Error loading operating system in Windows XP

When a user turn the computer power on, after running POST successfully computer jumps to load the operating system installed in the user computer's Hard Disk Drive (HDD). In case of Windows XP sometimes it appears that it shows an Error written "Error loading operating system".
This Error appears most probably, when a computer shutdown improper like power failure, etc. This cause the operating system installed format corrupt and thus computer fails to recognize the OS installed on HDD.
Unknowingly users install a new copy of OS and it caused them lost of their data, instead of installing a new copy of OS on your computer's HDD, It has a solution which is quiet simple and very less time consuming.
Just follow the steps below and you'll get your windows running again like before.

Step 1: Boot your computer with the help of Windows XP Disc (Try to use the same disc, the one you use to install your previous OS).

Step 2: when the installation wizard ask you these three options:
  1. Press 'Enter' to install a new copy of windows XP.
  2. Press 'R' to repair.
  3. 'F3' to quite.
     Select option number 2 "Press 'R' to repair". It will direct you to Command Prompt (DOS). And then just follow the instructions given that time appearing on your Display Monitor/LCD.

Note: Default cursor location on prompt starts from C Drive "C:\windows>_", so be sure to change the cursor location to another Drive like D, E drives "D:\>_". You can switch the Drive by typing "D:" and press "Enter" or otherwise drive scan will not run properly.

Step 3: Now when you enter into the D drive "D:\>_" type this command "CHKDSK(Space)C:" and press "Enter".  CHKDSK (Check Disk) command will start scanning your drive and will fix the corrupt format problems by itself.

Step 4: When the CHKDSK scanning completes, it will show you the current status of your scanned drive. After that just type "Exit" and then press "Enter", your computer will restart.

Now you can run your windows like it was running before on your computer.


NOTE: This procedure can also be use to fix same problem in Windows VISTA.

Please also note that if this procedure doesn’t fix your problem you can e-mail me at abid.hassan.123@gmail.com. And don’t forget to post your comments.

12 comments:

  1. HELP!!! My problem is that the CD that i used for the previous installation is damaged.tell me how can i get to run a new installation

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  2. I received this error when installing XP on a machine. I went through the steps above and i was able to fix the error with CHKDSK but the problem still exists. Any ideas?

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  3. I just had the same problem, i fixet it by my self, ill make a tutorial :) on youtube and tell you guys.. c yaa

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  4. Thanks man it works I am so greatfull man

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  5. lol!!! its a problem of mbr
    partition corrupted

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  6. Hi can ne one help me plz my toshiba laptop want load a message in the top righthand corner says ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM only keys f2 & f12 work and when I press either of these I have no idea what to do.. Plz help me im not bothered if I have to restore factory settings...

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  7. Nice post ....
    very informative blog updates .
    Thanks for share How to install XP

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  8. I done all the above steps but when it asked to press enter to install xp or R for repair, I pressed R but nothing is happening at all.
    It wouldn't even quit when I press F3. What next?

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