running chkdsk from the Recovery Console. Put in the Windows XP CD and restart. You might need to enter your BIOS to change the boot order -CD ROM before Hard Disk. Follow the prompts like you are going to install XP. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R. Then you have to type the number of the installation you want. Do not skip this procedure! If you simply press Enter, you will lose all your data. The Recovery Console is a command line environment so you will simply enter, chkdsk /f. Enter Help for a complete list of commands.
ok so yesterday my comp crashed, and now every time i try to log in, i get a blue screen with a message that windows has been shut down to prevent further problems, and then its telling me to shut down any anti-virus programs and to run CHKDSK /F. well how can i do that if i cant even get into windows? i tried pressing F8 and tried every available option there, the loading xp menu comes up but then it frezzes for a sec. and i get the blue screen again. i tried puting my windows xp cd in, but nothing comes up, no option menu just nothing. so im really stuck. please help me. im running windows xp pro sp2.