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    power cut - now the pc won't load windows

    I get a BSOD as the windows loading screen appears (well about a second or two after).

    WOuld using the original XP disc to perform a repair (well, a master boot record or 'fixboot' be a likely fix for this one? I don't want to 'perform that action' if there's a likelihood I'll make the drive inaccessible though!

    Any advice would be good

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    post your BSOD stop error code...
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    FIXBOOT and FIXMBR should never make your OS unbootable....

    But I doubt either will fix your problem =/

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    Most likely cause is a hard disc crash.
    You can try running chkdsk from the repair console.

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    thanks for the advice and information.

    i can't have another go on this one for a few days (so no bsod code at hand) but i'm thinking the disk was in use at the time.

    will post back and advise when i can get back to it.

    cheers

    EDIT:

    yep, got this sorted as suggested. thanks
    Last edited by Kerplank; 12-10-2006 at 11:39 AM. Reason: close out - not wanting to drag it to top of the pile with another post!

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