Strucked by al lightning

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by martingermany, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. Hi!

    I'm writing from germany, because there seems to be no good backup-forum. So please take care of my spelling... :)

    Here is my problem:
    Our neighbours house was strucked by a lightning, but also our circuits were concerned and my pc's motherboard and harddisk broke down due to this high voltage.
    After installing a new Mainboard/hard drive I booted with the acronis boot cd and installed the image to the new hard drive. everything went right until I tried to boot from HD for the first time. Windows froze immediatly after the BIOS boot up sequence...

    Does anyone has an answer for my problem to save my data?


  2. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Kent. UK by the sea
    Hi, martingermany

    That is the cause of your BSOD, you now have a new Hardware Abstraction Layer because of the New MotherBoard.

    You can try a repair Install :-

    If that does not work you should try a repair install because your Hardware Abstraction Layer doesn't match your new hardware.

    Ideally you should perform a clean install.

    However, if you wish to try, a Repair install, which retains your installed applications and most of your user settings, should do the trick. A backup in advance of the following is a good idea, just in case something goes awry.

    You will need to do a repair install. Follow these steps:

    . Set your BIOS to have the CD drive as the first boot device.

    . With your Windows XP CD in the drive, start the computer from the CD-ROM,

    . When the computer starts from the CD, the system checks your hardware and then prompts you to select one of the following options:

    To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER.
    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

    Press ENTER.

    . Press F8 to accept the Licensing Agreement.

    . A box lists your current Windows XP installation, and then the system prompts you to select one of the following options:

    To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.
    To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing, press ESC.

    Press R to start the automatic repair process.

    . Have your Product Key at hand as you'll need to reenter it during the repair.

    . After repairing Windows XP, set your BIOS back to have the hard drive as the first boot device.

    . You'll have to re-activate Windows.

    . You will need to re-download all updates, starting with SP1 or SP2 - these are all wiped clean by the Repair.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
  3. Hi!

    Thank you for this detailed step-by-step answer! I think that is the easyest way to save my files. After that I will make a fresh installation!

    Thank you again!

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