XP Media Center wont boot



mac
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Hi,
My toshiba laptop has OEM version of XP media center 4.0. It crashed
recently when i was using partition magic. It wont boot now and would display
BSOD.
I downloaded set of bootable disks for XP Professional (since there is none
for XP media center) using
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F

But it wont let me install. It would ask for third floppy and than i would
get never ending message of "Please Wait".

I went to support of partition magic and they say that i have to run chkdsk
/f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
console.

I am sure that i dont have SP2 on my machine.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Windows XP Pro setup disks will only work with Windows XP Pro
and not Windows Media Center. Why didn't you make a set of
"rescue disks" when prompted to do so by Partition Magic?

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"mac" wrote:

| Hi,
| My toshiba laptop has OEM version of XP media center 4.0. It crashed
| recently when i was using partition magic. It wont boot now and would display
| BSOD.
| I downloaded set of bootable disks for XP Professional (since there is none
| for XP media center) using
| http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F
|
| But it wont let me install. It would ask for third floppy and than i would
| get never ending message of "Please Wait".
|
| I went to support of partition magic and they say that i have to run chkdsk
| /f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
| console.
|
| I am sure that i dont have SP2 on my machine.

mac
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Carey,

Thanks for your response. Is there any way i can get bootable disk for
media center or is there any software that can read files in the format done
my partition magic..as i tried couple of file recovery softwares but it wont
read those files.

Is there any way i can get my files back...

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Windows XP Pro setup disks will only work with Windows XP Pro
> and not Windows Media Center. Why didn't you make a set of
> "rescue disks" when prompted to do so by Partition Magic?
>
> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "mac" wrote:
>
> | Hi,
> | My toshiba laptop has OEM version of XP media center 4.0. It crashed
> | recently when i was using partition magic. It wont boot now and would display
> | BSOD.
> | I downloaded set of bootable disks for XP Professional (since there is none
> | for XP media center) using
> | http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F
> |
> | But it wont let me install. It would ask for third floppy and than i would
> | get never ending message of "Please Wait".
> |
> | I went to support of partition magic and they say that i have to run chkdsk
> | /f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
> | console.
> |
> | I am sure that i dont have SP2 on my machine.
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
If your computer crashed, or otherwise shut down, in the middle of using
Partition Magic, I am sorry to tell you that all information on your hard
drive is likely un-usable. Before doing anything of this nature you should
always BACK UP your important information. There is no viable recovery from
the problem that you have experienced. The information on your hard drive is
terribly corrupted at this point, along with the MBR (master boot record),
partition tables and the file tables.

If you had a "retail" version of Windows XP you could perform either a clean
install or a repair install. If you have the media that came with your
computer (and read the instruction manual) you will find that they give you
a way to bring the computer back to "out of the box" condition.



--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"mac" <mac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CF3AAAFA-797F-45D0-A12D-87277041C007@microsoft.com...
> Carey,
>
> Thanks for your response. Is there any way i can get bootable disk for
> media center or is there any software that can read files in the format
> done
> my partition magic..as i tried couple of file recovery softwares but it
> wont
> read those files.
>
> Is there any way i can get my files back...
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Windows XP Pro setup disks will only work with Windows XP Pro
>> and not Windows Media Center. Why didn't you make a set of
>> "rescue disks" when prompted to do so by Partition Magic?
>>
>> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
>> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>>
>> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "mac" wrote:
>>
>> | Hi,
>> | My toshiba laptop has OEM version of XP media center 4.0. It crashed
>> | recently when i was using partition magic. It wont boot now and would
>> display
>> | BSOD.
>> | I downloaded set of bootable disks for XP Professional (since there is
>> none
>> | for XP media center) using
>> |
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F
>> |
>> | But it wont let me install. It would ask for third floppy and than i
>> would
>> | get never ending message of "Please Wait".
>> |
>> | I went to support of partition magic and they say that i have to run
>> chkdsk
>> | /f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
>> | console.
>> |
>> | I am sure that i dont have SP2 on my machine.
>>

mac
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Do you know of any link that will allow me to create bootable disk for XP
media center.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
No, there is no bootable setup floppy disks available
for Windows Media Center Edition. The CD itself
is bootable when you set the CD Drive as the first
bootable device in the BIOS.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"mac" wrote:

| Do you know of any link that will allow me to create bootable disk for XP
| media center.

Plato
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
=?Utf-8?B?bWFj?= wrote:
>
> /f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
> console.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prmc_str_bjid.asp







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http://www.bootdisk.com/

D.Currie
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Chkdsk /f is likely to corrupt it even more than it is now, if you were in
the midst of a Partition Magic operation. Your best bet would be to take the
drive out and put it in another computer to see if you can salvage any of
the data. If that doesn't work, a computer shop with good recovery software
might help. or a data recovery company.

Once you've either gotten the data or given up on it, a clean install is
likely your best bet.


"Plato" <|@|.|> wrote in message
news:42c04223$0$2480$bb4e3ad8@newscene.com...
> =?Utf-8?B?bWFj?= wrote:
>>
>> /f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
>> console.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prmc_str_bjid.asp
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> http://www.bootdisk.com/
>


XP Media Center wont boot