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Cannot repair OR re-load Windows XP


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It says 1: c:\Widows
which wijndows ijnstallation would you like to log onto
it says (to cancel, press enter) but you said to press enter so what do I do?
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As i was waitng for your reply to see if I was supposed to hit enter or what, the computer shut off so now we are putting all 6 in for the third time....I wish you and I were on chat or something.

The problem is that after hitting repair there was only one thing showing up and you said to hit enter but the screen said that enter would cancel it. Im confused.... anyway, ony one showed up and you told me to let you know......

Ihope it doesnt cut off again..
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If there is just the one installation listed, put the XP installtion cd (not recovery) in the cd-rom drive, and press R at this screen.

From this point, this operation will look like a fresh install of Windows. In reality, it will repair the current installation leaving your data intact. You will need YOUR product key which should be located on a sticker on the back of the machine.

Keep me posted on your progress...
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sorry... I am stupid I was not following your directions right.

Instead of hitting the repair part I hit enter at welcome to set up....then it said to insert the CD and we did that and hit enter... but then then after it said please wait... it took us back to insert the CD for windows XP, almost like its not reading it....
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I never was able to get to a part that said to agree by pressing F8 either....
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Some OEM machines don't ask you to accept the agreement.

Does the cd seem to be trying to read the cd? Light flashing?

Try your recovery cd and see if it will allow the repair.

We may be replacing the hives yet... :whistling:

Edited by wannabe1, 15 October 2006 - 06:10 PM.

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we put the 6 in AGAIN we hit repair... it took us to a screen that says The recovery cohnsole provides system repair and funjctionality. type exit to quit the recovery console and restart the computer.
1:c:\WINDOWS

wHICH WINDOWS INSTALLATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOG ONTO (TO CANCEL, PRESS ENTER) '


So we put 1 in there and it thought for a bit then under neat there it says c:\wihndows> and does not look like its doing anything else.

We thought we would do the repair thing before we tried the recovery cd.
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You are flat out not gonna believe this! Our electricity in our whole subdivisiojn went out and came back on a few minutes later. SO NOW WE ARE PUTTING THOSE 6 floppy disks back in the computer... I guess after they are done we will try the recovery cd....
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1:c:\WINDOWS

Is this all it says in the box?

You may have lost the boot.ini file in all the defragging/updating/restarting that went on.

Let's go to Recovery Console and try a couple of things.

Get to the "Welcome to Setup" screen and press R

Choose the operating system to repair...in this case, 1:c:\WINDOWS

If you are asked for the Admin password, leave it blank and press "Enter"

This should take you to a command prompt. Lst me know when you are there...
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ok i will let you know when im there. right now we are on the 4th floppy disc
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ok i am at the command prompt 1:c:\windows
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The prompt should be C:/Windows>

At the prompt, type bootcfg and press "Enter".

Post with the results of this.
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scan
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rebuild
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OH MY GOD!!!!!! THE COMPUTER JUST TURNED OFF!!!!!!!!! I WISH WE WERE CHATTING....
I have a fan on it just in case its getting too hot or something.

[bleep] IT! I will put the 6 floppy disks back in and get back to where we were, meanwhile if you could let me kow what to do that would be cool... Thanks!!!
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When you get back to the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild (note the space after bootcfg) and press "Enter".

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