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boot problems


FPCH New Member
Jan 23, 2008
the ever day a friced brought a scound hand pc and then went on it. it worked for about two houres then he went to install a game it got half way frow installing the game when it staop and the pc crashed and a blue screen of death appered he does no whot the sreen said.

when we turn the pc back on it comes up say:

boot from ATAPI CD-ROM
disk boot fauiler, insert system disk and prees enter

i have tryed a cuple of differnt things with a differnt friend but nothing had worked

but then yasterday we turn it on and it did someting differnt, it attaly got to the os loading sreen and sat there for ages then after a while it went to a bule screen say something about chckdisk and then ran chckdisk and found houreds of unredable files the when it cam up with complet it just stay there and didn't go any fever.

he also doesn't have the system/resce disk


Hello Onas

Welcome to Free PC Help

Did you try running chkdsk /f note the space between the K and the forward slash.


If you can get into Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 as soon as the pc starts the screen below will come up.

Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and type chkdsk /f



FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 9, 2008
34° 12' 35" N, 118° 29' 21" W
To me it sounds more like there are actual disk errors meaning that the hard drive is probably quite old and no longer reliable. The system did what it was supposed to do by running CHKDSK on it's own already which does it in repair mode.

Without a Windows system disk it will be difficult to do much with it. If you have access to another computer with Internet access and a CD burner then we can offer some suggestions for programs to run and do testing.