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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 10:49:01 PM

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I want to run the Repair Windows XP (Home Edition), but since I installed
SP2, I can't.

Someone suggested reinstalling the Home Edition by rebooting from the CD,
but I can't do that. I've changed my bios setting so that my computer boots
from the CDROM, but it continues to reboot from the C drive. I also tried
changing the setting to reboot from D, but it still reboots from the C drive.

Any idea how I can use the Repair Windows XP with SP2 installed?

Thanks.

Chuck
December 4, 2004 11:24:18 PM

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Once you upgraded to SP2 you lost the ability to do a repair install using
the original XP CD.

You will have to make a new CD that includes the original CD and the SP2
download - it is called Slipstreaming. Do a Google search on Slipstreaming
and you will find instructions on how to do it.

"Chuck in Tucson" <Chuck in Tucson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:8DFFC31F-1310-4DB6-929E-43593547C447@microsoft.com...
>I want to run the Repair Windows XP (Home Edition), but since I installed
> SP2, I can't.
>
> Someone suggested reinstalling the Home Edition by rebooting from the CD,
> but I can't do that. I've changed my bios setting so that my computer
> boots
> from the CDROM, but it continues to reboot from the C drive. I also tried
> changing the setting to reboot from D, but it still reboots from the C
> drive.
>
> Any idea how I can use the Repair Windows XP with SP2 installed?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chuck
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 12:10:45 AM

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Watch for the prompt at POST to boot from the CD-Rom.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Chuck in Tucson" wrote:
|I want to run the Repair Windows XP (Home Edition), but since I installed
| SP2, I can't.
|
| Someone suggested reinstalling the Home Edition by rebooting from the CD,
| but I can't do that. I've changed my bios setting so that my computer
boots
| from the CDROM, but it continues to reboot from the C drive. I also tried
| changing the setting to reboot from D, but it still reboots from the C
drive.
|
| Any idea how I can use the Repair Windows XP with SP2 installed?
|
| Thanks.
|
| Chuck
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Anonymous
December 5, 2004 1:03:02 PM

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What is POST? Two people have mentioned it, but I don't know what it is.

Sorry for my ignorance on this.

Chuck

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> Watch for the prompt at POST to boot from the CD-Rom.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Chuck in Tucson" wrote:
> |I want to run the Repair Windows XP (Home Edition), but since I installed
> | SP2, I can't.
> |
> | Someone suggested reinstalling the Home Edition by rebooting from the CD,
> | but I can't do that. I've changed my bios setting so that my computer
> boots
> | from the CDROM, but it continues to reboot from the C drive. I also tried
> | changing the setting to reboot from D, but it still reboots from the C
> drive.
> |
> | Any idea how I can use the Repair Windows XP with SP2 installed?
> |
> | Thanks.
> |
> | Chuck
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 2:27:58 PM

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power on self test

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Chuck Tucson" wrote:
| What is POST? Two people have mentioned it, but I don't know what it is.
|
| Sorry for my ignorance on this.
|
| Chuck
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 3:22:37 PM

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Chuck,

Repairing XP installation with a base XP CD (with SP2 installed) may cause problems, as seen in the newsgroup. Create a slipstreamed XP CD with SP2 and the proceed to repair XP. Information on integrating SP2 with XP and creating a bootable CD:

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD - Windows-Help.NET:
http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd....

Neowin.net -> AutoStreamer Released! (v 1.0.29):
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=188337&...

As for the boot issue, do you see the "insert CD" or similar message after POST is complete? Is the CD drive working properly?

Alternately, follow method 1 - Inplace Upgrade:

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Chuck in Tucson" <Chuck in Tucson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8DFFC31F-1310-4DB6-929E-43593547C447@microsoft.com...
I want to run the Repair Windows XP (Home Edition), but since I installed
SP2, I can't.

Someone suggested reinstalling the Home Edition by rebooting from the CD,
but I can't do that. I've changed my bios setting so that my computer boots
from the CDROM, but it continues to reboot from the C drive. I also tried
changing the setting to reboot from D, but it still reboots from the C drive.

Any idea how I can use the Repair Windows XP with SP2 installed?

Thanks.

Chuck
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 1:13:02 AM

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On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 12:22:37 +0530, "Ramesh [MVP]"

>Repairing XP installation with a base XP CD (with SP2 installed) may
>cause problems, as seen in the newsgroup. Create a slipstreamed XP CD
>with SP2 and the proceed to repair XP.

IMO, if an SP breaks the installation CD (repair install, RC) then it
should include a utility to create a new (slipstreamed) CDR.

Users shouldn't find out they have been robbed of these abilities only
when some crisis arises that needs them - as under such circumstances,
they are unlikely to be able to access the 'net, download stuff, or
create a good slipstreamed CD from an installation that has gone bad.



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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 2:50:10 AM

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Chuck,

See Dennis' site:

BIOS Power-On Self Test (POST):
http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_poweron_self_...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Chuck Tucson" <Chuck Tucson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D DE37497-6640-4565-A3DC-CF35BFA0DA43@microsoft.com...
What is POST? Two people have mentioned it, but I don't know what it is.

Sorry for my ignorance on this.

Chuck

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> Watch for the prompt at POST to boot from the CD-Rom.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Chuck in Tucson" wrote:
> |I want to run the Repair Windows XP (Home Edition), but since I installed
> | SP2, I can't.
> |
> | Someone suggested reinstalling the Home Edition by rebooting from the CD,
> | but I can't do that. I've changed my bios setting so that my computer
> boots
> | from the CDROM, but it continues to reboot from the C drive. I also tried
> | changing the setting to reboot from D, but it still reboots from the C
> drive.
> |
> | Any idea how I can use the Repair Windows XP with SP2 installed?
> |
> | Thanks.
> |
> | Chuck
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 4:41:19 AM

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A few cases where repairing XP (SP2) on top, with a base CD caused problems. One such problem being the [HKLM\System....\Services] entries (pertaining to SP2) were not removed completely. But, honestly, I've not tested a repair here.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"cquirke (MVP Win9x)" <cquirkenews@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in message news:mnq6r09v0ih6i1k0sl7iqfgdghdlnej2sc@4ax.com...
On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 12:22:37 +0530, "Ramesh [MVP]"

>Repairing XP installation with a base XP CD (with SP2 installed) may
>cause problems, as seen in the newsgroup. Create a slipstreamed XP CD
>with SP2 and the proceed to repair XP.

IMO, if an SP breaks the installation CD (repair install, RC) then it
should include a utility to create a new (slipstreamed) CDR.

Users shouldn't find out they have been robbed of these abilities only
when some crisis arises that needs them - as under such circumstances,
they are unlikely to be able to access the 'net, download stuff, or
create a good slipstreamed CD from an installation that has gone bad.



>--------------- ---- --- -- - - - -
I'm baaaack!
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!