Recovery in xp...IMPORTANT

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kirssa, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. kirssa

    kirssa Guest

    Ive got a big problem in xp,im missing a sysytem file and i cant boot up the system. My problem is,how can i use rapair in xp,when i use that option notting happens. Any suggestions????

    Dont want to format drive c,so please post any suggestions you may have.
  2. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

    Try doing a reinstall instead of a repair.
  3. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    can you boot via last good known boot? (press f8 on bootup)
    or safemode?
  4. existenz

    existenz Guest

    well my experience with Repair is not a very good one. I managed to somehow delete something in Device Manager, and it would not start windows. So I popped in the Windows XP CD, and asked it to Repair. Repair all done. I restart, wow, i am amazed, all my files are here!

    But wait, my page file is gone! and i couldn't seem to set it or do anything else (no pagefile). I eventually reinstalled windows XP.

  5. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    I've had the same experiance as you with repair
    with me... if i cant get into safemode or last good known bootup thing... then i install 2k or xp on another partition, backup data and format
    much cleaner method
  6. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

    Birmingham, UK

    Press F8 on start up (after IDE check)... whole list of options there which might help