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Xp won't boot NO MATTER WHAT!


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biggerdave :tazz:

Whether motherboard or stick, the RAM was probably a big part of the problem...memory problems can do some very strange things to operating systems. :) Don't use DIMM3...Put larger capacity sticks in the other two sockets. I use Corsair memory almost exclusively and have never had a failure. It's spendy, yes, but is worth it in my opinion.

I'll see if I can get Johanna to help you get your files back into your possesion...she's pretty good at that.

Glad you are back up and running!

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From MS: Taking Ownership of Files

If this doesn't work for you, please post back.

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thanks a million!! that took care of the most important data. I had some encrypted files on the drive also that I cannot get into now and have been told that unless I can log in as that user that had the key i'm screwed. That may not be as big a deal as one mght think. If you know of any other way tell me, if not its not too big a deal. it was just some info I had scanned in and didn't want to get out, ,i can always rescan if neccessary.

BTW i like your avatar :tazz:
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i think what u should do to reinstall xp pro is first you format the entire disk in order to prevent any errors that doesnt let you do what you want, and somehow if u cant access/format the entire disk by using microsoft booting or formating disks just go to http://www.ranish.com/part/ and download their free harddisk manager and fallow their instruction on http://www.trombettw...#installing_rpm or form their updated new infos.

* i suggest you first format or delete the system you have first by using their harddisk manager or partitionar


hope this may help you...
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i think what u should do to reinstall xp pro is first you format the entire disk in order to prevent any errors that doesnt let you do what you want, and somehow if u cant access/format the entire disk by using microsoft booting or formating disks just go to http://www.ranish.com/part/ and download their free harddisk manager and fallow their instruction on http://www.trombettw...#installing_rpm or form their updated new infos.

* i suggest you first format or delete the system you have first by using their harddisk manager or partitionar


hope this may help you...
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ibo...

Had you read the entire thread, you might have discovered that this issue has been fairly well resolved and biggerdave is in the process of recovering the data from the corrupt drive.

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