Cannot repair OR re-load Windows XP
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:05 PM
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:11 PM
it started today
I am at fixmbr again and im going to tell it yes.
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:13 PM
non-system disk or disk error replace and press any key when ready
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:16 PM
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:21 PM
and to try to repair it with the set up cd rom.....
we have tried that all day, doesnt work...
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:28 PM
If this doesn't start the machine, the only option I know of to get the data off is to install a new hard drive and connect this one as a slave. Then you can get your images after installing the operating system on the new drive. Or...install this drive as a slave on another machine and pull the data that way. You can then wipe the drive to rid it of errors and start with a clean install.
Anyway....boot back to Recovery Console.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines exactly as they are below, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak
copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Let me know how this goes.
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:32 PM
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:37 PM
I"m still leaning toward the partition being hidden, so I'm not so sure this is going to get us anywhere. I'll be doing a little research on unhiding partitions and see what I can come up with.
Let me know if you are even able to replace the registry hives.
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:49 PM
Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:03 PM
About the only thing I have left to try on this will destroy all the data on the drive. AND, at this point, I'm not so sure just how healthy this drive is. There is a good possibility that the HDD has failed.
I'll let you make the call knowing that 1) All data will be lost and 2) No guarantee of success.
What I have in mind is to completely wipe the drive clean using another method (fdisk) and then run the recovery on the raw drive. If the HDD is healthy, this should get the operating system back on the machine. If the drive is failing or has failed, well...I think you know the answer to that one.
Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:15 PM
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