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when i downloaded the 6 disks from microsoft, i got the xppro with sp2 coz thats what i had. should i just try the original xp pro without service packs?
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Should not matter
I take it it still won't boot.
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ok. wont bother with that 1 then. Nope still no joy at all, same blue screen when i try the 6 disks.
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Go here and download NTFS 4 dos (at the bottom)
NTFS

Edited by peterm, 31 December 2006 - 03:30 AM.

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yep. do i put it on floppy or run it from laptop
scratch that- ran the prog and created the floppy. ran option 1 and let it do a chkdsk

Edited by pandammonia, 31 December 2006 - 04:11 AM.

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chkdsk came back ok. 0 KB in bad sectors
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however now i have a prompt.
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I recently did a full system back-up with nero back it up 2. is there some way i can use that disk to gt back into windows maybe?


I am not familiar with this Nero but maybe you can take off your hard disk, install it as a slave on another computer, install Nero to the master disk, restore system to the slave, take off the slave and install it back as a master in your computer?

If you do move the disk, backup your valuable data before starting the recovery.
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I am not familiar with this Nero but maybe you can take off your hard disk, install it as a slave on another computer, install Nero to the master disk, restore system to the slave, take off the slave and install it back as a master in your computer?

The skeptic- I myself have thought of this as an option, even maybe just create a partition on seperate pc to restore nero to, then just find my boot files and restore to my pc. But i dont have access to another pc, only laptops, and a mac, and because its a full system backup, its only stored as one file so i have to restore whole thing and am worried about it taking over on this laptop. Also this is my first back-up and restore so am very unsure of how to do it, and its possible effects.
[color=#009900]peterm- while at the prompt, i went to c: dir just to have a look. My friend who was with me at the time claimed that my autoexec.bat file said it was 0 bytes and he thinks that could be the problem... ? btw - Happy New Year.
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Happy New Year
If your Autoexec was not 0 we would have a problem.
At C:>type boot.ini enter
what does it say
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i did the type boot.ini as requested and its the same as the one posted above, but here it is.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi<0>disk<0>rdisk<0>partition<1>\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi<0>disk<0>rdisk<0>partition<1>\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect

This looks alright yeah?
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Yes your boot.ini looks fine? which is different to the one before as the error message.

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mvp.sys and thats the last thing that comes up.

Ok I do not know if this will work because we are not in the recovery console at the prompt type C:>disable.mup Enter
Try a reboot. If that does not work the only other thing I can think of is if we rename the file mvp.sys to mvp.old and try a boot. We can also see if you can start system restore as an option. ( I do not run system restore so I can't say for certin it works from where we are)
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It just says bad command or filename.
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I only have 2 option left (for now)
1) Try system restore C:>%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe Enter
If not then do you want to try a rename of the file ?
Change to C:\windows\system32\drivers
at the prompt C:\windows\system32\drivers:>dir mvp.sys this should show the file.If it does then
C:\windows\system32\drivers:>ren mvp.sys mvp.old enter Reboot
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I tried option one as typed andaid bad command or filename so i typed it as \WINDOWS\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and it came back with this program cannot be run in DOS mode. bugger!- (It sounded too easy lol). Will try option 2 now.

All attempts at option 2 came back bad command or filename. :whistling:

Edited by pandammonia, 01 January 2007 - 02:21 AM.

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