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but that was of no help

Because? Did you talk to a human being?

Edited by Broni, 07 February 2009 - 08:12 PM.

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Sighhhhhhh....OK, so I got all that handled...Now I'm trying to install SP3, and I'm getting an error message. See attached.

If you know some place to DL SP1 (every SP1 link I find actually takes me to SP3), please let me know.

Thanks, man!!

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Wait! ... I think I JUST found sp1!!

I'll update you later!
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Install SP2 instead: http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en
Disreagard MS note: DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER
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Heya, Broni!

Sooo, after I did a repair on Windows (which I believe you suggested very early on, but the last time I did a repair, it merely locked me out of Windows), my videos were running perfectly, but my Soudn Driver had been removed. In order to install my Sound Driver, I needed XP to be updated to SP1 (at least). Sooo...I found SP1 on CNET, installed it, installed SP3 along w/my audio driver. And everything is functioning.

I'm going to do another cleaning of my HDD, delete excess folders and malware programs (like MGTools) and the like.

Any other recommendations?

Also, I can't stand that upon start-up I'm asked if I want to start Windows normally or go to the recovery console. Is something you recommend I keep and deal with?
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Good going :)

I can't stand that upon start-up I'm asked if I want to start Windows normally or go to the recovery console

Post your boot.ini file.
How to get a copy of it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

Is something you recommend I keep and deal with?


Regarding?

Edited by Broni, 08 February 2009 - 01:15 AM.

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Good going :)


Thx!

Is something you recommend I keep and deal with?


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That should've read "Is THAT something..." re: the Recovery Console. That is, do you recommend I keep that option at start-up, or should I go ahead and post my boot.ini (which I'll probably not get to until tomorrow...I should go to bed already!).
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Oh, OK. Post boot.ini file, please.
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Per your request.......

Attached File  Bootini.txt   282bytes   46 downloads
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Edit the file, so it reads only this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


(the last line from your original file is gone)
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