im half way through reinstalling xp useing the R utillity.setup copyed new files and rebooted the pc.at the prepairing installation page setup will be complete in 39 min.... i get a message saying...missing files,setup needs to copy files from xp sp1...there is also a line saying..GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM1\I386..ive tryed all the drive letters from a to z nothing! when i cancel i get a fatal error message saying setup was unable to start service tabsrv because of the following error...open service (tabsrv)returned error 1060 (424)
I have tried this, which works....it enabled me to gain access to my normal xp system although I could not complete part 2 because I could not gain access to the 'system volume information' files. So I tried 'system restore' again which put me back to square 1 one. So tomorrow I will repeat the exercise and try again to get into the system volume folder.I'll let you know how I get on....thanks for your help. md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak
ok.. ive got back in to xp!! bad news is that although all the programs,files,etc are all there i seem to have lost my two cd drives,and when i try to open any program it does nothing.i seem to be able to get in to the windows programs,ie my computer,my music etc tryed restore but there are no restore points,tryed the recovery disk useing chkdsk /r no difference.last thing i tryed was trying to repair windows by pressing f8 and then sellecting repair,but this put me back to square one as windows setup cannot access the cd drives after it gets to the prepaireing installation stage.if there was some way of copying my files to cd,i can format and start again......help!!