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Repairing Old Installation

Q: Repairing Old Installation

I had a total crash that even changed some BIOS settings ie. enabling voice after post and changing date (by five years). There appears to be a missing or corrupted file. I have tried to boot up in SAFE mode and when it lists the files it't loading it just stops midway. When I attempt to repair the OS by using the installation disc it cannot see my hard drives. I have three Seagate SCSI drives and an Adaptec card. I thought the installation disc installed generic drivers. Help!
Thanks, Chad

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Preferred Solution: Repairing Old Installation

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Repairing Old Installation

changing date (by five years)that's the first clue, your bios is 5 years old, so is your cmos battery, time for a new oneafter getting that sorted you have to enter setup defaults, set the the time and make adjustments to the bios, ie boot priority etcthen you might even need a floppy disk with your controller drivers if the windows cd can't see the controller and drives

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Hi
I am reinstalling XP on a favourite computer, I ran the installation CD and authenticated the installation, all fine . Ran the motherboard CD with various drivers booted up and got message "hardware significantly changed new authentification required. Did all that (by telephone as I am having internet problems. VERY laborious) Tried to boot up got message "Cant boot WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM corrupt try recovery console.
Put installation CD back in Pressed R worked my way to WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG> expecting to find further instructions but no. so I am stuck.
Can anyone tell me, with full syntax how I delete the corrupted file and get a new one from the CD.
I would be most grateful.
phil
PS many years ago I received two manuals with a computer one on Windows 3.1 the other on MS DOS sadly I have have lost both books and in any case I have forgotten most of what I read
 

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I want to know how to repair windows installation without losing ANY files.
Thanks ahead of time.
 

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My girlfriend's father has e-mailed me asking about an error he has got on his computer.

It comes up with '<windows root>\system32\hal.ddl.' as being missing however he is still able to use the computer.

Lots of the searches for that message I have done say about looking at the BOOT.INI files or reparing the installation from the original XP disk.

His computer was supplied with an image of the hard drive rather than the XP disk from Microsoft, can I repair his installation using my XP disk?

Or is that likely to knacker stuff up?

The sites I have looked at so far for fixes are linked below.

One.

Two.

And three.

Cheers for any help.
Paul.

PS. It began happening after he reverted the system to a restore point after a 'blue screen error'. I haven't seen any of these messages myself I'm just going on what he's told me so far.
 

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Hello....

I made a mistake a while ago and installed windows xp professional instead of home edition after formatting my PC. My activation code didnt work and it has now expired.

I've got my windows XP home disc, and have entered setup from that, and was expecting the option to repair the windows xp installation (thereby installing home edition over my professional one, while still retaining all my data and saved files). However, it only comes up with the option to install a new copy of windows over the old one or installing it to a new location.

Am I thinking this correctly here? Should I be able to install the correct version of windows without deleting my data? Do I need a different CD to do this?

Thanks
 

A:Repairing Windows XP installation

You cannot do a repair install of Pro with a Home install cd . . you will have to backup your data to removable media and do a clean install
 

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Hello. My brother was having problems when tried to launch game "league of legends". In this game there is option to repair installation. But every time when I try to repair this game installation, my computer gets BSOD after about 10minutes.It's very strange and i think it should be fixed. I attached that bsod file

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You have only uploaded one dump file please follow the instructions run the tool and upload the files then we may be able to help more
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I recently tried installing drivers for a USB sound card I bought. Clearly, the drivers did not install properly and now my computer will not boot properly (even in Safe Mode). I tried following the directions by using the Windows Vista Installation CD which is Service Pack 1. However, I have Service Pack 2 installed on the harddrive...is there any way I can fix this problem without erasing everything off my computer? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Repairing computer with installation CD

Go ahead and use the Vista, SP1 disc to repair your copy of Vista. If you get an error or the repair doesn't work, you will have to install Vista fresh and then install all the Vista updates once again... back up all your important data from now on
 

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i am living in costa rica and just recently purchased what i believe to be a refurbished hp nc6000... in downloading some items from microsoft, i confirmed that i have authentic xp professional installed... however, the previous owner could not provide me with the original cd, hense my dilema... in deleting some previously loaded software, i believe i inadvertantly deleted some shared files for other programs... is there anyway without the original disk to repair the installation or operating system... i have read about hidden partitions and the like, but am not confident enough to try this... i have the serial numbers and whatnot for my xp professional software, so i am not sure if having that info allows me to do anything without the actual cd... one of the problems is i have downloaded internet explorer 7 but it fails to completely install... i have gotten the most recent service packs and updates from microsoft but still no progress... i would go out to the local best buy and get the appropriate software new if i wasnt living in the middle of a third world country... there are computer repair shops close to me, but everyone has spanish operating systems and mine is xp in english and i cant afford to chance losing it... is there any way to recreate the software or operating system back to its original format with all original folders and files intact? anyones help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated!!
 

A:repairing windows installation without cd

If my memory serves me correct an hp{with xp} that is preloaded with a recovery partition can be accessed by tapping f10 as soon as you hit the start button
 

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Hi, I'm working on a Dell Optiplex GX240 with Win XP Home installed. The operating system seems to be damaged and the lady who owns the computer cannot locate her XP installation disc. Can I use a different installation disc to do the repair?

K

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You can use another XP Home disc then use the Serial Key on the computer to register.

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I upgraded from 7 to 8 and everything was working nicely.

I came down a couple of days ago to find the PC in a loop, trying to boot into the old W7 installation from the old dual boot screen. I'd forgotten that ages ago I'd installed an early W8 version alongside W7. The OS choices are W8 Developers or W7 - neither work.

I have a W8 installation disc (not the original as I purchased the download version) but the automatic repair option reports failure after half an hour "Attempting Repairs."

Can anyone suggest how I can proceed please?

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I would suggest you to start from scratch.. Since you have the disc do a clean install... or you can restore it by system image if you had created one..

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Hi, I was trying to fix my mom's computer:

Original problem: Computer would not boot, would just run the load screen and then reboot.

The computer is running windows XP home, she doesn't want to lose her media, downloads, settings/ things already on the computer, so that's why I didn't do a complete re-installation. But we've ran into a bit of a problem, we get the error:

"The software you are installing for this hardware: NVIDIA Geforce4 MX420 (Microsoft Corporation) has not passed Windows logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.

Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windows Logo testing."

That error comes up when I'm trying to repair using the WIndows Install CD that came with her computer when it's 'installing devices.'

Not sure if this is a problem because she has the service packs installed or what? For now I've given her a Linux OS on a CD to run, but was hoping there was a way we could fix this without a complete re-install.

Thanks a lot for your help and time

A:Problems repairing an installation of windows XP

System manufacturer and model?

<<"The software you are installing for this hardware: NVIDIA Geforce4 MX420 (Microsoft Corporation) has not passed Windows logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.

Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windows Logo testing.">>

That warning is very routine, I always ignore it. I've not had a driver problem or system problem as the result of my actions.

Elect to continue the installation.

<<The computer is running windows XP home, she doesn't want to lose her media, downloads, settings/ things already on the computer, so that's why I didn't do a complete re-installation.>>

Well...not every CD allows for a repair install. I suggest that you consult the manual or the vendor website for using any disks which came with that system...before using them for anything.

Louis

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My motherboard blew, so I bought a new one. Luckyly (or not), I have removable hard drives. The thing is that I can't get windows to boot when I just insert a hard drive. I tried to repair the installation by booting with the windows cd-rom bvut it asks me for the administrattor password. I don't recall putting any so i just hit enter and it sends me to DOS c:\windows. If I do try passwords, they're all wrong and the system reboots after three tries...please help if you can.....thank you....

Komplecs
 

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I was trying to repair my desktop Windows XP Home installation.
I have the original restore cds, but did not want to do a clean sweep, so I got hold of an XP Home cd, did all the repairing and copying of files, entered the key on the COA attached to my desktop, and all the process was fine. At the end, it asked me to activate the copy of windows, which I accepted because my key on the COA is all "clean". However, the process does not go anywhere, it only takes me to the desktop, which is blank and has nothing, not even the taskbar visible. The computer freezes.

I have repaired other desktops and laptops I have at home before, and the process worked no problem, so I don't know what i did wrong this time.

Before I did the repairing on this desktop, I had disabled my ethernet adapter because I was connecting to the internet via wireless. So I'm thinking the problem is that the wireless card drivers got deleted, and the system cannot enable the ethernet adapter to connect to the internet to activate windows. First question is: Is this the case? Please help.

I am not sure if the XP cd I got is an OEM version, or full retail. Second question: Could this be the problem?

Finally, I was thinking of connecting an older hard disk that has a working copy of windows on it to my desktop (instead of the one I "repaired"), boot from it, and then activate the ethernet adapter, so I can then plug the original hard disk and hope the activation process to work. ... Read more

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My sisters pc had an issue with booting to windows and after many attempts at trying to start in safe mode (unsuccessfully) i thought it best to repair the installation (but without formatting), as she didn't want to lose all her pictures and music.
So i booted from her XP corporate disc and reinstalled windows to the C:\Windows folder and then the pc started up fine.

I've since come across a problem; the computer now goes into stand-by mode after about half an hour and as i can't remember the administrator password it forces me to restart the computer.

I've tried fixing it by going into the Power Settings in the Display Properties, as i assumed that this is what would be causing the problem, but the System Stand-by option is not enabled.

Can anyone help me to sort this?

Matt.

p.s. my replies might take a day or so as i will have to relay the info onto my sister who isn't too technically minded.
 

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I've so far followed all the right steps to reinstall XP (just the Windows files), but i'm stuck at the moment because i'm being asked to remove the XP CD because files are needed from the 'Nvidia Network Bus Installation Disc 1.' I have all the cds that came with my computer, both the motherboard and MSI Nvidia cds have not worked. I have the option to cancel the installation of the 'Nvidia Network etc etc.' but when i do the setup doesnt continue and my screen goes black and unresponsive.

Any help?

What am i actually needing?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I was trying to repair my desktop Windows XP Home installation.
I have the original restore cds, but did not want to do a clean sweep, so I got hold of an XP Home cd, did all the repairing and copying of files, entered the key on the COA attached to my desktop, and all the process was fine. At the end, it asked me to activate the copy of windows, which I accepted because my key on the COA is all "clean". However, the process does not go anywhere, it only takes me to the desktop, which is blank and has nothing, not even the taskbar visible. The computer freezes.

I have repaired other desktops and laptops I have at home before, and the process worked no problem, so I don't know what i did wrong this time.

Before I did the repairing on this desktop, I had disabled my ethernet adapter because I was connecting to the internet via wireless. So I'm thinking the problem is that the wireless card drivers got deleted, and the system cannot enable the ethernet adapter to connect to the internet to activate windows. First question is: Is this the case? Please help.

I am not sure if the XP cd I got is an OEM version, or full retail. Second question: Could this be the problem?

Finally, I was thinking of connecting an older hard disk that has a working copy of windows on it to my desktop (instead of the one I "repaired"), boot from it, and then activate the ethernet adapter, so I can then plug the original hard disk and hope the activation process to w... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Repairing Windows XP Home installation

First question: It's possible, but an unsuccessful activation attempt because of the lack of an internet connection should just give you an error message and let you keep using the computer for the rest of the 30 day trial period. Did you use the COA that is on the computer or the one that came with the disk you used? If you used the one for that particular disk and it has also been used elsewhere, that might be what is causing all the trouble.

Second: I do not think it matters so long as you use the COA that came with the computer.

Third: No, that would not work as the information regarding whether or not the ethernet port is on or off is stored on the hard drive (well, as far as I can tell anyways).

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I installed Windows Server 2012 on a new machine and for some reason, the install put the "System Reserved" partition on one disk (the data disk) and the "System Boot" partition on another disk (my intended system boot disk). The Server 2012 install disk does not have a repair option, so I tried a Windows 8 install disk and used the repair feature of that disk.

I disconnected the data disk and ran the repair and it looks like it has worked. The server 2012 machine can boot and seems to run ok, but the repair installed the files that would normally be on the "System Reserved" partition onto the boot disk partition of C, so my C: drive only has one partition and it contains all the boot files and OS files.

My question is that is it ok to have all the files on one partition, or am I going to run into potential problems down the line.

A:Windows 8 Repairing Server 2012 Installation

I installed Windows Server 2012 on a new machine and for some reason,



As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows

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Hi guys!
 i usually never need to post in forums as im pretty good at digging up information on any repair i need to do, but this one has me stumped for 2 days now. Im an avid bleepingcomputer visitor and get all my fix it programs here, so i figured this would be a great place to start. 
 
 here's whats going on. im fixing a computer for a friend. she says her os was crashing and she brought it to me, i could see it crash once and then restarted and it would no longer detect her hard drive. after hours of tests, turns out her sata ports went bad. ordered new motherboard and replaced it. works great now, except for the os still crashing. im getting 0x000000b7 bsod. usually the fix for that is ide/ahci mode settings in bios ive come to realize, fixing many a pc in my day. however, this isnt the case. crashes no matter what bios setting i use.
startup repair is a joke. i have w7 disk and ran chkdsk /r.. it did find a few bad sectors and repaired them, but nothing significant. spammed sfc /scannow bootdir blah blah.. ran all bootrec.exe commands fixing mbr fixing bootsector, even tried manually rebuilding mbr. and nothing is working. ive booted mini xp (via hirens boot cd) and ran all kinds of virus scans and few other various scans and everything comes up ok. 
 
 i setup a 2nd partition on the drive and installed w7 (same version as the other w7 installation on other partition) theres no problems and have full access to the problem partitions ... Read more

A:Repairing windows 7 installation from alternate partition

What I would do:
 
a.  Clone the current hard drive contents.
 
b.  Run a hard drive diagnostic on the hard drive.
 
I see no point in ignoring the possibility that the drive has problems.
 
Louis

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Hi,

I have Vista installed on a partition on a Macbook (OS 10.5.2) using Bootcamp and I believe I have a rootkit infection (several symptoms before a blue screen/memory dump then crashing) that will not allow me to boot into Windows. I get the Microsoft sound, then a constant black screen with a cursor in the top left corner. I have inserted the Vista CD to attempt a repair install but it will not boot from the CD.

1. Without a bios on a Mac is there an option for changing the boot order or forcing a boot from the CD?

2. If I am unable to repair the Windows installation, can I access the partition from the Mac OS to extract files/folders?

Any suggestions for repairing/recovering the Vista partition gratefully received...

Thanks,
Ben
 

A:Repairing a Vista installation via Bootcamp on a Macbook

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/apple-macos/990165-repairing-vista-installation-bootcamp.html . Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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What are some ways to ways to repair windows installations without a windows cd when WINDOWS WILL NOT BOOT INTO NORMAL MODE

AND

The following additional difficulties exist.

When
-Pressing F8 to do last known good, and safe mode are NOT AVAILABLE or Working
-Original Windows CD is not present
-Hard drive IS working
-Customer's data is of vital importance
-I would PREFER to avoid a reinstall
Thank you for help in advance.

A:Repairing a windows installation without normal boot

Have you tried going through msconfig to reach these? start + access + run + type "msconfig" without quotes then click tools tab highlight system restore then click launch repost result plz.
good luck
doc

under General tab make sure selective start up is ticked

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Hello,
Yesterday I decided to repair Win XP, by fixing the system files and keeping all my personal files. After the installation completed, the computer turned off. When I turned it on and it started booting it showed:
"-Boot Normally
-Boot in Safe Mod... etc."
I chose "boot normally" and the boot logo appeared. After few seconds a blue screen with white text flashed and my PC restarted.

I then "repaired" again, and it didn't help.
Then I installed Win2000 to try and copy my files, but when I tried to acess my "Documents & Settings" folder a "Aces denied!" message appeared.

I wonder how can I get this fixed. Maybe getting another HD, with an older OS and trying to copy the files... I don't know. Any ideas on how to get this fixed?

btw, saw the same problem being reported in 2 forums but without any replies.
 

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Hi there. I have a but of an unusual problem and perhaps this belongs in the hardware section.

Anyhow, after been away for a few days I turn on my computer and it tells me that I need to repair my XP since there is something wrong with the /system32 folder or whatnot.

I have the CD to repair, however my keyboard is a USB type and deactivates after the initial boot window, not allowing me to proceed from the "Hit any key to boot from CD device....".

I'm wondering if there is any solution to this short of going out and buying a keyboard that uses a standard keyboard connection.
 

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My friend's computer got nailed by SpyLocked, so like any good person would, I directed him to smitfraudfix to help him out. He followed the directions and all, but when he tried to restart, ended up with an "autochk not found" error, and ended up locked in a deathloop. We found his XP CD and tried reinstalling, but we're kind of stuck on what to do. He's got some things in his My Documents folder that he'd prefer not losing, but when it came time to chose where to install it, we couldn't chose to create a new partition, and we don't know what'd happen if we overwrote the windows folder, since it states that the My Documents (and other like folders) may be deleted. Does anyone have any advice or know anything else about this?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I have been hit with the spylock as well. I did the smitfraudfix thing and cannot get my computer to boot up at all. I think you called it the deathloop.

I will be keeping an eye here to see what replaies you get because I have two programs and My Documents that I can't lose.

Good luck,
Liz

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Hi, I have an Acer Travelmate and run IE 11, windows 7 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks every time I log on there is a message telling me I have " File system NTFS and one of the discs needs to be checked for consistency". I have run computer repair and checked all up-dates are installed.
As this occurs every time I log on there must be something fundamentally wrong but I have no idea what. I would really appreciate advice please on how to fix this problem. thanks very much.

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My computer will not boot.
It says safe mode, safe mode with networking, start normally, but none of them work it just restarts the computer and brings me back to this screen.
So, I want to repair xp by inserting my disk to the computer.
I did this, but when i open bios, and go to the boot option, it does not give cd rom as an option, it says floppy disk drive, and two other options. I tried all of them, they don't work.
I also tried copying all of the data from my cd, onto emy usb.
When i turn on eh computer and open bios, it recognizes my usb! I chose my usb to be boot #1, exited bios, and saved changes.
When i restarted / booted my computer, it does not boot my usb, it says "operating system missing"

P{lease help, what am I doing wrong.

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Your PC will not boot from the USB drive because there are no 'boot' files on that drive. The XP CD contains boot files sure enough but you can't copy those boot files to another drive by simply copying all the data from the CD onto the USB drive. Boot files cannot be copied like that. And with no boot files, your system will ignore the usb drive.

To copy everything including the boot code from cd to usb drive you need to make an ISO image of the cd, then burn that ISO image to your usb drive. You can do that with an app called "MagicISO" from here:
http://www.magiciso.com/download.htm

If there is no cd-rom drive available in the boot sequence options it probably means you need to fit a new cd-rom drive because the existing one has come to the end of it's life.
Either that or the option is there but you don't realise it. It may be called "DVD" or "DVD-ROM" in the BIOS if the drive can read or write DVD discs.

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Hi everyone!

I have been reading articles all over the place about repairing XP. I have certain problems such as my taskbar disappeared and Windows Sounds and Flash Movies Sounds not working. I have tried every method on the internet to fix this, but does not work. Although there is 1 method that kept being mentioned which I haven't tried yet because I'm not really sure how to do it. Anyways it said something about make sure the CD boots up before the harddrive? I have no idea what it means. It mentioned I have to configure my BIOS or something, and there was a list of options of what to do with what BIOS. Anyways I dunno what that means, but my BIOS is American Megatrends, Inc. .
I need more information on how to repair my XP with those information I have provided above. Please PM me or post here with more information on how to repair my Windows XP.

Thanks,
Mature Lamb

A:Repairing XP - HELP!

Hi what it means is that when you put your xp windows in the CD drive make sure that this is the first one to do this.When your computer starts up keep pushing up and down the delete button or if that does not work, then shut it down and push f2. A scree will come up in front of you this is where you need to go, on the first or second menu, scroll through that and you will come upon a list saying floppy, IDE, WHICH IS YOUR hard drive, or CD.Look at the different options of how to alter and save, make cd your first, IDE, Second, and floppy the third one. when you have altered them press f10 to save it will ask do you want to save changes n/y press y press enter, and your computer will now carry on as normal. Now when you come to install windows again PUT your disk in cd drive and it should now recognise it.I hope that has cleared up one or two points.

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...,- I just refformated my PC because of virus. After formatting, while installing windows XP some problems occured like this "cannot install ethernet controller driver, and cannot install hardware"... After that the blue page appear saying that "If this is your first time to see this, try to check for viruses, run chckdsk... disable bios shadow.. etc.. I try installing windows xp again but the same problem occurs. Please help me, what should I do??
 

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I downloaded support tools from my cd, but I don't see anything that will help me to repair my OS. If anyone knows what to do, please help me. Thank you.
 

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My computer is an acer and im wondering if i can download a reairdisc to a usb or a disc

and would you recommend i download one, buy (if able to) or borrow a friends if it is an acer aswell

A:Repairing

Hi -

Contact Acer Support --> https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi all,
Each time I right click on my favourites to place them in alphabetical order IE 8 seizes. I have tried Tools / Internet Options / Advanced Reset. I have also turned it off & back on again via Control Panel but the problem remains.

I have visited the Microsoft web site to try & download IE 8 to re-install it. I go round in circles, until I finally opt for downloading IE8 for Vista. (The only one I can find) When I try to install I'm told that my operating system does not support IE8 yet I'm running it!

Any sugestions please?

Regards,
Roy.

A:Repairing IE 8

If you already have IE8 it cannot be uninstalled or reinstalled. The best you can do is turn it off. That being said, go to tools>internet options>advanced>reset. The problem is most likely not IE8 but one of the add ons. My instructions will remove them. You can replace one byone until you find the problem.

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I am having problems with slowness and all other rubbish problems and I do have my three recovery disks. I am wondering if I can do a REPAIR to WIN XP with one of the disks, instead of a complete format. I don't want to lose some of the old programme I have downloaded. Now if I was to do a REPAIR, then I guess the IE would be either IE 6 or 7, which I guess wouldn't hurt.

Your views would be appreciated.

Regards
 

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Help me out. I want to "repair" a certain dead PC. It's one of those "Digitek" types. It used to run Windows 98 Here are things as of now:
1: The hard disk is dead. The PC powers (I can hear some wierd "di di di" as the disk head tries to read) on and displays "Searching For Master Boot Record On SCSI...Not Found, Insert System Disk And Press Any Key"
2: Before it spoilt, it used to display "X is not accessible. The device is not ready". X represents both the floppy and CD drive.
3: I downloaded a Windows 98 bootdisk from the net and copied it to a floppy. Tried booting from the floppy but it failed.
I have a new hard disk which I want to install on the PC. Can someone tell me how to go about it? Just a guess: Could the drivers for the floppy and CD drives have been deleted because device manager used to report that there were two "unknown devices". Below are the specs of the PC:
AMD Duron 1200+ processor, 96 MB RAM, DiamondPlus9 Maxtor 80 GB HDD(this is the one that died), 25 MB RAM SiS integrated video display. Anyone having any questions just ask them.
 

A:Help Repairing PC.

Second post has been replied to... Tell us then what else you need to know, and how much detail you need.
 

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After repairing my computer from a display message that says "Windows could not start because the following file is missing
WINDOWS\System32\System" or something like that, i went through repairing it from a website. Then after, it had no sound even when speakers were plugged in, the LAN connection doesnt work and will not let me work it, the windows move slowly. I think I have to install some kind of drivers, can anyone help??????

A:After Repairing

What exactly did you "repair" and what website did you use to do it?

Were you experiencing any other problems before the failure to boot?

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SIZE="4"] ...,- I just refformated my PC because of virus. After formatting, while installing windows XP some problems occured like this "cannot install ethernet controller driver, and cannot install hardware"... After that the blue page appear saying that "If this is your first time to see this, try to check for viruses, run chckdsk... disable bios shadow.. etc.. I try installing windows xp again but the same problem occurs. Please help me, what should I do??[/SIZE]

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What is the best way to repair IE 6.0 with Windows XP Pro?

You used to be able to do this via the control panel/add remove programs, but it's not listed in there anymore
 

A:Repairing IE 6.0?

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hi i need some help, or explaination.

i am trying to a repair on my wind xp from the original disk and need some help.

i am a little puzzled as to why the repair stops. i am repairing the O/S that is already installed (not using the Console repair)

steps...
1.boot from disk
2.chose partition
3.hit R to repair the instalation originally installed

then it stops 13 min prior to completion.

Suggestions anyone?

A:Repairing XP

At T -13 the installation is processing SVCPACK.INF
A typical SVCPACK.INF file looks like this:

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;Windows XP
[Version]
Signature=" NT$"
MajorVersion=5
MinorVersion=1
BuildNumber=2600

[SetupData]
CatalogSubDir="\i386\SVCPACK"

[ProductCatalogsToInstall]

[SetupHotfixesToRun]
Q330994.exe /Q:A /R:N
Q819696.exe /Q /O /N /Z
KB824146.exe /Q /O /N /Z
qchain.exe




It is qchain that resolves new hotfixes with existing hotfixes and controls versioning. (http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;296861 )

Unplug everything but mouse, keyboard, display adapter and monitor.
Restart the installation.

If it still hangs, you will need to extract SVCPACK.INF, edit it as follows below and place it back into the XP image. Then reburn. It might be best to image an ISO from the installation CD, edit the ISO with something like ISOBuster, and reburn as an image file type ISO.


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;Windows XP
[Version]
Signature=" NT$"
MajorVersion=5
MinorVersion=1
BuildNumber=2600

[SetupData]
CatalogSubDir="\i386\SVCPACK"

[ProductCatalogsToInstall]

[SetupHotfixesToRun]
;Q330994.exe /Q:A /R:N
;Q819696.exe /Q /O /N /Z
;KB824146.exe /Q /O /N /Z
;qchain.exe

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Well I have tried to use SFC and it tell me that my XP disk is the wrong one. Reading the forum, I downloaded and ran keyfinder and wrote down the results. Checked the label on my computer and the key is differant. So should I just do a new install or should I backup my program link or what. The install that came on the machine has some minor problems that I find very annoying like; send to doesn't work, my computer take about 3 minutes to find my files and disk, same with explorer yet my network places immediately finds the HD drive but not the DVD drive.

Any help is much appricated. Thanks

A:repairing XP PRO with bad CD key

Hello tricker3, Welcome to TSF!


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Well I have tried to use SFC and it tell me that my XP disk is the wrong one.




Could you please explain what you meant by this?

When you are running the sfc scan, are you getting a message that says "Please insert your Windows?XP CD?" if you are, just click on retry and let it do its thing; this might happen on a number of occasions whilst sfc is scanning, which is quite normal.

When using sfc however, it is very important that you use a compatible Windows?XP SP2 CD...what this means is; you must use the same version CD to what is installed on the computer.

If Windows?XP Home is installed the CD that is to be used must be a Windows? XP Home Edition CD.
You cannot use a Windows? XP Professional CD on an installation that has Windows? XP Home Edition installed, and vice versa.


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The install that came on the machine....




Please tell us the Make and Model of your computer; generally Windows?XP Home is the usual pre-installed Operating System.

Please post back with the information.

Kind Regards,

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Hi, I have recently repaired my Windows 2000. After repairing Windows 2000, I did not expect that all my files and programs would switch places to other drives. For example, the VLC Media Player was once in G Drive. Now, it is in H Drive. Also, my disc drives used to be I and J Drives, but it is now M and N Drives. Is there any way to change everything back to normal as it was once was without having to change the Target location of the desktop shortcut? I personally liked how everything it was before. Basically, my question is how to change everything back to normal as it was before repairing Windows 2000.

If there's no way in changing everything back to normal, I guess I will have to make a backup of everything in each of my drives, delete the drives, and then start everything over again by partitioning it if I can although it will be really frustrating for me.
 

A:After Repairing

Normally it should change like that but I think the only way you have to get it back as before is to backup all your files and re-install windows with new partition.

But before doing that try to repair windows 2000 once more and if it is the same then re-install windows
 

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How do i repair my IE? My yahoo isn't werking and they suggest that i repair my IE. I have xp home on my lap top. thx
 

A:Repairing

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Daughters computer K6-2 450, 64mb ram, win98SE.
Updated IE5 to IE5.5sp1 because she could not get online(e-mail worked).
She still could not get online and tried to run the IE repair in the control panel. She said nothing happened, the ISP tech told her to uninstall IE and reinstall it. I have asked her if there was any error message or just no responce.

What's the way to uninstall IE or will I just go back to the IE5?

Thanks!
 

A:IE5.5 sp1 not repairing

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My computer's hardrive recently had some problems and i've narrowed the problem down to the MBR. I put in a windows XP cd and tried to use the recovery console but I do not know the administrator password on this computer since it is school issued. The only way I can use this computer is by running knoppix on it. Is there any way I can restore the MBR through Linux or through another program?

A:Repairing the MBR

If it's a school issued computer, take it into the school techs and let them deal with it?

Or talk to them and get the password.

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Hey every one

Well short and simple I deleted my Windows media player 12 is it? From windows 7 and I simply can not install it because I have tried getting the files from some one else and it says you have a newer version and you can not install an older version,

So I need some help? I am not sure how to do a repair.

A:Help repairing.

Hope this helps:

Repair Install

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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Hello,

This post is in regards to two previous threads. I posted in the Hijackthis forum and it turns out that I probably do not have a malware issue. That post is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-symptoms.html

The original post, in this forum, is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-moved-xp.html

Here is a breif re-cap of the symptoms I've noticed:
1. When opening a folder, the system freezes for 15 seconds, then it is fine. Programs do not seem to have this problem, just folder windows.
2. XP's built-in .zip viewer tool doesn't work. I see an hourglass for a few seconds, then nothing happens.
3. Cannot use the Run or Internet buttons on the start menu. Instead, I get the message: "Cannot create shortcut here. Would you like to create a shortcut on the desktop".
4. My "send to" list after right-clicking is populated with only 1 entry (some 3rd party nonsense).

My belief is that I've got a corrupt explorer and maybe something else. An sfc scan asks for the XP disk to restore system files. Unfortunately, it asks for the XP discs, which did not come with my computer. I've tried to point sfc to my 386 folder, but that was unsuccessful.

I greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

- Kevin

A:Repairing XP

Hi,
Do you have a recovery partition? What is the make/model of your pc?

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Hello - I have a DELL Dimension 4700 running WINxp w/ sp2 and sp3. The warranty ran out 12/19/08. The PC crashed today!

I want to repair windows from the disk. I boot from the disk and select R for repair. It asks what installation I want to repair and I select 1 - it is the only installation. Then it asks for an admin pw. I don't know this. I called DELL and they want $50.00 to fix it..., no options. It's the last DELL... probably the last PC...

Can I get around this somehow? I went into setup and changed the ADMIN pw to admin. Went back to the boot screen and entered the password.. It took me to a DOS prompt. I have not tried DOS since 1986.

Can someone provide some help... I would greatly appreciate it.

I did extract the HDs and I harvested all the files I need to another machine... a MAC!

Nonetheless, I would like to repair the OS without a reinstall if I can...

Thank you,
Marc

A:Repairing WIN XP

Pass on the first chanced to repair and proceed to the second . . These are good guides to performing a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.informationweek.com/windo...leID=189400897

Unless you changed it the admin password is blank . . just press enter

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I go to surf the web and it says page not able to be displayed. So I try another page, etc, etc. I figured out that by repairing IE 5.5 it fixes the problem but it comes back. What would cause this ? BTW I am using Win 98 with dial up.
 

A:Why do I have to keep repairing IE 5.5?

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I do a lot of work with Photoshop, and when my OS went down recently I ended up losing a lot of PSD files.

Thanks to the incredible Ontrack Data Recovery Pro (I was very impressed!), I managed to retrieve probably 80% of them, but some of the retrieved files are damaged/corrupted. I'm sure there's still usable data in there as they're all about the right size and Photoshop will even generate a thumbnail preview of some files, despite the fact that it won't open them.

I've tried Flobo PSD repair and DataNumen's Advanced PSD repair but no joy. Are there any others out there that are worth a try? If anybody has any first-hand experience/advice of repairing PSDs it'd be much appreciated.
 

A:Repairing PSD files

You are confused about the problem. You had a file system issue not a file format issue. those 2 programs are for file format issue. I've also tried Flobo PSD repair and i've resolved the problem fast. The best thing is free....
 

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