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    Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Question:

    Could this problem be due to a corrupted CMOS? 'Cause I re-installed Windows, and that didn't help, but then I restored my CMOS from a backup I had when the repair shop had fix my power supply... and now the problem seems OK...

    Is this possible? Yes, I know, anything is possible, but practically?

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    My machine has taken to cutting out -- totally. But, although this has happened once or twice before, now, *whenever* I'm at the Recovery Console, it cuts off. Usually during the first fice or six keystrokes.

    I tried duplicating the same commands at a cmd prompt, and everything was fine.

    What the heck could this be?

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Define 'cutting out'. Do you mean the power is going off? Could be the power supply, overheating, disk malfunction.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Joe:

    Yes, the power is going off... theoretically I would agree and look for some hardware issue...

    But *why* only in Recovery Console? I leave my machine on and it just runs along fine, I went into RC and it died (consistently) within 10 keystrokes.

    But, as per my edit, it seems that the CMOS restore has helped...

    And I don't feel like swapping hardware without knowing for pretty sure what it is, and what I'm accomplishing.

    ??

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Pop the top and check the capacitors on your motherboard too. Apparently, there is an epidemic of leaking capacitors that can cause all sorts of weird behavior. Here's an article with more details.
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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    OK... thanks Charlotte.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Guys:

    I've checked everything I can, short of taking the motherboard apart...

    As I sit here, it's 12.15am my tme. By the time you read this, I'll probably have given up for the night. If I were to be *real* lucky, somebody out there would think of something.

    I've restored bare Win setups from three separate backups, all of which had passed verify. All crashed out in a minimal (5-10 minutes) when left in Recovery Console, either in use or just sitting there.

    I tried, as suggested by my dealer, doing a repair install of XP, with the same result.

    AND THIS ONLY HAPPENS IN RECOVERY CONSOLE!!!!!.

    I might be proven wronmg, but I'll be leaving my machine on, and my be i that it won't die. But its stubborn persistence when in the RC is unerring.

    The only thing I have not tried as yet is to reformat my main partition, and start fresh. I was goign to earlier, but I couldn't find the process or choice on the XP CD. If someone could tell me how to get there, I'll try that.

    Past that, I just am totlally baffled.

    If it's hardware, why onl in RC? If it's software, why not get fixed on re-setup?

    And again, to me at least, the key or at the very least most interesting fact:

    This only happens when I'm in RC.

    Any ideas? Or even how do I format my primary partition (NOT repair, but format to a cold dead blank disk)?

    I'm chewing my tainl to a stub.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    I can't really follow what you are trying to say here at all. Did you edit your first post? - it seems to be in two parts....

    Have you done a full chkdsk?
    Have you tried re-installing RC?

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Are you running XP SP-2? Did you install the recovery console or are you running from a CD? Is the recovery console at the same service pack level as the OS? Why are you running the recovery console anyway?

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Leif:

    I have run a full chkdsk... in RC... but it crashes out 3/4 way through...
    I did try re-installing RC, after, I THINK, deleting all the old files.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Joe:

    It is XP SP-2.. I got it fully integrated... The RC I'm running is installed on the drive... heh THAT'S something I haven't tried yet...

    Since I installed the 2 simultaneously, I suspect they are the same level...

    I started out in RC because I had a file that would NOT delete, and I was trying to see if the tables and files were in OK shape.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Joe:

    PS to my answer...

    My PC ran all night (and is so still) IN XP... and it shut down in 8 minutes in RC at last look...

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Joe:

    How the heck do I run it from the CD?

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Joe:

    I JUST (1.55PM Pcific Time) ran the RC from the CD... it shut down in less than 10 minutes.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    <hr>I have run a full chkdsk... in RC... but it crashes out 3/4 way through...<hr>
    Try solving one thing at a time.
    Can you get chkdsk to complete under any circumstances? There seems little point in trying to get anything else resolved if you may have a faulty hard disk.

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    Re: Dead in Recovery (WinXP-Pro)

    Leif:

    Since I can't get the RC to run more than 5 minutes, how can I run CHKDSK? It shuts off before it's done...

    But remember, this is ONLY in RC... I'm not having ANY (noticeable) disk problems otherwise...

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