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#1 jay_aka_philly

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

ok guys in tutorials for installing xp recovery console under start the recovery console directly from windows xp cd,i can get as far as #4 and it will go no futher....any suggestions

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:33 PM

We need more info...
What tutorial?
Is there any specific reason, you need to use recovery console?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:38 PM

the one given on this site---i am dong it because after several bsod's windows will now not load at all-when i turn my computer on it says windows will not start because of missing or corrupt file-windows system/c_437.nls

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:42 PM

I'll report this topic to our people, who deal with not bootable computers.
Please, be patient :)

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:44 PM

ok tyvm

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

Sure thing :)

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:06 PM

i will check first thing in the morning,ty for the help getting late here.......

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:17 PM

OK :)

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:31 AM

An experienced malware helper has been requested to respond to your topic, but I may be able to help you without waiting for them to be available, so would you please do the following (since it appears that you do have your XP installation CD):

Start the Recovery Console using a Windows XP installation CD (or an XP Recovery Console CD).
  • Insert the CD in the computer's optical disk drive tray.
  • Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD. You may be prompted to "Press any key". (If the system does not appear to be booting from the CD, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the boot order, so that the CD-ROM/optical disk drive is set to boot before the hard disk drive.)
  • When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
  • The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to.
    If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would type the number (that is 1, 2, or 3 etc) associated with the installation you would like to work on (usually C:\Windows) and press the <ENTER> key.
    Please advise if you are not seeing C:\Windows listed (and you think that you should).
    If you have just one Windows installation showing, type 1 and press <ENTER>.
  • You will be prompted for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, (and this is most likely), simply press <ENTER>.
  • You will be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt.
    Please advise if you are not seeing a C:\WINDOWS> prompt (and you think that you should).
At the C:\Windows> prompt, type chkdsk /r and press <ENTER> (Note: There is a space between "chkdsk" and "/r")
  • This will take some time to run and at times may appear stalled but just let it run.
  • If any errors are found/repairs made, run chkdsk /r again, and repeat if necessary.
Type "exit" at the prompt and press <ENTER> to close the Recovery Console and restart your system.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:05 PM

when i get to which windows installations would i like to log into,only 1 comes up so i enter 1 and hit enter-but from there it just stays at that screen for ever,never asks for a password......(i must add that this xp cd as seen better days with a few scratches but it does load and start everytime i put it in,also i have 3 different xp cd's that are the same, can i try to use them or just the one that came with the computer?) another question should there be a long pause after i enter 1 untill it asks for the password,maybe i am not waiting long enough?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:09 PM

ok guys, just want to add that i ran a hard drive diagnostics test in f12 with this result-drive 0:st8200826as-fail return code 7......maybe this will tell you something...

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:14 PM

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:16 PM

i should do this on another computer that works right...lol?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:20 PM

Yes, you can create diagnostic CD on your laptop.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

ok ty i will get back to you in a little while...tyvm




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