Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:13 PM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:44 PM
If that fails, then we will probably need to perform an xp repair. Let me know how it goes before proceeding to this step.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:58 PM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:09 PM
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 02:36 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 02:58 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:04 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:12 PM
If that fails, then we will need to run a checkdisk.
How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
- Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
- When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
- When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
- At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:
- Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
- Report any errors
Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:37 AM
If you follow these instructions y9ou allways will have a backup of your registry. as a default it will be stored in My Documents folder
After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:57 PM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:30 PM
Normally I would suggest you run a System Restore from command prompt for this problem, but it would appear that you have a botched install now...which means there are no restore points to go back to.
Let's do a parallel installation and move your data to the new installation. I am assuming you have a Microsoft XP cd for this...and a valid product key.
Parallel Installation of Windows XP
Boot to the Windows XP installation cd by pressing a key when the "Press any key to boot from cd" prompt appears at the top of the screen.
- At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press Enter to set up Windows XP.
- Accept the License Agreement by pressing F8
- With your current installation selected in the box, press Esc
- Select C: Partition1 [NTFS] in the box and press Enter
- To continue setup using this partition, press C
- Now you should see formatting options...choose the last one, Leave the current file system intact (no changes), and press Enter
- To use a different folder, press Esc
- Name the folder WINDOWS0 (just type a 0 (zero)) and press Enter
The data will be located in the Documents and Settings folder (C:\Documents and Settings) under your old user account name...so when you set up the new installation, give yourself a slightly different user account name.
Let us know how this goes...
Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:07 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:38 PM
Thanks for letting us know how you got things sorted.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:25 AM
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