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Okay..it doesn't. Do I quit and try again?
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Yes please

Press enter at the welcome to set up screen, then F8, then R
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okay will do
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i am right back to the partition screen again do I select one , create one, delete one or what?

Edited by DangerousThing, 19 December 2006 - 10:25 AM.

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You should have this
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Again...i don't. I followed the steps and got right bck to the setup screen showing the list of partitions as below:



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

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item from the list.

To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press enter.

To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.

To delete the selected partition, press D.


38163 MB disk at Id 0 on bus on atapi [MBR]

C: Partion1 [Unknown] 37229 MB ( 37228 MB free )
E: Partition2 (Inactive (OS/ Boot Man 933 MB ( 180 MB free )

Edited by DangerousThing, 19 December 2006 - 10:40 AM.

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I will have to get back to you on this
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okay....thank you very much for al your help so far.
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Using this if you can click it it, if not it is text based so let me know so I can paste it in here, best to read through it first

Presently we get to step 7 number 12

Which gives two options, either to run step 6 to see if using recovery console will let you use check disk, or to run step 8

http://www.rm.com/Su...?cref=TEC272497

If you need help with any of it post in
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I am away to work until 2100 CST (US). I will attempt to work through this tonight. Thank you again.

DAN
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That is 2 a:m here I think
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If I may suggest: I have seen this problem a number of times - windows repair option doesn't show up. I don't know what is the reason for that, might be some difference between the installed version of xp and the one on the disk.

I suggest to use the recovery console and run chkdsk /f and after that chkdsk /r (you can't run both under a single command in recovery console). If this doesnt help then I would run the fixboot and fixmbr commands.
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Thank you. I have run the repair scenario before so there may a difference.

Would it be possible to walk me through the process of getting to the chkdsk / * prompt(s) in the recovery console? Am I correct that it will be via the install disk again?

Thanks again
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Run the xp cd that you used before. Choose the option of repair with recovery console. A black, DOS-like window will open. When asked to specify installation write 1 and then Enter. If I remember correctly you should see c:\windows>. Type chkdsk /f and then press Enter (note the space in the command). Repeat the same procedure but now type chkdsk /r. This is a considerably longer procedure so be patient.
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Yeah...do that ^^^^^^^

Edited by wannabe1, 19 December 2006 - 02:03 PM.

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