windows xp wont start

October 2, 2011 at 15:40:30
Specs: win xp, atom/ 2 gb
hi, a friend of mine has a asus eee netbook (no dvd drive).

when she turns on her computer it shows the win-xp splash screen then goes to a blue-screen-of-death then automatically reboots (wash, rinse, repeat).
(she tried safe mode, ... same problem).

is there something like a live-usb that she can boot to a terminal and run:
[code]
chkdsk :c /r
[/code]
?
thanks,


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#1
October 2, 2011 at 23:21:17
Here are some tools to try.

Download Rescue CD (for USB stick)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...
http://reboot.pro/12886/

Create Bootable Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk
http://www.techmixer.com/create-boo...

SystemRescueCd
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...
Online manual
http://www.sysresccd.org/Online-Man...
SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash.


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#2
October 3, 2011 at 05:58:52
thanks johnw but since these are linux live-usb's i dont think i'll be able to run chkdsk from them.

she had the same exact problem with her last laptop ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest... ) but since it had a cd drive she was able to boot the windows-xp cd and go to 'recovery console' and type in 'chkdsk /r c:' which solved it. is there anything similar for netbooks ?


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#3
October 3, 2011 at 06:32:50
"thanks johnw but since these are linux live-usb's i dont think i'll be able to run chkdsk from them"
Ok, I have never tried to use chkdsk from these windows / linux methods, I was leaving the research / googling up to you.

Another way, can you borrow a USB CD drive?
Then you could use this.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


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#4
October 3, 2011 at 08:33:44
thanks again johnw.
it seems like barpe is exactly what she needs but i found this on wikipedia:
"A BartPE system image is created using PE Builder, a freeware program created by Bart Lagerweij. It requires a legal copy of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003"

but unfortunately asus didnt provide her with a copy of the install cd.

sux to be her (i'm glad i dont use windows.)


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#5
October 3, 2011 at 15:31:28
"thanks johnw but since these are linux live-usb's i dont think i'll be able to run chkdsk from them"
The whole idea of these linux rescue methods, is they allow you to load the OS without the need for Windows. You then use a command prompt to run chkdsk.

"but unfortunately asus didnt provide her with a copy of the install cd"
Being a netbook, it should have a recovery partition.
asus netbook recovery partition
http://is.gd/qTYiJU

You can always take the HD out & slave it to another comp, then run chkdsk.
No need to bolt it in, just cable up & leave outside the case.
Notebook / Netbook / Laptop Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")
http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?c...
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...
http://insidecomputer.stores.yahoo....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...


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#6
October 3, 2011 at 17:33:49
Good info here.

How To Boot From A USB Flash Drive
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm


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#7
October 4, 2011 at 13:12:38
obviously the factory restore will result in a loss of data so i was going to leave it as a last resort.

maybe i can take the hd out... i have swapped hd's from desktops before but never laptop.


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#8
October 4, 2011 at 13:13:38
this looks promising... i will check out the methods posted here (it will take some time) but once i understand them i'm sure things mite work.

thanks so much for helping us out.


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