Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

XP format and reinstall problems


  • Please log in to reply

#31
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
The only thing installed before SP2 was SP1
  • 0

Advertisements


#32
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Please go here

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

It should update Windows installer

Download Genuine Validation Tool

Update BITS

Then you need to reboot
  • 0

#33
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
How do i do this I can not log on I get the blue screen after the windoxs screen
  • 0

#34
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a command prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:


%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for a recent system checkpoint to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


http://support.micro....com/kb/315222/


A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP

Did you use the default NTFS Format (not quick) when Windows was installed
  • 0

#35
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
Thanks again for the help

I will try this, and yes I did not use the quick format
  • 0

#36
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
Did not work I still could not get past the blue screen...no prompts came up
  • 0

#37
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
Should I repair the installation and the add the critical updates
  • 0

#38
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
If the PC is still set to boot from the CD ROM Drive, I would boot with the Windows CD in and then format the drive, again, then reinstall it

You will take as long to repair it now and maybe check a few other things as you will to clear the drive
  • 0

#39
admin

admin

    Founder Geek

  • Administrator
  • 24,501 posts
I think makai may have been correct in his first reply. Have you eliminated hardware issues? I would start with http://www.memtest86.com, it can be run from a bootable floppy and will diagnose the condition of your RAM, also to some extent your motherboard and CPU. See if it will run through a complete set of checks without error. It will take a few hours to run. I suspect you may have some bad RAM.
  • 0

#40
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
So far it has been running for about 10 minutes...over 100 errors now what
  • 0

Advertisements


#41
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
I pulled 512 mb of memory out, no errors
  • 0

#42
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
If you continue to get no errors with the remaining memory you can move on to installing XP, though I would still go for format then install as you have not had a chance to get any data on to the PC yet
  • 0

#43
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
Over an hour 1 error
  • 0

#44
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Stop the test, reboot to restart the test, you are really looking for overnight testing with zero errors
  • 0

#45
gordobw

gordobw

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
Okay, I will let it run, but what happens if it gets more errors...or do you want me to reboot each time I get an error
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP