PF during hibernation and now not starting

April 5, 2011 at 19:00:01
Specs: Windows XP
There was a powerfailure while my Acer netbook was in the process of going into hibernation. Since then it will not boot up properly. It goes to the black Windows screen with the ticker and keeps going endlessly. I REALLY need ALL of my saved files on the hard drive but cannot get to them to back them up. I have tried starting with last known good configuration, starting normally, and different safe modes (it goes a step further to the starting up blue screen but gets hung up there) but nothing has worked so far. Please help!!

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#1
April 6, 2011 at 04:53:34
"There was a powerfailure"

Were you running it without a battery?


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#2
April 6, 2011 at 08:09:36
Probably there is a file tables error on the drive. Use the XP disc in Recovery Mode and do a chkdsk /f on the drive, and then try booting. I do not recommend a chkdsk /r on data that is not backed up.

Next, try a start up repair from the XP disk. Lookup the fixboot, fixmbr and bootcfg commands.

Next, you can do a repair install. Done correctly, it will not wipe existing user files.

Lastly, you can rescue your files with a live linux CD. Actually, this would be good to do first, before anything else, for safety's sake.


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#3
April 6, 2011 at 08:30:50
Yes no battery was connected

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#4
April 6, 2011 at 08:34:13
Thanks for your ideas but unfortunately I do not have a DVD drive and I am studying abroad where they do not sell them. Any more ideas?

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#5
April 6, 2011 at 08:52:52
Go into Safe Mode and copy your files to a USB stick.

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#6
April 6, 2011 at 08:57:39
It does not load in safe mode

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#7
April 12, 2011 at 11:12:37
I ended up having the hard disk manually removed and backed up and then reformatting to get my computer back to being functional. Thanks for your help!

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