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autochk problem causing contant reboot loop


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Let's see if we can use a restore file to get you going.

Boot from the RC.ISO CD...after the first several screens load, you will be given a choice to choose R for Recovery Console[. You will then be asked to log in. Choose the installation to be repaired by number (usually 1) and press "Enter". When you are asked for the Administrator password, leave it blank and press "Enter".

When you get to the recovery console prompt:
  • Type cd \ and press "Enter".
  • Type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press "Enter".
  • Type dir and press "Enter".
After you press enter you will see a list of folders (like rp1, rp2) If the list of restore points has more than one page then press the "Enter" key until you reach the end of the list
  • Type cd rp {number of the second to last folder in the list} and press "Enter". (Example: Type cd rp9 if rp10 is the last restore point.)
  • Type cd snapshot and press "Enter".
  • Type copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system and press "Enter".
  • Type copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software and press "Enter".
  • Type exit and press "Enter".
Your PC will reboot.

**If you get an access denied error when doing the above, then do the following at the recovery console:**
  • Type cd \ and press "Enter".
  • Type cd windows\system32\config and press "Enter".
  • Type ren system system.bak and press "Enter".
  • Type exit and press "Enter".
Your PC will reboot, go back into the Recovery Console and start from the beginning.
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Directory of cd system~1\_resto~1

06/18/07 07:28p d ------- 0 .
06/18/07 07:28p d ------- 0 . .
06/18/07 07:28p d ------- 0 RP575
3 file(s) 0 bytes
73906376704 bytes free
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Not a lot of choice...use the one that's there.

Is your system restore off?
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I actually don't know, I might be possible that I ran a disc cleanup and accidently erased them, but I haven't ran one in awhile. Let me give it a try.
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When I type CD Snapshot in the 575 directory I get "The system cannot find the file or directory specified."
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Did you type the command as cd rp575?
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Yes, that is how I got into the 575 directory.
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The only thing in that directory is 3 files, only one of which has any size to it.

change.log (377436 bytes)
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Was it just not having recovery console that stopped you from repairing before? We might be able to get there with the iso and switch disks at the right moment.
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I didn't want to repair because I didn't want to reinstall a few programs, and lose alot of the information that was created with those programs.
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You don't have to reinstall anything and you won't loose anything if you run the repair correctly.
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Ok, well, I'm down for whatever then.
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Follow this Guide.
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After I am presented with this "Select "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER"" It takes me to a screen that says Setup will install Windows XP on partition C:

Then it says:

Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)
Format the partition using the NTFS file system
Leave the current file system intact (no changes)

I am using a slipstreamed copy of Windows XP Pro, so it might not have the repair console on it?
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It's not recognizing your OS. Must be really messed up.

We can get to the data with a parallel install, but you will likely have to reinstall your applications if we do that.

It should get you running again, though. With all your files intact.

Want to give that a shot?
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