Rollback failed XP Repair install
Posted on 2009-12-20
I have an XP Home SP3 machine that is sick. I'm pretty adept at unwinding problems, but created a bigger one.
One of my standard steps is to do a repair install from OEM Dell CD for SP1.
Repair Install went fine, however on Setup it hangs on 39 minutes.
I looked in setupapi.log and there are problems with initpki.dll.
I read this board, and many others, thru the night, to no avail.
What I would like to do is a System Restore. Ive read the at MSFT has purchased the ERD software, and had it available for a time for a 30 day trial. I have ERD 2002, but it does not have the System Restore function.
- can I rollback the failed Repair install
- is there another way to invoke System Restore
I have uninstalled both iE8 and iE7, as suggested by MSFT. I've renamed CATROOT2 folder. I've deleted tmp* files in CATROOT.
Help much appreciated.