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Windows XP Repair Doesn't works :(

By shockwave
Dec 7, 2006
  1. Hi All,

    All was working fine until i got two random BSODs.

    Since then My computer keeps restarting .. it doesnt even shows the windows loading screen (on black background)

    I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2.

    I own a Windows XP Pro Retail edition CD

    So i thought i should repair Windows XP.

    But when i go to Windows CD's first screen .. i Hit enter .. I click F8 to accept the agreement .. it then directly takes me to re-install windows on a partition screen.

    Why doesn't it takes me to Windows XP Repair screen?

    I tried following the steps mentioned here:
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm#warning2

    But still my CD doesnt takes me to repair screen and directly takes me to re-install screen.

    Please help me

    I cant even logon via safe mode.

    I can access the Hard drive through this computer though .. i ran chkdsk to see if the hd was bad .. but all is fine.. all my data is there.

    Please help

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    This is a quote from the first post in this thread.

    If either of the above is true, then you`re only option may be to format and reinstall from scatch.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hi Howard :)

    Thanks for your reply.

    I could've believed what Rick said .. but the thing is .. when i boot the CD to repair my current XP (the one im using as im writing) it doesn't detects it too.

    Could it be a problem in the CD ?

    Or does that have something to do with boot.ini ?

    Please help :)
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    To be honest, I`m not sure what the problem is.

    Maybe your best option would be to remove your hard drive and put it in another computer as a slave drive. Backup all your important data, then replace the drive into your computer and reformat and reinstall from scratch.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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