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ya i have no idea..cause its not coming up with that repiar screen. Oh well...i have no idea. thanks for the help tho.
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there was an error in trying to run the sfc /scannow as well.
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Does it ever ask you how you want to format or ask you to delete a partition?

What kind of machine? is it OEM like Dell of HP?
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Let me rephrase that...

Does it specifically give you the option to "Repair the selected Windows XP installation"?
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ya that screens saays pick a partition to format . You have the option to delete one completely. No its not an OEM.
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We made a wrong turn somewhere....

Restart with the cd in the drive and let me know when you get to the first blue screen. "Windows XP [version] Setup"
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check.but i have been researching other sites and it says that if the repair option is not present (meaning the one after you press enter, not the R one at the first blue screen) that something is wrong..possibly with boot.ini..but just an idea.
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Yeah...if we could just get to the boot.ini from here...we'd be all set. I don't think that's it, though. Is your cd a retail version or OEM version of XP?
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retail..still got the shiny package
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site said something about restoring a good boot.ini with bootcfg...but i am failing with this.
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Yeah...it's not taking the commands. I have got to get some sleep. I've asked Keith to see what the can come up with for you.

I'll check back after I've had a few hours sleep.

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I haven't read through all the posts but can you get anywhere with this

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.

2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.

3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.

4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.

5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.

6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.

7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.

8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file: a. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)

b. You receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Enter Load Identifier

This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

c. You receive a message that is similar to the following:
Enter OS Load options
When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

Note The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.

9. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts, and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message.
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ya i did that. but now i have two in which to boot from a Microsoft Windows Xp Professional or a Home Edition... When i did the loader I put in professional...And I still cant see the repair option ( the one after f8 not the one on first blue screen). And still blue screening..i can go into safe mode. But sfc errors in there. So ya..at end of rope here...tempted just to wipe drive and start over.
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In safe mode, run through this to remove the unwanted one

1. Go to System Properties (Right click on My Computer, click on Properties)
2. Click on Advanced tab
3. Click on Settings under "Startup and Recovery" Column
4. Click on Edit

You will see a text something like this
Delete the one that you want to erase...

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Then

http://support.micro...kb/307545/en-us
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You can close this one out. It completely messed my computer up and it would take too long to fix the pathing. So I worked on installing a fresh copy but now I am having trouble with that. check that post out when oyu get a chance.
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