Aaarggghhhh!! I think I killed my WinXP install....

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Aaarggghhhh!! I think I killed my WinXP install....

Sometimes I just want to throw my computer against the wall. I spend the weekend meticulously working on it and then do a test boot with the cover off before reconnecting everything. The pc booted all the way (i could tell since the VFD came on with date/temp and such) so I just pushed the power button and shut if off...brought it over to the tv, connected it up and it got stuck at the windows logo...arrrgghhh.....Auto Repair from CD crashes....arrggh....angry.

My Home Theater, XLobbyMC
To Do: Finish Re-ripping my music collection - While Playing FF XIV

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Microsoft wrote:
Setup will complete in approximately: 39 minutes

at least it's an excuse to upgrade to Sage v6 Smile...what could be a better time than during a fresh install

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To Do: Finish Re-ripping my music collection - While Playing FF XIV

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my sop is as soon as i can, make a backup of the bootpartition, any xp machine that is used and which has software installed/updated and or removed will slow down because xp is crap at cleaning up, just put everything important on the d: and restore your backup once in 3 - months, things like ati's drivers will, when you install version over version, do weird things once in a while

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Yeah...I'd been using Norton 10 and the backup image doesn't seem to be functioning either...a clean install did the trick. I might have to consider a different back up product.

My Home Theater, XLobbyMC
To Do: Finish Re-ripping my music collection - While Playing FF XIV

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Acronis TrueImage has always done me well. Of course, my problem is I change a lot of hardware so then the image is worthless...but...the times i have used it it works great.

Mike Garcen (shadymg) MissingRemote Editor-in-Chief Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP (formerly Media Center MVP) Twitter @mikegarcen MissingRemote on Facebook

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I agree, TrueImage is great. Unlike Ghost, it is very good at recognizing RAID arrays out of the box.

HTPC: A8N-VM CSM, Athlon 64 3800+, 2 GB PC3200, 1 X 500 WD HDD, nVidia 7600GT, SoundBlaster Audigy 4, nVidia DualTV (records straight from cable), ATi TV Wonder Elite (records from Comcast STB via S-VIDEO & FireWire tuning) , Fusion HDTV 5 USB (OTA HD), Windows XP Professional & MediaPortal & BeyondTV
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