Windows wont work out of nowhere!
Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:07 PM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:09 PM
but now it is asking for an admin password...i tried blank and thats wrong..i really dont remember setting one up
Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:12 PM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:28 PM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:17 PM
We did u get u this far and now lets finish the job.
Did u complete part 4 of the MS article, i.e. system restore.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 02:25 AM
i know no one cares, but i got windows running again
Everyone who replied to your thread "cares". But if you notice, once darth_ash started guiding you in #11, everyone stayed out of it.
Your problem is complex and if you have to reply to several people's recommendations, then the train of thought while trying to fix this, gets lost.
I have been pinging this thread since it began and throughout it's progress, so I still care very much about whether or not you fix your problem. Not only is it important to you, but it also helps me to learn more about how to help other people with similar problems.
Please be patient and continue with darth_ash's recommendations. I can tell he genuinely wants to help you.
By the way, I know what frustration is all about. Once I was so frustrated while on a different forum, I got kicked out! LOL!!
Posted 16 July 2005 - 02:42 PM
anyway, there are no other system restore points. just the one from yesterday.
any idea about the 2 different ways to boot XP? i think they are both identical.
Posted 18 July 2005 - 08:56 AM
Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:38 PM
I was supposed to create another folder or something called md tmp, then i was supposed to copy C:\windows\ yada yada yada, then delete C:\windows\ yada yada yada. but it kept saying that there was no directory to copy from or copy into. weird...
so then i decided to delete a partition (along with my old operating system) so i could re-install windows XP. what ended up happening is that it seemed to be working until it said that a whole boat load of files could not be copied. I ignored those error messages and continued with the set up, but at the end, it was all messed up b/c so many files could not copy!
now, this is where i'm up to: did it all over, this time when it said that a file could not copy, should i retry or cancel, i hit CANCEL. then when it asked to "continue setup without this file" i said NO. so it skipped all of the rest and now its installing "registry components" or something. Somehow I feel that I'm still not doing it right. I'm just waiting now IN HOPES that its going to miraculously be fine and I'll be able to start up windows and maybe work on installing the missing files by getting them from microsoft or something. AM I IN A FANTASY WORLD? How much trouble is our laptop in???!!?
Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:46 PM
You need to set your boot order in BIOS to cd first (usually done by tapping the delete key at boot) and insert your XP CD. You will need to do a clean install. You cannot delete Windows files, as you have discovered. Usually, a repair or reinstall is initiated by the cd, not the GUI (User interface) or within Windows.
Posted 18 July 2005 - 01:15 PM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:17 PM
there is a user account called "ASP.NET Machine A..." i have no idea where that came from. and also to get to "my documents" i have to go through "my computer" then C then documents and theres 2 folders "anthony.ANT" and "anthony". the latter is where all my stuff is. how can i get it back to normal? like when i click my documents it goes to the stuff under "anthony" and where did "anthony.ANT" come from? and why is my CPU not clocking as an athlon 2500+? it said it before all my problems happened. i tried messings with the frequencies or whatever, but i could only get it so high before having to take out the mobo battery and stuff.
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