InPlace repair stuck on initializing
Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:51 PM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:26 PM
If not, do you have your data backed up so you can do a Clean Install next?
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:39 PM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:41 PM
Edited by thead, 22 July 2011 - 08:44 PM.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:48 PM
You will have to install Service Packs (1 or 2 then 3) which can take awhile to download and install then apply all updates. That's the point at which I would have the VPN software installed.
Other than that, I can't think of any way to recover from a failed Repair Install, though perhaps running chkdsk from the Recovery Console would fix some file system problems then the repair would complete successfully? Worth trying first.
You are going to have to get into BIOS Setup on your computer to set the CD/DVD drive as the first bootable device, so you can then boot your XP CD, unless it provides the ability to press a Fn key at boot time to bring up the boot selection menu. If it does, use that.
How you do this varies with each manufacturer. Normally you press F1, F2, F10 or Del when you see the manufacturers logo. Often there is a clue somewhere on the screen when you boot normally telling you what key to press. Some computers (most newer ones) have a key you can press (often F12) to bring up the Boot Menu from where you can select the CD/DVD drive to boot from.
Boot the XP Install CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).
From the command prompt, enter: chkdsk /r
Allow it to complete undisturbed. It can take an hour or more depending on the size of the hard drive.
Remove the CD, type exit and the computer will reboot. Do the Repair Install again and see if it will complete this time.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:57 PM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:33 PM
I'm just devastated that the repair is going so slowly....I don't know what I will do if I can't work tomorrow
Edited by thead, 22 July 2011 - 10:34 PM.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 01:30 PM
Primarily we want to look at disk space and what programs are starting when you boot the computer.
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