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Im having a problem doing a repair install.

By JLZ286
Feb 11, 2005
  1. I got my windows cd and I thought I was finally getting me computer back but no, I was wrong. I did everything I was supposed to do for a repair install, I clicked enter not R in the first screen, then it found the version of windows that was already installed on my computer. So it goes through the whole process and finally finishes and gets to the part where the computer restarts itself. Now after its restarted im at a screen with helpful windows tips on the right side and its telling me whats its installing and the approximate time left. I was going fine until a few minutes in the screen starts going black, it keeps going black and coming back like if I had restarted the computer but the setup is continuing normally. Later on when the windows setup gets to 12 minutes remaining I get a blue screen and windows will restart itself and start the setup all over. I have to go through everything again, putting in my product key. I tried cleaning the cd incase it was dirty but still the same thing. I've tried about 6 times and have gotten the same result all 6 times. I need help, I want my computer back!!
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    what kind of problems were you having that prompted a repair install in the first place? what it sounds like is a hardware conflict of some sort.
     
  3. JLZ286

    JLZ286 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I had been trying to start up my computer but I kept getting a screen with options like safe mode, and last known configuration but which ever I picked I kept getting a blue screen and my computer kept getting restarted to the same screen with the options. I havent added any new hardware to my computer lately, the only thing was some RAM that came included with it when I bought it but that was last summer and I didnt install it, the guy at best buy did.
     
  4. JLZ286

    JLZ286 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is there any way that I can get into the windows folders without actually starting windows? If I could just get my files and put them on a cd or a flash drive I could just format with no worries.
     
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The easiest way to get your files without starting windows is to make a Bart PE disk. you can download the program here it is not difficult to make.

    http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
     
  6. JLZ286

    JLZ286 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks I was able to get to my files with Bart PE but how do I get a usb flash drive to work with it? I put the flash drive in the USB port but nothing happens when im using Bart PE.
     
  7. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you need the usb plugin AND you need to have the flash drive in the usb port before booting up.
     
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