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#31
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Sorry we lost internet for a couple of days. (comcast sucks) LOL
He has no sticker on the side of his computer. Like I said my husband had it put together privately.
Sorry I could not tell you anymore..
let me know what you want me to do next..
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That actually is a good thing cause you can then load a OS as long as you own it and have the original Reg key with it. Also it cannot be loaded on any other system at the same time.
Do you have the XP installation disk that was used to load the system originally?
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Nope I do not have the disk. that is what this has been all about. I have no disk to perform the restore...
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Ok not the end of the resolution.
Anyone around who may have the same version OS as you? Borrow it and we can do a repair installation to correct anything with the OS.
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My computer is windows 7 and also didn't come with disk...
I will have to wait until hubby comes home and ask him.
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No problem I'll be here somewhere. :D
Just make sure it is the same version of XP you have installed.. Home, Media or Pro
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It is showing 23% frag.


Do not know if it is of any help, and sorry if it has already been covered. Would it be of benefit to "Click to View Detailed Report" on the Ausologics result, providing she is connected to the net, it will then I think show which files were not defragged.

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Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 January 2011 - 02:34 PM.

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Good thinking Macboatmaster :D
I completely forgot about that report to be honest.
It may show us exactly what is not being defragged.
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I did find a disk of windows Xp Pro. The ID tag is taken off and I think it is on my hubby's newer computer. Does it matter???

Let me know how to go about just doing a repair/restore with this disk???
Thanks
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We can try it but i can't guarantee it will work.



Repair Installation Instructions

· Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.

· At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
· Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
· You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
· Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
· The system will now reboot
· When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
· When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
· To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.

· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
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I ran into a little problem.. I have included screen shoots I took with my camera. (His computer can't get online, right now.
I hope this doesn't issue a problem for me..
Can't I just install it and not enter in Serial numbers.?

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I'm not sure what you mean by online.
If you are following the steps I gave or the tutorial I linked to where exactly is it not matching up?
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The picture of the blue screen is where his computer is "STILL" I didn't hit anything because the button you want me to hit is "NOT" an option.
That is why I am asking you want to do now.??
Me taking abut online is stating how I am giving you the picture. I can't screen shoot his computer since it is on Blue screen (As posted) so I was telling you I took the picture with my camera and posted it..
I am still on the blue screen wanting to know what to do.
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First option is the one you want. You are at this point below.

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.

· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.


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I will stand corrected but image in post41 that does not look like a repair install screen to me. This is what you should have.
What you have looks to me like a clean install screen.
http://0.tqn.com/d/p...0/-/-/xpcl1.jpg


rshaffer61 - Hi again. May be wrong on this cannot remember exactly sequence of screens on repair install

Edited by Macboatmaster, 14 January 2011 - 03:06 PM.

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