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Fix autochk endless boot loop w/out floppy

Hey there,

So I was working on a client's computer to find, after restarting, that the computer was all of a sudden stuck in an endless boot loop. It would start, show the loading windows xp screen, then a blue gradient screen would come up saying "autochk not found - skipping autochk" and then it would do the whole thing over.

I have found plenty of information online, but one of it is helpful in this case. This is mostly due to my client not having a floppy disk drive and therefore I'm unable to use PTedit to unhide the missing partition.

I have also read things similar to removing the harddrive and inserting it into a working computer, but that's not an option.

Is there anyway to fix this problem by booting from a cd and if so how?

Thank you,

-Steve
Windows XP

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LeeTutor

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Using the above bootable OS of course....
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Are you able to boot from winxp cd to go into recovery console?
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johnb6767 and nobus:

I tried using using UBCD but I don't have any way of building a windows boot CD. My only other computer is a mac.

What should I do?
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>>   I don't have any way of building a windows boot CD.    <<   why not?
you can build it on any windows pc..
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