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Win XP Disk Chk @ startup freezes

I must have set it to do a disk check oh two empty disks so when it starts it wants to do a disk chk.
I have pushed any key to cancel the disk chks and it goes through to Disk Check Canceled. However it freezes here. I have also let it run the disk check and the same freeze.

I can boot into safe mode and have run chk dsk on the two disks and they come back clean.
After about ten minutes the screen goes blank and that's where I'm stuck until I reboot.

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Do you have CD tools?

It is possible to have someone build a windows live cd for you.
Look into this before you try it and only do such if you are confident.
ther is a c dcalled avast bart and there is also a windows live cd enviroment that can be built.
Once again, don't try unless you know what you are doing.

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Deleted Partitions

This was the first thing I thought of. I had a set of Win XP start up disks made on this PC as well as a start up CD. I do not know why they would not boot even though I set it to use the CD/DVD to use as the boot device.
So I started in Safe Mode and deleted the partitions that were empty. The reason I had these empty partitions was I had a drive going bad and this was a result of moving all the information to the new drive. After consolidating information this left me with three partitions empty. I formated them as left them to use in the future.

After using Partition Magic to just delete them the PC booted just fine.

Thanks for the help.
R. K. Staggers

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