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Topic # 136230 19-Nov-2013 21:57
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A friend's PC has gone into a boot loop. Always ends up at the choose which type of startup you want, and if we choose anything it starts to boot and then drops back to the startup menu.

I suspect part of the XP installation is corrupt and perhaps a Install/Repair will fix it. But his original CD doesn't seem to be readable. Tried it in a couple of machines and the disc won't read. The machine certainly won't boot from it.

So I am reaching out to ask if somebody can lend me a XP Home with SP2 disc I can use to get the machine repaired. Of course the case has a COA on it for Windows and so we have the key if needed.

I have my original Windows discs I used to use before I went to 7 and 8 but they are XP Pro, not Home.

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  Reply # 937578 19-Nov-2013 21:57
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  Reply # 937609 19-Nov-2013 22:39
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  Reply # 937614 19-Nov-2013 22:57
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coffeebaron: Location?


Wellington but will pay postage if you don't mind mailing it.

Maybe even some beer or other cold beverage.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

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  Reply # 937618 19-Nov-2013 23:23
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Is it SP2 fffc38702e9971808e8c80c3b7c9dca6 or SP2b 418bb68b660a1fb826baa71e979305b6 ?

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  Reply # 937662 20-Nov-2013 07:21
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There are plenty of torrents available for all of the original XP CD's. 

 

I found all of these in a single search

Windows XP Home Edition RTM OEM
Windows XP Home Edition RTM Retail
Windows XP Home Edition SP1 OEM
Windows XP Home Edition SP1 Retail
Windows XP Home Edition SP1a OEM
Windows XP Home Edition SP1a Retail
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 OEM
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 Retail
Windows XP Home Edition SP2b OEM
Windows XP Home Edition SP2b Retail
Windows XP Home Edition SP3 OEM
Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Retail





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  Reply # 937691 20-Nov-2013 08:41
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rhy7s: Is it SP2 fffc38702e9971808e8c80c3b7c9dca6 or SP2b 418bb68b660a1fb826baa71e979305b6 ?


I think it's just SP2. It was a retail version.




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  Reply # 937692 20-Nov-2013 08:42
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dimsim: There are plenty of torrents available for all of the original XP CD's.  I found all of these in a single search

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That would not have been my first thought when looking for media. The legality is somewhat in question but since it's just media and no keys are published, it might be a viable way to get a copy for repair purposes.




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  Reply # 937730 20-Nov-2013 09:36
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If you do go the torrent route, just make sure you use a checksum / hash against a reliable source of valid hashes so that you are really getting what you want, with nothing extra...

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  Reply # 937740 20-Nov-2013 10:02
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lchiu7:
dimsim: There are plenty of torrents available for all of the original XP CD's.  I found all of these in a single search

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That would not have been my first thought when looking for media. The legality is somewhat in question but since it's just media and no keys are published, it might be a viable way to get a copy for repair purposes.


no less legal than borowing a copy form a friend...just a different transport

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  Reply # 937965 20-Nov-2013 15:42
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Laurence,

I have an XP Home disk, and am happy to burn an image of it for you.

It may not be SP2, but you can always d/l that.

PM me if interested.

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