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dormouse

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Hi,
On returning to my PC (XP Home Retail) I found a number of overlapping error mini-windows all saying that unspecified programs were trying to access memory at locations which didn't exist. I cleared the messages and rebooted. I got a BSOD with a message saying that if this was the first tome I might like to reboot. This lead to another BSOD which said that there was a registry error and I could try Safe Mode. That lead to another BSOD and a core dump. I decided to see if the system CD would repair any damage and was offered a repair on the second screen (First screen asks you for an installation - second notices the previous one). This didn't work (it froze) so I tried again. This time there was no offer of repair. I cancelled as I didn't want a full installation.

The boot.ini includes a recovery console. I decided to try a chkdsk with that. Still no go - chkdsk comes up with a shedload of errors but no fix.. Fixmbr gives dire warnings of loss of all data.
At this stage all I'm being offered is a full installation (with my system CD), but I'm worried that it will remove all the data on the XP disk.

FWIW I recently changed the motherboard and used the system CD to do a repair - which seemed to work fine.

I have put the XP HD as a slave on a puppylinux system and I can see the vast majority of the files on it (but not the System32 or System folders). I suppose I could back up all the files on the XP HD, to another HD before doing a full installation. It's a pain because I'll have to download SP3 and other MS updates. Is there any way I can restore this windows HD without a full new installation?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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If the MOBO was exactly the same make, model, you are legal. If it was a different MOBO, its a can of worms.

Thats all I have to say on this. So anyone else can jump in.
 

dormouse

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I know I'm legal. I paid extra for the retail version just in case I might need to do an upgrade at some time - motherboard, CPU, etc. In this case the original motherboard died. If it was an OEM version I would not have been able to make the change.
 

dormouse

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As there is no help - only one ill-informed reply - I am marking this as solved.
 
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