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Windows Xp Home Repair Install Not Working


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Posted 19 March 2007 - 04:15 AM

im trying to repair install my windows xp home, but not working.
when i hit enter, then f8 to agree and then the repair option, i get 2 MORE options, which i have never gotten before, one says "press enter to upgrade" the other one says "press esc for pure installation" and the last one is press f3 to quit, well, i have tried pressing the upgrade option, but after the installation has replaced the files and reboots to continue installatoin, the screen goes black right after the windows xp home logo and precess bar, and never gets further, help?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 04:18 AM

Please run theSystem File Checker. to scan all protected files to verify their versions. If SFC discovers that a critical system file has been damaged, altered or missing, it restores the correct version of the file from the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run sfc and it may ask you to insert your XP Installation CD so have it available.

To use System File Checker:
Go to Start > Run and type: sfc /scannow

Make sure that you include a space between the c and /. This command will initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files, verify their integrity, and replace any problem files.

When you try to run the System File Checker tool (Sfc.exe) on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, you may be prompted to insert the Windows XP SP2 CD. However, the System File Checker does not accept either the Windows XP SP2 CD or the original Windows XP CD. This problem occurs because the System File Checker must verify the SP2 files against the originally installed files. However, the System File Checker does not recognize the Windows XP SP2 CD or the Windows XP CD.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900910


When you use the System File Checker tool (Sfc.exe) on a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-based computer, you may be prompted to insert one of the following:
CD 1 from the Microsoft Windows XP Professional CD package
The Windows XP Service Pack 1 CD
The Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=897128

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:20 AM

nice to get such a good reply, only one thing, i cannot enter my windows, either in safe mode or normal mode, that is the reason i tried to use the repair install in the first place, but nothing has changed, everything is black right after the windows logo and it's process bar, only way to do anything with my files is through the recovery console, also through a bootable floppy disk

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:28 AM

You can run system file checker from the recovery console.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:32 AM

ok so all i have to do is to place the file somewhere? how do i do that? place it on a floppy or cd?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:41 AM

Type the sfc /scannow command while in the recovery console.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:01 AM

oh it's a command, i thought i had to download it, oops, thanks ill try it

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 04:13 PM

small problem, i can't run it :S it says that there is no such command

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:02 PM

Is this a Microsoft Windows XP Cd or is it the Cd from another company? If it's from another company, which one?
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 03:12 AM

its the cd that followed along when i got the computer, from medion

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 03:26 AM

This CD is what is known as a Recovery CD. It will restore your computer to the original factory state, wiping all your data in the process.

If you don't have an XP CD then I think you have two options.

1. Use the Recovery CD to restore your computer. If you have data that you need you should boot your computer using an UBCD and copy the required data off the hard drive.

2. Some computer stores will sell you an XP CD for about 10USD provided you can prove you have a valid product key, which should be on a sticker on your computer case. Either take a photo of the sticker or take your computer to the store. Not all stores will do this so phone around first.
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 03:58 AM

but i have used the repair install before, anyway, can i use an xp pro cd? coz i got that

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:17 AM

but i have used the repair install before


That's unusual, most of these disks will only restore the computer to its original state.

You can use the XP Pro CD provided that your computer has XP Pro on it. I wouldn't use it if your computer has XP Home.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:30 AM

this whole thing is very unusual, i used the repair install the last time avg deleted that file, then i got avast instead, but i scanned with another program that delted the file again, so here i am again, but this time the repair don't work as it's suppose to

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:39 AM

When you said that "last time avg deleted that file", which file are you talking about?

Can you do a Pure Installation or do you have data you need to retrieve?
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