| ||Thread Tools|
|23rd March 2009, 13:29||#1|
Canceling XP install
Hello good day,
A collague of mine accidentely started the installation of windows xp on his machine.
He stopped it soon but made the starting up unpossible,it always wants to continue the setup.
I took the disk out and everything seems ok(still has his personal documents and settings and stuff) so i should worry about lost data.
But is it possible to make the computer use the original XP?
I cant load the pc and edit the boot ini.
I can atach the hdd to another computer but i cant mod the boot.ini
or am i wrong with thinking that it is boot ini?
thanks a lot
|23rd March 2009, 16:12||#5|
@wutske i cant enter the repair console (should have said this,as i dont have the administrator pasword grmbl)
@JMke when i atach the hdd to another computer,open D:boot.ini with "kladblok" edit it,and when i try to save i cant because its read only.
--- what do you mean with:
if those don't work >> fixmbr
I cant do a lot with the computer,it doenst give me any terminal because of the administrator pasword that i dont have
thanks for the replys guys !!!
|23rd March 2009, 16:29||#6|
Join Date: May 2002
try those first, the other steps are if the manual edit of the boot.ini doesn't work.
|24th March 2009, 11:20||#9|
alright thx alot JMke
i put the standard winxp pro boot.ini
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
But that did not help,it still want to continue the setup,i think something,another layer is above it.
Any more ideas?
|24th March 2009, 11:38||#10|
Join Date: May 2002
boot from XP cd, choose recovery console; log on to recovery console
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Moving existing Windows XP Install from AMD nForce3 to Intel P35||jmke||General Madness - System Building Advice||2||2nd August 2008 18:38|
|How long have you been using the same Windows install?||jmke||General Madness - System Building Advice||8||28th June 2008 01:41|
|Ubuntu 8.04: Upgrade or clean install?||Shogun||WebNews||0||9th May 2008 07:29|
|Major problems after Ubuntu install||Liquid3D||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||9||11th July 2007 23:14|
|WinXP/RAID install problem. HELP!!||mad70sx||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||9||22nd March 2007 18:04|
|HOWTO: install an AMD dual-core processor||jmke||FAQ / INFO / HOW-TO||3||14th February 2006 18:40|
|cant install windows with 1GB installed||kr15t0f||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||3||16th September 2005 04:03|
|Making a Windows XP Slipstreamed Install CD||jmke||WebNews||0||20th June 2004 22:58|
|9cjs and XP home install RAID1||Kerry||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||4||2nd June 2004 10:38|
|OS install prob||Corax||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||2||9th August 2002 10:39|