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XP Repair Installation Issues


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Scybermonk

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I am trying to run a repair installation for an OEM copy of XP home. I have done this prodecure numerous times before, so I know I followed the appropriate steps. However, and this has happened before, forcing a fresh install, when I go to the Parition Select screen, it does not regocnize the previous installation. I can log into it with recovery console, I even tried adding more windows installations to the boot menu, chkdsking, fixbooting, afixmbring, and that usually fixed it. Unfortunately, this time, it doesn't seem to. The windows computer is looping on startup, meaning I get all the way to the OS Choices menu, and a few seconds beyond it, before it restarts.

I want to know if there is any way to fix this thing without having to do a full wipe and re-install.

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Neil Jones

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Run CHKDSK on it from the Recovery Console on the CD, then attempt a repair again.

Edited by Neil Jones, 05 December 2007 - 03:48 AM.

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Did you not read his post at all? He already said he had done chkdsk. I am having the exact same problem and would like some more help, if possible. I do have my own thread, however.
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Is the original XP install bootable, normally or in Safe Mode?

I know you said you tried adding more Windows installations to the boot menu but I don't know what htat means. From the Recovery Console, did you try running bootcfg /rebuild to rebuild boot.ini?
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Did you not read his post at all? He already said he had done chkdsk. I am having the exact same problem and would like some more help, if possible. I do have my own thread, however.


CHKDSK/Scandisk from Windows and CHKDSK from the Recovery Console are not the same thing.
The former tells you nothing about what's going on and claims it's done something (but doesn't tell you anything), while the latter tells you if its fixed anything and also gives a clue about where to go from here.
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during repair I am asked for password and I have no idea what it is anyhelp????
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Just press the Enter key without entering a password, see if that works.
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that doesnt work
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