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How-to repair Windows XP

Windows Repair How-to XP

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#136
Infamous_Nate

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Will following this guide step by step cause the contents of "My Documents" folder to be erased?

these are the repair options i get:

-: Partition1 <EISA Utilities> 4997 MB (296 MB free)
C: Partition2 <ACER> [FAT32] 35409 MB (20205 MB free)
D: Partition3 <ACERDATA> [FAT32} 35911 MB (35900 MB free)
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My Documents will be left alone :)

Regards,
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SPAM is yummy!!

Edited by __RiP_ChAiN_, 29 June 2008 - 02:53 AM.

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If a moderator thinks this is important enough, perhaps they can add this to the original post under this topic.

http://support.micro...kb/917964/en-us

It seems that when doing a repair of XP, if you have IE7 installed, you have to uninstall it first, do the repair, then reinstall IE7. Otherwise, IE will not function properly.

I found this out the hard way last week. There was no way to fix it that I could find, so I had to do a fresh reinstall of XP.
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Hi Everyone

I had an computer running under XP that would NOT boot up. I put the SP install disk in and right after it said press f6 if you had RAID it came up and said press f2 which I did. It asked for an Automated System Recovery Disk, what is that? Where can I get it/download it?

Note, I had not read this forum prior to that; however, I finally got it to boot up with a new memory stick.

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Hello All, whenever I go to certain websites, (one that seem to be graphic heavy) i get the following errors. and you have to click through all the errors to get anything done

runtime error has occurred
Do you wish to debug?
line:1046
error: undetermined string constant

and

"null" is null or not an object.

Please help

Thanks
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WHAT IF YOU DONT HAVE THE CD DISK OR THE FLOPPY
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I attempted to Repair XP but i ran into a problem.

I went through the blue screen setup section as shown, then it restarts, and now it opens up to a Install Windows XP screen and asks me to put in the Windows XP Service Pack 1 Disc. but it's already in there. i put in the correct directory and nothing. i dont know what to do

i am doing an XP repair because Registry first aid messed up something and took away my rights, so when i try to log on it asks for a password when i never made one to begin with, and when i put null it says

"Unable to log you on because of an account restriction."

so my rights have been taken away, i am the only user and i am the administrator. so i was forced to do an XP repair but here i am stuck yet again.

i've tried:
1. many passwords
2. no password
3. CTRL+ALT+DEL, admin user and null password
4. start in safe mode

nothing worked. please help!
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Thanks a lot for the post... it really helped me to to get my desktop working again.

Thanks again.
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Hi, can someone please help?

I've followed the guide to repair but I get a blue screen saying Setup cannot copy the file: rdpcdd.sys. I've pressed to rtry and yes the cd is in the drive. It says either skip the file but has a caution that if you skip, the suetup may not complete and windows xp may not work properly or press F3 to quit.

What do I do??!!

Oh and now it seems to have done that but says it cannot copy file verdanaz.ttf. I've pressed retry several times on that just in case it happens by accident like it did just now but it won't do it! Do I just skip any files it won't add?

Edited by defriesg, 05 September 2008 - 07:46 AM.

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I have a Dell, and have the CD supplied by them (not MS). My lap top began freezing up about a month ago, and the rate is increasing (today it was about 10 times). I down loaded a memory checker and ran for about 3 hours with out error, so I thought the operating system might be orrupt. I booted from the CD Dell had with the lap top, and got the screens you supplied in the first post, EXCEPT no licensing screen. After that comes the three choices f3 install, r repair or exit to exit. After selecting r, I get a full screen black command screen asking which ??? (I don't remember, maybe account) to repair. Then it lists
1: c:\windows

C:\windows ( cursor at this location).

Entering leaves the repair fuction and I have tried putting a one at the cursor but nothing happens. How do I continue the repair?

*****After the initial post I went back and tried again, writing down what happened.

After selecting R, the grey bar at the bottom indicates Examining ???? (too fast to write what it was)

Black screen

MS Windows XP Recovery Console

The RC provides sys repair and recovery funtionality.

Type exit to quit RC and reboot

1: C:\windows



Which windows installation would you like to log onto?

To cancel press enter

C:\windows(cursor here) I am able to enter only 1 character, but how to continue? If I select enter it exits the RC as indicated in the instructions above. I'm baffled on what to do next, tried 1 and R neither did anything, you could backspace and re-type 1 character.

Edited by bknight, 05 September 2008 - 09:41 PM.

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Hi,

I'm wondering if someone can help me.

I've followed all the steps carefully until I reach the "Windows Setup Screen".

When I press enter to "Setup Windows XP" instead of the license agreement coming up there is just the blue screen with "Windows XP Home Edition Setup" as the title and "Examining 114471 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi...". Clearly this is not supposed to happen.

Incase it's important I'll just mention why I'm I'm looking to repair the OS. My sister turned off the computer mannually while it was installing updates, which has obviously really upset XP somehow.

I should also admit to pressing the "R" key when I first tried to repair windows as I did not know of any forums which outline the steps.

Thanks to anyone who can help,
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Setup cannot find the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).

Setup cannot continue. To Quit Press F3. :)


Help Please!!!
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Setup cannot find the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).

Setup cannot continue. To Quit Press F3. :)


Help Please!!!

I have never heard of this issue before. My first and foremost thought is that you are not using a genuine XP disc, or it is badly scratched and unable to be accessed.

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any way to do this without the CD? I have some problems and currently do not have to CD.
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