Repairing Windows problem

By KnightofBane ยท 5 replies
Mar 19, 2008
  1. Hello again.

    I was doing a Windows repair with the instructions found at this morning (long story short: I got a virus or something when I ran a file ((I scanned it and no viruses came up so)) and basically when I restarted my PC my taskbar was there but it was half-size and had no Start button). Anyway, everything was working fine until I got to the actual Windows installing screen.

    About 30 seconds into the installing I get this error:


    I click OK and I get a long list of stuff like this:

    And since it was during the installation I can't get to my actual computer until Windows is repaired.

    Note: my cd is not scratched all and I've run this repair before.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Probably not what you want to hear, and someone else might have a promising solution for you in time, but you're probably better off just extracting the data you need off that installation of XP and then perform a full reinstallation.
  3. KnightofBane

    KnightofBane TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I can't get the important stuff off my computer without accessing my desktop though, right? And since I can't access my desktop without repairing Windows...
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101


    You can take that HDD and attach it to another PC as a secondary/slave device and pull anything that you care to off the drive. You can also boot off a Linux LiveCD such as Knoppix and transfer the data from that HDD to another storage device.
  5. KnightofBane

    KnightofBane TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Eh, there's gotta be a way around this.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

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