Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I wanted to reinstall windows xp on dell dimension 3000, setup process failed because corrupted file founded and i selected wrong windows version which was regular windows xp, i actualy needed windows xp home which was originaly installed in this computer. process wasn't completed. now everytime i am turning pc on the same setup process goes on, then failes, then i have screen with option of selection of two windows versions, if i select windows xp home edition everything is going fine, if i select another windows xp setup goes again and fails. after selecting windos xp home edition pc is loading and desctop comes up. how should i avoid this black screen with setup and selection process, what should i do?
Boot your PC with the Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM tray and follow the install process, when you asked to repair, select "no repair" and "Leave partition as is".
When the process finishes, go to "my computer" properties, click on the tab "Advanced", then on "Boot and recovery" button and unmark "show OS list"
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
Try first to use hiden boot cd.With it u can see all files on hdd.When u see winxp files just delte.But i will not take responsibility couse sometimes xp wont boot up...
But i recomneded you to save all your data and format your pc.Make sure that the partition cd must be deltet befor u contiuing with formating ur pc like in this pics:
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
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Im not sure which file you are referring to but you could just a repair of the installation
this is fot the master boot record
if there are any other files , settings or programs during the repair process options for these should be available
Insert your Windows XP installation CD or recovery disc, and restart the computer.
Instead of attempting to boot Windows as it normally would, the computer will give you an option to boot from the CD.
Press a key when prompted, then wait for the setup program to load.
Press the "R" key on the "Welcome to Setup" screen.
This will cause the CD to launch the Recovery Console instead of attempting to install Windows XP on your computer.
If you have an administrator password on your copy of XP, then you will need to enter it in order to log in to the Recovery Console.
Choose the installation of Windows XP that you want to repair (generally the only option). Wait for the command prompt to appear, then enter "fixmbr." Press "y" when prompted to let the FixMBR utility overwrite the corrupted bootloader with a new copy.
Remove your XP disc or recovery disc, then type "exit" into the command prompt.
The exit command should cause the computer to reboot, allowing the computer to load the new bootloader file and then continue Windows XP startup as normal.
Hope this helps
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