windows startup, desktop
Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:40 PM
Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:20 PM
Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:49 PM
The boot.ini is a "super hidden" file. Don't change it unless you know what you're doing.
Open Control Panel and double click the "System" icon. Under the "Advanced" tab, in "Startup and Recovery", click the "Settings" button. Click on the "Edit" button.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:09 AM
Do you have a retail version installation cd? Or an OEM version?
Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:19 PM
Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:27 PM
Try the following first:
REPAIR 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.
Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:55 PM
Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:38 PM
Do you receive the following options when you boot to the CD?
- To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER.
- To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
- To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:51 PM
Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:08 PM
If you look carefully at the guide I linked you to, in the initial window, under "Welcome to Setup", you will press "Enter"...just as though you were going to do a fresh install.
In the next window, you will press F8 to accept the EULA.
In the third, you will select your operating system (it will probably already be selected) and then...this is the biggie...You will press the R key.
from there, just follow the prompts. It will look like it's doing a fresh install, but in reality, it is repairing the system.
Let me know how you fare.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:55 PM
It does not offer the third selection in the window. All it offers to install on the selected partion,delete, or do a new install.what in the world is going on here I am so upset.I ran nav in safe mode, tried system restore worked for a little while. I removed the following viruses hacktool and bloodhound.overpacked.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:01 PM
Which screen 1st or 3rd? Each screen contains two options and a chance to quit...where am I getting lost?????
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