Repair mode - does VLK/Retail matter?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by evildave, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. evildave

    evildave MDL Junior Member

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    #1 evildave, Mar 9, 2010
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    So my sister-in-law's XP machine is failing on boot and I need to go in with Recovery Console mode to fix it, but the only japanese XP media I have is VLK and her machine is retail (and she can't find her CD). Am I going to run into any trouble?
     
  2. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    As long as you can get to the recovery console, it doesnt matter what type of cd you use.
     
  3. evildave

    evildave MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks, I was able to get into Recovery Console no problem, but the damage turned out to be beyond anything I could do there (filesystem damage and a bunch of corrupted DLLs) and ended up needing to borrow the correct media to do a full reinstall anyhow.