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The repair install appears as a usual install, provided you press enter, F8 the R to repair, that's as it will be
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So will the Repair fucntion look as though its reinstalling XP again? And take around 40 mins to complete?
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Yes

The only difference being you won't get asked to format or see a yellow bar wiping the drive
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Ok Keith. I turned on the pc this morning and it now boots up to the Win XP log-in screen.

One thing though...the USB keyboard or mouse isnt working now.

I can see power going to the keyboard when booting up the pc and the mouse (which is optical) has its red light on underneath. But i cant move the cursor or log-on.

I have been in the BIOS and enabled USB.
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Has the keyboard got an F-Mode / Lock key, press that and see if it lets you log on

Use a standard keyboard to log on, connect the USB Keyboard which should work then, download the software for it
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Its just a basic DELL keyboard http://www.pcpartsin...ds/DE-W7658.jpg

It must be a USB issue if the mouse isnt working either

Edited by doire, 01 August 2006 - 01:27 AM.

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Check the leads are in

Remove the leads and boot the PC, plug it in when it gets to the welcome screen

See if it has a converter plug to USB, you could remove it and plug it in to the standard socket
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This is strange. I booted the pc up again and the mouse now works. The keyboard doesnt.

I have tried 3 different keyboards and still they dont work. :whistling:
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Boot the PC to BIOS set up and load BIOS defaults, press F10 to save, type Y then press enter, assuming the keyboard works in BIOS set up
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How do i load BIOS defaults?

Yes, the keyboard works in thje BIOS ok
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When you have the BIOS set up screen, it should say BIOS defaults, press whatever
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Keith the reason why i cant log in is because im now getting a winlogon.exe Application Error.

Looks like im going to have to save the data on the disk by placing it in an external enclosure and hooking it up to my own pc. Take whatever data i need and reinstall XP and put the data back on.

Thanks for the help anyway. :whistling:
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Once you have the data off, put the drive back in its own PC and run this to wipe the drive

Click using boot and nuke for the programme guide

To completely erase all data on the drive(s)

Download Boot and Nuke

Using Boot and Nuke

Use the autonuke option, which could take 8 hours or so, then when you run Windows set up, check it is creating a RAW1 partition on C, if the drive letter is different, restart the PC and it should default to C
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Would there be any point in me taking an image of the disc and loading the image onto the hard drive again (wiping the origianl data in the process) if a software issue caused the logon problems?
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If you take the data off, using boot and nuke adds 8 hours for a 200GB drive but makes sure the drive is as clean as possible

If you run a repair install it should resolve any issues, yours didn't, so it could be wise to comprehensively wipe the drive
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