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researching. so is hte CD clean? any scratches. Dents.. anything? And the first copy of windows that is on you're system.. was it installed by the manufacturer? Or did you build your own?

and have you formatted before?

Edited by gronka, 19 March 2006 - 08:33 PM.

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CD appears quite clean, no scratch. I opened it only today

Windows came installed on the computer which is a HP Pavilion Notebook less than a year old came with Windows XP SP 2 already installed


I dont believe that I have formatted before??
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expand the file with c:i386 for the initial path to extract from. its worth a shot. some oems have it on there.

and have you done a chkdsk /r from recovery console? I seem to have missed the fact that the recovery console was an option.
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This sounds more like ram than anything...just by the way it's acting.

Do you have a floppy drive on the machine? If yes, download MEMTEST, extract it, and run it. This will test the reliability of your RAM memory. Be sure to follow the instructions.

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Ok going to try the above suggestions. I really appreciate all of your help
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oh by the way the chkdsk /r takes a while
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OK so I persisted with running repairs on both of the installations. I thought for the heck of it I would try again. It worked this time and I am able to pull all of my files off and then I can reload. Thanks again
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awesome news. Good work
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Great! Now...how many Windows folders are in the C: drive? When you reboot, are you asked to choose which operating system you want to start?
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It looks like most of my folders are there in the C drive. My music was saved that is the only important thing that I was concerned about losing. It didnt ask which system that I wanted to start. I think that I actually was able to get through on the original not the paralelled. It finally allowed me to repair through the disk (not the repair console; the first option) I ran it through like 3 times though???? Not really sure what happened then it finally restarted after I allowed it to pass by the Disk. I dont think that it was completely repairing and loading for some reason. It then started up just as it is supposed to when a parallel is created? It was the first version (top option) The one the tutorial tells you will be the original not the parallel. Really strange but I was ready to call it quits when it finally worked. Thanks
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Cool! :tazz: Glad you got that sorted out.

If you have any more problems, come on back...

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