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Will101

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Everytime i start up windows xp or resume from standby or hibernation, a dos screen pops up before i get into windows saying: " Please select operating system to start: 1. Microsoft windows Xp Home edition 2. Microsoft windows recovery console" And i dont know why its doing that. I would like it to stop.

I have run multiple registry fixers on my computer (1. Error nuker, 2. tuneup utilities 2006, 3. Advanced system optimizer) to fix registry problems, but it seems to have created problems instead.

I bought this acer laptop without a system recovery cd; instead i was told by my computer when i first booted it up, to burn recovery cd's (4).

Usually when i think that i am missing some important files on my previous laptop, i would use the recovery cd's. The cd's that i burned with this new laptop only allow for formatting, and i dont want to do that.

I was trying to fix my registry due to my system crashing while playing certain games, and due to my wireless internet connection always fluctuating and disconnecting.

My wireless connection always prevents my laptop froim going into standby(this is a new problem as well), and its really annoying to hear my computer making pop-up message noises when it is shut.

Sorry for this long post, but i am really in ned of help.

Thank you very much.

William
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here is a report for my system

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do start > run > msconfig

click on the boot.ini tab and post what the contents of the boot.ini file are
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating system]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Here it is. Is there a reason for this occuring all of a sudden?

Thank you for your help.
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the reason that it's happening is probably one of your registry fixers..they have a way of doing funky things... basically what something (probably one of your registry doodads) did was to add "\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
" to that line in the boot.ini...basically just gave you an easy way to get into recovery console..which..i don't see as a bad thing (in fact...it's pretty nifty)...but if that's bugging you we can stop that... just remove the
\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons from the end of that last line and you'll no longer et the option at start up...
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Is there a way to restore all my important files without removing all my existing files?

I try to run system restore, but it deletes all my programs and files to the state at which it was restored.

I just want my important files replaced/fixed. Can you please tell me how to do this?

Thanks again
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Do you have a valid XP cd?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below

Start > Run > cmd then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.

SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.
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I did not receive the windows cd when i purchased this laptop, but i typed when you told me to, and i guess it is retrieving the information from my second partition.
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it probably is...if it doesn't ask you for your cd then it is getting the info from the repair partition or the repair folder in windows which...as long as those files are not corrupt then it should work
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How would i know if these files are not corrupt?

Is there was a way to get these files from the 4 cd's that i was told by my comp to burn when i first started my laptop?

I burned these 4 cd's, but when i access them, there is only an option to format my comp from cd's or from secondary partition.

I wish they would have included the windows CD, this would have made things a lot easier.

I guess it's a good way for them to save money.

Is there a way to order a wondows cd from microsoft if i prove my operating system is valid?

I would like to have one.

Thanks again for your help.
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The scan is complete, but nothing happened after that. The screen just disappeared.

Should something have happened after the scan, like a window pop-up telling me that everything is replaced and fixed?

Strange... :tazz:
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no...it does it's do then leaves like the wind....no "done" no "finished" no nothing
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Hello again,

If it's not too much trouble, could my other questions be answered when you have the time?

Thank you again.

This site is great thanks to all you computer wizards :tazz:

cheers
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Is there a way to order a wondows cd from microsoft if i prove my operating system is valid?


There is no need to prove your OS validity when ordering a new XP CD. Proving it's validity is only important when you want Windows updates or programs made by Microsoft.
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I do not want to purchase a new windows cd, i just want one for free that should have come with my laptop.

Is that possible? :tazz:
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