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No, since "The Windows installation was successful", and "Total identified Windows installs: 1", it's asking me whether to "Add installation to boot list" then to type, <Yes\No\All>.

I HAVE to reply to it right? if I type dir after that prompt, what would happen?

*In your FIRST post, just above Step 5, a screenshot shows this.

Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 08:13 PM.

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Basically, it is prompting me to reply, whether <y\n\all>

If i type dir while it asking me to respond, what would happen? Maybe cancel the thing?

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Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 08:19 PM.

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Oh, you're that far.
I thought, you're stuck at "del boot.ini" issue.
Yes, type "Y".
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Alright, Load Identifier is Windows XP Media Center right? (or should i add "Edition"?)

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BTW, I typed dir and found ALL my stuff in there (i.e. Notepad.exe, pictures, docs), though still trying to find "boot.ini" in the B section (since it's alphabetized)

There's only bootstat.dat

Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 08:29 PM.

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Alright, Load Identifier is Windows XP Media Center right? (or should i add "Edition"?)

It doesn't matter.

found ALL my stuff in there (i.e. Notepad.exe, pictures, docs)

notepad.exe is not in root, C:\folder, but in C:\Windows\System32, so I'm confused again...
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Ok... after CHKDSK /R, I get:

Volume created 08/03/06 04:33p
The volume Serial Number is bc.....

The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
239071296 kilobytes total disk space.
122439504 kilo.... are availabe.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
59767824 total allocation units on disk.
30609876 allocation units available on disk.


No prompt appeared after that like Step 6 said it would.

Should I type FIXBOOT anyway?

Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 08:35 PM.

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Prompt appears after you type FIXBOOT.
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Ok, it booted fine, but a couple of problems showed up: When it starts-up, there are TWO Windows XP Media Center selections and then the ever present Recovery Console option.

Second, when setup restarts, it is still installing Windows Professional XP (so it says)

Also, booting from the Reinstallation CD always sets up Windows XP Professional... not Media Center

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Should I go to the Windows Setup Screen? (the blue one)

Do I try to set up Windows XP? Repair a Windows XP installation? How should I start booting Windows since all attempts to do so lead to setting up Windows as XP Professional?

Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 08:54 PM.

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booting from the Reinstallation CD always sets up Windows XP Professional... not Media Center


As far, as I remember, the CD doesn't belong to THIS computer.
What setup?
You have to remember, I'm not there, so I have no idea, what you're doing at the moment.
Where are we at this moment? Can you boot all the way to Windows?
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This CD does belong to this computer--- the CD says: Windows XP Media Center Edition - Operating system.

Even though the CD says Media Center, whenever I try to boot with it, setup always says Windows Professional. Maybe it's the "Upgrade" thing that this guide is talking about?

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

It looks like it's RESUMING the previous Set-up with XP Professional.
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Even though the CD says Media Center, whenever I try to boot with it, setup always says Windows Professional

This is normal, because Media Center IS XP Pro.
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---------This is the process---------

I just boot my computer NORMALLY, with the CD inside, and through the Options saying:
-Windows XP Media Center Edition
-Windows XP Media Center Edition
-Microsoft Windows Recovery Console

(yes there are TWO options of XP Media Center now after the thing that we just did)

I choose the Media Center option (whichever one), goes past the Windows logo, then to "Setup is being restarted...."

Then to the "Installing Windows" step [bullet point #3]
There are 5 steps in total, for some reason, it already loads up with the third. (above^^)

In the description on the sides, it mentions "Windows XP Professional"

When the Windows Installation finishes, a window pops-up (complete with blue bar on top and all) saying:

Windows XP Professional Upgrade --- it asks for the regional language and such, and I press Next, then vanishes.

THEN, an ERROR window pops up this time:

Copy Error - Setup cannot copy file licwmi.dl_.
Ensure that the disk labeled 'Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD' is in the drive selected below, or provide the location where the file can be found.


Since the CD inside is a WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER REINSTALLATION CD, it cannot copy files from it.
The only options in this window is Retry or Cancel or Browse

choosing Cancel would cancel the whole setup and it reboots.

Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 09:45 PM.

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Scratch that, the CD label says:

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2

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You can Copy files from---- C: or D:

And from Browse you can Locate file from Local Disk or from the CD itself and other places

Edited by Midnighter, 22 June 2009 - 09:49 PM.

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It doesn't look like you're booting from CD.
You start the computer with CD in, and at some point you should see:
Press any key to boot from CD
If you don't see the above message, you need to check BIOS regarding boot order.
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Alright, doing so takes me to Windows Setup.
-Setup Windows XP
-Repair Windows XP installation [Microsoft Windows XP Media Center]

*On a side note, I noticed that ALL my files are still there.
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