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Xp Repair Install Stuck 2mins Left. Please Help


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#1 emm0uk

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:46 PM

Can anyone help? I have had problems with my computer and decided to do a repair installation of windows xp. I did not use the recovery console- i went through the the normal setup and then chose the repair option. Everything had gone ok, but it got stuck at 2 minutes remaining in the 'saving settings' stage. After much googling, i found a guide that described windows xp getting stuck at 34 mins remaining. The problem did not match mine but it did prompt me to press f10 during setup and open a command window and examine the setup log. The only error i could see was an OLE failure that related to userenv.dll - i registered this using regsrv32 and the message said it registered ok, but the setup continues to get stuck at 2 mins left. Anybody any ideas? The O/S is Windows XP pro. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:49 PM

Well, I would interpret that as a problem with the hard drive possibly.

I would go into the Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r on the drive/partition...and then I would try the repair install anew.

FWIW: A repair install won't solve any hardware problems you have and it may not solve other existing O/S or software problems.

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Edited by hamluis, 05 December 2007 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:56 PM

Thanks for your speedy reply. How do i get into the recovery console? When i reboot, the installation keeps trying to resume and i eventually end up back at the 2mins left stage.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:07 PM

Insert the XP CD...elect the repair option, R, not the XP install option. Type 1 in the first option (it asks which XP install do you want to, etc.), press Enter (don't type anything) where it asks for a password. Then type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

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Edited by hamluis, 05 December 2007 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:27 PM

It could also be that his Xp Pro disk is scratched and can not finish installing. There is a way to fix that it is this scratch cream remover that I buy at eb games. It does wonders if nothing above worked try that.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:06 AM

i've done a chkdsk /r on in the recovery console but still stuck at 2mins remaining. I really want to avoid doing a format/new install as i wanted to retain my settings. Is there anyway of cancelling this repair install and going back to the problematic windows setup i had before- because it was better than the nothing i have now. Any ideas anyone?




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