windows xp pro(2002) Recovery

  robihun 00:22 16 Sep 2009
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Hi, A friend of mine has above comp which has been crashing with increasing regularity,has finally gone tonight,leaving just `windows\system32\config\system`on screen before died completely,have tried all usual,Last known good config,safe mode,but nothing!main problem is,he has no discs whatsoever,Recovery,master,Boot Nothing!anyone who knows how to get round this,any ideas more than appreciated,am trying to d/load w/dows xp pro with intergrated sp3 see if that will work,but basically stumbling in the dark,any help at all would be invaluable at stage i am,Thankyou.

  rawprawn 07:56 16 Sep 2009

Download a boot disc and start from there.
click here

  sharpamat 08:25 16 Sep 2009

Whats the system specs? are you sure recovery to factory settings is not on the system.
you state you are trying to d/load a copy of XP Pro but where from.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:54 16 Sep 2009

When you have downloaded the six boot disks as suggested by rawprawm then

Restore XP

Boot to the command prompt and type:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Press Enter and follow the on-screen prompts to restore to an earlier date/time

if will not boot to command prompt then:

Restore from recovery console

boot from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one.
Now enter the following commands:

CD C:\
CD "system volume information\_resto~1"
DIR

You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:

CD RPx (the restore point you chose)
CD SNAPSHOT

This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.

COPY _Registry_machine_system C:\Windows\System32\Config\System
COPY _Registry_machine_software C:\Windows\System32\Config\Software
COPY _Registry_machine_sam C:\Windows\System32\Config\Sam
COPY _Registry_machine_security C:\Windows\System32\Config\Security
COPY _Registry_user_.default C:\Windows\System32\Config\Default

Type the command exit to close the Recovery Console and restart the PC.

  Strawballs 22:50 16 Sep 2009

robihun can't boot from XP CD as there is not one availiable to them.

Download Ubuntu and burn to disc on the machine that you are using and boot drom that. In the opening options there is a check disc, use that to see if there is a problem with the hard drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:52 16 Sep 2009

I did say do the restore after downloading the six boot disks to get into recovery console :0)

  Strawballs 00:52 17 Sep 2009

if will not boot to command prompt then:

Restore from recovery console

boot from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one.
Now enter the following commands:

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