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Chkdsk errors

Hi, I ran chkdsk /f the other day on my desktop (XP-home version). When I tried to start my machine up the next day, it would not start. The message I get is an issue starting windows with the following options (none of which work):
- start in safe mode
- start with last good profile
- start windows normally

Any suggestions?

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Put your water wings on as we go to the deep end....

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Thanks Bob, unfortunately I did not burn or get a XP CD.... The machine is a relatively new HP Media Center PC m7000. I was running XP Home Edition.

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To fix this we need those CDs.

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Saving files to hard disk

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Hi Bob, I would need to save files on the desktop. Thanks.

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Could you tell us which model this is?

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As to saving the files, if you have 2 CD/DVD drives you could boot up a livecd like I note at

That's an old version so be sure to try the newer CDs.

I've subscribed to this thread so I'll know when the new posts show up with that all important model number.


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Model Number

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The machine is a: HP Media Center m7100e CTO Desktop PC

It seems looking at the website that I can order Recovery Disc from HP.

In the documentation I found the exact error message:
HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Error: We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

no new hardware was added
unfortunatley starting via safe mode did not work also

I will read more later when I have more time.


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That's at this link.

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