Solved blue screen ask me to run chkdsk/f

May 1, 2012 at 12:35:59
Specs: Windows XP, Intel P4 2GHz dual core / 4GB

I have a XP failure, and need to reinstall my OP. But running XP install disk just gets me the blus creen as above

My computer is a Dell Dimension E520, 4 GB Ram, tried to reduce the ram, and repalced same ram with the factory installed ram that i kept in stor in case of...

How do I access a dos prompt to be able to run chkdsk...

Like on all modern computers there is no diskdrive


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May 1, 2012 at 14:05:54

So, i bet you are getting a stop 0x7b

If that is the case change your SATA mode in your bios to non AHCI and reinstall windows.



#1
May 1, 2012 at 12:40:27

Dell has one of two ways to reload the OS. One is to use some factory supplied or user created disks. Second is to use a disk or F key at boot that can access some portion of the hard drive. If that portion of the hard drive has been damaged or some memory issue or hard drive controller issue then you may have to diag all that first.

Start with memtest. Get ultimate boot cd and run some of the hard drive diags or other diags or better still, get the actual hard drive support tools from the OEM.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^


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#2
May 1, 2012 at 13:02:02

Thx! I'll try that!

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#3
May 1, 2012 at 13:07:36

Tap F8 while you are booting and see if you can get to the startup menu.
If so select one of the command prompt options, then type exactly this (with the two spaces):

chkdsk c: /f

There is a more thorough test chkdsk c: /r but it takes a while to run through.

If you system HD is not C then substitute its drive letter.

If it doesn't work then try the full path, eg:
c:\windows\system32\chkdsk.exe c: /f

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
May 1, 2012 at 13:10:47

My main problem is that the computer i restarting after like 20 seconds. Over and over and over again. In all modes...

But yes I'll try chkdsk/r. Like it feels right now I even drink acid to make the f-er work


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#5
May 1, 2012 at 13:14:54

Check for minor amendments and additions to post #3.
I was still tidying it up when you came back.

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#6
May 1, 2012 at 13:47:24

From ashes into the fire...

Now even the automatic countdown to choose op ant start durinng the "F8" menu freezes

Feels like I need a paddle right now


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#7
May 1, 2012 at 14:00:59

Can you get into BIOS? It's not that there is anything in there to fix but if you can get to the screen without it falling apart it might give more confidence in the hardware.

Another way to prove things is to try booting from a Linux Live CD (made on another computer) because this works only from the RAM and CD but gives confidence in the motherboard and PSU.

What was the original failure?

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#8
May 1, 2012 at 14:04:31

Can that be done from a flsahdrive?

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#9
May 1, 2012 at 14:05:54
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So, i bet you are getting a stop 0x7b

If that is the case change your SATA mode in your bios to non AHCI and reinstall windows.


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#10
May 1, 2012 at 14:16:43

Re #8
Nope, you get there from one of the F keys while booting. It varies from computer to computer but F2 and Del are quite common. You only need to look at the screen a while to make sure it stays there, then Exit without saving.....

Unless it is stop 0x7b?

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#11
May 1, 2012 at 14:25:23

Changed from RAID-mode to auto, and now it seems to work. Running CHKDSK right now. Thanks all skill, and friendly people

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#12
May 1, 2012 at 14:35:19

Wish I'd thought of that - ran into it myself way back when I reset BIOS to defaults.
Thx for feedback and hope it all goes well.


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#13
May 1, 2012 at 14:37:03

Otherwise I'll be back...

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#14
May 1, 2012 at 15:02:45

"My main problem is that the computer i restarting after like 20 seconds. Over and over and over again. In all modes..."

You have a hardware problem, not a software problem. And until you fix it, you will not be able to reinstall Windows.


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