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Chkdsk errors

by hl_dw_hd / February 16, 2008 4:56 AM PST

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....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 5:11 AM PST
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by hl_dw_hd / February 16, 2008 5:42 AM PST

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.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 6:28 AM PST
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Saving files to hard disk
by hl_dw_hd / February 16, 2008 6:53 AM PST

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

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Could you tell us which model this is?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 7:36 AM PST

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
by hl_dw_hd / February 17, 2008 12:55 AM PST

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.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2008 1:04 AM PST
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