Windows XP a Goner? First Aid for your Windows PC

Burning CDs With BartPE

Clicking on Nero Burning Rom in the menu opens the Nero burning program. Of course the computer must have two drives if the burner is the not the system boot drive.

Sometimes the wrong fonts and font sizes are displayed, but this does not affect functionality.

Just like the "real" Windows: backup can begin...

A Simpler Alternative: Avast! BART CD

Downloading tools and configuring plug-ins for hours on end is not everyone's idea of fun, so ALWIL Software has come up with Avast! BART CD. It is a CD that works like the BartPE CD, but is already preconfigured, and the most important data recovery programs are included. The heart of the software is the Avast! virus scanner, but there are other important programs and tools on the CD, such as a registry editor, Servant Salamander (a file manager) and a program that can enable and disable services and drivers. It goes without saying that the CD includes all licenses for the software on it. We decided that this was worth a closer look!

  • agisvel
  • vladtepes
    Many times booting from xp cd , choosing the repair R option and using chkdsk /r solves the problem
  • number13
    there is program called winconsole.exe, make a bootable disk from your XP install disk that does all the necessary thing that you need a boot disk to do, great for saving data when you can't get the repair disk to do what you need
  • System (XP SP3 Home Edition) repeatedly failed while trying to boot (blue screen momentarily displayed then it would loop and try to reboot again; I captured blue screen with a camera but it didn't help). Tried to boot from MS XP Home Edition SP2 install disk (note earlier SP version) and was able to go into repair section. Most options didn't work ... but ran CHKDSK and found one or more errors which evidently repaired them. I ran CHKDSK a second time and there were no detected errors. Rebooted the PC and it worked! Thanks!