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Old 12-13-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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chkdsk /r/p

The /r/p is redundant and some techs will tell you don't need to run both. Run both.

And walk away. Wait until it finishes. Go to the mall or something. Don't sit in front of the computer, it will drive you nuts waiting. It takes a long time to finish.

I think that will run from the location you see. If not post and I, or someone, will check (or know) the correct location to go to in the file structure to run it.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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I am running check disk now. I will let it run and report back tomorrow...I am not hopeful, but we'll see..

How much does it cost to restore windows?
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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I found this:

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Did you have Windows Vista pre-installed on your system? If yes, contact the computer manufacturer for recovery discs. If they are available you can purchase them for approximately $16 - $20 USD.
I'm not finding trial versions anywhere. If you don't have an original disk (I figure not) or made a recovery disk from the partition on the drive you're probably stuck with a purchase. Any friends have a disk? Remember you need the product ID to install a full version so without one you are forced to buy. You might consider going to Windows 7 if the Vista disk is very expensive. I'd compare costs before doing anything.

Then there's eBay

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...ista+&_sacat=0

Windows 7 on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...ows+7&_sacat=0
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Hmm. Ran into a similar issue a couple days back with my 98 computer tossing registry errors (note original problem in thread was a registry issue). As soon as I got a successful boot I backed-up any data that was new since my last major backup, then did a manual replace of the registry (after windows attempted an automatic replace from the stored windows copy) and still ran into issues. About then I figured hard drive problem, replaced the computer and purchased an external drive enclosure so that if I missed any files, I'll have access until it does a full crash.

My past experiences with checkdisk have been mixed. Sometimes it does great, but other times the continuous running of the drive that is required by it causes the drive to brick. Because of that, I tend to avoid it if possible and grab what I can before doing ANYTHING else.

In this case, if the C: prompt is coming up, at least some of the FAT is OK for now.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Hmm. Ran into a similar issue a couple days back with my 98 computer tossing registry errors (note original problem in thread was a registry issue). As soon as I got a successful boot I backed-up any data that was new since my last major backup, then did a manual replace of the registry (after windows attempted an automatic replace from the stored windows copy) and still ran into issues. About then I figured hard drive problem, replaced the computer and purchased an external drive enclosure so that if I missed any files, I'll have access until it does a full crash.

My past experiences with checkdisk have been mixed. Sometimes it does great, but other times the continuous running of the drive that is required by it causes the drive to brick. Because of that, I tend to avoid it if possible and grab what I can before doing ANYTHING else.

In this case, if the C: prompt is coming up, at least some of the FAT is OK for now.
I mentioned connecting to another PC and trying to get needed data off. I'm thinking the OP doesn't need to as they mentioned having all photos backed up.
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