Disk consistancy, No defrag and others

  chrisay 14:21 31 Aug 03

Win XP. On startup I've a screen that says checking for disk consistancy and then goes on to check disk space?-no good takes an age. Disk defrag doesn't work. Scandisk reports an error and can't continue.AND wont go into SAFE mode. Help please - if poss. Many many thanks if you can.

  hugh-265156 03:25 01 Sep 03

at start up tap F5 or F8 and select last known good configuration.if that doesnt work and you still cant even get into safe mode.i would try booting from the xp cdrom disc and choose recovery console.

Type CHKDSK C: /P /R (change C: to the drive letter where windows xp lives)
click here

failing that try a repair install of xp click here:

  chrisay 20:46 02 Sep 03

Cheers huggyg71
I've tried those and I'm just about to change HDD.Corrupt drive and getting worse. All under warranty and with new drive in hand wish me luck.
thanks again

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