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I have problems booting my Windows XP SP2 in any mode.

So, I ran the installation CD in the repair mode and entered the repair console. There, I ran the chkdsk command and found errors on my C drive.

I tried running chkdsk /f to fix the errors, but in vain. The command prompt says that only /p and /r options are applicable.

Now, what do I do to repair the file system?

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Chkdsk /r is probably your best choice, it checks everything and tries to repair bad blocks. To be honest though you're probably going to need a new hard drive but there's no harm in trying.

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Do exactly what you did but change the command to chkdsk c:\ /r which will try to repair the bad sectors.

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