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repair windows xp from a secondary instance of windows?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ratedr, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Ratedr

    Ratedr Flightless Bird

    Ok I hope that I am explaining this correctly:

    I had an issue with windows xp, and I wanted to repair it, but for
    some reason my disc (dont ask why) didnt give me a choice of repairing
    the windows installation..so I just installed another copy (now c:
    \windows.1 lets say) I dont want to go through the hassle of fixing
    everything, reinstalling my shortcuts, etc....I just want to be able
    to repair my ORIGINAL windows installation c:/windows. Is there a
    way, from the windows.1 installation, to repair the c:/windows
    installation? like doing the sfc /scanow but to scan the original
    windows installation?
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    the problem may be that
    your o.s. on the hd is sp3
    but your cd is sp1 or sp2.

    if so, then you would have
    a problem repairing your
    windows.

    you will have to use the
    slipstream method to
    create a sp3 installation
    cd in order execute a
    repair.

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    "Ratedr" <raskinscott@gmail.com> wrote in message news:68079805-a28c-41ed-9328-d65f2634f11b@u9g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    > Ok I hope that I am explaining this correctly:
    >
    > I had an issue with windows xp, and I wanted to repair it, but for
    > some reason my disc (dont ask why) didnt give me a choice of repairing
    > the windows installation..so I just installed another copy (now c:
    > \windows.1 lets say) I dont want to go through the hassle of fixing
    > everything, reinstalling my shortcuts, etc....I just want to be able
    > to repair my ORIGINAL windows installation c:/windows. Is there a
    > way, from the windows.1 installation, to repair the c:/windows
    > installation? like doing the sfc /scanow but to scan the original
    > windows installation?
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > I had an issue with windows xp...

    What issue?

    Ratedr wrote:
    > Ok I hope that I am explaining this correctly:
    >
    > I had an issue with windows xp, and I wanted to repair it, but for
    > some reason my disc (dont ask why) didnt give me a choice of repairing
    > the windows installation..so I just installed another copy (now c:
    > \windows.1 lets say) I dont want to go through the hassle of fixing
    > everything, reinstalling my shortcuts, etc....I just want to be able
    > to repair my ORIGINAL windows installation c:/windows. Is there a
    > way, from the windows.1 installation, to repair the c:/windows
    > installation? like doing the sfc /scanow but to scan the original
    > windows installation?
     

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