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I dont have a branded pc its a clone so heres the problem i have upgraded my pc with 3 dvd combo drives but when i try to repair it using the windows xp 2sp2 disk it always shows an error message i cant even format my machine pliz help. by the way i am running windows xp sp2 2002 version

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You plug in the drives, you don't have to repair windows just because you added drives.

You can't repair xp it does not have a repair, it only has recovery, and unless you made a recovery disk or have one you can't.

Windows xp is up to SP3.

Did it boot from the disk ? you need to force boot to cd, But try this.

When your BIOS post, first screen, hit the F8 key, and see if you can boot into safe mode.

Then go to start, accessories, system tools, system restore, and restore it.

Any other questions of you have have more details after you try this post back.

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Hi,

The issue can be caused by the damaged system files or hardware device.

I suggest trying the following method to troubleshoot the issue:

Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

Please continue with the following instructions if the above suggestion does not help:

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ..." appears.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type "chkdsk /F C:" (without quotation marks) and click Enter.
8. Restart the computer and have a test.

If the issue still exits, please move to the below steps:

In-place Upgrade Installation
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Technically, you won't lose any data to take an In-place Upgrade Installation. In order to avoid any unexpected problem, I suggest you backup your data before taking In-place Upgrade Installation.

1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.
2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:
• If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears.
Click Install now.
• If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, type (Drive: )\setup.exe in the Start Search box, and then clickEnter.
Note: (Drive: ) is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
b. Click Install now.
4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

Installing and reinstalling Windows

If both of the above two methods do not work on your issue, please contact the manufacturer to check the hardware.

Regards,
Thulasiramki.

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