xp pro installed twice on c:\ how to import settings

By steyr223
Jun 6, 2006
  1. was up guys
    summers here

    somehow when i disconnected the piece "o" crap
    wireless router and shut down ,i lost an important file


    blsck screen on reboot
    can not start windows
    can't find c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvatabus.sys
    please boot from cd

    tryed to repair to no avail

    reinstalled windows on same partition
    renamed old xp as windos

    replaced the file in original xp
    changed boot.ini
    it boots to the xp install and asks for the win xp cd

    how do i converge the 2 or import the original settings
    to my new os
    i also have reinstalled the forceware drivers for my mb

    xp pro n corp
    amd64 3200
    3x 512mb
    maxtor 300gb
    sata 10,000 rpm 160GB
    ati radeon X1600 pro agp 512MB DDR2
    turtle beach catalena
    momo wheel /pedals
    saitek x52
    logitech g-15 and m605?
    19"sony flatscreen
    hattracker ir3,wireless 3d glasses,voice buddy recognition

    thanks rob
  2. b2bomber81

    b2bomber81 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    So is your new XP install botting all the way to the desktop, or are you having issues with that too? I'm not quite clear on that.

    I'm not sure what settings you're looking to copy over to your fresh install, but I wouldn't copy anything over except your personal settings and documents. In that case, to copy those you want to just copy your Documents and Settings folder over. The easiest way would just to boot into your fresh install, go into My Computer and grab your Documents and Settings folder and drag it over.

    Your favorites from IE and Firefox should copy over as well. However, if you have Outlook or Outlook Express you'll need to go into that store folder and copy your email data files to save those.

    Hope this helps!
  3. steyr223

    steyr223 Topic Starter

    thanx for the reply b2bomber81

    i'm not sure what i want
    my system required me to reload every single device driver
    with certain apps needed all the updates and patches reinstalled
    the kicker :
    in the install directory such as
    C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\
    i attempt to install the patches and get the error
    u can understand my frustration

    i have put the above path in my enviromental variables
    to no avail

    it's almost like the computer just doesn't know where
    anything is

    to answer your Q:
    i want to play bf2 it's been 3 days

    thanks steyr223
  4. steyr223

    steyr223 Topic Starter

    i figured as long as i was driving by i could close this
    thread(is that possable)
    my system is up and running well with 3 copys of xp on the same partition
    and i kept all 400GB or so
    i guess after a period of time of reinstalling what i needed when i needed,
    it appears to be ok

    thax steyr223
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