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How-to repair Windows XP

Windows Repair How-to XP

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#301
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Hiya,

just trying to repair my windows xp with your guide. Got as far as agreeing the licence agreement but the next screen does not give me the option to repair. I have a list of existing partitions and the options to install or delete partition. What should I do?
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I have just used this fix per suggestion of "SpyHunter". Everything went as planned until I got to the screen that asked me for my "update" CD-KEY code. The key code I have is the original code from the original setup. I get an invalid code error message. If I finish the "fix" and restart my PC, I get to the log in screen. Once I login I get message telling me to register the software. Once I select "yes", I get a blue screen and that is it.
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My XP has just recently started this exact thing. First it would load fairly quickly but the networks would take forever to connect then today it wouldn't load the networks at all and in diagnostics I got an error saying L1 cache could not be found. It was almost impossible to do anything because it just locked up every window I tried to open. Soooo I'm running the repair and it appears to be doing its thing...it has deleted and replaced files, which took about 2 hours and now its just sitting on "Please wait while setup initializes your Windows XP configuration" and it has been there for a good 30 minutes. Is this suppose to take this long and is it working??

Edited by thead, 22 July 2011 - 04:23 PM.

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OK so it finally released and I'm on to the inStall portion....don't know if it fixed me yet but I do know that G2G ROCKS!!!!!

Edited by thead, 22 July 2011 - 09:04 PM.

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This did not work, I even tried to re-install it again but it goes through everything and continues to go back to the reboot loop.
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Hi, I was having problems with Adobe Shockwave Flash and after numerous tries at deleting and reinstalling and no improvement I decided to do an XP repair. It got thru all 5 stages and then it stopped in the middle of 'set up' with this msg.:

Stop: C000021a (Fatal system error)
The windows login system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000080(0x00000000 0x00000000)
The system has shut down.

If I try and restart without the repair disc in it just shuts down. If I try and restart in safe mode I get the msg. that set up can't be attempted in safe mode. If I try and restart with the disc in it recognizes that the repair was attempted before and asks if I want to try it again, which I do, but it gets stuck in the same spot and shuts down. Can you help?

Thanks
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Hi and thanks for reading. I have followed the instructions posted. I am using a Copy of a genuine XP CD that I slip streamed SP2 onto. I am doing a repair install and everything looks good until it pops up a RESTORE screen with an OK button at the bottom right corner. I can click ok until I am blue in the face and nothing happens. I have tried several time to run the repair install again with the same results. Has anyone here ever run into this? I have checked the boards at Bleeping Computers with no luck. Yes I do have the CD key but it never goes that far.

Edited by mreasyrider, 11 December 2011 - 01:23 PM.

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When there are general BSOD errors, system lockups, or files that refuse to load during the restore it's generally one of three things. Bad memory, dirty or damaged media (CD), or a hard drive error.

Since bad memory is the most common culprit, a memory diagnostic like memtest86 should be the first step. If it fails, remove a stick of RAM and test again until you identify the bad stick of RAM and replace. If the media is bad you can generally order a new disk from the OEM, or Microsoft, depending on where the system or parts were purchased. If the hard drive is failing, there are diagnostic disks available from each hard drive manufacturer, that may or may not offer a clear diagnosis. In all of these scenarios, you'll find more help by posting a new topic in this forum (Windows XP).
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Hi as far as downloading any diagnostic programs I can't becuase I got stuck in 'set up' during XP repair. Any suggestions?
Thanks
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You'll have to use another system. Or, you can order a disk from memtest86.com for $9.95 plus shipping.
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Just for my own general knowledge can the repair process be reversed or over ridden and forced to complete itself? When I say 'repair' I mean 'set up' I'm assuming the actual repair was completed because it went thru all 5 steps.
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Edited by moe jr, 12 December 2011 - 11:17 AM.

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Once you start the repair, it has to be completed. There is no turning back. However, you can skip individual files on read error, and the repair will usually succeed.
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How do you skip files during a repair? I thought the whole process is pretty much automated.

Edited by moe jr, 12 December 2011 - 11:33 AM.

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@ Moe Jr, this is not a support topic for specific issues/users. Please start a new topic.
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Hi, I was looking for a solution and i just saw your post. I have the same problem with you. Do you remember how did you fix it?
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