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Fielding

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I can give more data if you need :
windows xp pro sp3
six times installed under different partitions on a 1 TB disk
I can't enter in one of my six systems.
I have tried several things
1. Antivirus . I don't think viruses.
2. Check with Seagate Tools my seven physical disks. Included the systems disk with the six xp pro.
3. I can enter in the main system (that one with the boot.ini)
4. I have used the recover console. And execute only over the main system the commands fixmbr and fixboot, in that order.,
5. I have a mirror security copy, but the aim is NOT USE this copy.
6. What I would like to know is :

a) Is it seems a corruption files problem. In what way, and with files can I use a solution with my parallel five systems ?
By example copy some files from one system to the other.

b) Can I apply the commands fixmbr and fixboot over the rest of my systems ?
I suppose is only for the main one.

c) I am trying to recover all my system. I suppose I will lose in a repairing operation with the original Cd from windows xp pro sp3.

d) What tricks can I apply ?
I don't receive any interaction. Only the black screen with the blinking cursor after the o.s. selection menu..
What are the main corruptable files I can try to renew from my parallel systems ?

Best Regards

i have take a look to the posts :

http://www.geekstogo...op-left-corner/

http://www.geekstogo...h-blank-screen/

Note : Is it possible with xp go to a previous restoration point with an external disk or from a parallel system ?

Edited by Fielding, 28 July 2012 - 09:45 AM.

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happyrock

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Hi Fielding ... :wave: ..:welcome:

it could be a small error in the boot.ini file
are you saying you can launch xp on the 5 other partitions ok...if yes you could try running chkdsk /r against the hard drive (it may be a bed sector or 2) then reinstall xp again to that partition...
just out of curiosity...
why would yo need 6 different copies of the same OS on one drive
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It's an old trauma with xp system.

I have finally enter in the sixth partition just an hour ago.

May be a false positive virus with Avira.
May be a strange fake usb human interface dispositive.

I am applying now a sfc /scannow
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Do you know the utility Spotmau BootSuite ?

It seems interesting , but I haven't try.
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My solution was a lucky solution.
I tried enter many times while in other pc continues investigating

Finally i enter in last configuration good known.

But I have tried that before.

I use too the RC with fixboot and fixmbr
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Are you saying now you have resolved the issue?
May I ask just for my curiosity why you have XP installed 6 times on different partitions on the same hard drive?
I have a triple boot setup on my system but they are XP, Win7 and Win8 so I'm not understanding why you have 6 of the same. :confused:
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