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Old 06-25-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hello guyz ....
i was using windows xp from atleast 3 years .....
but about 3-4months ago my pc detected a virus ......
Firstly i couldn't fix it n i thought of re installing the windows.....
but it gave me BSOD.........
somehow i fixed the virus in safe mode....
and started using windos.......
but now about a week ago my windows got corrupted and started booting on windows logo loading screen........
so i thought of re installing the windows but it still gave that BSOD..........
screen remains there and nothing happens ......
i have to restart the pc........
But some how i fixed BSOD changing RAID TO SATA in on board devices in BIOS ...... [in mean time i was using ubuntu]......
So now that i solved the problem of BSOD [Blue screen of death] i tried to install win xp but after partition and istalling in blue screen dos like mode [when windows is half installed and pc reboots in 15 sec.s] after rebooting i got a message of ''INVALID PARTITION TABLE''.....
Still [ not loosing the hope ] checked out the threads and used PARTED MAGIC nTEST DISK
............ https://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...le-272695.html ..............
now on boot screen i get a message"PLEASE SELECT A PROPER BOOT DEVICE".........
Main problem ....now earlier when my pc was alright ...i had 4 partitions c,d,e&f...c for windows .........after solvig BSOD
i tried to install win xp in c but it said that it was not win xp compatible........so i partitioned ''c'' in to 2 drives then i could istall win xp in any of them upto invalid partition message..........
now after the events of parted MagIc i cann't even install windows in ''c'' even after partitioning it into 2 or 3 drives.........
my HDD IS 80 GB c,d,e & f each 20gb ....
Ps. My d,e,f drives are full don't wanna lose their data..........

Please help me this is ma last hope.......
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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Back up all your data to a different drive, delete all your partitions, wipe & format the drive and start all over.
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Boot off of the XP CD Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
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