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Anonymous
July 6, 2005 9:05:02 PM

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Hi,

I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in a
multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after installation of
some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The Win98 and
SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access system
restore?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:36:28 AM

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See if you get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, on the F8 startup menu.

HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q304/4...

If not, an Upgrade or "Repair" setup is next.

If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4B7B555C-AF0F-4D32-B960-526B88F476A4@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in a
> multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after installation of
> some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The Win98 and
> SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access system
> restore?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:36:29 AM

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I was able to boot from the cd, but not able to do anything in recovery
console to stop the reboot loop. Other suggestions you made will not work
unless I can boot into windows. Micrososft really needs to put back the
scanreg /restore command so you can get back an old registry from the command
line. Am now in process of clean install of windows. This is bad for users.
There must be some other way to save the current install of windows.

J G

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> See if you get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, on the F8 startup menu.
>
> HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q304/4...
>
> If not, an Upgrade or "Repair" setup is next.
>
> If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
> a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350
>
> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4B7B555C-AF0F-4D32-B960-526B88F476A4@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in a
> > multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after installation of
> > some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The Win98 and
> > SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access system
> > restore?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 12:16:29 PM

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

:/  start/run, type: %SystemRoot%\system32\ntbackup.exe

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C36D4C77-2173-484D-AD4E-3BC12AEF72B4@microsoft.com...
>I was able to boot from the cd, but not able to do anything in recovery
> console to stop the reboot loop. Other suggestions you made will not work
> unless I can boot into windows. Micrososft really needs to put back the
> scanreg /restore command so you can get back an old registry from the command
> line. Am now in process of clean install of windows. This is bad for users.
> There must be some other way to save the current install of windows.
>
> J G
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> See if you get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, on the F8 startup menu.
>>
>> HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
>> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q304/4...
>>
>> If not, an Upgrade or "Repair" setup is next.
>>
>> If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go
>> into
>> a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
>> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350
>>
>> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4B7B555C-AF0F-4D32-B960-526B88F476A4@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in a
>> > multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after installation of
>> > some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The Win98 and
>> > SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access system
>> > restore?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for your help.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 12:16:30 PM

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

Does that command work from the recovery console? If not, it wouldn't have
done me any good. It's too late now anyway, I have had to do a new install.

JG

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> :/  start/run, type: %SystemRoot%\system32\ntbackup.exe
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C36D4C77-2173-484D-AD4E-3BC12AEF72B4@microsoft.com...
> >I was able to boot from the cd, but not able to do anything in recovery
> > console to stop the reboot loop. Other suggestions you made will not work
> > unless I can boot into windows. Micrososft really needs to put back the
> > scanreg /restore command so you can get back an old registry from the command
> > line. Am now in process of clean install of windows. This is bad for users.
> > There must be some other way to save the current install of windows.
> >
> > J G
> >
> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >
> >> See if you get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, on the F8 startup menu.
> >>
> >> HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q304/4...
> >>
> >> If not, an Upgrade or "Repair" setup is next.
> >>
> >> If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go
> >> into
> >> a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
> >> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350
> >>
> >> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4B7B555C-AF0F-4D32-B960-526B88F476A4@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in a
> >> > multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after installation of
> >> > some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The Win98 and
> >> > SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access system
> >> > restore?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 9:20:13 PM

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

Perhaps you could investigate what the recovery console does now before you
invest a lot of time into your computer so you have some experience of it in
case you have problems in the future? Try it?


"J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9D1CF074-09E9-4826-A088-7D23B8D2D7BB@microsoft.com...
> Does that command work from the recovery console? If not, it wouldn't
> have
> done me any good. It's too late now anyway, I have had to do a new
> install.
>
> JG
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> :/  start/run, type: %SystemRoot%\system32\ntbackup.exe
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C36D4C77-2173-484D-AD4E-3BC12AEF72B4@microsoft.com...
>> >I was able to boot from the cd, but not able to do anything in recovery
>> > console to stop the reboot loop. Other suggestions you made will not
>> > work
>> > unless I can boot into windows. Micrososft really needs to put back
>> > the
>> > scanreg /restore command so you can get back an old registry from the
>> > command
>> > line. Am now in process of clean install of windows. This is bad for
>> > users.
>> > There must be some other way to save the current install of windows.
>> >
>> > J G
>> >
>> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>> >
>> >> See if you get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, on the F8 startup
>> >> menu.
>> >>
>> >> HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q304/4...
>> >>
>> >> If not, an Upgrade or "Repair" setup is next.
>> >>
>> >> If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version
>> >> of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go
>> >> into
>> >> a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE
>> >> you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
>> >> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer:
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350
>> >>
>> >> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install:
>> >> http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Mark L. Ferguson
>> >> FAQ for Windows Antispy
>> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> >> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:4B7B555C-AF0F-4D32-B960-526B88F476A4@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Hi,
>> >> >
>> >> > I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in
>> >> > a
>> >> > multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after
>> >> > installation of
>> >> > some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The
>> >> > Win98 and
>> >> > SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access
>> >> > system
>> >> > restore?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks in advance for your help.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 4:59:50 AM

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You just copy them at the recovery console.

type in help
recovery registry
while online
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=================================================
"J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C36D4C77-2173-484D-AD4E-3BC12AEF72B4@microsoft.com...
>I was able to boot from the cd, but not able to do anything in recovery
> console to stop the reboot loop. Other suggestions you made will not work
> unless I can boot into windows. Micrososft really needs to put back the
> scanreg /restore command so you can get back an old registry from the command
> line. Am now in process of clean install of windows. This is bad for users.
> There must be some other way to save the current install of windows.
>
> J G
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> See if you get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, on the F8 startup menu.
>>
>> HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
>> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q304/4...
>>
>> If not, an Upgrade or "Repair" setup is next.
>>
>> If you run an XP "Upgrade"setup, from the original, or "Gold" version of the setup CD, and you have SP2 installed, it might go into
>> a setup loop, and you could lose your install. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
>> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350
>>
>> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "J Godfrey" <JGodfrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4B7B555C-AF0F-4D32-B960-526B88F476A4@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I have a workstation that has Win98, WinXP Pro, and SBServer 2003 in a
>> > multi-boot configuration. The WinXP Pro will not boot after installation of
>> > some service packs. I can't get to it from a floppy or CD. The Win98 and
>> > SBServer 2003 still boot fine. How can I get to WinXP to access system
>> > restore?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for your help.
>>
>>
>>
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