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So earlier today my laptop got a BSOD while shutting down i accidentally closed the lid and now it takes forever to boot and when it does finally get into windows it throws out half adozen errors and then explorer.exe crashes and its unusable. My dvd drive is dead also it just sits there and keeps connecting then disconnecting.
With that said is it possible to repair it without DVD drive? i do have the legal windows xp setup discs and a few 16GB flash drives and such.
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For cases like this I use ultimate boot cd. You can create a boot usb to boot up your laptop.
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Just buy a USB DVD drive like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135233 Ive got a similar one for my 900D build because I don't want to have an optical drive because too many Rads.
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Can you get to command prompt?

If so, run: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Reboot, then run: sfc /scannow
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

For cases like this I use ultimate boot cd. You can create a boot usb to boot up your laptop.


Good idea.
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Originally Posted by Bloodbath View Post

Just buy a USB DVD drive like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135233 Ive got a similar one for my 900D build because I don't want to have an optical drive because too many Rads.

Hmm ill probably get that thanks.
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Can you get to command prompt?

If so, run: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Reboot, then run: sfc /scannow


wow it returned 9345 errors its asking for the cd to fix them though
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Did you run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth first?

That should download valid files for repair.
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Did you run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth first?

That should download valid files for repair.

it giving me some connection error i guess it corrupted my network drivers because it not even detecting when i plug in my Ethernet cable.
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