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Old June 21st 10, 03:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Daave[_8_]
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Ron Patterson wrote:
I am trying to do a Windows XP repair. Have several tutorials
printed. I try to boot into either my original Win XP SP1 or Win XP
SP2 discs and I kept on booting up into my existing copy of Windows.
And YES, I have set the BIOS boot priority to the CD first.

How can I boot up from the CD instead of continuing to boot into the
existing copy of windows?


After you altered your boot order in the BIOS, did you save the changes?
(My guess is you didn't.)

Assuming both CDs are fine, perhaps there is something wrong with the
CD-ROM drive or a connecting cable.

Or maybe there is a problem with the keyboard. If you are able to
successfully boot off the CD, you should see a screen that looks like
this:

http://www.midssynchro2007.org/wp-co...ssanykeyto.jpg

Do you get that screen?

If so, remember to press the "any" key. ;-)

If pressing any key doesn't work, try another keyboard.

BTW, why are you performing the Repair Install. Still damage due to the
trojans? If so, you may still have trojans (or other malware) in your
system that are undetectable. If so, a Repair Install will not help you.


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Old June 21st 10, 05:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Ron Patterson
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Dave

When the CD would not boot, I checked my BIOS boot order even though I KNEW
it was set to boot to the CD first.
And it was - so I just hit F10 to save and exit and clicked on yes. Still
would not boot. Went back and again checked the boot order in the BIOS -
it still would not boot. Very strange. I am going to disconnect all the
hard and zip drives and try that next.

Continuing thanks for working with me here and many times in the past. This
computer has a life of its own. One thing after another.
Still have the previous problem with not having administrative privileges
not matter if I log on as Admin or as Ron Patterson, Computer
Administrator.
But that only pops up when I try to update Quicken. Can load and / or
update other programs with no problem. One hour on support with Quicken was
fruitless. Tried uninstall and reinstall and same message. Been trying
all suggestions for a week now. That is why I want to try Windows Repair.

New hard drive and Win 7 on order - that will take a good 12 to 14 hrs to
load everything, update everything, and configure all the bells and
whistles. Then I will have time to go back and tinker with this problem
again.

Regards,
Ron

"Daave" wrote in message
...
Ron Patterson wrote:
I am trying to do a Windows XP repair. Have several tutorials
printed. I try to boot into either my original Win XP SP1 or Win XP
SP2 discs and I kept on booting up into my existing copy of Windows. And
YES, I have set the BIOS boot priority to the CD first.

How can I boot up from the CD instead of continuing to boot into the
existing copy of windows?


After you altered your boot order in the BIOS, did you save the changes?
(My guess is you didn't.)

Assuming both CDs are fine, perhaps there is something wrong with the
CD-ROM drive or a connecting cable.

Or maybe there is a problem with the keyboard. If you are able to
successfully boot off the CD, you should see a screen that looks like
this:

http://www.midssynchro2007.org/wp-co...ssanykeyto.jpg

Do you get that screen?

If so, remember to press the "any" key. ;-)

If pressing any key doesn't work, try another keyboard.

BTW, why are you performing the Repair Install. Still damage due to the
trojans? If so, you may still have trojans (or other malware) in your
system that are undetectable. If so, a Repair Install will not help you.



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Old June 21st 10, 12:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
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Ron

When you set up Win7

Make a full backup or image of the system, and label this first backup
"factory setup" or something similar
Make and test an emergency boot CD. Check to make sure you can restart
you system from the disk and access your backup files from that disk

hope this advice works


Ron Patterson wrote:
Dave

When the CD would not boot, I checked my BIOS boot order even though I KNEW
it was set to boot to the CD first.
And it was - so I just hit F10 to save and exit and clicked on yes. Still
would not boot. Went back and again checked the boot order in the BIOS -
it still would not boot. Very strange. I am going to disconnect all the
hard and zip drives and try that next.

Continuing thanks for working with me here and many times in the past. This
computer has a life of its own. One thing after another.
Still have the previous problem with not having administrative privileges
not matter if I log on as Admin or as Ron Patterson, Computer
Administrator.
But that only pops up when I try to update Quicken. Can load and / or
update other programs with no problem. One hour on support with Quicken was
fruitless. Tried uninstall and reinstall and same message. Been trying
all suggestions for a week now. That is why I want to try Windows Repair.

New hard drive and Win 7 on order - that will take a good 12 to 14 hrs to
load everything, update everything, and configure all the bells and
whistles. Then I will have time to go back and tinker with this problem
again.

Regards,
Ron

wrote in message
...
Ron Patterson wrote:
I am trying to do a Windows XP repair. Have several tutorials
printed. I try to boot into either my original Win XP SP1 or Win XP
SP2 discs and I kept on booting up into my existing copy of Windows. And
YES, I have set the BIOS boot priority to the CD first.

How can I boot up from the CD instead of continuing to boot into the
existing copy of windows?


After you altered your boot order in the BIOS, did you save the changes?
(My guess is you didn't.)

Assuming both CDs are fine, perhaps there is something wrong with the
CD-ROM drive or a connecting cable.

Or maybe there is a problem with the keyboard. If you are able to
successfully boot off the CD, you should see a screen that looks like
this:

http://www.midssynchro2007.org/wp-co...ssanykeyto.jpg

Do you get that screen?

If so, remember to press the "any" key. ;-)

If pressing any key doesn't work, try another keyboard.

BTW, why are you performing the Repair Install. Still damage due to the
trojans? If so, you may still have trojans (or other malware) in your
system that are undetectable. If so, a Repair Install will not help you.




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Old June 21st 10, 03:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Daave[_8_]
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Ron Patterson wrote:
Dave

When the CD would not boot, I checked my BIOS boot order even though
I KNEW it was set to boot to the CD first.
And it was - so I just hit F10 to save and exit and clicked on yes.
Still would not boot. Went back and again checked the boot order in
the BIOS - it still would not boot. Very strange.

snip

(in case you missed it...)

Or maybe there is a problem with the keyboard. If you are able to
successfully boot off the CD, you should see a screen that looks like
this:

http://www.midssynchro2007.org/wp-co...ssanykeyto.jpg

Do you get that screen?

If so, remember to press the "any" key. ;-)

If pressing any key doesn't work, try another keyboard.



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Old February 20th 11, 01:39 PM
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[Arrow As before, boot from your Windows 7/Vista installation disc. Choose Repair Your Computer and launch Command Prompt.
Arrow Type bootrec.exe /fixmbr and hit enter. This will update your MBR.
Arrow Type x:bootbootsect.exe /nt60 all /force and hit enter. This will apply boot code that is compatible with BOOTMGR on all partitions. Of course, boot code will not be updated in partitions which donít have any Windows installations (in other words partitions which are not bootable). Donít forget to replace the x with the appropriate target volume (generally your optical drive).
Arrow Now enter bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd. This will scan all partitions for Windows installations. When detected, it will give you the option of selecting the installations you want to add to the bootloader.
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Old March 1st 11, 04:24 AM
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Try to boot it while pressing F8, first in safe mood and after that restarting system normally
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Old March 24th 11, 11:09 AM
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A Microsoft Windows Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) is a specially formatted bootable (for some Windows operating systems) media made by some Windows operating systems that contains information about a particular Windows installation, first seen in Windows NT 4.0. This disk can be used to restore a computer to a bootable state if the registry or other fundamental system components are damaged.
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Old May 3rd 11, 03:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Daave[_8_] View Post
Ron Patterson wrote:
I am trying to do a Windows XP repair. Have several tutorials
printed. I try to boot into either my original Win XP SP1 or Win XP
SP2 discs and I kept on booting up into my existing copy of Windows.
And YES, I have set the BIOS boot priority to the CD first.

How can I boot up from the CD instead of continuing to boot into the
existing copy of windows?


After you altered your boot order in the BIOS, did you save the changes?
(My guess is you didn't.)

Assuming both CDs are fine, perhaps there is something wrong with the
CD-ROM drive or a connecting cable.

Or maybe there is a problem with the keyboard. If you are able to
successfully boot off the CD, you should see a screen that looks like
this:

http://www.midssynchro2007.org/wp-co...ssanykeyto.jpg

Do you get that screen?

If so, remember to press the "any" key. ;-)

If pressing any key doesn't work, try another keyboard.

BTW, why are you performing the Repair Install. Still damage due to the
trojans? If so, you may still have trojans (or other malware) in your
system that are undetectable. If so, a Repair Install will not help you.
Ijts really nice but there are many another ways to reach at that point. Hope you will try these.
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Old May 25th 11, 12:19 PM
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Really too informative and superb post this is, i really like this effort too much
 




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