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I am now impressed

By Slayer_ ·
We all hear about XP sucking and XP instability, but I myself have never seen huge epic failures from XP. Until now. This my friends, is what happened after the restart required for the install of IE7.

That is not gibberish folks, it literally means a FONT (OH DEAR GOD NO) is missing and now the system can't boot. Safemode, command prompt, nothing, dead in the water.

Anyways I have since replaced the missing font (Hirens rules) but it now just sits endlessly loading at the loading XP screen, does appear to be thrashing away at the hard drive and the network, but doesn't seem to be doing anything.

So now it just sits around looking like this.... ah the irony.

Ok, so back to hirens, run a chkdsk /R. now I am completely impressed. It finds something like half the fonts files are orphaned. But even better, 8 bad clusters were found. HOW THE HECK IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE, ITS A FAKE HARD DRIVE!!!

Ok, everything is booting fine now. Though now both MSN and Avira seem to think I am running Windows Vista and require updates...... right.....

This is fun!

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I love when ScanDisk kills your XP system

by jdclyde In reply to I am now impressed

the irony kills me....

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Yes, hasn't everyone been there? :^0

by seanferd In reply to I love when ScanDisk kill ...

That is, if one can get scandisk or chkdsk to run without a failure notice in the first place.

Oh noes! Dirty! Mounted!

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in 95 once a scandisk caused trouble...

by Slayer_ In reply to Yes, hasn't everyone been ...
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by The Scummy One In reply to Yes, hasn't everyone been ...
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Must be grit in the flex inhibiter {nt}

by Slayer_ In reply to edit
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In this case it didn't kill it, it saved it

by Slayer_ In reply to I love when ScanDisk kill ...

What is stupid however is that it couldn't run on its own cause of these missing fonts.

I had to run the chkdsk VIA Hirens MiniXP.

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by seanferd In reply to I am now impressed

That is impressive, indeed. Why would the install orphan fonts? And why would a missing font, let alone vgaoem.fon, kill the boot process thus?

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There are more things

by santeewelding In reply to Nice!

Upon the earth and the heavens above than...

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....XP sucking? {nt}

by Slayer_ In reply to There are more things
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I really have no idea

by Slayer_ In reply to Nice!

Though it appears the host drive had bad clusters in that VM HDD, that probably caused it. I am now seeking warranty on that LaCie HDD. It's not even a year old and has never actually moved, it should not have bad clusters already.

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