Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was the successor to both Windows 2000 for professional users and Windows Me for home users. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and broadly released for retail sale on October 25, 2001.
Windows repair Disk
System recovery options can help you repair Windows if a serious error occurs. To use system recovery options, you’ll need a Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. If you don’t have either of those choices, you can create a system repair disc to access system recovery options.
Follow these instructions to use your Windows XP CD to fix your computer:
- Insert the Windows XP disk in the CD drive
- Restart your computer
- Press any key if you are prompted to boot from the CD
- At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to open Recovery Console
- Type your Administrator password
- Command Prompt should now be available
- The following commands might help fix your computer:
- Press Enter after each command
On older computer models, Recovery Console can be accessed without the installation CD by following these steps:
- Turn on your computer
- Press and hold the F8 key during boot
- Wait for the Startup Options screen to appear
- Select Recovery Console
- Hit Enter
- Enter the administrator password
- Enter the recovery commands from above
You can also create a bootable diskette to boot into MS-DOS by following these instructions too:
- Insert a blank diskette in your computer’s floppy disk drive
- Go to My Computer
- Right click on
A:\, this is usually the drive letter that holds the diskette
- Click Format
- Check the “Create an MS-DOS startup disk” option
- Click Start
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings (CD-DA) but was later adapted for storage of data (CD-ROM). Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage (CD-R), re-writable media (CD-RW), Video Compact Disc (VCD), Super Video Compact Disc (SVCD), Photo CD, PictureCD, Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-i), and Enhanced Music CD. The first commercially available audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan.
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