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Hello everybody,
I have a problem with my formatting CD, I don't have repair option in there and when i want to recovery it's give me message to boot floppy disk for recovery system files.
and i don't have it, so how can i get it to repair my Win when i need that ?!

NOTE: Also, If i can repair or recovery my windows by MS - DOS how can i do it ?!

Thank you in advance.
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Howdy:

1: What is the make and model of your computer?

2: What is your operating system?

3: Is the install cd you are trying to use one of those Recovery/Restore cd's from HP, Dell, Acer, etc.?

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1. Computer:
Intel Pentium lll processor
801 MHZ, 128 MB of RAM

2. OS:
Windows XP Professional, SP2

3. From LG.

Edited by Project Life, 27 February 2008 - 11:34 PM.

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Thanks but need a bit different info.

#1: Make and model, not the system specs although they will help. Acer, Dell, Compac, etc.

#3: What is LG? Is that where you got your XP cd from? What does it say on the cd or is it one you or someone downloaded from the net?

Also, 128megs of ram isn't near enough or XP. It needs at least 512 to run properly. Based on your specs, I would say you upgraded from a different OS (probably Win98) to XP.. correct?

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Hi,

1. It's Non-Brand " I don't know what means in english ".
3. Yes, and my friend giving me his CD.

Also i know it's not enough and very old but i keep this now for doing my testing on it.

Edited by Project Life, 29 February 2008 - 02:38 PM.

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3. Yes, and my friend giving me his CD.


Is your friend still using this cd on his computer?

Again, what does it say on the cd? Is it a Recovery/Restore cd from Dell, HP, compaq or someone like that?

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Hello,

I don't know bro and i can't tell him now!

well when i boot winCD and windows startup screen running i don't show a repair option, so when i need to recovery console i can do it when i boot the CD at being i have this option in down tap as i can show it, it's give me this message " Press F2 to run Automated System Recovery Disk " and when i press F2 i get:

please insert the disk labeled:
Windows Automated Recovery Disk into the floppy drive
press any key when ready


and as you know i don't have the floppy disk to do that.
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Hello,

I don't know bro and i can't tell him now!


You don't know "what" and "what" can't you tell him?

You have the cd don't you? What does it say on it? Or is it a burnt cd?

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Sorry brother, i mean your question " Is your friend still using this cd on his computer? " cuz i don't know and i can't tell him i need another copy becuz he give me one at past.

You have the cd don't you? What does it say on it? Or is it a burnt cd?

no sir i have it and in this CD i get this:

well when i boot winCD and windows startup screen running i don't show a repair option, so when i need to recovery console i can do it when i boot the CD at being i have this option in down tap as i can show it, it's give me this message " Press F2 to run Automated System Recovery Disk " and when i press F2 i get:

please insert the disk labeled:
Windows Automated Recovery Disk into the floppy drive
press any key when ready


and as you know i don't have the floppy disk to do that.


Sorry again about my language!
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Not to worry about the language. :) What I need to know is what it says on the XP cd itself. Not what it says when you try to boot from it.

Take the cd out of the drive and look at it. What does it say on the label?

Murray

Edited by Murray S., 01 March 2008 - 10:01 PM.

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It's say:
MS Windows XP PRO + SP2/ Full Ready
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Thank you.. that is what I needed. Now, is this a "copy" of your friends install cd (does it have the microsoft logo on it) ?

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Yes, It's have it.
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HERE is a tutorial on how to do the repair.

IF you are using a legitimate Microsoft XP cd, then you will have this option.

IF the cd is a copy or one that was downloaded then you won't have that option.

Nor will you have the repair option if the cd is for a branded computer (Dell, Compaq, Acer, HP, or any brand name system).

If the second or third statements are true, then you will have to buy your own retail version of XP.

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Thank you so much about your times for give me the solution, and i will check your link when i have a chance to do that.
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