Windows XP fails to boot following (in-situ) repair process.
Posted on 2004-10-29
My Client installed some "software" (he cant/wont tell me what), then as the system was pretty upset he uninstalled it "somehow".
XP Pro simply fails to boot into ANY mode, it get to the Loading GUI and reboots in normal mode and stops part way thru the driver load in "safe-mode" and reboots.
I have tried the "in-situ" repair.
CD boot up > Setup XP > Finds a previous Install > Repair, this deletes the old files and should install a clean copy of XP Pro SP1.
On boot up, same thing happens as described above.......
I have placed the drive into another machine and scanned it for Virii, but it appears to be clean.
My stress levels are increasing as i have had the machine all week and have got nowhere.
fdisk /mbr is not an option as the drive (164Gb) is split into 3 partitions and this "Guy" refuses to let me lose his data. I have backed up his profile and docs, but he has GB's of Programs installed and does not want to re-install them all etc.
Please, Please HELP!!