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Force restart of repair install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by _dee, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. _dee

    _dee Flightless Bird

    I've done repair installs for a couple systems, and it generally goes
    well...except once: Cursor lock, had to hit the reset button. Then on
    restart, windows says it's resuming, prompts for the CD, etc. All this
    would be fine, except it gets to a certain point and says it can't
    complete the repair.

    There's got to be a flag or file that is signalling windows to resume
    the install. If I can delete that, maybe a restart on the repair will
    do the trick.

    Anyone know how to force that?
     
  2. _dee

    _dee Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:15:17 -0500, _dee <nomail@notformail.com>
    wrote:

    >I've done repair installs for a couple systems, and it generally goes
    >well...except once: Cursor lock, had to hit the reset button. Then on
    >restart, windows says it's resuming, prompts for the CD, etc. All this
    >would be fine, except it gets to a certain point and says it can't
    >complete the repair.
    >
    >There's got to be a flag or file that is signalling windows to resume
    >the install. If I can delete that, maybe a restart on the repair will
    >do the trick.
    >
    >Anyone know how to force that?


    No ideas on the above? What is WinXP's installer keying on to tell it
    to continue a previously started repair install? (Or an install in
    general)
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    _dee wrote:
    > On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:15:17 -0500, _dee <nomail@notformail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I've done repair installs for a couple systems, and it generally goes
    >> well...except once: Cursor lock, had to hit the reset button. Then on
    >> restart, windows says it's resuming, prompts for the CD, etc. All this
    >> would be fine, except it gets to a certain point and says it can't
    >> complete the repair.
    >>
    >> There's got to be a flag or file that is signalling windows to resume
    >> the install. If I can delete that, maybe a restart on the repair will
    >> do the trick.
    >>
    >> Anyone know how to force that?

    >
    > No ideas on the above? What is WinXP's installer keying on to tell it
    > to continue a previously started repair install? (Or an install in
    > general)


    A Google search netted this.. maybe it'll help.

    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Cannot-complete-WindowsXP-repair-install-Safe-Mode-t92558.html

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  4. _dee

    _dee Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:50:51 -0500, Elmo <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote:

    >_dee wrote:
    >> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:15:17 -0500, _dee <nomail@notformail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I've done repair installs for a couple systems, and it generally goes
    >>> well...except once: Cursor lock, had to hit the reset button. Then on
    >>> restart, windows says it's resuming, prompts for the CD, etc. All this
    >>> would be fine, except it gets to a certain point and says it can't
    >>> complete the repair.
    >>>
    >>> There's got to be a flag or file that is signalling windows to resume
    >>> the install. If I can delete that, maybe a restart on the repair will
    >>> do the trick.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone know how to force that?

    >>
    >> No ideas on the above? What is WinXP's installer keying on to tell it
    >> to continue a previously started repair install? (Or an install in
    >> general)

    >
    >A Google search netted this.. maybe it'll help.
    >
    >http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Cannot-complete-WindowsXP-repair-install-Safe-Mode-t92558.html


    That looks promising, Joe. Thanks.
     

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