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the booting stops at winxp start logo for ever

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October 22, 2009 7:27:25 AM

the booting stops at winxp start logo for ever
a b α HP
October 22, 2009 3:20:37 PM

Boot into the repair console and type chkdsk /r
October 22, 2009 4:59:13 PM

repair console?
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a b α HP
October 22, 2009 5:21:55 PM

Boot into the BIOS
Make the cd/dvd drive the 1st boot device
Insert your OS disc
Restart
Press any key when you see the prompt
Use the R option on your disk volume to enter the repair console

Once in the repair console, just hit enter when prompted for the admin password (it's blank by default)
At the command line use the chkdsk /r command
October 22, 2009 6:26:51 PM

ok im sorry i didnt say that it is an old hp laptop (2002-2003)
and i dont know how to boot into BIOS
and i want only save some fotos and format if its easier
a b α HP
October 22, 2009 9:11:43 PM

Tap delete on startup to access the BIOS.

Using the repair console is painless. It's better than needlessly formatting.
October 22, 2009 10:00:38 PM

laptop. hp. xp.
it may have that extra hidden partition. dell used it too, among others. find the manual for your computer. I don;t know what to call the partition, its lieka remnant from win98 mentality.
a b α HP
October 22, 2009 10:05:01 PM

It's called the recovery partition. It's usually accessed by holding down f11 on startup. But this will set it back to factory settings.

If it's just the boot files, they can be fixed in the repair console without data loss.
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