Originally Posted by Win2kpatcher
format the beeyootcchh and be done
Ha Ha, if you can't beat em... labotomise em!!
i noticed (scuse the terminoligy) that option three on the format sections would allow me to repair/replace the o/s, and by the looks of things... keep all the settings.
but as usual (nothings simple nowadays!) , 90% of the way through it keel'ed over and displayed repair cannot proceed, missing/corrupt dll. file.
so i cancelled the install, and then it would not boot into windows because another file was now missing from the boot section.
tried repairing using the command prompt section, but no joy.
made another coffee and did a total reinstall/format.
p.c is back on line now and seems happy and healthy. NOD's confugured and a tidy firewall has been fitted.
while i was at it, i changed my housemates logon password setting up his user account
see if he can guess it quicker than it took me to repair the pc. he who laughs last....
something along the lines of your_an_a$$_hole.
if you dont mind me asking Win2kpatcher, what would be your advice on some kind of backup of the whole o/s?
i have an external hard drive, but its pretty full tbh... could i create a partition on one of the drives, ghost (or similar) the o/s and then clone the o/s back if i had a future problem.
ill read into it, just wondered if something like that is possible.
guess i could just buy a smaller drive, clone the current one, to keep it as back-up maybe, unplugged in the carrage bay.
thanks for all the help and all! something new learned lastnight, too much coffee gives you the shakes and if you cant whip it into shape in an hour or so...format the beeyootcchh LoL
if it helps with future understanding of the tempremental 'R' syndrome, or lack of it... i was using legit xp home o/s, and the same/original inst. disk for attempted repair.