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

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

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    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

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    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

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    hmmmm....

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

    MdSalih