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#1 sharpie

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:21 PM

i am having problems with the recovery console with windows xp pro. i put the os disk in the drive then i boot from the drive. i get a welcome to set up xp...
to repair using recovery console press R. so i press R. then its a black screen with the word examining. next another screen comes up that says

1:C\WINDOWS

then it asks me to select an option, but there is only one choice so i type"1"

then it asks me to type the admin. password. so i do that.

then C:\WINDOWS>
appears and thats it. i went online to ty and figure out how to do this and all the instructions seemed to be different from this one.

any ideas?

-thanks

Edited by sharpie, 30 July 2009 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

Everything you are doing is correct. You a supposed to get to

C:\WINDOWS>

when you are in the Recovery Console. Then you type whatever command you need to.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:37 PM

thanks for the fast reply. what would i need to type? online on one site you just selected a couple of options and it would start doing its thing. C:\WINDOWS> never even showed up.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:39 PM

What do you want to do? What problems are you having?
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:45 PM

i just wanted to fix my os because i was missing some things and i was told that by doing a system recovery you could do that.

i am having problems installing win xp ser pack because my os is "not complete"

i found the commands here and it gives info, but i am still not sure which ones to use.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:52 PM

Can your computer boot into Windows normally?
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:55 PM

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:58 PM

Which Service Pack are you trying to install and what is the exact error message?
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:03 PM

10th post down.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...&hl=sharpie

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:42 AM

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After itís finished it will restart into Windows automatically.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

tried it and messed everyting up so i reinstalled windows xp pro.

thanks.




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