Recovery in xp...IMPORTANT

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kirssa

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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.
 

Akash

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

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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.

:(
 

Akash

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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
 

MdSalih

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hmmmm....

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

MdSalih
 

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