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hello, i tried to back up a dvd the other day and i noticed that my computer had restarted itself. i tried it again and i believe it did it again. so i turned off the computer and figured i'd try it again. well when i turned on the computer it would get to the blue windows screen saying it's starting windows and would stop there. no matter how long i left it so i think i can assume it was something with the backup that messed it up. i have an amd 3200 64bit processor and 2 120gb hdd. i really don't want to wipe the drive and re-install everything again but i'm not sure what else to do. i tried to boot from the cd and do the repair but i'm not really sure how to use those options especially when it brings up the command prompts.
i tried the f8 options and even tried to restore to last known good config but that didn't work. and then i tried safe mode and still the same thing. if i could get to the start menu i could go back and restore however i can't. can someone help?

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The two most helpful commands when you are at the Recovery Console prompt are:

  • sfc /scannow
  • chkdsk /r

Run these commands at the prompt, wait for them to finish, and reboot. Let us know if there is any change to your system after running these.

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will do but will these commands actually make any changes? they looked like scan and check disk commands. i will try them out 1st thing tomorrow and see thanks for the help

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