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W2k Pro ~ Dell Optiplex ~ System will not boot ~ Tried Boot Disks and W2K Pro CD to Repair and Re_Install W2k ~ System hangs up when seraching for windows application! HELP PLEASE
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by:CDCOP
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Make sure the drive is set to active. You can use a windows 98 boot disk and check it using FDISK
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use the CD to boot into the recovery console and then run fixmbr and fixboot.  If that doesn't work, then boot back into the recovery console and run "chkdsk /f /r" and let that run for a few hours.  Take note of any clunking sounds coming from the hard drive.  Then reboot and try a repair.
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Check your boot.ini and make sure it's pointing to the right place.
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