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UHH OHHHH... i hope i didn't go too far. It loaded files and stopped at a screen called Windows XP Professional Setup.
It gives me 3 choices: enter= continue, OR r=repair, OR f3=quit

Sorry I didn't see you last post in time.
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No problem...let's go to Recovery Console...Press R.
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okay, it is at the recovery console. what shall i type to the question "which windows installation would you like to log onto"?
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You probably only have one listed, correct? It should be numbered...if it's 1, type 1 and press "Enter".
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now it asks for the administrator password. If i make a mistake in typing it in, how many times before i get locked out? I am quite sure if I made the password, I will get it correct...but I ask.....just in case.....
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If you have not set an Admisnistrator password that you use to sign on to the machine, just press "Enter".
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after pressing enter, it reads:

C:\WINDOWS> (then a cursor in a box shape is waiting for the next prompt)
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Type chkdsk /r and press enter. If you are told the drive is busy and asked if you want to schedule the check at next boot, type Y and press "Enter".

I think you've done this before, but with all the recent errors, I think we should do it again.
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ok..it says "CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery..."

It is at about 55%.

I will wait for the next prompt.
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It will take a while to finish this...the last two stages are a bit lengthy...take a break. :whistling:

Let me know when it completes.
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hi again wannabe1,

it just finished and "CHKDSK found and fixed one or more errors on the volume."

It is back to the C:\WINDOWS>


I will wait for further instructions. Did it do what it was supposed to?
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Yup...it sure did.

Now let's see if we can get the ACPI support installed. Type exit and reboot to the CD. We're going to run a repair install. Read through this Guide before you start.

You will see a screen at the beginning of the process that will say "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver". When you see this, press F5 to install ACPI support. The rest of the process should be just as the guide shows...if you see any deviation from that, let me know.
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wannabe1,

thanks for all the help so far. i need to leave for a few hours. since the next step is lengthy, is it okay to to it later? and if so, do i leave the screen where it is at, and as well as the OS cd?
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Remove the cd, type exit and press "Enter" to reboot to Windows. Given your startup problem, I would leave it running until you get back to try the repair.
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did that and i will leave it running.

chat with u later....MAHALO for everything


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