Repair XP

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  1. markymoo

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  2. Hairy Coo

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    Essential info. all in one site-great:thumb:
     
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    Very nice tutorial - it prompts a question about my genuine Windows XP Home Edition installation CD. How come it doesn't offer the Repair Install option?
     
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    Go to"How to run a repair install"
    Welcome to setup-setup Windows(not repair)-agreement-
    Next setup window-use Repair not Continue installing.
     
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    HC, I did just that, but I never get the option to repair the selected Windows XP installation by pressing "R".

    And I am using an official MS Installation CD for Windows XP Home Edition!
     
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    HEY! Now heres a Question :cautious: when I've used the Repair Console its always asked me to insert my repair disk...Well I cant do that now, I dont have a floppy drive any more, so how can I repair using a USB Flash Drive o_O
     
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    DVD+R

    Is your XP for your system a XP restore disk? It could not have the Recovery Console available and you have to make this manually or create a seperate Recover Console cd.

    Here's how to make a Recovery console cd with only that on it.

    Download this file
    http://vlaurie.com/computers2/downlo...console_cd.zip

    Unpack it to the folder recovery

    Visit this Microsoft page and download the relevent file for the XP version you have near to the bottom of the page. http://support.microsoft.com/KB/310994

    The file will be something like
    WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe

    Rename it to Bootdisk.exe and copy it the the recovery folder

    Now run the file RecoveryCD.bat in the recovery folder and follow the instructions. You need a blank cd ready.

    Boot the newly created cd for Recovery console.

    If you still want it on USB first download these.

    http://www.sibd.ca/Files/SP27213.exe

    http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=petousb

    http://www.mirkes.de/blog/uploads/Downloads/tinyhexer.cab
    Unpack the cab file into a folder you will need to run mpth_small.exe when specified below.

    and then

    1.Format the USB-stick by using HP v2.0.6 or PEtoUSB utility.

    2.Copy your NTLDR,NTDETECT.COM from C:\ and then make a file called boot.ini in the root of the USB-stick and include the following

    [boot loader]
    timeout=10
    default=C:\peboot.bin
    [operating systems]
    C:\peboot.bin="XP Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    3.Test if the USB-stick will boot.

    4.Start mpth_small.exe > File > Disk > Open drive,select drive and press OK.

    5.Then File > Save as "peboot.bin" and place it in the root of the USB-stick.

    6.Close and restart mpth_small.exe

    7.File > Open and select peboot.bin and press Open.

    8.Edit > Find/Replace and type "NTLDR"(without the quote marks),check "Find text" and press Find.

    9.Press Replace and type "PELDR" (without the quote marks),check "Is text" and press Replace.

    10.Close mpth_small.exe and save changes.

    11.Copy directory i386 from directory "RecoveryCD" made by "RecoveryCD.bat",or extract from
    the XPRC.iso,to the root of the USB-stick and rename to "cmdcons".

    12. Create a text file winnt.sif in cmdcons and and include the following.

    [data]
    CmdCons="1"

    13.Copy Setupldr.bin from i386 to the root of the USB-stick and rename it to "PELDR".

    14.Test.
     
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    Christ :blink:
     
  9. markymoo

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    DVD+R - This bit should be possible for you to get it onto cd.

    Download this file
    http://vlaurie.com/computers2/downlo...console_cd.zip

    Unpack it to the folder recovery

    Visit this Microsoft page and download the relevent file for the XP version you have near to the bottom of the page. http://support.microsoft.com/KB/310994

    The file will be something like
    WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe

    Rename it to Bootdisk.exe and copy it the the recovery folder

    Now run the file RecoveryCD.bat in the recovery folder and follow the instructions. You need a blank cd ready.

    Boot the newly created cd for Recovery console.
     
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    It might ne that you need a different tool to burn the ISO. That's no prob because the ISO is safed in the directory as well.

    Gerard
     
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    When I run the "RecoveryCD.bat" file, it only asks for a floppy disk (6 needed) and will not run the CD/DVD writer.

    Am I missing something here?

    Thanks
     
  12. mantra

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    thanks
    really great great site , and useful tutorials

    thanks again
     
  13. Peter2150

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    One off topic post removed. This thread isn't about recovery programs.

    Pete
     
  14. markymoo

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    Disable the floppy drive in the BIOS so A: doesnt show up in windows and run again. Press C when it asks where to store the files. You find in C:\Recovery CD.

    Use free IMGBURN to burn the ISO created.

    edit: if this doesnt work it might your OEM XP doesnt contain a Recovery Console.

    you can download the floppy disks here. renable the floppy again in the BIOS.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994
     
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