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I don't see an advanced boot system in the startup - I have a Dell Pentium with Windows XP
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You beat me 123Runner
This problem is due to network being changed and most likely by the Regcure program.
By repairing the installation it should fix the problem.
If not then we may have to do a manual repair of the Winsock files.
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Is it a Windows XP or a Recovery cd?
is it the same XP that is installed on your system?
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Im pretty sure I have all the CD's that came with the computer - should I re-install everything?
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We are looking to see if you have an XP install cd or a recovery cd.

Do not reformat and reinstall yet.
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What we are trying to do is to save your data.
A repair installation would do this but we need to know which type of disk you have to proceed.
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123Runner I am going to say this is a Recovery CD since this is a Dell system. :)
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Yes, I have a reinstallation CD
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I agree with that!

he could borrow a CD from a friend as long as it is XP home or Pro depending on what he has
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I agree with that!

he could borrow a CD from a friend as long as it is XP home or Pro depending on what he has


It should work for a repair.
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Should I go ahead and insert it??
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Has anyone suggested System Restore before repairing the OS?
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We can try to use System Restore from the Recovery Console

If you have Windows XP CD...

1. Boot from the CD.
2. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R:

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3. You'll find yourself at this screen:

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4. Once you are at the Recovery Console you will be given at least one choice of Windows installations. Normally the choice you want is the number 1 choice. Click the number 1 key at the "top" of the keyboard and click enter.

NOTE: at this point your numbers to the right of your keyboard are turned off. If you insist on using these keys for your numbers remember to hit the Numbers Lock key before clicking a number over there or your computer will automatically reboot and you will have to wait through the previous steps to get back to the console.

5. You will be given a message asking for the administrator password. Unless someone or something has messed with your computer there is no password so you just click the Enter key.

6. This will bring you to a prompt that says:

C:\WINDOWS>

7. Type:

cd \

Press Enter

Note: between "cd" and "\" there should be a "blank space" otherwise the command won't work

8. The prompt should now say:

C:\>

9. Type:

cd system~1\_resto~1

Press Enter.

Note: If it gives an error "Access Denied" while accessing the folder, follow the method below

Type: cd \

Press Enter

Type: cd windows\system32\config

Press Enter

Type: ren system system.bak

Press Enter

(note the spaces between ren and system, and then between system and system.bak)

Type: exit

Press Enter

now the computer should restart, then follow steps 1-6


10. Type:

dir

Press Enter

NOTE: When you hit enter it will list all the restore points folders like "rp1", "rp2" we have to see the last restore point to copy the file from a recent backup. If the restore points have more than one page then you have keep on hitting the key to view the last restore point folder.

NOTE: It is a good rule of thumb to choose the files from the restore point folder which the second to the last one.

11. Type:

cd rp{with the second to the last restore point number }

Press Enter

Example: cd rp9. if rp10 is the last restore point

12. Type:

cd snapshot

Press Enter.

NOTICE: Now the command prompt will look like this:

c:\system~1\resto~1\rp9\snapshot

Note : restore point 9 assumed for clarity of the content.


13. Type:

copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system

Press Enter

14. Type:

Exit

Press Enter.

Final note : If the above procedure won't solve the problem, repeat all steps, but in step 13 type:

copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software

Alternatively, select different restore point.



If you don't have Windows CD...

Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

Follow steps 3 - 14.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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I have Windows XP installation CD - when I put it in - I get a message that says the disk is an older version of XP and I might lose some files - exactly what type of files do they mean?? Will I lose my Word and Excel Files?? Can I save them to my Hard Drive?

I don't think I can use the other type of CD described above because I can't get into the Internet on the infected computer.
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If you are referring to the RC disk, why can't you download it on the system you are using to reply here?
Download the RC and then follow the steps to burn it to a cd and run it.
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