Repairing preinstalled Windows XP

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq nx6310 (es471ea...
April 24, 2010 at 12:42:03
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3, 1.662 GHz / 1527 MB
My computer has many software issues and
best method i found to deal with it is to repair
my XP installation. I don't want to re-install
because that would stop my softwares from
working. So i downloaded an XP SP3 disc
image and booted my notebook with it
expecting the repair screen (as it usually
happens) to come up first. But it directly
comes to the screen used to create partitions
etc. How do i choose the repair option? Please
help.

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#1
April 24, 2010 at 13:01:55
Maybe you have to buy the original windows to do this.
Downloaded ones are apart from being illegal have parts missing etc.

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#2
April 24, 2010 at 13:41:49

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#3
April 24, 2010 at 13:53:00
But how can I spend like a $100 to buy a new copy of XP just to
repair installation? There has got to be another way.

@jam: That's what i am not being able to do


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#4
April 24, 2010 at 14:00:24
"booted my notebook with it expecting the repair screen (as it usually happens) to come up first"

There is no "repair screen".

" But it directly comes to the screen used to create partitions etc"

That's what it's supposed to do. All you need to do is highlite the partition that already has XP installed & press R, just like the instructions state.


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#5
April 24, 2010 at 14:13:26
Nope there is no "R" option in the place of the partition. It only
says to press Enter at the partition where you want to install XP.
The repair screen is supposed to come up before this after it
detects that the computer is already installed with XP.

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#6
April 24, 2010 at 14:17:48

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#7
April 24, 2010 at 15:49:35
This is the screen you are looking for
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/56...

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#8
April 24, 2010 at 16:43:20
Actually, this following is the correct screen:

http://thetechfaq.com/wp-content/up...


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#9
April 24, 2010 at 17:14:59
My mistake I upped the first one instead of the second

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#10
April 25, 2010 at 01:12:59
Actually I'm not getting both the screens you guys posted. As
soon as i boot with the CD everything loads and comes directly
to this screen
http://images.ask-leo.com/2009/inst...

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#11
April 25, 2010 at 09:04:00
That's because the HDD is blank & unformatted...notice that it says RAW? You have lost everything. You can try recovery software but there's no guarantee it will work.

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#12
April 29, 2010 at 02:11:55
@jam: That picture was googled and not the screen of my
computer

But thanks for all your help. I realized it was the problem of the
Disc image that i downloaded. I downloaded a legit Windows XP
Professional image and now everything is fine.


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