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Old 04-06-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Windows Repair Problem

Okay so I was having some problems with my windows so I decided to do a repair and see if that fixed it. I boot from the cd go to install>repair and then it copies files reboots and starts the rest of the installation. This is where it went down hill. It just hanged at Time remaining 39 minutes for about 10 mins, then it started installing devices and once it got about half way I got a blue screen of death and it rebooted so I couldn't even see the error. I tried it a couple of times, I had Linux in dual boot and was using the linux boot loader so I wrote a new mbr, didn't make a difference. Now when I try to repair when the computer restarts to finish installation it just gives me a blank screen with the cursor.. Any help appreiciated, really don't wanna reformat cause I got a couple of programs that I don't have the CD for anymore. X.x
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Not sure if its this but does your computer have onboard graphics that you need to install of a motherboard disc perhaps, when you say"I try to repair when the computer restarts to finish installation it just gives me a blank screen with the cursor"
Has windows actually completed the instalation or is there nothing there at all
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It hasn't completed it just goes blank, when it crashes it reboots then before it said Setup Restarting but now it just goes to a blank screen. I don't have onboard graphics.
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It hasn't completed it just goes blank, when it crashes it reboots then before it said Setup Restarting but now it just goes to a blank screen. I don't have onboard graphics.
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SYMPTOMS
When you try to start Microsoft Windows XP, the computer may appear to stop responding (hang) with an empty, black screen immediately after the power-on self test (POST) is complete and before the Windows XP logo typically appears on the screen.
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CAUSE
This issue may occur if one or more of the following elements are corrupted: • Master boot record
• Partition tables
• Boot sector
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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, follow these steps: 1. Create a Windows XP boot disk to start the computer.

For additional information about how to create a Windows XP boot disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
305595 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305595/) HOW TO: Create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT Partition with Windows XP
If you can start the computer from the boot disk without receiving an error message, the damage is limited to the master boot record, the boot sector, or the NTLDR file. After Windows XP is running, immediately back up all data before you try to fix the boot sector.

Use Disk Management to view the partition information and to verify that the disk partition (or partitions) is correct. To use Disk Management, follow these steps: a. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
b. Expand Storage, and then click Disk Management.
If invalid partitions are present or you cannot start your computer with a boot disk, consider reinstalling Windows XP on your computer and restoring your data and configuration information from a recent backup.

If you do not have a current backup copy of the data on the computer, contact a computer specialist to determine the best method of data recovery and configuration.
2. Run a current virus scanning program to verify that no virus is present.
3. Repair the master boot record by using the FIXMBR command from the Windows XP Recovery Console.

For additional information about how to use the Recovery Console, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307654 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654/) How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
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266745 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266745/) Error message when you run fixmbr command
Warning If your computer is infected with a virus and you use the FIXMBR command, you may not be able to start the computer. Before you use this command, make sure that the computer is not infected with a virus.
4. If the primary boot partition is a FAT partition, use the FIXBOOT command from the Windows XP Recovery Console to write a new boot sector on the system partition, and then use the FIXMBR command to repair the master boot record.
You may also use the Windows XP Setup program to repair the installation. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer. On the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
2. Press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
3. Use the ARROW keys to select the Windows XP installation that you want to repair, and then press R.

Windows XP Setup repairs the installation files, Windows XP automatically restarts, and then the Setup program finishes the repair of your Windows XP installation.
4. Follow the remaining steps to set up Windows
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:07 PM   #5
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Does I'll try there solutions, the mbr and boot sector could be it because I had linux's boot loader. Though I did write a new mbr and boot sector I'll try what these say, thanks.
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Making a start up floppy at the moment, a new boot sector and then mbr didn't do anything. CHKDSK said the volume had one or more errors, don't know if it actually fixed them or not though.. X.x
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Startup disc didn't help, the windows loading screen loads and then it just goes blank with a cursor on screen... Looking like I'm gonna have to reformat. >< Gonna have to go buy a external hd to copy all my stuff on if I do. ><
Anyone got any ideas? Could deleting the Linux partition help at all?
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Ran memtest86 memory seems fine, deleted linux partition and wrote a new mbr. Didn't make a difference. I'll wait till Monday for reply if no one has any ideas by then I'll go buy a hard drive and an external casing copy hd onto that then reformat.
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