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Power Cut During XP Restore - Help!


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Kath_m8

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Hi - Can Anyone Help?

Over the Xmas period, there was a problem with our electricity supply and my computer blew - accompanied by a wisp of blue smoke and the acrid stench of electrical burning!

A friend kindly put an old power pack into my computer, so I could still use it until we can get hold of a replacement. The power pack was not strong enough to run the entire system, and drive D was not recognised - but at least I had drive E, so at least I could still do stuff! I began to have a few problems with a couple of programs - they wouldn't run properly - I couldn't update them, and they wouldn't uninstall either. So I decided to restore the computer back to a time before I first installed them - not to be beaten, of course!

The restore session was approximately two-thirds of the way to completion, when there was a total power-cut - my computer died. When the electricity supply was up and running again, I started up my computer, but windows wouldn't load. All I got was the 'Blue Deathscreen'!

Stop: c0000135 (unable to locate component). This application has failed to start because winsrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.


I am unable to re-install from the CD, as neither drive will load anything now! I have interrupted set up and tried all of the available options: from Safe Modes to Last Known Good Configuration and even normal start up (just in case!) - but eventually end up back at the 'Deathscreen'. I also tried to run chkdsk and even reg restore from DOS - to no avail!

Does anyone know of a download that will help resurrect my computer - or anything else that I can do to put some life back into it? I've borrowed a laptop from a friend for a while - at least until I can find a solution to my problem. Just keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have another power cut!

Please help if you can!

All responses gratefully received...
Regards,
Kath_m8

Edited by Kath_m8, 20 January 2008 - 02:14 PM.

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Ztruker

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Hi, welcome to G2G,

Need to boot the Recovery Console, do you have a XP CD? If not, download a CD iso image from either of the following sites:

XP Recovery Console
Another XP Recovery Console

You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software.

Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.

Once you are at the RC command prompt, you can manually copy the data from a restore point to their correct locations, see here:

http://forums.cclonline.com/showthread.php?t=1183

Looks daunting at first glance, but read through it a couple times, then print it out and follow the steps one by one.

Post back if you have any questions before you start.

Good luck.
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Kath_m8

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Hi Rich,

Thank you so much for the advice and links. I don't know how it'll work, as I've got to change the boot order, so my computer will take the CD from the E: drive instead of D: - because it doesn't work at the moment!

Anyway, I'll give it my best shot and let you know how I got on.

All the best :)

Kath
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Sometimes you cannot make the computer boot from the 2nd CD drive. If you have problems, you can try disconnecting the first one (D: currently) so the 2nd one becomes D:, then it may boot.

Reconnect the drive once you are done.
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