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Can not Start XP all the way


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I was impatient so I did it anyway. Ever hear of a program called sample? I had to end it to get windows to shutdown
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Registry editor

default is exefile
content type is application/x-msdownload

it was already this way
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Is the installation cd you have from a branded machine like Dell or HP or is it a Retail cd (holographis label)?
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unfortunately it is from dell, which both computers are as well
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Cool...I can live with that.

Let's see if we can run a repair installation on the beast. Some Dell cd's have this option...some don't. Maybe we'll get lucky...for a change. :whistling: Use the product key from the beast...

Try this REPAIR to 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. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.

Edited by wannabe1, 28 April 2006 - 11:54 PM.

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The disk I have is XP media center edition the OS on the beast is just XP home will this create a problem?
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I will give it a whirl anyway :whistling:
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Hold off...Media Center is XP Pro...
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Is the beast also Pro?
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ok, I think I might have one at work that is regular xp home edition I can try tomorrow
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If it is I will give that a try and post back what happened
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oh sorry did not see that reply, no the beast is home edition XP
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The same version will really help...XP Pro would have put a second operating system on the drive... :whistling:

Then the fun would have really begun!
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LOL already having enough fun as it is. I will post back tomorrow and let you know where I am at with it. Thanks for the help tonight. 2 am here good time to go to sleep :whistling:
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Yup...late here, too. I'll be wandering around here somewhere tomorrow... :whistling:

Edited by wannabe1, 29 April 2006 - 12:23 AM.

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