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I got to problems know, the cd boots fine but when i try to repair windows xp it tells me to give the administrator password and i dont rembmber it and it also says if i want to setup windows know and it tells me the "setup cannost find the end user licensing agreement", please help, thanks
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We don't want the repair install using this cd...we'll use it another way. The password is blank by default.

Boot to the cd. At the first screen (Welcome to Setup), press R to load Recovery Console.

The next screen should be black and ask which operating system you want to log onto. You should see your installation listed next to a number...probably 1: C:\WINDOWS...press 1

When asked for the password, just press Enter

This should take you to a command prompt. At the prompt, type fixboot and press Enter. Type Y and press Enter. Once this completes, see if the machine will boot to Windows.

If no joy, boot to the cd again and load Recovery Console...once back at the command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press Enter. This should start a long check of the file system...let it finish as see if it will boot to Windows.

I've got to step out for a bit, but will check in when I return.



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I could'nt do the fixboot because it didnt let me but i did do the chkdsk /r and it did the scan than i exit and removed the cd and the same thing heppend... i thought we had it there, now what?

Edited by BSNCAPBYY, 16 January 2007 - 11:22 AM.

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Hmmm...

Load Recovery Console and get back to command prompt. Type bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter This will rebuild the boot sector rather than try to repair it.
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Hurry i think we are getting close it says total identified windows installs 4 and then it says a dirrecion where i think is all of my information and it says "add installation to boot list? yes/no/all" in which i anwser y then it says "enter load indentifirer" and then ask me "enter os load options". What do i do, what do i write?
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For the load identifier, you add your operating system. If you have XP Home installed, you will type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

If Pro is installed, type Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition

For load options...type /fastdetect
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... it says "failed to add the selected boot entry to the boot list"... im anxious!!!
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Try it again (bootcfg /rebuild). When you get to "add installation to boot list?", choose "All" and see if it will successfully add it.
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nope still the same...
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Something's really messed up in there. :whistling:

When you booted to the Recovery cd that came with your machine, do you remember seeing any of the screens you've seen using Recovery Console...in particular, the Welcome to Setup screen?
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um no the emachine logo appears and i then the menu, when i was giving the pc a non distructive restore a lot of errors where appearing and it froze so i had to turn off the computer. then i mange the second time to do the restore and the boot error stayed the same. no progress... please try your best and help me you are doing a good job.
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You say Recovery Console reported 4 installations. Does it report 4 both at the beginning when you are asked to choose an installation to log on to AND when you run the bootcfg command? Or just the latter? Do you remember what they all were?

Do you remember all the options on the menu of the Recovery cd? I'm wondering if we can coax it into a parallel install.
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It appears only when i write the bootcfg /rebuild command and it says that there are 4 and it only shows 1(the last one) because i put bootcfg /scan and it shows me the 4 and it indicates me that it is the last one created. What is shows me is the backup files that i created when i did the non distructive restore(my backup files). In the cd i only had 3 options Distructive restore, non distructive restore and something about the boot(i tried it like 5 times and it didnt fix my problem). any questions, feel free to ask, im leaving in 15min. So if i dont respond fast is becuase i went to sleep, thanks
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We need to get our hands on a real XP cd.

Let me see what I can dig up on this...promise I'll move as quickly as I can. :whistling:
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Thank you very much, thanks for your understanding and loyalty, i have great respect for you, I study computers so i am learning each day new things, thanks for your help.
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