Solved My windows xp home won't boot up to home screen

October 5, 2013 at 12:32:03
Specs: Windows xp home
I can't get my desktop to work I add a fix-it repair disk and I think I deleted my programs in there I can't get to the home screen or the internet. I bought a xp recovery disk and even a system rescue disk both did not com with instructions the recovery disk when I first used it I didn't put in a password cause I didn't know it so I did get to go throw the setup menu so when I use it and it asks me to start with windows or hit the r in setup I'll hit enter and the screens says this! Set-up cannot find the End user Licensing agreement <EULA> set-up cannot continue. To quit press f3. I new a this I know nothing about computers at all this is all new to me I did something dumb I went into the setup menu and changed the settings to the computers to so now it doesn't even boot up right cause when it try and use the the boot up command the safe Mode with the command prompt /safe mode it won't boot up it say passing up booting . I so stuck and confused help please . Thank you

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October 5, 2013 at 14:11:25
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The recovery process means you will lose all you files, not a problem if you have everything backed up.

If you haven't, take the HDD out & Slave it to another HDD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms. Copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the host HD or other media.
Now put it back in your comp, once again, no need to bolt it in at this stage ( change the jumper, back to where it was ) go into the Bios & set the boot to either Boot from floppy or CD 1st. Now off the boot floppy, fdisk, reboot & format. Or, from the CD, delete ALL the partitions & format to NTFS. You lose everything.
Now reinstall the operating system.

Setup cannot find the End-User License Agreement (EULA). Setup will not continue

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October 5, 2013 at 14:14:43
Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.
XP - D to Delete the selected partition

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October 5, 2013 at 21:49:33
Have you tried a system restore from safe mode, command prompt? If you haven't messed things up too bad that might be all you need to do. Here's some info:

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