I need to reboot my OS on my Windows XP Home edition desktop

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operating system
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Every time I turn my old Dell Dimensions desktop on, it reads writes/read error at checkpoint [PnP1]. I need a free copy of reboot disk for Windows XP Home Edition. Does anyone have one? Please help.


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  • TomLiotta

    A Windows boot disk won't help. You're almost guaranteed to get the same error since it appears to be hardware related. You might be able to use a Linux-based boot CD to see if different messages are presented. I've read of at least one case where that helped as far as determining what hardware component needed to be repaired.

    However, unless you're willing to diagnose, purchase and replace various parts inside your system, your choices are to take it to a qualified PC repair shop or to buy a new (or used) PC. Most likely, the hard drive from this PC could be used as a secondary drive on a replacement PC in order to recover data.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    I am agree with Tom. Use Linux based repair/ live cd/dvd which works better. For this u can dnld either Knoppix/ SystemRescueCD (abbreviated as SysRecCD) and try to overcome this issue. However, if u don't have so  confidence, contact a qualified expert to resolve this issue.
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