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i'll have to wait a day or two to get the XP unfortunatly i dont have it.
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i tried the repair- but after i put in the admistrator password i dont know what to do..its just a black screen and C/Windows: but i dont know what to put ?
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Try this:

Insert your XP CD, go to Start >> Run >> cmd, then type the following:

sfc /scannow (make sure you have a space between sfc and the backslash

This will scan and reinstall any Windows files
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ok i did that. the progress bar went all the way so i assume it worked. but i'm still having the same problems. its really started to frustrate me

Edited by Junerish, 10 December 2006 - 11:52 PM.

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I am asking someone who is much wiser than me in these matters to take a look. Please follow his instructions.
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dsenette poked his head in here and said you skipped a step in the repair process and ended up in the recovery console. These are his recommendations:

Repair the Windows XP installation.

To do this, follow these steps:
  • Make sure that the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive is the first priority startup device.
    See your computer documentation for information about how to do this.
  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
  • When the instruction to "Press any key to boot from CD" appears, press a key. Your computer starts from the Windows XP CD.
  • When the computer starts from the CD, the system verifies your hardware, and then prompts you to select one of the following options:

    - To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER
    - To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
    - To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  • Press ENTER.
  • Press F8 to accept the Licensing Agreement.
  • A box lists your current Windows XP installation, and then the computer prompts you to select one of the following options:

    - To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.
    - To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing, press ESC.

  • Press R.
You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards.
NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

How to Perform A Re-Install Of XP
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dsenette poked his head in here and said you skipped a step in the repair process and ended up in the recovery console. These are his recommendations:

[*]A box lists your current Windows XP installation, and then the computer prompts you to select one of the following options:
[indent=1][font=Fixedsys][color=black] - To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.



i dont get that option after i press f8..it says something about partitions and lists like 4/5 different options :whistling:
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poking my head in even further..

could you post those options?...in fact...everything that shows up on the screen that you're talking about (if you could take a clear picture with a digital camera maybe?)
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first it says theres different partitions and then lists one option and then when i press enter the screen comes up with the different options..I dont know if you can tell from the picture...(everthing looks really blurry to me today) so let me know if i need to just write it down for you

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......and you followed the steps exactly right?

A box lists your current Windows XP installation, and then the computer prompts you to select one of the following options:

- To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.
- To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing, press ESC.

when y ou get there....you selected the partition that CURRENTLY has windows on it right? then pressed R
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yes
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could i get a pic of the screen where it shows the partitions (something's not making sense). also...what type of xp cd is this?
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xp professional
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