Using Windows Recovery

By Axed
Nov 30, 2009
  1. This is my problem:

    And now I have the XP CD and I'm trying to figure out what to do in the Windows Recovery Console.

    I was told to go into D:\I836, but I don't know what to do once I'm there.
    chkdsk /r didn't seem to help.
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315


    I suppose you should try to perform an "A repair Installation"

    After booting from the XP CD, Do not select R at the first screen but select "Enter to Continue Installing XP", after it gets to "Searching for Installed operating Systems" it should offer you options "R to repair installation". If it does not offer you the repair option and only offers you "INew installation" then your system is too corrupt to repair.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The last thing stated by member Route44 in the thread you quoted (who tends to be an expert on BSoD and provides a step by step process on what to do) was to run > Memtest
    So.. Did you run it for 7 passes?

    Yes you can do a Repair install, but what use is it if your hardware is faulty?
    If you are concerned about recovering your data, then read this valuable Guide: > How to recover your folders/files when Windows won’t boot
    Then you can do a clean install (removing the partition) if you like ;)
  4. jasonbernal

    jasonbernal TS Rookie Posts: 24

    dod the drive it is done
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