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What do I do now ? ? ?

by rcayers / August 21, 2007 3:55 AM PDT

Win XP Pro: I have been having some problems so I decided to try a repair of Win XP. Booted from the CD and selected the repair windows option. Everything was going fine until I got a "Cannot Display This Video Mode" message and everything stopped. Now I'm stuck. If I boot from the CD, I get to the same place. If I boot from the HD it resumes trying to install windows and I also get to the same plsce. At this point the only thing I can think of is to start over and do a total new install (bummer). Anybody got any other ideas. Thanks for your help.

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No details?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 4:04 AM PDT
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No machine details means I'm hampered from a do-this cure. For instance if we knew you could pull your video card and fall back to onboard video then we could do that. But you didn't tell about your hardware so that closed discussing that.

The message is simple to solve if I had a few more details.

Even if a fresh install is needed, for very little money we could put a new hard disk in, restore to that and then add your old drive with it's files intact so data loss is never a problem.


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Which "Repair" option did you try?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 4:05 AM PDT
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There are two from the CD. The first on the initial setup menu, or the second when you press Enter from that menu as if to install Windows.

In the second option you can press "R" to repair Windows.

Which did you try?

The M$ article below explains more, see section 2; "Method 2: Reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD";en-us;Q315341


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What do I do now?
by rcayers / August 21, 2007 4:28 AM PDT

The second option.

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Been there.
by YankeesNYwins / August 21, 2007 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: What do I do now?

Reinstall XP.

Click on delete and then quick format.

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