Sunday, June 03, 2012

recovering a Windows XP laptop

V's Windows XP laptop - this old Acer machine, repurposed as an internet radio player - was not booting. Not even in safe mode command prompt only. As recommended by PB, tried booting from Windows XP boot disk, recovery console. That worked. Then tried chkdsk in recovery console, rebooted, chose "Last known good configuration", worked fine.

Did a Scandisk thorough after that also, just to be safe. Seems to work fine now.

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