My Windows XP home won’t boot

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I have a HP Pavillion a1657c computer with WD2500JS-60NCB1 driver and A8M2N-LA motherboard which keeps recycling to start up but won't open. I was doing a disk check because dfrag wouldn't work and it stated some files could not be accessed and I must restart.

Now it won't boot up. I've tried system recovery, all the safe modes and last known good configuration, none of which open. I keep getting the error message UNMANAGEABLE_BOOT_VOLUME and that windows has detected a problem and has shut down to prevent further damage. I did get into PC Recovery and did a PC Doctor diagnostic and got 2 error messages…..HD521-2W AND HD535-2W. XP Home came pre-installed so I don't have any CD's to do a repair install and I'm hoping not to do a full recovery as I don't want to loose data.

Any suggestions how to continue or how to check my hard drive when I can't get into window?

Thanks.

 JiM

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Answered By 0 points N/A #110029

My Windows XP home won’t boot

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HP computers comes with pre-installed operating system stores his operating system systems bundled on a partition that is not visible as drive in your computer. This contains all the files needed for your computer including the drivers. If you have created a recovery disk before your system crashed, you can use that disc, but it if is not, just making sure that the installation partition is still there and your hard disk drive partition is not yet modified. Do this procedure for system recovery.

Restart your computer and on or before the computer start to boot press “F10”. Just keep on pressing until the system recovery window appears. Sometimes you miss it so give it another try until you get it. If the system recovery window appears, just select or follow the wizard, tell him what you want to do or respond to all of his queries.

That’s it and good luck!

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My Windows XP home won’t boot

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It's likely that your boot manager has been corrupted that's why the computer won't boot up properly. Have you tried doing Startup Repair? This is also found under the System Recovery options. If it doesn't work, i suggest you try and have a backup media available and backup your files. Since you can't boot, i suggest you use an operating system that has a live version and save it on a USB drive. Boot to the live operating system, then have your files backed up using that. After backing up your files, have your primary operating system installer ready and reinstall your operating system.

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My Windows XP home won’t boot

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To all that have helped thanks but none of the suggestions would work. I couldn't access a thing so I've done a destructive restore, as the computer was more important than my data. So far things seemed OK but it's asking for the file HXFsetup.exe which should be on my PC.

Since I don't have recovery cd's,

Any ideas on how to get it?

 

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