Solved XP Installation damaged agter power failure ...

Intel / D945gnt
July 24, 2020 at 06:23:26
Specs: Windows XP, Core Duo 2,58 GHZ /2GB
I have a 1TB HDD with XP installed filled up to 60%-70%. After a power failure I tried to repair it by running chkdsk after boot as I have done in the past. It took 3 days to go up to stage 4 (of 5) where I shut it down. Other times it used to take 5 hours to finish... It did some repairs (complained about an index, couldn't read a windows .dll, didn't have space to repair the bad sectors).

Thing is it opens OK, I checked the disk for hard bad sectors and didn't find any.

Question is how to proceed from now on: Free some space and run chkdsk on boot again and run sfc /scannow to repair the installation? Any other ideas to make it as stable as I can after that?

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July 24, 2020 at 08:56:53
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I think the simplest approach is a Repair installation routine? You need version of XP worth the same service pack you have (had) installed.

This chaps "how to" covers the various approaches; and in your situation go way down the page to the area likely most applicable. Also have good and careful read of it all as well; so as to fully understand which "repair" routine you need to use... It's not the obvious repair option at the start of windows installation (recovery console routine)

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July 24, 2020 at 13:25:42
Dumb question(s) - why are you still running XP? Do you still go online with it? Based on your description, it seems like you're constantly having problems. I think it's time for a change.

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