Undo system recovery

Hewlett-packard / Media center
May 23, 2009 at 14:47:17
Specs: N/A, 1G
Recent, my computer kept having the error message" 0000000x00 memory can not be read" so I used the system recovery CD from HP to run the standard recovery, (which will keep the data). However after the recovery is done, the system can not be rebooted. THe error messge" load needed dlls for kernel" i understand run Windows XP setup disc can solve the problem, but is there a way to undo the recovery or will my data still be there once I used Windows Xp setup disc?

Urgent, thank you


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#1
May 23, 2009 at 15:15:21
I found that if you choose the first option to load xp, it leaves files on your system and only loads xp. I can't remember the exact wording without seeing it...but I believe it says..quick in it.

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#2
May 23, 2009 at 17:51:09
So any suggestions?

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#3
May 23, 2009 at 20:17:59
You said the system is not bootable? (this means you don't have acces to undo restore..that option is available if you can boot up)Suggest to reinstall with the xp disc...since you are missing dll files, try the repair option first....follow the on screen to boot to windows xp...at the c prompt...type help....scroll down to find fixboot or fxboot ..scroll down to the end of page (down arrow key)type in the correct one and hit enter...then restart....If it doesn't fix the boot, reinstall windows using the first choice (The Quick option does not format the drive.....as the others do...wiping everything)
You can also search for the missing files on the net and save to a floppy...insert the floppy and direct it where to find them as you are booting up. If you reinstall ,you choose the first selection for NTFS file system(Quick)...it will only overwrite the OS files..leaving the others in tact. At least that's how it worked for me.
If you have access to another computer...hook up the HD as a slave(being sure to set jumper to slave position..should show which ones, right on hd)...and save files you want to a cd. when finished....put jumper back to master...then put back in machine and boot with cd.
You may have to go to some programs and reload them since the installation does not load those things.
example..you installed winzip.after reinstall..it is no longer installed.
go to it's location (program files I believe) open it and double click the icon and reinstall it

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