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a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2004 11:53:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi all,

I don't know what to do next!!! I have a computer from ChiliGreen
(Austrian company) and have a XP Home edition Retail (not
pre-installed). Everything was working perfectly until my mainboard
broke!!! Had to send the PC for reparation and got a new mainboard.
The technician told me to do the XP-repair, which I did, but it is not
working... see below.

Had a MSI VIA K8T800 and have now a K8 Triton series (GA-K8NS Pro). I
have a AMD 64 3200+ processor. Since I have been working about 6
months on this PC, I have alot of data that I do not want to loose,
and stupid as I was/am, I have no back-up...

My problem is: I made the repair from the Windows CD. The system is
reinstalling and so on and so on, everything seems good but then, the
PC reboots. I do not do or touch anything and it should theoretically
come to XP.... but no, after this page "new session of XP, or old
functioning version of XP" and so on... count down.... and it
reboots... and again after a while, same page and reboot again...over
and over again. I do not want to re-install XP since then I will loose
all my data...

Please somebody help!!!!! If you need more information on my system I
will send them... I am desperate and do not want to loose my data.

Sincerely, Joachim.
October 26, 2004 9:03:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Not sure from your posting what steps you followed. This is the right way to
do it, follow them and if you still have issues or problems reply back to
this message thread.

Repair Install to SET XP to New Motherboard
1.Do Not BOOT into Windows XP on first boot after Motherboard or Hard Drive
change! If booting from CD is not an option, return to BIOS and make sure
booting from CD is the first boot option.
2.If your computer does not support booting from the CD, check your OEM or
Motherboard makers web site for updated BIOS.
3.Perform a Repair Install by following the step by step below.

When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on
your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows
installations.

Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to
start the repair.

Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not
press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue
as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will
remain intact.


"Joachim" wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I don't know what to do next!!! I have a computer from ChiliGreen
> (Austrian company) and have a XP Home edition Retail (not
> pre-installed). Everything was working perfectly until my mainboard
> broke!!! Had to send the PC for reparation and got a new mainboard.
> The technician told me to do the XP-repair, which I did, but it is not
> working... see below.
>
> Had a MSI VIA K8T800 and have now a K8 Triton series (GA-K8NS Pro). I
> have a AMD 64 3200+ processor. Since I have been working about 6
> months on this PC, I have alot of data that I do not want to loose,
> and stupid as I was/am, I have no back-up...
>
> My problem is: I made the repair from the Windows CD. The system is
> reinstalling and so on and so on, everything seems good but then, the
> PC reboots. I do not do or touch anything and it should theoretically
> come to XP.... but no, after this page "new session of XP, or old
> functioning version of XP" and so on... count down.... and it
> reboots... and again after a while, same page and reboot again...over
> and over again. I do not want to re-install XP since then I will loose
> all my data...
>
> Please somebody help!!!!! If you need more information on my system I
> will send them... I am desperate and do not want to loose my data.
>
> Sincerely, Joachim.
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 27, 2004 4:31:56 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi BAR,

Thank you for the help but it is exactly what I did... :-(

and still after doing the repair/"clean install" it reboots...
normally it should end the installation or come up with Win XP... but
no. I come to a page saying that I should choose a safe version of XP,
the last known functioning XP version, or a new XP session (or
something like that, 2 or 3 other choices more...) and if I choose
nothing it goes to a new XP session - or should since it reboots --
again! If I choose the other choices, it tries to load a version and
then... reboots.

If you have any tip that would help...

But honestly, I think I have a big problem... and I think I will have
to reinstall XP from scratch but if somebody knows a tip or anything
so I can save my data?! I will try to use a "Linux LiveCD" and try to
move my data to another partition... hopefully it will work.

Thank you all for the good tips.

_Joachim_



BAR <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<AB932A6A-BF8E-48C8-A942-D8D970F38516@microsoft.com>...
> Not sure from your posting what steps you followed. This is the right way to
> do it, follow them and if you still have issues or problems reply back to
> this message thread.
>
> Repair Install to SET XP to New Motherboard
> 1.Do Not BOOT into Windows XP on first boot after Motherboard or Hard Drive
> change! If booting from CD is not an option, return to BIOS and make sure
> booting from CD is the first boot option.
> 2.If your computer does not support booting from the CD, check your OEM or
> Motherboard makers web site for updated BIOS.
> 3.Perform a Repair Install by following the step by step below.
>
> When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
> This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on
> your computer:
>
> To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
>
> To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
>
> To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
>
> Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
>
> Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows
> installations.
>
> Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to
> start the repair.
>
> Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not
> press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue
> as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will
> remain intact.
>
>
> "Joachim" wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I don't know what to do next!!! I have a computer from ChiliGreen
> > (Austrian company) and have a XP Home edition Retail (not
> > pre-installed). Everything was working perfectly until my mainboard
> > broke!!! Had to send the PC for reparation and got a new mainboard.
> > The technician told me to do the XP-repair, which I did, but it is not
> > working... see below.
> >
> > Had a MSI VIA K8T800 and have now a K8 Triton series (GA-K8NS Pro). I
> > have a AMD 64 3200+ processor. Since I have been working about 6
> > months on this PC, I have alot of data that I do not want to loose,
> > and stupid as I was/am, I have no back-up...
> >
> > My problem is: I made the repair from the Windows CD. The system is
> > reinstalling and so on and so on, everything seems good but then, the
> > PC reboots. I do not do or touch anything and it should theoretically
> > come to XP.... but no, after this page "new session of XP, or old
> > functioning version of XP" and so on... count down.... and it
> > reboots... and again after a while, same page and reboot again...over
> > and over again. I do not want to re-install XP since then I will loose
> > all my data...
> >
> > Please somebody help!!!!! If you need more information on my system I
> > will send them... I am desperate and do not want to loose my data.
> >
> > Sincerely, Joachim.
> >
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 27, 2004 11:50:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Did you take the CD out of the drive after it was finished
with the repair install?



--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"Joachim" <jdayteg@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:6dfa25bb.0410262331.6f7b37b0@posting.google.com...
| Hi BAR,
|
| Thank you for the help but it is exactly what I did... :-(
|
| and still after doing the repair/"clean install" it
reboots...
| normally it should end the installation or come up with
Win XP... but
| no. I come to a page saying that I should choose a safe
version of XP,
| the last known functioning XP version, or a new XP session
(or
| something like that, 2 or 3 other choices more...) and if
I choose
| nothing it goes to a new XP session - or should since it
reboots --
| again! If I choose the other choices, it tries to load a
version and
| then... reboots.
|
| If you have any tip that would help...
|
| But honestly, I think I have a big problem... and I think
I will have
| to reinstall XP from scratch but if somebody knows a tip
or anything
| so I can save my data?! I will try to use a "Linux LiveCD"
and try to
| move my data to another partition... hopefully it will
work.
|
| Thank you all for the good tips.
|
| _Joachim_
|
|
|
| BAR <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:<AB932A6A-BF8E-48C8-A942-D8D970F38516@microsoft.com>...
| > Not sure from your posting what steps you followed.
This is the right way to
| > do it, follow them and if you still have issues or
problems reply back to
| > this message thread.
| >
| > Repair Install to SET XP to New Motherboard
| > 1.Do Not BOOT into Windows XP on first boot after
Motherboard or Hard Drive
| > change! If booting from CD is not an option, return to
BIOS and make sure
| > booting from CD is the first boot option.
| > 2.If your computer does not support booting from the CD,
check your OEM or
| > Motherboard makers web site for updated BIOS.
| > 3.Perform a Repair Install by following the step by step
below.
| >
| > When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see
the options below
| > This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on
| > your computer:
| >
| > To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
| >
| > To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery
Console, press R.
| >
| > To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press
F3.
| >
| > Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
| >
| > Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for
existing Windows
| > installations.
| >
| > Select the XP installation you want to repair from the
list and press R to
| > start the repair.
| >
| > Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive
and reboot. Do not
| > press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.
Setup will continue
| > as if it were doing a clean install, but your
applications and settings will
| > remain intact.
| >
| >
| > "Joachim" wrote:
| >
| > > Hi all,
| > >
| > > I don't know what to do next!!! I have a computer from
ChiliGreen
| > > (Austrian company) and have a XP Home edition Retail
(not
| > > pre-installed). Everything was working perfectly until
my mainboard
| > > broke!!! Had to send the PC for reparation and got a
new mainboard.
| > > The technician told me to do the XP-repair, which I
did, but it is not
| > > working... see below.
| > >
| > > Had a MSI VIA K8T800 and have now a K8 Triton series
(GA-K8NS Pro). I
| > > have a AMD 64 3200+ processor. Since I have been
working about 6
| > > months on this PC, I have alot of data that I do not
want to loose,
| > > and stupid as I was/am, I have no back-up...
| > >
| > > My problem is: I made the repair from the Windows CD.
The system is
| > > reinstalling and so on and so on, everything seems
good but then, the
| > > PC reboots. I do not do or touch anything and it
should theoretically
| > > come to XP.... but no, after this page "new session of
XP, or old
| > > functioning version of XP" and so on... count down....
and it
| > > reboots... and again after a while, same page and
reboot again...over
| > > and over again. I do not want to re-install XP since
then I will loose
| > > all my data...
| > >
| > > Please somebody help!!!!! If you need more information
on my system I
| > > will send them... I am desperate and do not want to
loose my data.
| > >
| > > Sincerely, Joachim.
| > >
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 27, 2004 11:40:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I am not sure why the repair is failing. But, as for saving your data,
consider mounting the hard drive in another PC that already runs XP.
Whether the format is FAT32 or NTFS, that other PC should be able to see the
data. If you get an error about not "owning" the files, log in as the PC
administrator and take ownership of the files. In any case, once the files
are accesible, copy them to a CD or DVD, using standard write-once format
(not UDF, DLA, nor InCD), and be sure to "close" or "finalize" the optical
media.

You might be able to access the data, without removing the hard drive, by
using any one of several rescue CDs, such as KNOPPIX version 3.6, Trinity
Rescue, or Bart's PE builder 30.32. You will need to burn these on a
working PC, then use the CD to boot the PC into a non-XP operating system.
Once the data is accessed, the easiest thing to do would be to copy it to an
external USB hard drive. KNOPPIX might support burning a CD directly, but I
have not explored all of its features.

"Joachim" <jdayteg@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:6dfa25bb.0410260653.88dcebf@posting.google.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I don't know what to do next!!! I have a computer from ChiliGreen
> (Austrian company) and have a XP Home edition Retail (not
> pre-installed). Everything was working perfectly until my mainboard
> broke!!! Had to send the PC for reparation and got a new mainboard.
> The technician told me to do the XP-repair, which I did, but it is not
> working... see below.
>
> Had a MSI VIA K8T800 and have now a K8 Triton series (GA-K8NS Pro). I
> have a AMD 64 3200+ processor. Since I have been working about 6
> months on this PC, I have alot of data that I do not want to loose,
> and stupid as I was/am, I have no back-up...
>
> My problem is: I made the repair from the Windows CD. The system is
> reinstalling and so on and so on, everything seems good but then, the
> PC reboots. I do not do or touch anything and it should theoretically
> come to XP.... but no, after this page "new session of XP, or old
> functioning version of XP" and so on... count down.... and it
> reboots... and again after a while, same page and reboot again...over
> and over again. I do not want to re-install XP since then I will loose
> all my data...
>
> Please somebody help!!!!! If you need more information on my system I
> will send them... I am desperate and do not want to loose my data.
>
> Sincerely, Joachim.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 30, 2004 11:19:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Well Bob,

I have to thank you from deep down in my heart ;-) for your tip on
KNOPPIX. It worked PERFECTLY!!!, accessed without problem my HD, could
not read the data though... as you sais NTFS compatibility problems
but I burned all my data on a DVD (2 actually..)
If you ever need to help somebody else, you can regive this tip!!!
PERFECT! I found on the Internet a good help page on how to use
Knoppix in case of such an emergency and how to activate the burning
device and so on, very informative, good and easy to use, with
pictures and so:

http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/

Very good!!

Had to reinstalled everything thoug: XP, service Pack 2, and ALL my
programs... well it was a good opportunity to make a big clean up ;-)
I still don't know why the XP Repair did not work but at least my data
are safe.

Well, thanks again!!!

Joachim



"Bob Harris" <rharris270[SPAM]@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<uV1yAbIvEHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>...
> I am not sure why the repair is failing. But, as for saving your data,
> consider mounting the hard drive in another PC that already runs XP.
> Whether the format is FAT32 or NTFS, that other PC should be able to see the
> data. If you get an error about not "owning" the files, log in as the PC
> administrator and take ownership of the files. In any case, once the files
> are accesible, copy them to a CD or DVD, using standard write-once format
> (not UDF, DLA, nor InCD), and be sure to "close" or "finalize" the optical
> media.
>
> You might be able to access the data, without removing the hard drive, by
> using any one of several rescue CDs, such as KNOPPIX version 3.6, Trinity
> Rescue, or Bart's PE builder 30.32. You will need to burn these on a
> working PC, then use the CD to boot the PC into a non-XP operating system.
> Once the data is accessed, the easiest thing to do would be to copy it to an
> external USB hard drive. KNOPPIX might support burning a CD directly, but I
> have not explored all of its features.
>
> "Joachim" <jdayteg@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:6dfa25bb.0410260653.88dcebf@posting.google.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I don't know what to do next!!! I have a computer from ChiliGreen
> > (Austrian company) and have a XP Home edition Retail (not
> > pre-installed). Everything was working perfectly until my mainboard
> > broke!!! Had to send the PC for reparation and got a new mainboard.
> > The technician told me to do the XP-repair, which I did, but it is not
> > working... see below.
> >
> > Had a MSI VIA K8T800 and have now a K8 Triton series (GA-K8NS Pro). I
> > have a AMD 64 3200+ processor. Since I have been working about 6
> > months on this PC, I have alot of data that I do not want to loose,
> > and stupid as I was/am, I have no back-up...
> >
> > My problem is: I made the repair from the Windows CD. The system is
> > reinstalling and so on and so on, everything seems good but then, the
> > PC reboots. I do not do or touch anything and it should theoretically
> > come to XP.... but no, after this page "new session of XP, or old
> > functioning version of XP" and so on... count down.... and it
> > reboots... and again after a while, same page and reboot again...over
> > and over again. I do not want to re-install XP since then I will loose
> > all my data...
> >
> > Please somebody help!!!!! If you need more information on my system I
> > will send them... I am desperate and do not want to loose my data.
> >
> > Sincerely, Joachim.
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