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Fultiniho

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I've been following the advice in this topic: http://www.geekstogo...showtopic=90273

But now I am stuck.

Step 3 says: Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.


I've not got a clue what installation I want.

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Hey there Fultiniho, welcome to Geeks To Go Forums.

What Kieth means is that you must select the drive that windows is installed onto, you will see a list of maybe 2, select the one "C:\Windows\"

If you need any more help let me know. Cool :whistling:

EDIT: NOTE: If you do not have an administrators password, just press enter and leave it blank.

Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 24 June 2006 - 08:14 AM.

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I don't have a list to choose from?

all I have is:

C:\>
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Ok, then try select "C:\>" option. If there is only one option, choose it.

This will bring up the recovery console, from there continue following Kieth's instructions.

Cool :whistling:
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It's not a 'choosable' option, it's the command prompt line :whistling:

When entering bootcfg /rebuild, I am told that:

A corrupt file system has stopped bootcfg succesfully scanning. I am running chkdsk as prompted, but it seems to be checking the volume on 0% forever.
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Hey again Fultiniho.

Ok, leave "chkdsk" to run for at least 2 hours. If chkdsk has still not preformed any scanning let me know.

2 hours sounds like alot, but this is usually the time it can take on a damaged computer. So do not get alarmed if it stay on 0% for awhile, this is usuall.

If the scan completes restart the instructions given by Kieth. (bootcfg /rebuild)

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Cool, thanks for the help, appreciate it!
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chkdsk failed at 50%, says the volume may contain one or more unrecoverable problems.

Any ideas?
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Can you run this?

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install


XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Thanks Keith, I will try this and let you know.
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I didn't have an option to repair, only to format the partition. Is this my only option?
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Can you check you booted from the CD

Pressed enter on the first screen

Pressed F8 for the license agreement

Pressed R
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I have done all of the above, however...

I cannot press R.

I can:

Set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER

Create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C

Delete the selected partition, press D
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You get screen 1 followed by the license agreement but not this

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No, not that screen.
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