System Restore Won't Work!
Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:14 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:22 PM
If one was set then I guess the college would know and it might be better to ask them if you have got this far in
Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:28 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:02 PM
Type chkdsk /f /r at the prompt, it will say it is in use, do you want to set for next restart, press Y then press enter then ctrl + alt + del to get task manager then press shutdown then restart, this will take a while
Edited by Keith, 12 May 2005 - 06:03 PM.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 07:15 PM
The ms-dos mode that I am in right now is Window XP's Recovery Console. There are glossaries of commands for this mode all over the internet. Some commands I found involve the boot.ini switches, a /scannow that should scan all the protected system files and replace the incorrect versions with the correct ones, and the chkdsk commands (like the one you gave me in your last post). Could any of these be useful to me at this point and if so which should I try? Thanks
Posted 12 May 2005 - 07:59 PM
When I typed in chkdsk /f /r I got the message that "the parameter is not valid." chkdsk /p and chkdsk /r both work though.
chkdsk /r is running right now and looks like it is going to take quite a long time..it's at 54% right now...will let you know if I find anything out once it's finished.
chkdsk /p did tell me that the scan found 1 or more errors on the volume (although I'm quite sure this is probably typical).
Also I noticed there is a safeboot command for starting in safe mode. Is there another command like this to start in normal mode?
Posted 12 May 2005 - 08:25 PM
This should let you get to system restore
Posted 12 May 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:15 PM
By the way is there any useful information at this link here that could maybe help? http://www.computerh...om/starthlp.htm
Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:29 AM
Is it still stuck in the cycle
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:28 AM
I used the bootcfg /list command to view my boot configurations (of course I only had one) which was called Microsoft Windows XP Professional (or something close to that) The OS load options read something like /fastdetect...some other stuff...then at the end had something like /safeboot=minimal. I knew the /safeboot command was what was starting my computer in safe mode, so what I did was add another boot configuration to the list using the bootcfg /add command. I named it "hope this works," didn't really know what else to name it, haha, then for the OS load options all I put in was /fastdetect. After this I exited to restart the system...windows finally finished the setup it had been trying to do now that the computer wasn't trying to start in safe mode anymore. Everything runs smoothly and even my windows media player is working now, so reloading windows must have replaced any corrupt files that were there before.
Even though things are fixed, I still have another question. I now have three different boot configurations to choose from while in the recovery console, and I'm a pretty anal person and want to narrow that list down to 1 (the way the computer was before) but I am unable to figure out any kind of option that allows me to delete the ones I don't need. Any ideas? Hopefully I was clear enough with all of this, I'm still very tired...
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:43 AM
This looks at editing the boot.ini
Make sure you back them up first
Reckon I would leave them if they do not affect the PC
Thank you for letting me know how you repaired this
Edited by Keith, 13 May 2005 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 14 May 2005 - 12:39 PM
I have a new problem now though! I was fiddling around with some settings and by accident changed the name of the domain I use to connect to my college's network and whenever I try to change it back it won't let me. I get the message "A domain controller for the domain GETTYSBURG could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly." I believe I am getting this message because I have to maybe be physically connected to my college's network in order for the domain controller to be contacted? If this is the case is it possible to somehow hack into the network? My college is 400 miles from here so I can't just go and physically hook my computer up there. Please help
Also if you think I'll get more responses to this question by creating a new thread I will go ahead and do that. Thanks!
Posted 14 May 2005 - 12:58 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users