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The os CD will not repair the OS

I go thru all the steps in the manual that came with the computer.
I get to the starting line and hit "R". Nothing happens! Waited two hours.

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  • lbathon Mar 07, 2009

    Windows xp will not boot up

  • bassass May 11, 2010

    so your trying to do a repair to windows?

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    Hi!



    you dont do anything wrong at all, sometimes the OS cant be repaired. Those times there is only one thing to do and that is to reinstall the OS.



    Good luck



    Nic

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Like nic said do a full install of windows..best thing anyway
good luck
Tom

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

  • bassass Mar 07, 2009

    Also sometimes you cant use the first R..wait and go to the second R... repair

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