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Can't repair windows XP


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BulletsStorm

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Hello..windows problems never end

and here's mine :

-I have this HDD wich has all my files and windows instelation folder...

-I can't boot into windows even safe mode..

-I can't repair it using Windows XP repair feature Becuse my OS doesn't appear in this screen to perform repairing !

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- But when I choose to install a fresh copy it indicates that I have OS installed !

-I've installed windowsXP in other partition (different HDD) and here are the OS's


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(when I choose the second one I get (System is not Installed) but when I unpluge and remove the other HHD from my computer I get the option screen of Safe mode,normal..etc)


-I don't want to install new windows and loosing 150GB of data I just want to get it repaired and keep all my personalized settings and installed programs as they originally were..

please help me out !

Edited by BulletsStorm, 19 July 2006 - 03:35 PM.

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It seems to be late now, but let's hope that's not going to be too late.

Well, you should trying to repair your system using recovery console and when you get to the command prompt try issuing the following commands:

FIXBOOT
CHKDSK /R

And tell us if it did any good!
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Hope not !

I tried chkdsk comment but it didn't change enything,,and it took long time though

FIXBOOT seems a bit scary I did some googling and I found it's kinda risky,,so I'll just leave as my last option,,

The good news is that I haven't lost anything in my HHD so it's got to be a way to end this joke !

got another ideas you would share ? anyone please !

really thanx for your help,,
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See if you can start it with this

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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I'll try this now !
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No! I couldn't boot into safe mode with the Command Prompt !!
what about recovery console can I do it from there ? I'll try anyway..
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Which drive has the 150GB of data
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actually now there's only one dirve,the 150gb

Now I just moved it to this computer I'm using it now,and I wonder if there's there's possible way to treat it from here ?
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So you have 2 PC's and have just added the 150GB drive to a working one

If so you should be able to copy from it, (better than move) to the host PC
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I've been trying to copy all my files and almost done.I just dont have enough space! The 160GB HHD is the biggest drive in my house..

So is it okey to run the recovery console and try System Restore feature? does that work like that ?
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Can you put any of it on to DVDR Discs

If you can get everything off the drive then you can wipe the drive and re-install
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So there's no more hope to repair it or whatever,,

Well,I'll see what else I can do

and really really thanx for ur advises and help..
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Having the data backed up is no bad thing

A clean install will always outperform a repair

You can put it back in its own PC and we can revisit it, you would only be able to repair it in its own PC because of the details it notes about the system it is in during the (repair) install
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No it's not a bad thing,but u know how hard that is,and after that I need to reinstall all my programs and stuff,,

anyway I'll put it back, any suggstions after that ?
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When the drive is back, set it to boot from the CD ROM drive, boot it, load the XP CD, at the earliest point you can, you may need to reboot, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

Press enter on the first screen, F8 on the next, post what it says when you press R on screen 3
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