Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:11 AM
Yes, that disc should work. In fact, try using it to access the recovery console just like you did before.
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
If you can get this far without seeing the same error you did before, type in this command at the prompt.
Once it completes type exit to reboot back into normal mode.
All of the steps we are taking now will not result in the loss of any of your files or data. We'll try everything we can to avoid that.
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