Reloading XP problems



tortuga_2112
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
I'm trying to reload Windows XP on my system but it won't take. I don't want
to wipe the hard drive and start over with the restore disks. Is there a
repair feature that I've forgotten about. All I want to do is get windows to
start up. It won't even start in safe mode.

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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"tortuga_2112" <tortuga_2112@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to reload Windows XP on my system but it won't take. I don't
> want
> to wipe the hard drive and start over with the restore disks. Is there a
> repair feature that I've forgotten about. All I want to do is get windows
> to
> start up. It won't even start in safe mode.

uggabugga
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
You have to go into BIOS Setup (read what's on the screen and press DEL, F1,
F2, F10 or whatever it says) before XP tries to load. It may take a few
tries. Make sure the first Boot device is the CD-ROM drive. Be careful not to
make any changes that you aren't sure about. Restart with the first restore
disc in the drive and it should work.
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"tortuga_2112" wrote:

> I'm trying to reload Windows XP on my system but it won't take. I don't want
> to wipe the hard drive and start over with the restore disks. Is there a
> repair feature that I've forgotten about. All I want to do is get windows to
> start up. It won't even start in safe mode.

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
tortuga_2112 wrote:
> I'm trying to reload Windows XP on my system but it won't take. I
> don't want to wipe the hard drive and start over with the restore
> disks. Is there a repair feature that I've forgotten about. All I
> want to do is get windows to start up. It won't even start in safe
> mode.

As you have mentioned "restore disks," a true Repair Install cannot be done
on your version of XP. However, there is usually a nondestructive
restoration process available involving the restore disks. This process
ought to be fully explained in the manual for your computer (methods may
vary by manufacturer).


Reloading XP problems