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"autochk program not found - skipping autocheck"?

By Silver.pipes415 ·
While attempting to download Windows xp service pack 3,my screen went black. I left it for about 5 minutes thinking it was rebooting. When it didn't, I pressed the power button. Now it is in an endless loop where I see the XP loading screen,but then I get a blue screen with the words "autochk program not found - skipping autocheck". I can't run anything on the computer except for set-up. My computer is partitioned though,so i installed home-edition(messed up drive is pro). Home edition works fine,but I can't access the Administrator "My Documents" Folder.It says it is empty,but is taking up a huge amount of space and can't be deleted. I have read other question with similar problems,but I can't use the advice because I can't figure out how to back up these important files.

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Reboot in Safe Mode....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to "autochk program not foun ...

.... and when the login screen shows up, press CTRL+ALT+DEL two times. This will give you a login screen where you can type the word Administrator as the user name, then provide the password. Note: If you did not provide an administrator password when you set up Home, just leave it blank and press enter. After you get logged in, you should be able to copy the files to a place where you'll be able to access them from your normal login.

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I can't run safe mode

by Silver.pipes415 In reply to Reboot in Safe Mode....

I can't run xp pro at all,even in safe mode and the Adminisrator account for xp pro is not acessible from home edition at all

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Get another hdd and then load on Windows onto the new drive..

While the old drive is out, load on the Windows system onto the new drive, when all is done then you can re-connect your old drive onto your motherboard and then be able to access your data from the old drive.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this info is useful, please mark it helpful. Thanks

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Can you do this

by Jacky Howe In reply to "autochk program not foun ...

To see hidden files:
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To access Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
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1. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
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2. Click the View tab.
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3. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
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Navigate to the Root directory of the XP Pro drive and double click on Boot.ini, copy and paste the contents into a post under your question.
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