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How-to repair Windows XP

Windows Repair How-to XP

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No you cannot do this without an official Windows XP disc, because the process requires to copy files from the disc to replace the ones on your hard drive. You will need to acquire one to be able to follow the tutorial.

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i have just followed your repair guild but when windows tries to install fatal error message which prevents windows from continuing.one of the components that windows needs to install couldnot be installed.incorrect funtion can anyone help please thankyou
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Hi,
I have a problem I'm wondering if you are able to help me with, I got a laptop with xp pro on it, the hdd has a partition on it, C: is fine (opp system) but D: has done the strangest thing, it was NTFS now its gone and changed to RAW, it is really frustrating because I got allot of pics, songs and word docs that I'm unable to access now, is there any thing I can do to change the D: drive back to NTFS, any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. much Peace and many Blessings.

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Mr. Admin Superhero,
Thanks for the ray of hope in dealing with this lovely blue screen message: ...c0000135 {unable to locate component} This application has failed to start because user32.dll was not found... I followed your instructions, but I'm running into a problem as I enter the 3rd screen shot. I press F8 to accept terms and my screen shows the following:

The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list
  • To set up windows EX on the selected item, Press ENTER.
  • To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C
  • To delete the selected partition, press D.

In the box:
113036 MB Disk 0 at Id0 on bus ) on atapi [MBR]
--: Partition 1 [FAT] 47 MB ( 39 MB free)
C: Partition 2 [NTFS] 81078 MB ( 68782 MB free)
D: Partition 3 (backup) [NTFS] 26906 MB ( 26840 MB free)
F: Partition 4 [FAT32] 4997 MB ( 243 MB free)
Unpartitioned space 8 MB


The command line at the bottom only gives me the options to Install, Delete Partition or Quit.
unless I highlight the unpartitioned space. In that case my options are to Install, Create Partition or Quit.
I never see the option for R=Repair.
I'm not sure of the reason for all the partitions, and I would like to delete the F: partition and I don't know what the --: drive is or if it's necessary, and put that 8 MB of space somewhere too, but these issues are beside the point.

I attempted to press ENTER for the C: drive the following information appears.
//You chose to install Windows XP on a partition that contains another operating system Installing Windows XP on this partition might cause the other operating system to function improperly.
CAUTION: Installing multiple operating systems on a single partition is not recommended. To learn more about...//


This computer is a Dell Inspiron E1505. A friend from church said she was watching a video (I'm guessing online) when the blue screen message showed up. I have no disks that came with it. It seems that the D: drive has a back up of Windows XP, but if I run from that will I lose everything from the C: drive? I have my own copy of Windows XP (upgrade I bought in 2005) that I am trying to use for this repair.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated. :) Please!

Edited by Jenn C, 05 December 2008 - 03:10 PM.

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Hi Jenn C,

If the XP disc is not the same as the install, then you won't get the repair option.

You need to find out if the computer has windows XP Professional or Home, then use the correct disc.

If you have any further problems, start yourself a new topic. :)

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I have been trying to re-install windows, for a while now. I have a Windows XP home CD. I start the installation, but when it asks which partition I want to install on to, there are no partitions listed. I use the down arrows keys, and then I get the blue screen of death with a stop message. "Page_Fault_nopaged_Area 0x00000050(0x8931C590,0x00000001,0x8080A27E,0x00000000)". What can i do. I want to wipe my drive completly. It is a SATA Drive. My motherboard does have RAID but i don't use it, because I only have one drive.
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I followed the instructions for repairing Windows XP. Everything worked exactly as instructed until I got to the portion where I was just to follow the prompts. At this point there was a blue screen that said " installation would take approximatley 39 minutes". On that screen, it said copies files from: Globalroo\device\cdrom\I386 (this was the default). I clicked "OK". However, it did not accept the "ok" and did not proceed any further. I am sure it is operator error. Any suggestions?
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My laptop has BSOD issues and I just tried doing a repair install of Windows XP, but sadly, it did not work! :)

Prior to doing a repair install, I got this BSOD:
STOP: C000021a, and that a "fatal error has occured". It also gives this code: 0xC000012f.

After doing a repair install, I got this BSOD:
STOP: C000021a, and that a "fatal error has occured". It also gives this code: 0xC0000135.

Any suggestions on how I can go about resolving this issue would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance!!

Edited by starfire14, 17 December 2008 - 04:56 PM.

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Help Please ... !!

My system 32 is corrupt and I did what you said in first reply. But, after copying computer want to reboot it again. After the computer is reboot it back again with "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt" "Press any key to boot from CD"

What should I do ?
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Hello, I can't get my system to boot from XP CD-ROM...i went into the bios and changed the boot order so that CD-ROM is before Hard Disk boot...
but it just goes to an endless black screen.....I'm trying to do a system restore/repair but I can't get there

can anyone help?
Thanks
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Whoops...I was using the wrong disc....thats why I couldn't boot from disc..

but now the setup can't find any hard disk drives installed..
I have an Adaptec Raid system installed into a Gigabyte pentium Mother Board....

I recently wiped it and re-installed XP....I can't believe I'm going to do this again...
Why isn't it finding my hard drives?

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rapbop,

You'd be better off asking this question in the Windows XP forum itself. This is meant as a guide, not really a thread for getting help. You'll get a better response if you start your own topic. :)
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Can do thanks
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Hi I was wondering, I am noticing that some of my Windows XP functions aren't working properly anymore - after trying to get rid of a virus. I tried doing a Windows XP Recovery, but it didn't show the above screens pictured above. Once I put the disk in the screen said, " Press R" to Recover for windows XP Home Edition.

My software was preinstalled on my Hard Drive, can you please tell me if I can use my Insignia Recovery Disk to recovery my system with the reinstallation method above while keeping my important files intact?

It seems the recovery that I had to do bcz my system wouldn't load Windows XP didn't restore all of my files. It seemed to attempt to repair existing files, NOT reinstall. Thank you inadvance for your help.

Edited by SM_6, 05 February 2009 - 08:37 PM.

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SM_6,

What functions are you missing? Some viruses/malware will disable Windows functions, so it's possible that your PC isn't clean and that's why your Windows is having issues. It would be worth exploring that option first.
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