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Window XP, repair not on offer?


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fleamailman

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Ok, this is the problem:

A moment after I put in the password the comp restarts,
I can't get to safety mode either for the same reason, it restarts
I have put in a XP cd to repair but unlike normal the comp does not offer the repair option "r" after f8, instead in just turns up the options of which part of the drive I wish to format, meaning total loss of data(no thanks)

Edited by fleamailman, 27 September 2005 - 03:31 AM.

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austin_o

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See this guide for possible solution:
http://www.geekstogo...ws_XP-t138.html
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Hi fleamailman
Remember me? Well just read your problem. I am learning things all the time here. I had a suggestion ... but rather not say in advance for fear of being foolish!
Hence can you say if this matter has been resolved and how you did it?
If not I will tell you what I think .. and then you can make your comments known.
Sometimes you learn a lot by mistakes .... Not saying you should throw caution to the wind though! :tazz:
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Sounds like you have a reinstall disk, not a windows xp disk....
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fleamailman...
Can you tell us if this matter is now resolved? Interested to know so I can learn from your experience. :tazz:
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I had this problem. Your XP installation is most likely too corrupt to repair. You will most likely have to reformat and reinstall. Do you have another hard drive (or enough room to make a new partition) to copy the important files to?
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