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Never Ending Cycle....

by brokedown49 / April 21, 2006 3:33 AM PDT

I have a Compaq Presario notebook with an Athlon processor,SP2 with 256mb ram. I ran it as a dual

boot system with SuSe Linux and Windows XP. After deciding I only wanted Windows, I used my

Compaq Quick Restore disc to reinstall Windows. It boots up and runs fine no matter how many

times I reboot. Until...I shut it down for the night and then the next day when I try to start it will

say: 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: vgaoem.fon " { Or it

will say other files are missing or corrupt} It says I can attempt to repair it with the original Setup

CD Rom by selecting "r" at the first screen. I can not do that because I have no original Windows

Setup CD, I have only the Quick Restore CD that came with the computer. Or sometimes when it

tries to reboot it will say "a disk read error occurred" press ctl>alt>delete to restart. But no

matter how many times you try it will not boot. I pressed F10 and got int BIOS and set everthing to

default and whem I try to reboot it says: "Windows cannot start because of an error in the

software. Please report this problem as: load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support

person to report this problem"
But , if I run the Quick Recovery CD and reinstall Windows it will boot up and run fine and reboot

until I shut it down and leave it for a few hours and then it is the same nightmare over and over. I

have tried all I know I have run DiskCheck after the install {it finds missing and unreadable files on

the disk and repairs them) I have went to Windows Update and installed all the updates, I have

updated my drivers and ran many many scans for malware and virus. Could someone please help me?

Thank you for your time.

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One possibility is that you
by Ray Harinec / April 21, 2006 5:02 AM PDT
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need a slight delay before the system tries to read the hard drive. The drive may have not fully spun up.

See if the BIOS offers any way of putting a delay in. Possibly for a cold boot disable fast turn on. This will allow the system to check the memory 3 times insted of once and give more time for the drive to spin up. Worth a try. Of course on a warm boot the POST is not run.

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It has no delay..
by brokedown49 / April 21, 2006 5:44 AM PDT

The only thing listed that I can change is the boot sequence. Thank you for the comeback though

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