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Windows XP Home Repair Problem

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by allanc, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. allanc

    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    I am trying to run the Repair from the CD. When I select the Repair option, I get a message that Windows cannot find a hard drive so I cannot run repair. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gudel

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    if you boot from the cd and it can't find it, i'd check the bios, is it there? i once had something like this, the drives sometimes shows up, sometimes just disappear. turned out a bad ide cable.
     

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    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    The hard drive shows up in the bios. I have never had a problem with the hard drive and the machine boots normally after I exit trying to use Repair.
     
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    what was the change that requires you to run repair?
     
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    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    I am having problems with Windows Explorer not always working.
     
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    I belive there is a simply registry hack that will fool windows into thinking that IE is not there so you can reinstall it.

    Here you go.

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
     
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    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    The problem is not with IE it is with Windows Explorer, the one that deals with what is on the drives in various directories.
     
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    Windows explorer is nothing more than IE used to view a local file system. IE is not just a stand alone item, it is built into the os.
     
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    Is the hard drive a SATA drive? If it is, thats why when you boot off the XP CD its not seeing the drive to detect a current XP install to run a repair on. You'll need the SATA driver floppy, and then hit the F6 key immediately after the XP setup begins (16 bit blue screen).