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Is this the screen you see?

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nope, I see the one that shows my drives , size and partitions at the bottom

Edited by Demetri, 11 April 2006 - 10:16 PM.

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What is the name at the top of the screen?
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[quote]If no installations are found, then you will not be given the option to repair. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too corrupted.[/quote]
From the Guide... :whistling:

This is what is happening...sorry, it took a minute to dawn on me just what was going on. I'm so used to this procedure working that I forgot that a serious corruption will force a fresh install.

However, this can also be a software or hardware issue...let's try a Selective Startup and see if we can get into Normal Mode.

Cancel out of the repair, remove the cd, and boot into Safe Mode. Click Start, then Run, type msconfig, and click "Ok". Under the "General" tab, tick the box next to "Selective Startup", and untick the box next to "Load startup items". Click "Apply" and "Ok"...reboot.

Does it boot to Normal Mode?
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yes, it sure does. so do you think I should uninstall everything that loads at startup even nav2006 and reinstall it? only nav I will reinstall
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Naw...let's do it with the configuration utility...it'll be a lot faster.

Use msconfig again. Under the "General" tab, put the check back in "Normal Startup". Then click on the "Startup" tab. Start at the bottom of the list and deselect the last 5 checkboxes. Apply the change and reboot...does it go into Normal Mode?
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no it did not work, by unchecking the last five. If it helps any I also have sp2 installed.anyway If i start up normal we are back to square one.
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In a way, yes. Boot into Safe Mode, back into msconfig, recheck the last 5 in the list, and deselect the 5 above them, and reboot. Does it boot normally?
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yes but it starts up only one of the programs that normally starts up as usual. should I try it by checking each one 1 at a time until i see wich program is causing the problem and uninstall it.
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Exactly! :whistling:

Lots faster than uninstalling and reinstalling, isn't it?
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Wannabe,

thank you very much for your exceptional help. I am currently running the office 12 beta and having trouble with my outlook it always wants to start in safe mode. should I just uninstall it and reinstall office 2003, and if I still have a problem with outlook. May I contact you for your outstanding help.
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That's the way I would do it. It's probably a "beta bug" that bit you.... :whistling:

Go back to the 2003 and if reinstalling it doesn't fix the Outlook problem...I will be very surprised.

As a side note, there is a better e-mail client available. I've used it exclusively in place of Outlook for a long time without any issues at all. Thunderbird.

Please do come back if you have problems...we do this because we love it!

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Edited by wannabe1, 11 April 2006 - 11:51 PM.

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