[Thinkpad] using another version of XP

Joe Zien jozien at comcast.net
Fri Dec 26 15:40:50 CST 2008


RayBay wrote:
> Best way is to buy or borrow another hard drive, and put the old drive 
> in an external enclosure such as the Vantec Nextstar 3, or any other 
> USB drive.
>
> Then install the new drive normally, after which you migrate over the 
> old files.
>
> I know this is not the answer you want, but it is the fasted, most 
> secure way.
>
>  
> You may have to use the Recovery Console from a Windows Disk, but it 
> takes a long, long time.
>
> You might also try cold booting to your Windows Disk to then go 
> through a few steps to Repair (not Repair Console) mode.  This will 
> enable you to run a full windows install in repair mode without 
> damaging your regular files or folders.  BUT BE CERTAIN YOU HAVE 
> ALREADY CREATED A BACKUP IN SOME WAY... E.G. THE ENCLOSURE.
>
>
>
>
>
> See this microsoft support article
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/en-us
>
> The file you need could be in WINDOWS\System32 folder, and a back up 
> of the file
> can found in the WINDOWS\system32\dllcache folder,  or possibly in your
> ServicePackFiles folders.
>
> You will find a great deal of information with a gurgle search. There 
> are thousands who have had the same problem.
>
> Good luck
>
> ________
>
>
> Never put off until tomorrow
> what you can do the day after tomorrow.
>  
> . .  .   .    .     .      .       .        .         Mark Twain
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Joe Zien <jozien at comcast.net 
> <mailto:jozien at comcast.net>> wrote:
>
>     I have a ThinkPad T60 and when I start Windows XP, I get error:
>
>     autochk not found and XP will not boot
>
>     1 - how do I correct this
>
>     2 - can I avoid using rescue and recovery to return the laptop to
>     original specs
>
>     3 - can I use another official XP cd to re-install XP and avoid wiping
>     my whole drive,
>         I have the 160GIG drive full with various versions of linux which
>     all work fine.
>
>     jozien
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I resolved my original problem.

The XP partition sda1 (linux) was hidden.

Used grub to unhide the partition.

grub > unhide (hd0,0)
grub > quit


Now I can boot XP as I did before.

linux is better than windows in solving problems

Thanks for your response to try to solve my problem.

jozien


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