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Old 01-12-2013, 12:33 PM   #16
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Hi Folks,
I know xp is an outdated operating system but Its what's on my computer and I have specific software that works with it I use for work. Lately I have had a windows error that requires access into the recovery console however I can not get there. My computer is a factory laptop (hp) and never came with software. I do however have an xp installation cd from a friend for xp pro with service pack 2 slipstreamed into it. I'm not exactly sure what this means I just remember at the time it upgraded to service pack 2.

Anyway to make a long story short when I boot the cd, the xp pro skips the welcome screen where I could press "r" to access the recovery console and goes right into windows setup.

Any ideas on how I can access the recovery console otherwise? I cant see to find one friend with an xp cd. It'd probably be easier for me to find a gold ingot. Sheeeesh.

Thanks for your help.
Al
FYI! I had the same problem when I upgraded from XP to Win7.
For Win7 Pro, Microsoft offers free virtual software which allows you to run XP inside of Win7.
It works without a problem and i can still use my old software and hardware!

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:38 PM   #17
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Forget the "R"; reboot and while it's rebooting rapidly press F10. The R never worked for me, but the F10 did.
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Forget the "R"; reboot and while it's rebooting rapidly press F10. The R never worked for me, but the F10 did.
What does f10 do? If the CD is in the drive when I reboot the cd automatically boots and loads into the xp setup skipping the recovery console option.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:12 PM   #19
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you mention xp sp2, do you have sp3 installed?

ive never had positive results using the recovery console, ever
it always made things worse.


if you have a backup of your files and programs, i would just format and reinstall your hacked xp, then install sp3 and then install your drivers and software

or you can do a repair install, google it or read this
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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