Problem after defrag
Ok I am going to start out saying THIS IS NOT MY MACHINE!!! I am fixing it for a coworker. It is a Winbook j1 laptop running windows me (now you see why i say it isnt mine) The user last defraged the hard drive and then the next time the restarted it it would not boot. It comes to the screen that says:
Microsoft Windows Millennium Startup Menu
The first three go to a black screen then reboot and come up to the same screen.
The forth option askes you some questions as far as what to do. The first 4 items run fine when you hit yes. Then you are asked:
No matter what you enter the computer reboots to the startup menu.
So here is what i did so far. i took a windows 98 startup disk (the only one i had) and booted into dos. I then downloaded a new msmouse.vxd and replace the current file, but this did nothing. I also tried to run a chkdsk.exe but it could not run in dos.
I have found a few fixes for this problem but they are all if you can get into the operating system and i can not there for i could not perform them.
Any ideas on how to fix this would be great even if it is a long shot it is worth a try.
amd athlon xp2100+
asus a7v333 mb
nvidia geforce4mx 420 64 mb
thermaltake volcano 12
1 gig ddr pc2100
thermaltake purepower 420w psu
audigy 2 platinum sound card