Unable to repair my Win XP

By rameshs
Oct 28, 2005
  1. All of a sudden, my system today gave me a message during bootup saying please repair using the recovery console.

    I have been trying to do the same for the past couple of hours, but no luck yet. The following things have been tried by me.

    1. I try booting up with the Win XP CD and enter the recovery console. On the Commmand Prompt, I have tried the following commands,

    chkdsk /r
    bootcfg /rebuild

    After doing this, I exited the recovery console but the OS is not booting but showing the same message "please repair using recovery console".

    I also tried the win xp setup to repair the installation but it does not show up in the partition screen. It shows a list of defined partitions but no option to repair an existing installation.

    I am completely lost now and dunno where to go.

    Any idea on what to do???

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Have you tried a repair install?

    It might be worth a shot.

    Instructions can be found HERE

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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