1 CD
    2 HDD
    3 Doesn't matter what you put here !
    Save and exit
    Restart try again

    Next (if the above didn't help)
    Grab your Windows CD (Oh no! - we are not hurting anything - just testing)
    Start your computer
    At the message "press any key to start Cd" (or some other similar message)
    Press a key on your keyboard to go into the CD startup
    When you get to the "R" screen prompt, press R
    1 to go into the Administrator account, then Enter (R, 1, Enter)
    At the Dos prompt type
    chkdsk c: /R (note: there is a space after C: )
    Then Enter
    Wait until finished
    Type exit and restart
    Allow windows to start (not the Cd)

    I hope this helps as the preliminary steps to take

    Please reply back with full results
    And also your Operating System (Xp Home ? )
     
  3. dmudgal

    dmudgal TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i'm using xp sp2 professional.....i will tell u tomorrow surely...and thanks a lot for help..
     
  4. dmudgal

    dmudgal TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i think the first step worked for me.thanks
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Great news
    The old disperse the voltage trick did it.

    This thread closed
     
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