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lavondaljt

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ok, i did what you said and i got this error message:

INS file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing status 32768
setup cannot continue, press any key to continue


At the C:\Windows> prompt, type the following commands pressing Enter after each one. Note: Watch the spaces.
D:
cd ExtraFiles
copy userinit.exe c:\windows\system32
exit


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OK I think I know the problem. Since you are now using a genuine XP disk the steps are a little different.


At the C:\Windows> prompt, type the following commands pressing Enter after each one. Note: Watch the spaces.
D:
cd I396
copy userinit.exe c:\windows\system32
exit
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ok, this is weird......it goes thru the "setting up windows" it reads the files, showing them across the bottom then it get to the part where it ask if I want to repair windows and I key in the number "1"

then it ask me for a password which I just enter

then the c:\ prompt comes up

I type d:

and I get D:\

at the D:\ i type "cd 1396" hit "enter"

now it says "there is no floppy disk or cd in the drive"

I know the cdrom is working or it would not have made a noise or shown the files across the bottom, but it just stops....no yellow flashing light on the cdrom....no noise...no nothing.....(yea, i'm from texas and my slang is startin to come out).

What else can I do....you have been so patient with me and have helped me so much you dont know how much i appreciate all it.....There has to be a "happy ending" here. I cant afford to lose any of my work....

Please let me know what I can do next.....Thanks again
Lavonda

I'm completely lost....I dont know what else to do.....
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Type map and hit enter in the recovery console and see what letter the CD drive is.
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Type map and hit enter in the recovery console and see what letter the CD drive is.

That is what I would suggest also but you beat me to it skifxr. :)
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I'm sorry, but I dont understand.....where do I type "map"? I'm not sure where I need to type it....Maybe just a little more "step by step"....Sorry.....
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At the C:\ prompt in the recovery console.
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ok, i figured it out.....i typed "map" and it says "E" for cdrom....so instead of using the letter "D" I use "E" right?......

I'm going to try it and see.
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Yep you are correct. :)
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ok the "E" worked, so I typed this

E:\cd 1396

then got this..

"the system cannot find the file or directory"

OK guys, put your thinking caps back on, here we go again.

Let me know what you come up with.

Thanks so much for spending all this time helping me....

Lavonda
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Does the XP cd you are using say anything about a SP being included? Example SP1,2 or 3?
On the cd you made earlier check it to see if the I386 folder is on it. If so we can get the file from it.
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On the disk that we created, there is a file 1396. As for the XP disk I know that there is a SP on it but not sure what it is. I'm afraid if I take it out, it's gonna mess things up. Will it? :)



Does the XP cd you are using say anything about a SP being included? Example SP1,2 or 3?
On the cd you made earlier check it to see if the I386 folder is on it. If so we can get the file from it.


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Run the recovery console and get to the point where you see c: windows and the flashing prompt. At the prompt type the following: CHKDSK /R and press Enter. Please note the space before /R. You can type it in small or capital letters, no difference. Now the computer will start running the command. Do not interfere until finished, even if it takes a long time (say up to 2 hours), not even if the process seems to reverse to a point which was formerly scanned.

When finished you will be instructed to type EXIT and press Enter. Your computer should boot now. If it doesn't, then there is a possibility that the hard disk is defective, but we can try few other things before declaring it dead.
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ok, now I'm lost....do you want me to forget about the SP and the 1396 file? You want me to start over with the recovery disk with the SP on it, and at the c:windows prompt enter CHKDSK /R

Do nothing about the previous post..just start over. :)

oh yea, the cursor is not blinking, i dont know if that makes a difference.

Let me know.

Thanks
Lavonda


Run the recovery console and get to the point where you see c: windows and the flashing prompt. At the prompt type the following: CHKDSK /R and press Enter. Please note the space before /R. You can type it in small or capital letters, no difference. Now the computer will start running the command. Do not interfere until finished, even if it takes a long time (say up to 2 hours), not even if the process seems to reverse to a point which was formerly scanned.

When finished you will be instructed to type EXIT and press Enter. Your computer should boot now. If it doesn't, then there is a possibility that the hard disk is defective, but we can try few other things before declaring it dead.


Edited by lavondaljt, 27 August 2011 - 12:54 PM.

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Yes. Please run chkdsk /r. This command is the most versatile and useful of all windows repair commands. This is the command to start with.
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