Any suggestions appreciated
need some repair help
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:32 PM
Any suggestions appreciated
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:04 PM
You can go into safe mode, but not for long, right?
But it should be enough to do the following operation:
Click Start, Run, type cmd and press enter. Type chkdsk /f /r and press enter. Confirm that prompted and restart your computer. Let checkdisk run and see if the computer starts normally.
The repair, loading the files that you speak is now when you choose the repair option, or even load the cd right?
I'm waiting for more information in order to continue with the procedures.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:26 PM
I tried that console restore and used the last restore point before starting the repair but that didn't help. I plan on trying again tomorrow after I am rested, I work out doors in the heat and it takes a while to come back down to earth and have a clear mind.
I see lots of help on the net but all of it usually pertains to just a bad system32 assuming you are just not able to boot into windows xp, in my case that is not what I need, I have made a major hardware change and need to do the repair with the system disc.
Thanks again for the help
Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:01 AM
If yes, the problem may have affected the crash or OS partitions. At the prompt, type fixmbr, press enter, confirm that you are prompted, type exit and leave the repair to proceed.
Repeat the procedure, do the procedure chkdsk /f /r I spoke of earlier, and then sfc /scannow
As you tried to repair windows again, which gave errors, which was informed, or just hangs?
In the latter case, since you have all your data saved, you can format. If not, install Windows on top, and then saves the data formats. If it works to repair the MBR problem, tell me to try an alternative process.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:02 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:32 AM
It cannot be run from the system disk. Is this a recovery disk or a full version OS installation disk?
I don't think I can run sfc /scannow from the console, it has to be from a cmd prompt is that not so?
It sounds like a recovery disk like for a branded system like Dell, HP or Compaq.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:47 AM
I was able to repair the system32 config using console and even got back to the point of choosing the repair option which is what I want, now the damned thing is in a continuous reboot when it would normally be showing the setup screen. I forgot to uninstall sp3 and explorer and that could be the problem, so I may have to go back and repair the system32 config once again so my safe mode will work, it won't work now and does that stupid reboot again.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:52 AM
If not you may have to create a slipstream with SP3.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:05 PM
All the drivers installed relate of course to the chipset etc for the old motherboard.
See this for repair instructions on new motherboard
DO not forget, if it does work to install the new chipset drivers fiirst, before the other drivers for that board
A parallel installation may be the best bet, if you have sufficient hard drive space
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:22 PM
That is why I was doing a repair to begin with. The repair rewrites all the hardware and an exact motherboard is not needed! The only problem is sp3 was added as was explorer upgrades which both need to be uninstalled, repair can still repair even if you forget as I did but explorer will not work.
My problem now is the re-pair is causing a constant reboot and no continuing to the setup screen, it does not allow another repair attempt and , so now I have to go back and redo the system32 config repair again, I think
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
This is not exactly true. A repair replaces or repairs missing OS files. It does not replace drivers as Mac stated.
The repair rewrites all the hardware and an exact motherboard is not needed!
Your better to do a parallel installation and move your data over from there. This would be like a fresh install but you would end up with two OS's installed. It actually is not that hard to do and may save you a lot of headaches in the end. In case you want to consider it here is the instructions for it.
Parallel Installation of Windows XP
Boot to the Windows XP installation cd by pressing a key when the "Press any key to boot from cd" prompt appears at the top of the screen.
- At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press Enter to set up Windows XP.
- Accept the License Agreement by pressing F8
- With your current installation selected in the box, press Esc
- Select C: Partition1 [NTFS] in the box and press Enter
- To continue setup using this partition, press C
- Now you should see formatting options...choose the last one, Leave the current file system intact (no changes), and press Enter
- To use a different folder, press Esc
- Name the folder WINDOWS0 (just type a 0 (zero)) and press Enter
The data will be located in the Documents and Settings folder (C:\Documents and Settings) under your old user account name...so when you set up the new installation, give yourself a slightly different user account name.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:47 PM
Again thanks to everyone's input,some things just can't be resolved easily.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:56 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:05 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:08 PM
The Windows installation should begin. This will install Windows to a new folder, leaving your data intact. Any programs installed on the old directory will have to be reinstalled to the new one. Device drivers will also have to be installed for all the hardware to work as it should.
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