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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 12:26:22 PM

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Harry and Mike:

I have copied and printed your excellent instructions.
And after a two weeks' health interlude I am back and
have just two unanswered questions:

After doing the Repair Installation properly, and after
re-installing SP2 from my Microsoft-furnished CD, should
I have a fully operating, bootable OS except for Windows
Updates since SP2 release, and

Should I have a system essentially the same as it was
before performing the Repair Install, i.e., with all of my
Desktop icons still operating, and with my Startup list
as before?

Thank you.

Bill Lurie













Harry Ohrn wrote:

Bill Mike did get things a bit out of order. You have to press F8 to accept
the license agreement and the next screen should give you the option to
Repair. At that point you press 'r' and the install begins. The screen looks
exactly like this http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_repair.jpg (of
course if your version is Windows XP Home then that will be displayed at the
top of the screen and not Windows XP Professional)

However if you see this screen
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_repair2.jpg then you have either
pressed Esc, gone too far in the setup process or you can't do a repair
install for some reason.

Here are the correct steps
1) Boot with the XP CD
2) Press any key to boot the cd
3) Select the option "To setup Windows XP now press Enter"
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/01_welcome_setup...
4) Accept the End User License Agreement press F8
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_eula.jpg
5) Press R to repair as seen here
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_repair.jpg
6) Setup will continue, you will not be asked where to install or to
partition or format. You will be prompted for your Product Key and a few
other settings a long the way. When finished you will need to reinstall
Critical Updates

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


<billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message news:4307CEED.6050701@nospam.org...
> Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
>
>> Bill
>>
>> A repair install involves booting from the CD, waiting for the screen
>> that tells you to press R for repair (not R for recovery), accepting the
>> EULA, entering the key code, setting the language, and after 40 minutes
>> or so, one has a working XP..
>>
>> After the initial load, do all of the updates, and THEN take an image
>> which you keep for times when your system collapses (except that it
>> really shouldn't if handled correctly)..
>>
>> Hours of study are not required, neither do you have to print loads of
>> pages.. you should try to make things easier for yourself.. there is
>> nothing more difficult than thinking makes it..
>>
>>
> Mike, part of my problem is that I accept expert advice and
> try to follow it literally. Compare the first paragraph above
> with the following, which you sent me on August 8th:
>
> "Bill
>
> Put the XP CD that you will use for the repair install into the CD tray
> and
> boot from it.. do NOT take the first option to press 'R' for repair.. just
> continue as if you were going to load XP for the first time..
>
> Eventually, you are given the option to do a new install or REPAIR the
> incumbent.. press F8 to continue with the repair.. you MAY have to
> activate
> your XP over the telephone, but it tells you how to do that.."
>
> Both sets of instructions seem simple and clear enough, but the August 8th
> set just didn't work for me. As I said, I'm sure I have another
> drive here that I can try today's instruction on. I'll start it from
> the CD, and see if it leads me to a screen that tells me to press R
> for repair (and not R for recovery).
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 8:35:06 PM

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Answer to both questions Bill are 'yes@

--
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<billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message news:431AE7EE.9030101@nospam.org...
> Harry and Mike:
>
> I have copied and printed your excellent instructions.
> And after a two weeks' health interlude I am back and
> have just two unanswered questions:
>
> After doing the Repair Installation properly, and after
> re-installing SP2 from my Microsoft-furnished CD, should
> I have a fully operating, bootable OS except for Windows
> Updates since SP2 release, and
>
> Should I have a system essentially the same as it was
> before performing the Repair Install, i.e., with all of my
> Desktop icons still operating, and with my Startup list
> as before?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Bill Lurie
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Harry Ohrn wrote:
>
> Bill Mike did get things a bit out of order. You have to press F8 to
> accept the license agreement and the next screen should give you the
> option to Repair. At that point you press 'r' and the install begins. The
> screen looks exactly like this
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_repair.jpg (of course if your
> version is Windows XP Home then that will be displayed at the top of the
> screen and not Windows XP Professional)
>
> However if you see this screen
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_repair2.jpg then you have either
> pressed Esc, gone too far in the setup process or you can't do a repair
> install for some reason.
>
> Here are the correct steps
> 1) Boot with the XP CD
> 2) Press any key to boot the cd
> 3) Select the option "To setup Windows XP now press Enter"
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/01_welcome_setup...
> 4) Accept the End User License Agreement press F8
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_eula.jpg
> 5) Press R to repair as seen here
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/02_repair.jpg
> 6) Setup will continue, you will not be asked where to install or to
> partition or format. You will be prompted for your Product Key and a few
> other settings a long the way. When finished you will need to reinstall
> Critical Updates
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message news:4307CEED.6050701@nospam.org...
>> Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
>>
>>> Bill
>>>
>>> A repair install involves booting from the CD, waiting for the screen
>>> that tells you to press R for repair (not R for recovery), accepting the
>>> EULA, entering the key code, setting the language, and after 40 minutes
>>> or so, one has a working XP..
>>>
>>> After the initial load, do all of the updates, and THEN take an image
>>> which you keep for times when your system collapses (except that it
>>> really shouldn't if handled correctly)..
>>>
>>> Hours of study are not required, neither do you have to print loads of
>>> pages.. you should try to make things easier for yourself.. there is
>>> nothing more difficult than thinking makes it..
>>>
>>>
>> Mike, part of my problem is that I accept expert advice and
>> try to follow it literally. Compare the first paragraph above
>> with the following, which you sent me on August 8th:
>>
>> "Bill
>>
>> Put the XP CD that you will use for the repair install into the CD tray
>> and
>> boot from it.. do NOT take the first option to press 'R' for repair..
>> just
>> continue as if you were going to load XP for the first time..
>>
>> Eventually, you are given the option to do a new install or REPAIR the
>> incumbent.. press F8 to continue with the repair.. you MAY have to
>> activate
>> your XP over the telephone, but it tells you how to do that.."
>>
>> Both sets of instructions seem simple and clear enough, but the August
>> 8th set just didn't work for me. As I said, I'm sure I have another
>> drive here that I can try today's instruction on. I'll start it from
>> the CD, and see if it leads me to a screen that tells me to press R
>> for repair (and not R for recovery).
>>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:58:17 PM

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

John Barnett MVP wrote:
> Answer to both questions Bill are 'yes@
>
Right. The answers to both are indeed *yes*.
In performing it properly, however, I did find a
few anxious moments, where I had to improvise.

For one, be careful not to 'Boot from CD' a second
time, when it reboots itself, or you'll be starting all
over again.

It wanted Office 2000 software at one point, and I
don't have any, so I just clicked 'cancel' and it went one.

It found two 'corrupted xxxx/system 32' files along the
way, and again, I had no choice but to proceed.

It found that some of my software had not passed the
Windows Logo test, and would not be installed. I
assume this means some of my retained programs may
not have made it, and I'll find that out when I try to run them.

But all in all, Mike and Harry and John and Bruce, you're
right......if you're careful, and follow the specific instructions,
the Repair Installation does succeed in making bootable an
OS whose front door has been damaged. Thank you all.

Bill
--------------------------------------------------------------

--
William B. Lurie
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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:58:58 PM

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

John Barnett MVP wrote:
> Answer to both questions Bill are 'yes@
>
Right. The answers to both are indeed *yes*.
In performing it properly, however, I did find a
few anxious moments, where I had to improvise.

For one, be careful not to 'Boot from CD' a second
time, when it reboots itself, or you'll be starting all
over again.

It wanted Office 2000 software at one point, and I
don't have any, so I just clicked 'cancel' and it went on.

It found two 'corrupted xxxx/system 32' files along the
way, and again, I had no choice but to proceed.

It found that some of my software had not passed the
Windows Logo test, and would not be installed. I
assume this means some of my retained programs may
not have made it, and I'll find that out when I try to run them.

But all in all, Mike and Harry and John and Bruce, you're
right......if you're careful, and follow the specific instructions,
the Repair Installation does succeed in making bootable an
OS whose front door has been damaged. Thank you all.

Bill
--------------------------------------------------------------

--
William B. Lurie
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 2:43:13 PM

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

billurie@nospam.org wrote:
> John Barnett MVP wrote:
>
>> Answer to both questions Bill are 'yes@
>>
> Right. The answers to both are indeed *yes*.
> In performing it properly, however, I did find a
> few anxious moments, where I had to improvise.
>
> For one, be careful not to 'Boot from CD' a second
> time, when it reboots itself, or you'll be starting all
> over again.
>
> It wanted Office 2000 software at one point, and I
> don't have any, so I just clicked 'cancel' and it went on.
>
> It found two 'corrupted xxxx/system 32' files along the
> way, and again, I had no choice but to proceed.
>
> It found that some of my software had not passed the
> Windows Logo test, and would not be installed. I
> assume this means some of my retained programs may
> not have made it, and I'll find that out when I try to run them.
>
> But all in all, Mike and Harry and John and Bruce, you're
> right......if you're careful, and follow the specific instructions,
> the Repair Installation does succeed in making bootable an
> OS whose front door has been damaged. Thank you all.
>
> Bill
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
Sorry for losing the thread. And for hitting Send an extra time
in previous poosting. I hope this correction in the Subject
puts it in the correct thread.
Bill
!