I created a full backup of my XP system in preperation to re-install Windows XP, which has never been done before on this PC (even after 5 years!). About restoring from the backup the booklet instructs me to boot the system using a CD previously created.
To create a boot disc I'm told I will need the original instillation disk plus product key.
I have the product key but only have a Product Recovery CD for Windows XP.
Is this sufficiant and if not what can I do?
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PLACE THE CD IN YOUR DRIVE AND RESTART YOUR SYSTEM. THEN AFTER WHEN THE SYSTEM IS RESTARTED A MESSAGE WILL BE DISPLAYED AS "PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD" AFTER IT APPEARS U HAVE TO PRESS ANY KEY WITHIN THE SPAN OF APPEARING FIVE DOTS AFTER THE MESSAGE. THEN IF U INSTALLING ORIGINAL XP THEN IT MAY ASK U TO PRESS "F8" FUNCTION KEY IN ORDER TO CONTINUE. NOW IF YOU WANT TO INSTALL A FRESH COPY THEN PRESS "ESC". NOW IT WILL SHOW U THE DETAILS OF THE PARTITION OF YOUR HARD DISK. IF U WANT TO FORMAT THE PARTITION THEN SELECT THE PARTITION AND CLICK ON "D" TO DELETE THE PARTITION AND THEN IF U R WANT TO INSTALL FRESH COPY IN C DRIVE (ALL THE INSTALLED SOFTWARES IN THE DRIVE WILL BE DELETED) CLICK ON "ENTER" AND THEN "L". THEN U HAVE TO CREATE FRESH PARTITION BY SELCTING THE DRIVE AND CLICK ON "C" TO CREATE THE PARTITION AND GIVE THE MEMORY IN TERMS OF MBS (SUPPOSE FOR 30GB U HAV TO WRITE 30000 IN THE SPACE PROVIDED). AFTER THAT CLICK "ENTER" ON THE PARTITION IN WHICH U WANT 2 INSTALL THE XP. THEN INSTALLATION GOES ON. AFTER A WHILE IT WILL ASK U TO GIVE REGIONAL SETTINGS SO ON WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED WITH DROP DOWN MENU. NOW CLICK ON "NEXT" BUTTON, THERE U HAV TO GIV KEY PROVIDED WITH THE CD AND THEN CLICK ON "ENTER". NOW THE INSTALLATION GOES ON. AFTER THE COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION UR SYSTEM WILL GET RESTARTED AND AGAIN THE MESSAGE "PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD" NOTE THAT U SHOULD NOT CLICK ANY KEY UNTIL UR SYSTEM IS OPENED COMPLETLY. REMOVE THE XP OPERATING SYSTEM CD. NOW INSTALL THE DRIVERS FROM THE DRIVER CD PROVIDED U BY THE COMPANY. IF U HAV ANY FURTHER DOUBTS MAIL ME AT email@example.com
they couldn't even try to put trans fluid back in it,because that has to be done from the bottom of the car with a pump through a standpipe mounted in pan and can only be done when trans is at a set temp. they most likely pulled the wrong drain plug and wont admit it but don't know how to put it back in either. might want to find a better oil change place
Try a hard boot,,(shut down the power to your computer) and then reboot,,,as the PC reboots press the F8 key and choose safe start. when you are into safe start, then choose "start","programs',"accessories",,"system tools",,,"system restore" then choose a retore date from before the updates where installed,,,and continue. If you have restore points already set on your computer,,then your computer will want to re-boot and then restore to an earlier time.