Repair option not available


W

Will Denny

Hi

Have you got an OEM XP CD? If so, a lot of them won't offer the 'Repair'
option, only a 'Clean' install. Have a look through the documentation that
came with the CD, you may some help there.
 
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A

Al Romanosky

Am hesitant about this - however having done several repairs in the past I
seem to recall that the repair option is not offered until one or two
screens after setup begins.
 
A

Alan Smith

! Anong said:
I'm installing a new motherboard and booted with my XP 1a service pack CD
and wanted to do a repair to replace the drivers but there is no repair
option. Setup only allows for a fresh install. In other words, Setup fails
to find either of my XP installations (c and d drive) and offer me teh
chance to repair

What's wrong?

Is the drive correctly detected? If it has incorrect parameters to that of
the original install it may not be seen correctly.
 
G

George Hester

Yes I believe that is correct. You just start the setup and at some point
the option to repair an installation comes up. If it don't just go to the
last step before you format a partition then quit.
 
W

Wesley Vogel

Probably because your system time is incorrect.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
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Miss Perspicacia Tick

! Anong said:
I'm installing a new motherboard and booted with my XP 1a service
pack CD and wanted to do a repair to replace the drivers but there is
no repair option. Setup only allows for a fresh install. In other
words, Setup fails to find either of my XP installations (c and d
drive) and offer me teh chance to repair

What's wrong?

Fix your damned clock! Post dating is incredibly rude and many people,
myself included, will not respond to post daters except to tell them to fix
their clock, calendar and/or time zone. You are in Singapore (GMT+0800),
yet your time zone is set to US Mountain Time (GMT-0700). And before you say
anything, the reader's server automatically adjusts the time for their own
time zone and it certainly isn't 10:03 tomorrow morning here in the UK!

Fix it and you might receive a more helpful response from me. Otherwise,
you'll just end up killfiled.
 
Q

QT

STFU
Miss Perspicacia Tick said:
Fix your damned clock! Post dating is incredibly rude and many people,
myself included, will not respond to post daters except to tell them to
fix their clock, calendar and/or time zone. You are in Singapore
(GMT+0800), yet your time zone is set to US Mountain Time (GMT-0700). And
before you say anything, the reader's server automatically adjusts the
time for their own time zone and it certainly isn't 10:03 tomorrow morning
here in the UK!

Fix it and you might receive a more helpful response from me. Otherwise,
you'll just end up killfiled.
 
Q

QT

He got plenty of helpful advice, none of which included your tirade. Who
would want your garbage advice?
 
H

Harry Ohrn

Boot the CD. Select the option to Install Windows. Press F8 to accept the
License Agreement. The installer will look for a previous version of XP. If
one is found you have the option to Try to repair by pressing 'R'. If none
is found then the install moves to the partitioning screen.
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

While she may have been to strong in her approach, you are as well putting
yourself in the same group as her.
In any event date time incorrectly set can cause a multitude of issues and
is a major cause of problems so it should be corrected.
It is not the cause of the issue in this thread, but it may be the cause of
other issues particularly but not limited to security issues.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org
 
P

PLL

That "I put my self in the same group as her" is ridiculous. Put some
thought into your next opinion.
 
J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Not ridiculous since you responded rudely to her.
Perhaps you should not tell others how to behave when you behave similarly.
 
P

PLL

Oh and YOU can tell others how to behave?

Jupiter Jones said:
Not ridiculous since you responded rudely to her.
Perhaps you should not tell others how to behave when you behave
similarly.
 
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PLL

Huh? Non sequitur.Has nothing to do with your high opinion of yourself.
Stick to the computer stuff and leave the human relations stuff
to......................well you know.
 
G

Guest

Are you telling me that after all this complaining and bitching to microsoft
about having no repair option, that all I had to do was install a little
longer to get it? Why didn't microsoft tell me that? That's all I wanted to
know. What difference does it make what system I have, all I wanted to know
was where the repair option was on my cd.
 
R

Richard in AZ

Is PLL being a real Pill?

PLL said:
Huh? Non sequitur.Has nothing to do with your high opinion of yourself.
Stick to the computer stuff and leave the human relations stuff
to......................well you know.
 
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Harry Ohrn

j-d said:
Are you telling me that after all this complaining and bitching to
microsoft
about having no repair option, that all I had to do was install a little
longer to get it? Why didn't microsoft tell me that? That's all I wanted
to
know. What difference does it make what system I have, all I wanted to
know
was where the repair option was on my cd.

How about this type www.google.com and do a search for How To Repair XP or
How To Run A Repair Install or something similar.
 

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