Help with a post/boot problem needed.

By craigdexter1 ยท 4 replies
Nov 12, 2007
  1. This is not my machine so I will tell you what comes up on the machine.

    When you boot up it goes through post then the screen states this:

    Windows could not start beacause the following file is missing or corrupt:


    You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows set up using the original setup CD-Rom.
    You can select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

    Can this be fixed by using the XP disk?
    Its a A-BIT AV8 MoBo and it gives me a Code that states-

    FF Boot Atempt (INT 19h)
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    put their windows xp disc in the pc and boot from it, run a repair install by pressing R as it says then it will repair the corrupted files
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    It's a good idea to test that the Drive isn't failing, or you'll be wasting your time.

    Download & run the manufacturers Diagnostic utility - ie, Seagate Seatools, WD, WD DLG etc etc.

    If it passes the test, often a CHKDSK /r will repair it {boot from Windows CD, select Recovery Console, and type that command.
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

  5. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I talked him into a new hard drive being the one he has is over 3 years old. I am going to try to repair as said above to get some of his pics out.
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