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I AM FURIOUS, my computer doesn't work


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alrite i got to the blue screen and it loaded a whole bunch of stuff and on top it said windows setup

alrite then it flashed to the:

Windows XP Home Edition Setup screen

This portion of the setup program prepares Microsoft ®
Windows XP ® to run on your computer

-to set up windows xp press enter

-to repair a windows xp installation using Recovery Console press R

-To quit Setup without installing windows XP press F3

thats what its said

i'll await further instructions before doing anything
i'm shutting the computer down though

i'll check back later :tazz:
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Cool...this might just work.

Try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's.

Note: If you are asked for a product key code, use the one for your machine...NOT the one for the disk you are using.

Let me know how it goes or if you run into a problem...if you are unsure of a step, ask...I'll be right here.

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well i'm not sure what the product key of my compute is but i'll attempt it
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attempting...

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 12 March 2006 - 09:38 PM.

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Your product key should be on a sticker on your machine...either on the side or the back.

The repair LOOKS like it is a reinstall, but it just replaces the system files. You data and settings will be ok.
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Alrite when i get to the step in the picture below i don't get it

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Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 12 March 2006 - 10:38 PM.

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Well...it was worth a shot.

Recovery Console it is...

Reboot with the cd in the drive. When you get to the first blue screen, press R, and press "Enter". Follow the prompts to get to the command prompt (C:\Windows>)

When you get to the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe at the command prompt, and then press "Enter"...Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Let us know how you fare...

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Edited by wannabe1, 12 March 2006 - 10:37 PM.

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I get this screen

(i edited the first picture in paint to look like the screen but its basically exact )

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Yup...don't use any of those...

Try the system restore from recovery console I suggested in my last post.
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alrite i'll do that

why didn't you want to do it in the first place out of curiousity
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well i hit f3 to quit the set up and then it said will restart in 13 seconds or hit enter to restart so i hit enter and it loaded and now the cd's loading


its taking awhile so :tazz:
i'm gunna let it sit for a few, turn it on and see what going on
and attempt to do what you said


the cd's loading now and i'm going to so whaty ou said


alright its loaded an i'm doing the stuff now

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 12 March 2006 - 11:16 PM.

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well i got to a black screen and it says-

Microsoft Windows XP ™ Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console provides system repair and revovery functionality.
Type Exit to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer

now i don't know if its still loading or not but the busy light on the harddrive is on but the CD drive isn't lit up or sound like its loading so

what next

there's no command prompt as of now
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I don't know if we'll be able to use the disk you have for Recovery Console...it should have taken you to a command prompt. We'll try again, though.

Do you have a floppy drive on your machine?
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alrite i'll attempt to do it again see what the result is

on the machine i'm trying to fix yes i do
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i don't get it its not like its not working or there's a message saying error loading the disk all it says is

Microsoft Windows XP ™ Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console Provides system repair and recovery functionality
Type EXIT to quit the recovery console and restart the computer

its not like there's anything wrong with its just not doing any thing

though my computer's busy light it is on, does that mean its still loading?

it asks me if i want a non default key board layout so i'm gunna try that

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 14 March 2006 - 04:46 PM.

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