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windows xp home not booting up

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#1 eldude


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Posted 09 September 2004 - 02:01 AM

the system is a vaio it comes up with the Sony screen follow by a screen that in short words lets u now that some files are missing or corrupted. No specifics. At the bottom of the screen two choices continue F1 or press F2 Setup. If continue instructs to insert Recovery CD and press ® on the first screen. Tried it with no response from sys. I went into Set-up and change boot up sequence with CD in place. My choices are to restore sys to manufacturer's status. Decline offer because I was able to see all folders on CDrive by booting via Drive A floppy. Would like to obtain a CD that will allow me to boot to prompt, run antivirus and initiate recovery. Any suggestions.



P.S. Manufacture's Recovery CD only gives options to restore to original state when it was buit. Like I mention above I ejected the CD since had no choice to cancel procedure with the Recovery CD. it mention about formatting harddrive and data was going to be lost!! I refuse to wonder beyond that point from recovery instructions not knowing if right after accepting loss of data to occur. Would that be the case or perhaps would still check if there is a chance to restore the existing harddrive?

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#2 eldude

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 02:10 AM

I just received this info from another message board. I let you know if it works.

Looks like you need to replace your registry hives with backup copies.

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:21 PM

You should be able to boot off of the xp cd and do a repair on it...will have to reinstall service packs etc though

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