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By helen653 ·
My computer works very slow so I started to defrag the C: drive but when it reached 99% it won't do anything else so I have to restart the computer but it never started again.
I only see a sentence flashing but I can't read it because it flashs toofast
I've made a restore diskette but it start and you see the logo of win XP then it keeps flashing again with one sentence. I have an win XP and office XP IBM netvista computer.
what can I do?

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by wcp In reply to defragmenting hard disk

Hit the Pause key to freeze the screen and read the message which can be very valuable to troubleshoot. You may have to try many times to be successful.
If you cannot read the message, try the following in order.
1). Boot with the "Last known goodconfiguration".
2). Boot to the Safe Mode, if you can, and try to finish the Defragmentation. If not successful, do System Resore. If you cannot boot to the Safe Mode, you still may be able to the System Restore as long as you can boot to the Safe Mode with Command Prompt. This involves Registry editing. Please let me know by posting further information.
3). If none of the above resolves your problem, try to reinstall Windows on top of the current one. This may not be possible with your IBM Netvista. Please read the manual.
4). This is your last resort. Backup your data and install Windows from scratch. To back up your data, you may have to connect your HD to a different computer.

If you have not done so, always do defragmentation inthe Safe Mode.

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by helen653 In reply to defragmenting hard disk

I'll see if I can do it
thanks for your reply

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by rob In reply to defragmenting hard disk

i recently had a similar problem. the way i solved the problem was to firstly boot into ms dos from the shutdown menu (depending on O/S ) than i ran c:/scandisk and allowed a fuller version to run than the one you get when you don't shut down your pc properly. this scans for clusters and fixes bad clusters. then you have to boot into windows and run the command prompt (dos emulator) and type c:/defrag. This runs a defragmenter from the cluster scan, takes ages and looks as though it repeats itself but it should comlete eventually. Don't install windows from the cdrom ontop of a previouse installlation as this causes all sorts of problems

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by cglrcng In reply to defragmenting hard disk

Get access to a Norton SystemWorks 2002 or 2003 Pro Disk and insert it in your CDRom drive, make sure your CMOS is set to boot from CD as the first boot device (if it's not, then change the boot order), allow the NAVW program to run (anti-virus), I cleaned the W32Bugbear@mm virus from an XP machine acting just like this 2 day's ago. After that re-boot and launch the utilities from the CD, Run Disk DR. w/ the fix errors box checked (it may require a repair to be launched after a re-boot in XP (did for me as a start-up file installed by the virus was the culprit not allowing it to boot past the start of the unknown file action). That's OK, just re-boot & allow the repair to complete first). Then run Win DR. and affect (allow) Win Dr. to "make all repairs."

Then just try to boot up normally, going to Safe Mode first if it asks or gives you the option list. Then shut down normally using Start>Shutdown and re-booting again in Normal Mode this time. (Important: Don't forget to re-set theboot order in CMOS if you had to change the order to get it to boot from CD to use the disk to boot - Writing down the existing order first can only help later).

Good Luck.

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by cglrcng In reply to defragmenting hard disk

Don't also forget to update your AV files and run a full scan after you are able to fully & properly boot into windows finally as the AV files on the Norton disk are rather old and can't fully clean everything up. If your machine doesn't currently have AV protection, I'd suggest you use that disk that allowed you access to install some, then update w/ Live Update to current AV protection! Again, Good Luck!

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