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Corrupted Windows xp HELP.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by r_khan, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. r_khan

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    Hi everyone. I am sooo sick of windows xp. Anyway, here is my problem. I installe dthe corporate windows cd and everything was going fine until a few days ago i got a message on the screen that says the registry file is corrupt. I tried to do a repair install with another windows xp cd i have however once everything was installed the system automatically restarted to complete the installation of windows xp, i got an error that said:

    lsass.exe
    system error

    The endpoint is invalid

    OK

    Once you press ok, the whole retarting process starts again and tries to complete the installation of windows but never can b/c of this endpoint error. Now...i have 3 partitions and none of them work (2 are corrupted and 1 is not done installing yet). Please help.
     
  2. onsite

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    Sounds like a bit of bad luck. You may have bad ram / HD going bad / processor overheating. The ram one is the easiest to check first
    http://www.memtest86.com/
    to test your HD go to your manufacturers web site and DL the free tools.
     
  3. r_khan

    r_khan Thread Starter

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    Ok...umm the problem is that windows cant even start..so i cant do any of the things you just listed above.
     
  4. sockey99

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    Memtest runs from a bootable Flpy or CD
     
  5. r_khan

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    Ok..i finally re-installed windows with a legit CD and everything is working. However...now..wheneve rthe computer starts up, it asks me to choose from which of the installed windowsxp i would like to load windows from...i have 4 installed...they are below.

    C Drive: 37.2 GB total, 3.43 GB Free
    1. windows (corrupt)
    2. windows3 (corrupt)
    3. windowsn (working)

    D Drive: 127 GB total, 45.3 GB Free
    1. win (corrupt)

    My questions are:
    1. how do i get rid of the other 3 corrupt windows?
    2. how do i transfer all my stuff (my documents folder, music, programs, etc) from the corrupt windows folder to the one working so i wont loose anything and won't have to install everything all over again?

    thanks.
     
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  7. Jimmy the Hand

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    If you have a seamlessly working windows, in theory you can open all folders on all drives in your computer. Somewhere in your previous installation you will find your documents and music. They can just be copied to the new location. But you'll have to reinstall your programs, I'm afraid.

    When you are finished with copying the files, just delete the old windows folders. Be cautious, and don't mix them up with your current installation.

    To delete the unneccessary entries from the boot menu, open the properties window of My Computer. There is a Special tab, and a Setting button for startup things.

    You can wait for a better advice though, I'm only an inter mediate after all :)
     
  8. r_khan

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    thats what i was thinking of doing so i will go with yours. I just needed some assurance before i went and did the task. But thanks.
     
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