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kasun
02-24-2004, 08:32 PM
Hi!
If Windows dosen't start or function properly because of missing or corrupted system files, how can I repaire Windows without formatting the disk and reinstalling the package?
Thanks. Have a really nice day.

axon
02-24-2004, 08:40 PM
there is nothing you can do...you are d00med. And this post belongs in the tech forum :)

Govtcheez
02-24-2004, 08:46 PM
Put the disk in and reboot; try the repair option

-=SoKrA=-
02-25-2004, 06:53 AM
fdisk should do the trick.
Just go to Start->run input "fdisk".
Or
Start->run input "cmd" and then type fdisk there.
EDIT:
oops, I mis-read the post. Trying the repair option on the windows cd should do it, although it may not.

ober
02-25-2004, 07:17 AM
Ignore axon. Simply do the repair or just reinstall windows (without format). This will overwrite your system files, leaving everything else in place.

kasun
02-25-2004, 10:10 AM
Thanks to axon I will be having nightmares like Bill Gates chasing after me with huge BUGS in his hands!... Just kidding.

Thanks a lot for all the posts. If anybody remember anything more, please be kind to post them too.

bye.

Thantos
02-25-2004, 10:12 AM
Since no one has said it:
Format and install Linux :)

-=SoKrA=-
02-25-2004, 11:00 AM
>>Format and install Linux
What a nice way of "repairing Windows without formatting the disk".
Although I'd be an improvement.

ober
02-25-2004, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
>>Format and install Linux
What a nice way of "repairing Windows without formatting the disk".
Although I'd be an improvement.

So... you're going to add yourself to kasun's system? How nice. Maybe you can add a grammer checker at the same time.

Thantos
02-25-2004, 11:45 AM
Fine fine, don't format...just fdisk...yeah

-KEN-
02-25-2004, 06:03 PM
Go to recovery console, type fixboot, voila.

darksaidin
02-26-2004, 03:50 AM
Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
>>Format and install Linux
What a nice way of "repairing Windows without formatting the disk".
Although I'd be an improvement.

I've converted my system to Gentoo Linux only - about half a year ago. Once you've setup everything to your liking it's a fine system. The only problem is that bringing the system into a usable shape requires a lot of time and lecture (RTFM...).
Once you are set and done with the system, you also need to learn how to use *nix' strange "auto"-build system or find an IDE that actually works. Thats another month ;)
Anyway, although I'm really satisfied with my system now I wouldn't recommend anybody to switch to Linux unless he has a lot of free time to invest into his system. Or a second PC. That's of course always a good place to install Linux.

ZakkWylde969
02-26-2004, 04:19 PM
Linux does take a long time to get it how you want it. It kicks ass though afterwards.

XSquared
02-26-2004, 05:01 PM
I found that it took 2-3 days to get Gentoo up and running with KDE and OpenOffice, going from stage 2.

bludstayne
02-26-2004, 07:30 PM
Arch Linux is really nice. I had it going with OpenBox and all the fixings in a weekend.

linuxdude
02-26-2004, 09:24 PM
I have been with Gentoo for about a year now. I recommend linux for anyone who is programming at all especially in c.

darksaidin
02-27-2004, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by XSquared
I found that it took 2-3 days to get Gentoo up and running with KDE and OpenOffice, going from stage 2.

Some are faster than others. Some are also more picky about their working environment than others. I'm one of those who won't start working with a system until it's setup exactly they way they want it. In my case that included patching some apps....


edit: Speaking of patches XSquared, I remember you mentioned Anjuta didn't really work for you, either. Now I'm not sure if you had the same problem I had (projects weren't created properly), but I submitted a patch to the Anjuta team which has already been applied and will be included in 1.2.2 and fix this issue. You should try it again then - that is, if that was your problem with Anjuta.

bludstayne
02-27-2004, 04:10 PM
I've never got Anjuta to work either. It looks like such an awesome IDE, but I can't get it to work. It makes me so mad!

DarkViper
02-27-2004, 08:40 PM
what about Mandrake :'( or RedHat even, what happened to the popularity of those?? did i miss something?

-KEN-
02-28-2004, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by DarkViper
what about Mandrake :'( or RedHat even, what happened to the popularity of those?? did i miss something?

Gentoo is the new hotness. Plus, it's easier to get laid when you tell girls you compiled your entire system from source.

bludstayne
02-28-2004, 12:36 PM
Gentoo r0x0rz in your b0x0rz.