Win XP recovery, CD boot, repair, install, help !!
The XP said I had some problem while using it. I screwed up, it gave me
some cool recovery console I have never seen, but I shut down. It
may have found a bad sector or corrupted file at this point on the C:
I could not boot to save my life, blue screen of death. I tried to boot
from CD. I never could get the REPAIR screen to come up. I got set-up.
I went ahead and did that, existing partition. It failed a few times,
ending with a blue screen warning, shut down to protect ... blah blah.
I finally got it to successfully install and was encouraged to see it say
reading previous version of WIN XP, copying needed files. So there was
hope files and programs would be there.
Well now I have this clean installation of XP. None of the programs or
hardware or files shows up on desk top, but THANK GOODNESS
they seem to be there hidden. Also my second drive is there with
all the files, but was not too worried about that.
Going to C: > administration, the folders are there but hidden. Even
one simple program short cut works.
IS THERE A RECOVERY?
PS I rebooted and there two XP's I booted to the first. It came back to
the clean install. May be I should boot and selected the second XP? I
am not too upset since I been procrastinating about migrating all the
hardware out of this machine to another, but I would like to recover if
possible. I am on another computer because the wifi card isn' regonized,
and I'm going to touch it until I (you) figure it out.