Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof due to damaged file system

Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof due to damaged file system

Post by Andre Terp » Mon, 15 Dec 2003 03:22:32


ell you probably need to repair your installation, reinstalling service
Pack 1 if you had that installed.

Read
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341&Product=winxp
for instructions.

--
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Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof due to damaged file system

Post by Suntha » Mon, 15 Dec 2003 08:58:19

he last time I ran chkdsk from the Recovery Console it
quit after processing 69% of the disk saying again that
there are "irrecoverable problems" with the disk.

I then ran FIXBOOT successfully. Attempting FIXMBR gave
the warning that the existing master boot record was
either non-standard or invalid; but I ran FIXMBR anyway.
Attempting to startup WinXP returns the message that "the
following file is missing or corrupt: c:\windows\system32
\config\system" suggesting, again, that I attempt to
repair this file (how?) from the Setup CD Recovery Console.

I still keep running chkdsk repeatedly hoping that the
problem will right itself...

Sunthar



 
 
 

Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof due to damaged file system

Post by Suntha » Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:28:26

ello Andre,

That's precisely what I'm unable to do (I followed the
instructions in the URL you provided). Windows upgrade
setup was already in progress before. When I allow it to
continue at the start of the startup sequence, it picks up
again at Preparing Installation (Collecting Information &
Dynamic Update are shown as already completed), and in a
few seconds reports that "Setup cannot locate the Windows
installation you want to upgrade" (end of the matter).

I've also attempted a full installation from the Upgrade
Setup CD, by inserting (after pressing Enter and F8), an
older Windows 95 CD in the process for verification (for
it can't find the existing installation). Again, I'm told
that the partition contains a different OS (instead of XP
Prof), but I press C to continue installation anyway, and
then choose "Leave he current file system intact (no
changes)" (Fat32). Then it threatens to overwrite the
existing C:\Windows folder. I accept and put back the
WinXP CD, so that setup continues to examine drive C: When
it reaches 69% of the drive, it pauses for some time and
then gives up with the following message: "Setup has
determined that drive C is corrupted and cannot be
repaired. Setup cannot continue."

What shoud I do next?

Thanks for your help!

Sunthar

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Subject: Re: Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof
due to damaged file system
From: "Andre Terpstra" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > Sent:
12/13/2003 5:22:32 PM

Well you probably need to repair your installation,
reinstalling service
Pack 1 if you had that installed.

Read
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;315341&Product=winxp
for instructions.

--
Andre Terpstra, MCP Windows XP Professional.


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Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof due to damaged file system

Post by tamm » Mon, 15 Dec 2003 19:40:19


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Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof due to damaged file system

Post by Andre Terp » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 02:40:03

aybe you should try this suggestion. I cannot think of another easy
solution... The last resort would be to backup necessary data and do a clean
reinstall. I sorry not to be able to help you any further.

Andre.

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