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You need a smilie with fingers crossed!!
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I was just thinking that very thing!
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Says this part of setup completed, computer will reboot and continue setup.
Doing the reboot loop again........

Edited by silvermine, 18 October 2005 - 01:44 PM.

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Let it boot a few times. You might check the cd...is it dirty or scratched?
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CD looks fine. It's been rebooting about 5 minutes.
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Repeat the cycle of running Setup, restarting your computer when prompted, and then allowing Setup to repair the disk. Setup may successfully complete after several repetitions. If the cycle continues after several repetitions, go to method 2.

From the Microsoft website.

Let's run setup again as they suggest. You'll be a pro at this before we're done, I think...

Edited by wannabe1, 18 October 2005 - 01:54 PM.

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As an aside, I have not yet been asked for a Product Key.
(Doing setup again)

Edited by silvermine, 18 October 2005 - 01:59 PM.

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That'll happen when setup completes.
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doing the loopty-loop again I assume to keep doing the same process.

Edited by silvermine, 18 October 2005 - 02:06 PM.

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One more time and we'll try Recovery Console...again... :tazz:
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Same result. :tazz: (<good smilie)
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This time when we do Recovery Console, we're going to add an additional check. Please do both of these commands.

Restart your machine.

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted for the administrator password, press ENTER.

At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.

When Chkdsk has finished running, Restart your machine...When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console (again).

At the command prompt, type chkdsk /f, and then press ENTER to fix any problems.

Restart the computer, and then try to run Setup again.
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Completed 1st chkdsk - just an interesting note - I have to shut off the computer manually to restart.
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Ctrl + Alt + Delete doesn't work?
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After typing the second time chkdsk /f I get this

parameter is not valid. Try/? for help.

(Didn't try Ctrl+Alt+Delete)

Edited by silvermine, 18 October 2005 - 02:31 PM.

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