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Repairing windows xp

Q: Repairing windows xp

I tried to repair windows xp and now my computer has low disk space and wont allow me to install the service pack updates or any of the drivers. please help.....I so don't know what Im doing...I would love to restore it back to its factory settings. I think the computer is to old..I would love some help...Thanks in advance for your help..

Preferred Solution: Repairing windows xp

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.)

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What Make, Model and Brand of computer do you have? Do you have a restore disc(s)? Or do you have a Restore Partition (check your computer documentation if your not sure) If so, boot off of that and follow the instructions to restore your computer to factory settings.

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Hi all,

My laptop has suddenly started to display the following message on startup:



I have done some reading into how to get everything back to the way it should be, but so far have not had much luck. I am not too clued up on computers and don't understand most of what I am reading on other websites. Having also tried the Windows XP recovery CD, my laptop doesn't seem to detect it being there, and the same message continues to display.

I would very much appreciate it if anybody could provide some step by step instructions on how to rectify this problem. Ideally, I would prefer not to re-install Windows as I have lots of files that I still need.

Many thanks in advance for your help.


A:Repairing my Windows XP

although the system files is missing i would try booting into safe mode. when your computer boots up keep pressing f8 or f9 dependign on the company and enter safe mode and log in as normal. if that doesn't work you will need to go into the bios by either pressing f1 or del, or tab during the post. or boot up. from there go to boot order and make sure that it booty like this
3.hard drive
if you do not have floppy then cd should be first. when it has booted from cd choose the repair option. this will take you to recovery console and what you will need to do is replace the files. in recovery console login by pressing 1 and if you have password you will need to type it. in the recovery console type sfc /scannow. and this should try to replace the files.

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My friend has a laptop that was starting to fall apart on him. When it boots it will only go into safe mode. When you try to put in his password that he has had for a long time, it doesnt work. My question is this, can I repair XP pro with a xp home disc?? Or does anyone have any ideas as to get in to XP pro?

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I have a Compaq, I got back in 04 with XP preloaded. It is a computer I do not use much but a while ago while loading a update the system seemed to crash and the update failed. This is a update past SP2. Windows managed to come back but I have major problems.

1. No original main windows programs will work... That is IE, Windows media player ect...

2. Not only will the programs no work but they will not uninstall or update.

3. I also can not uninstall any of my previous windows updates and the no new updates will work.

4. The main error message I get when starting Windows or any non working programs is..

"The procedure entry point SHRegGetVAlueW could not be located in dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll.

5. Of course with Compaq you do not get the main Windows XP cd so repair function does not seem to be a option. I have tried system restore but it seems all my restore points before this crash are corrupt and do not work. Have tried using the "Recovery CD" that I think goes with the computer but it does not work and I am unsure if it is the right one... but it should be.

Question: I have windows XP cd for updating to Windows XP... can I use this disk to repair my current version of windows...

any suggestions would be helpful...

another main side effect of this is all my USB ports seem not to work now...

A:repairing Windows XP

Hello quiller, Welcome to TSF!

You might like to try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine.

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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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,

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I know you can do it, but Im not sure how to go about it. On startup, I get the error, "The file system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupted. Please reinstall or repair ..."

I have a bootable windows xp disk, how can I get teh file, hal., and install it in the folder to get rid of this problem?

thanks in advance

A:Repairing windows

To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation.

For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.Click to expand...

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Hey, I have a problem with startup repair as when i select the option to repair, it loads up the normal windows login page, then only displays other user and asks for a username and password i tried my username and password but it states the domain does not exist or could not be connected and i need to do a full destructive recovery,

Any help greatly appreciated thanks.

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and welcome to the Forum

What brand and model, is the PC?

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Well, i decided to Dual boot Hackintosh (iDeneb) and Windows 7 on my HP laptop. I got OS X up and running and i can't seem to repair my Windows 7. The installation disk can't find and fix the problem automatically, so i went to Command line prompt and when i type it Bootrec.exe/scanOS is says that it can't find any installed windows on the disks. I am 100% sure i did not over write my windows partition with the OS X and honestly, i have no idea how to get Windows running again without having to install from scratch. Help?

A:Help with repairing windows!

I do not know if this shall be off much help, when i have had dual boot problems, i have used a program called "EasyBCD" which has helped me repair my Windows 7 Bootrec.

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I have a hard drive with windows xp pro but i believe it has corrupted. I used the windows xp cd (retail version/ not OEM version) to repair it but it did not detect my previously installed on my hard drive. (after selecting option:To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER there is a screen showing:
* To repair the selected XP installation, press R
* To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP
without repairing, press ESC
and there should be a white box below showing C:/WINDOWS "Windows XP Professional" but it did not appear. Is there anyone I can repair windows xp without reinstalling a fresh copy.

Note: I have a extra hard drive with a working windows xp where i can copy/ paste or modify files if necessary.

A:Repairing Windows Xp

* To repair the selected XP installation, press R
Doing a Repair install will not change or loose any of your files.

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I built the computer myself. if any specs are needed I can tell ya.

I am trying to repair my windows xp currently installed.

My hard Drives are set up as a RAID 0 Stripe, for those of you familiar, you know that windows cd cannot detect the hard drives without the RAID drivers.

I have a USB External Floppy Drive which I am trying to use to Load the drivers during the repair. The problem I run into is, when it asks me if I want to Load third party ScSi's/ or Raid drivers, hit f6. So I do and windows loads up it's files then I come to the screen where I specify where The drivers should be loaded from.

It says please insert disk into Drive A: So I put in the disk that has the drivers on it in my floppy and hit enter.

It seems that windows cannot detect it as a floppy, because it doesn't even hit it at all. I have also tried USB storage devices and it does not work either..

SO I spent all last night Changing things in the BIOS (Trial and error) and nothing happened.

Anyone got any ideas?

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You need to get the system to see the floppy. Is it detected in the bios? If not, you may be able to put the RAID drivers on a CD

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Manufacturer: eMachines
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition

I am a downloader, and to download a lot of things, you need Daemon tools for the .ISO/.Bin files ect. I cannot install this because i get the following error...

The installer has encountered an unexpeced error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2352.


According to Microsoft:
Error 2352:
Could not initialize cabinet file server. The required file 'CABINET.DLL' may be missing.

I need to repair windows, but i do not know how with the restore CDs i recieved with my computer. I had a look at the following topic:

HOW TO: Repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows.
Author: Rick

This is not the same as in my case. The 2 Restore CDs i recieved with this computer has everything on it, drivers and windows. When i start my computer with the windows restore CD in, the following screen shows:

System Restore Menu / Windows XP



As I screwed up my last computer, i just want to verify that I would do option 1 to repair windows without reinstalling.

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A:Help on repairing windows!


Nearly formatted my PC. Not any of the options, it seems i cannot repair my windows from startup with XP disk inserted.

Any other ideas?

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I have completed the first few steps in repairing windows and right before I get to the partitions page I get a reboot in 10 seconds and now my screen is flashing showing windows xp and it keeps doing same thing over and over. Will not let me get to the next screen says press any key to boot from CD and back to flashing black screen showing windows XP anyone have any quick fixes to this problem so i can complete repair.

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What steps exactly did you take to initiate the repair?

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Im Having a problem reinstalling windows from the recovery cd rom that came with the pc. Im Running Windows XP SP2 On an AMD Athlon 64bit 3400mhz Processor witha gig of ram.
ive booted from the cd, selected to reinstall windows ( as apposed to using the recovery console by pressing 'r' ) agreed to the terms and conditions the i get a message saying none of my drives are recognised. there are 4 drives on screen and they are all coming up as 'UNKNOWN' so i am unable to continue with the installation. Please Can anyone Help!! Thanks again for your time!


A:Repairing Windows

I would disconnect all but one Drive,Check all connectors and try again.

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hi guys n girls just wondering if i used the windows xp cd to do a repair will i lose any data on hdd

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Any specific problem? You should not try a repair if you have malware infections. But, no, you don't lose anything (if it works right).

Repair Installation Instructions
How To Run A Repair Install
(How to Repair Windows XP by Installing Over top of Existing Setup)

All you do is boot from the CD. When it asks if you want to repair and to press "R", don't. Continue with the installation just like you were installing for the first time.

You will then get a license agreement and it will ask you to press F8 to agree. Right after that screen, you will see a list of Windows installations that setup found. It will ask if you want to repair it. Read the directions on that page!!!

Then, you will actually press "R" this time and XP will re-install.

When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.

If you have any problems booting from CD, set the CD to boot earlier than the hard drive in BIOS setup, or come back for more help. If you don't get the "Repair" optin to press the second "R", then your registry is too damaged for a repair and you need to restore an earlier copy of the registry.

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This all started with the installation of a 3rd party theme. To fix that problem, I did a system restore to a week before installing that theme. That did take care of the theme problem, however other problems popped up.

If I go to YouTube, I get the following error:

FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_214.exe - Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point SetSidLengthRequ?? could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\d3d11.dll

If I close the popup, the video will load/play. If I leave the popup open longer that 20 seconds, Firefox will freeze.

If I try to run Who Crashed, I get the following error:

WhoCrashedEx.exe - Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point SetCheckUserInterruptShared could not be located in the dynamic link library

When I try to start SpeedFan I get the following errors:

Access violation at address 75F29041 in module 'comctl32.dll'. Write of address 00000001.

Application Error
Exception EAccessViolation in module comctl32.dll at 00059041.
Access violation at address 75F29041 in module 'comctl32.dll'. Write of address 00000001.

I've ran sfc /scannow (elevated command prompt) and it reports errors but can't fix them. So I tried Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and that doesn't work. The log from it gave this much:

[1128] Caller did not request sparse mount
[1128] Mounting new image.
Wim: [\\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim]
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looks more like youve got a virus from that 3rd party

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Booting from cd to repair windows XP, the cd loaded and computer restarted and seems to be stuck on installing devices and the status bar has not moved in over 12 hours. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Repairing Windows XP

Not knowing why you needed to make a repair installation I can only guess as to what may have happened.
Is the disk in good shape?  No scratches, no peanut butter finger prints... I kid you not.
What is the make and model of this computer?
Do you have SP3?
In order to see if there is a problem with the hdd please download SeaTools for DOS.
You will need to burn this ISO file to a disc, to do this I prefer using ImgBurn.  There is a good tutorial for using ImgBurn which has a download link as well as the instructions, you can find it here.  There will be a short and a long test, run the long test and post the results in this topic.

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I have one more problem. My laptop that has Windows 8.1 wont boot to my operating system. it just gives me my manufacteres boot screen and that loading circle thing and it takes forever to load. once it loads, it either goes to the blue screen saying "Your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart" Or it will go into the safe mode screen which i've tried most of the options to fix my computer and none of them work my computer just continues to do the same thing. I would like to get back into my computer without having to buy a new hard drive or a new operating system. I've also tried posting my problem online and peoples solutions dont help.

A:Help repairing windows 8.1

Possible dying hard drive. You can use what is called a portable S.M.A.R.T. test to see if the hard drive is in fact dying.

No need to buy another copy of 8.

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Okay, I won't go into a BUNCH of detail here but I have XP home I bought from Newegg 2 years ago. Since then I have upgraded several times. Always, I have been able to re-activate windows (is that what its called) online automaticly. That was until my latest troubles. After my "upgrade" due to a dead MB, I had to call MS and get some lengthy number from the tech to type in to re-activate XP.

NOW......I am having sooooo much trouble with this new combo that I think it would be much better to just start over. Driver troubles ect. are driving me nuts. So my question is:

If I put the XP disc in and either repair or reinstall XP, will my origonal OEM product code still work and/or would I have to call MS to re-activate?


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Motherboard replacement, except by the original manufacturer of the computer under warranty is an upgrade that MS considers a "new" computer" and triggers the need to activate Windows again, and unfortunately, if what you have is an OEM version of Windows, according to MS it is not transferable to a "new" computer under the licensing agreement.

You can certainly try to sell your situation to the MS Activation representative but be aware that you may be unsuccessful.

If what you purchased was a "retail" version of XP, it is transferable provided that the previous computer was destroyed or you can convince MS that you removed the operating system from it (which a mb replacement by definition certainly qualifies), and you should have no problem once your activation rep understands what you did.

A reinstall or a repair installation on the same mb should be no problem.
It may not even trigger the activation procedure unless you change more than two of the components MS uses to identify your install as valid, but even if you do need to activate again you should have no problem doing so.

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Hi All,

My computer is not coming up (not even in the safe mode). After booting, it gives a list of errors within the folder system32/drivers and so I decided to repair using the original XP CD. So, selecting appropriate options, my PC was being "repaired" by the XP CD and there was an error that popped up, which said " Softawre you are installing for this hardware: SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio has not passed Windows Logo testing....... " and so on and so forth. So I decided to disable the driver from Recovery console and repeat the process. It still gives the same error. The worst part is, it disables my mouse and keyboards, so I cannot interact with it. I tried disabling other audio services like Audiosrv, Audstub, sysaudio, wdmaud also, but ended with the same result everytime. I don't want to do a clean install. Its my hard labored data of 3 years. Please suggest a solution, if you know. Thanks a lot!


A:Repairing Windows XP

First of all here's an excellent guide on Repairing Windows XP: http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

That message: "Software you are installing has not passed Windows testing"
Can usually be allowed and continue setup.

These drivers have not been signed by MS testing and therefore are flagged as a concern. But because they worked before, this shouldn't be an issue.

If you do allow this Software driver to continue installing (ie Yes) and then you receive a fault, then the fault may be to do with the original Service Pack installed, and the now SErvice Pack that you are trying to Repair with. Or it's a Virus\Trojan issue!

If it still continues to fail, you may need to backup the HardDrive by physically taking plugging it into another working computer (ie USB connection) and then do a clean install

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I have been advise to repair my Windows seven. What is the good procedure to do it

- All my files are backup in an Network hard disk

-Do i risk to loose all setup, licence etc?

- How about disk partition

- Should I do a disk image.

All information appreciated


A:Repairing Windows 7 64

Repair Install

Why do you need to repair?

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Hi i have a problem with my windows 7 x64 updates, i need a repair install cd for windows 7 home premium in french!!, i have the version 6.1.7600 if this can help!

thanks alot!

A:Help repairing windows 7 x64

French ISO is here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Follow these steps for Repair Install

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In Advanced Boot Options, I wanted repair my W7 calling for the installation disc that I don't have.
Is there an alternative to this?
I wanted to use the Repair option because the error message 0x80070057 when creating windows Repair disc.
Any ideas?
Thank you
PS: my HDD 1st partition is the so called Reserv.

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Ok guys, I had a problem so I did a did a operating system repair. It crashed at 33 minutes left (Installing devices) a regional and language box is off tot eh right and i cannot move my mouse. I have tried leaving this on for 12 hours, no luck. If i exit the setup, my computer will restart and resume the setup regardless if i have the XP CD in or not. It will stop at 33 minutes left again. There is no way for me to return to how it was before (not that i know of). I am wondering how i can get back to how it was before, or how i can stop it from crashing when installing devices.

please help me!

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can anyone help me, not one person has viewed this

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SYSTEM: Windows XP Pro SP2

Hello. Recently the computer i'm working on was infected with the Bloodhound.W32.EP virus. The infected file was the wininet.dll file. All my attempts to repair, quarantine, or delete the file with Norton Antivirus failed (i also tried from safe mode).

So, I thought i was being clever here. I downloaded the same version of the wininet.dll file from www.dll-files.com. I couldn't replace it directly because the file was always in use regardless of what processes i shut down. Eventually i removed the hard drive and put it in as a slave on a 2nd system where i was able to replace the infected file with the one I downloaded from the the above link.

I now face this problem: Windows boots and loads normally. The start menu works, Run works, and all my non-windows programs work. However, nothing to do with windows itself will run, including My Computer, Control Panel, Windows Explorer, and internet explorer. When i attempt to access any of these areas the desktop icons and start menu bar disappear for a moment and then reload, as if Explorer.exe has been restarted. The same happens when i attempt to access them in safe mode. EDIT: I CAN access System Properties.

My first thought was to do a repair install of windows XP, but the option is not available to me. I've tried using the OEM version of XP Pro (which came with the computer), and my own disk of Windows XP Home (upgrade). As I said, neither offer me the Repair Install option.

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A:Need assistance repairing windows XP Pro

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Hi everyone!

I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I've noticed my computer is lagging when starting up, and I wanted to repair it for a while. Usually, I'm okay with doing this by myself, but when I go to the normal setup (As you would, with repairing, and re-installing Windows) I get to this screen, and don't know where or what to do from here...

I've included a Screenshot of it, in the hopes someone out there can help.

Many thanks,


A:Repairing Windows problem

You've gone into the Recovery Console rather than starting a repair install:How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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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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Ok so i put in my windows 7 disc to find use the repair function as startup recovery is not working. Just to find out that it says 'this version of system recovery is not compatible with the version of windows you are using. try using a recovery disc that is compatable with this version of windows'.

The problem with this is that im currently using the same disc i used to install my OS. Does anyone have any sujestions

A:7 Pro 86x not repairing with windows 7 Pro disc

Try another method of running System Recovery Options

Startup Repair automates all of the tests and fixes, but you may need to run it more than once. Let us know what it finds, or if it doesn't find an installation to Repair.

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Right, after the new PC building problems that occured, I'm stuck at the stage of not being able to boot windows, and have discovered that I need to repair.

Sticking in my Windows disc, I get the options to set up windows XP, repair using the recovery console or leave.

The first option is what I would want, as I should be able to select my current installation and repair it. But my current installation isn't there.

The second option basically gives me command prompt. Typing bootcfg (which according to one guide, should make the repair thing able to see it) just brings a menu of bootcfg commands. Using the boot /repair command, I am asked if I want to add the installation to the boot list, which I want to, but each time I try, I get told Error: Failed to add to list etc.

So I can't repair windows, as far as I can tell, and I can't afford to lose the programs on my current installation.


A:Repairing Windows, or to be more accurate, not.


Eurgh... I feel dirty now, but I'm still stuck with no Windows being recognised.

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I have a problem, I installed Ubuntu a couple day back and everything worked fine. Today after school I tried to turn on my computer and it gave me a GRUB error 21, So I begain to try to fix it and nothing worked for me so far. I dont care about Ubuntu I just don't want to reinstall Windows again because I have over 5GB of music and all my other stuff. Can some please help me,

A:Need help repairing Windows XP Bootloader

Good news I got it to boot into good old XP. I did this by using my XP cd and using the repair option, I typed in fixmbr and then rebooted, but that caused my computer to give me the missing ntldr error which I fixed by going back in to XP repair and coping ntldr from d:\i386\ntldr to c:\
and coping ntdetect.com from d:i386\ntdetect.com to c:\
That fixed that, but now I have two minor problems
1 When I turn on the computer it says boot.ini is missing booting from c: (I deleted the boot.ini when I was trying to repair it earlier today, don't ask why I was trying to fix it so I booted off the Ubuntu live cd and deleted some files) So how can I fix that?
2 When I go into Local disk c I see the ntldr file and ntdetect MS-DOS Application so I want to know if I could move them into windows folder?

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I have a windows XP blacklite as my OS. Of late it has been misbehaving: windows media player can't play, System restore is not working, just to mention a few.
Right now I don't have a the installation cd which I used to install the O.S, but I have an installation cd of Window xp sp 2. Can I use it to repair my O.S ?

A:Repairing Windows xp blacklite

What is Windows XP Backlite?

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I am having trouble repairing windows - it never finished the initial repair, - it got to 9 minutes left and hung - and when I tried to restart another repair, the bootable xp disk never gave the option to "repair" again - The computer has XP sp1 on it and I have tried a SP1 XP and SP2 XP disks on it.

Suggestions would be helpful



A:Trouble Repairing Windows

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Perhaps I "solved" my old thread prematurely. How does one go about fixing a malfunctioning windows service? Like I said before, when I disable all nonessential services everything runs fine. I was even able to run WC3 without sound and internet. So yeah, do I need to reinstall windose to fix this, or is there a better method?

original thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/570839-solved-100-cpu-usage-login.html

A:Repairing Windows Services

How to fix depends on how you stopped the services (disabled or deleted).
Open a Command window and type: sc query > c:\services.txt then hit Enter.

This will create a c:\services.txt text file in your root folder showing status for your services. Paste the file contents here.

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to repair windows on my pc, as the system32 file is corrupt or missing and windows cannot start. I'm using the guide given here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 but when I try and run the command copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system I'm told that the file cannot be found. There is no problem when I run the command on other directories, like software or sam.

Is there someway I can copy this directly off the CD or work around it in another way?

Thanks in advance,


A:Problem repairing Windows XP

Bump. Any ideas or is a full on reinstall of Windows my best bet?

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Ok at first I must state that I am above-average when it comes to computers. But, recently I obtained a new computer with vista installed. It has very good specs and I bought it from a friend after he updated the systems at his gaming center. However, I began modding a game and needed to access the hidden folders in its system. However, due to the fact that the computer was public use he had deep freeze installed. I uninstalled it but it was still in the system, I thought this was the problem with the Hidden Folders and went into System32/Drivers and deleted "deepfrz.sys". Now my computer wont reboot because of my error and it is irritating. If I could get some helpwith this problem it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows won't startup!! Need help repairing!!

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How to automatically repair Windows Vista using Startup Repair

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I want to repair my windows xp system. i insert the cd with the windows xp program and i run the installation. at the finnish of installation it appear the message: windows installation it not pass the logo testing.
i said ok and i finnish the installation.
The problem is at the start of windows when ai open my computer: you now , when you open your computer it appear windows logo and ring windows melody. at my computer it not ring and my memory stick is not recogniseble. it appear to be ok, work propretly, but i dont see him.
please! help me.
my hjt logfile is:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:23:55 PM, on 5/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Chameleon Clock\ChamClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
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I have a damaged win 2000 pro installation.
If i install win 2000 pro over the damaged installation, will my network settings (domains, users, paswwords) still be installed?

A:Repairing Windows 2000

It shouldent but if your network settings are bad then it probably will.

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I have been trying to create an XP Disk. After following 8 pages of instructions, I was finished. Everything seems to work, but when I boot the disk (I put it first in the boot sequence) here are my actions, and the results:

I start up my laptop (Lenovo T61)

A blue screen comes up stating that it is loading a whole bunch of files e.g. kernerl debugger dll, USB hubs, drivers and so on and 'Windows Setup' at the top

A block of writing comes up:
"Welcome to Setup.
This portion of the setup program prepares Microsoft (r) Windows (r) XP to run on your computer
() To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER.

this is the one I choose...i press ENTER

a message comes up that says:
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3."

and thats the problem. I don't know what to do. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

p.s. This is my first time posting a question on the Net, so excuse any lack of...anything.

A:Repairing Windows XP Proffesional

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I have sony vaio with windows 7 installed, something went wrong and windows is not starting up. Now I can not repair the windows as it just gets stuck during repair, infact no matter what I do it just gets stuck / hung. I do have recovery DVDs, can remove the HDD format it on another computer and install it again on the computer. Would recovery DVD will reinstall the windows on formatted HDD ?

A:Windows 7 recovery CD not repairing

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When I initially upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8 everything seemed to be fine.
However, since then, I have lost some items on my quickstart bar in the bottom left of my screen as well as lost functionality of the windows bottom in the bottom left.
I can also no longer use chrome and it very difficult (if not impossible at times) to open the settings app to try to recover. 
Is anyone able to help me with this?
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
To give more details on my attempts to reset, when I got to settings -> recovery -> then click on reset PC, it says I need my windows installation or recovery media which I do not believe I have since I bought my computer with Windows already installed.

A:Need Help Repairing Windows 10 Upgrade

When I initially upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8 everything seemed to be fine....
....when I got to settings -> recovery -> then click on reset PC, it says I need my windows installation or recovery media which I do not believe I have since I bought my computer with Windows already installed.
You can download a Windows 10 ISO which you can then burn to DVD or create a bootable Flash Drive to install/repair. Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install
Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. To learn how to use the tool, go to the Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool page.


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

A:Repairing Windows Installation????!?

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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?


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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Hi guys. I have windows 8 on my computer. Yesterday I turned on my laptop and it says scanning and repairing drive but it keeps getting stuck on 28%. Can anyone help me? I can't install windows 7 again because you need to get past the start up screen, which I can't. Any help appreciated.

A:windows 8 scanning and repairing

You probably have a hard drive failure. You should take it to someone that can scan the drive to verify.

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It's a Dell Inspiron 1564 with an Intel i3 CPU. On the back it says Windows 7 Premium Home OA. I've Googled and the specs I've found suggest that it's 64 bit Windows but I thought it would've been labelled as such on the back? It doesn't boot up into Windows due to errors on the hard-drive and I'm using chkdsk in an attempt to repair it but I'm using a Windows 7 32 bit installation cd, not the 64 bit one. Will this make any difference to chkdsk?

A:Not sure if laptop I'm repairing is using Windows 7 x64 or 32...

4G of RAM is the cap for 32 bit Windows. So if it hasd more their's a good chance it's 64 bit.

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Hi all,

Yesss, I know (before you even start), x32........
However here is the situation I find myself in.
A machine had a bad system drive (with another partition on the drive) which was slowly getting worse, (Windows Explorer would shut down etc...).
I have managed to create backups of the partitions on said drive as good as they were (using Acronis True Image 2014). I have restored said backups to a new drive (a 3tb drive replacing a 2tb drive) and well amazingly enough the restored system still boots.

Now here is my issue. Chkdsk reports there are issues to fix (not unexpected, I sort of expected to have to do some remedial work), so OK, chkdsk C: /f followed by a reboot. Straight back into windows, chkdsk did not run.
Lets check safe mode, that works fine.
OK, lets force the issue and boot off Windows DVD and get a command prompt, run things from there.
The DVD boots up, and go down the repair path, it can't find the drive Windows is installed on.
During my trial and errors this weekend I inadvertantly restored the system drive back to another (blank) 2tb drive. Windows DVD could find that, however since I had 2 drives both the exact same make/model I was still unsure if the one I had just removed to make way for the 3tb was actually the faulty drive, so persisted forward with trying to get it on the 3tb (Even though I might not be able to use the 3tb to it's fullest advantage initially).

Soooo, given that, that probably means I have a driver problem where the ... Read more

A:Repairing Windows 7 Ultimate x32

You are using GPT on them, right? MBR only allowes up to 2tb

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I have a full Windows XP Prof (SP1) installation disc, as well as SP2 and SP3 on seperate discs.
I decided that I would try and repair my operating system.
Things seemed to be going well, using my original XP disc, until the process stopped, and I was prompted for a system file called 'intelppm.sys'
Now, I could not find this on any of my discs. Fortunately, before I started the process, I copied all of the 'Service Pack Files' that I found under 'Windows' onto a dvd. I thought that this would solve any problems.
When prompted for the said .sys file, I then directed to the file on the dvd that I had created earlier. For some reason though, it would not accept it and the repair stalled.
I believe this to be the correct file, but I am not sure.
My question really is this-- given that my Windows Install is spread over 3 discs (SP1, SP2, SP3), is there an easy way to do a Windows repair ??


A:Problems Repairing Windows XP

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I'm having a problem with Windows Defender (x64) and can't find an exact fix for it. Every time I boot up, I get a "service could not initiate" type issue, although I don't get the error code everyone else seems to get.

I can immediately hit "restart service" and it's good to go, but it's a little annoying every time I boot up.

Defender isn't listed as a program to uninstall, and if I try running an installer from MS's site it just tells me Defender is already installed.

I've tried searching around but can't find a duplicate issue, nor do any of the suggested fixes for the similar problems work. I've already made sure the service is set to automatically start on boot.

Any idea how to repair it on 7? FYI, I don't have a recent restore point that I can use, so that's a no go.

Many thanks.

A:Repairing Windows Defender

Why not use the simple approach. Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials as your AV. Defender is part of MSE. Defender will be turned off by default.
And you will have one of the best AV.


In lieu of Defender you could use Malwarebytes, rated one of the best

I use MSE and Malwarbytes for super protection.

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