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03-04-09, 06:57 PM #1
loads of problems with my xp x64 install
ok so today i was trying to get a game installed so that i could try and extract the textures from it, well i dont know what happend but for some reason my theme changed to the windows classic theme and when i restarted to try and fix it, it would start to load windows and then as soon as its about to start (at the part with the blue loading bar)
it restarts and it just kept doing that til i was able to choose last known good configuration and it booted, however i did not have a task bar, i cant copy and paste or cut and paste and i can not drag and drop files
both of which are bad since i went out and bought a copy of vista 64 and wanna backup my files but i cant, i also do not have internet on windows and i cant create a connection, so i dont know whats going on, but if any of you have any ideas please let me know, im trying to fix this before i go to work tonight, so i await your answers and thanks for reading
03-04-09, 07:09 PM #2
what game was it you were installing? did it install any 3rd party software that isn't 64 bit compatible?hINdErPiTsintel core2quad firstname.lastname@example.org(lapped)*8 gb mushkin pc 8500 *EVGA 285GTX stock*asus maximus 2 formula r.o.g.*custom liquid(apogee gtz, mcp 655b, 2x120 rad in push/pull mounted outside, xspc 5.25 bay res, Swiftech MCW-NBMAX 1/2" tubes) ultra 650 watt psu*2x120 gb wd black*1 terabyte wd black data hd*liteon 20x dl dvdrw litescribe*sb audigy*3xindustrial 80mm fan 4600rpm/55cfm*6x120mm fan(2xkazemaster)*Scythe KM02-BK fan controller*sunbeam transformer atx full *windows xp pro 64/vista ultimate 32 dual boot* asus 24" 1080p/dvi
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03-04-09, 07:13 PM #3
03-04-09, 09:21 PM #4
after 30 pages of google searching i found an answer, i managed to use a ubuntu cd to backup my files and am now running vista 64bit
03-05-09, 05:25 AM #5
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I didn't quite understand what you were asking or I would have suggested a linux cd to retrieve the data. I thought you were looking for someone to fix your problem not work around itHEAT
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03-05-09, 01:04 PM #6
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03-05-09, 03:06 PM #8
XP64 has very little support as it was never a main stream for people that play games. Youll just have to go back to 32Bit XP, or jump on to Vista.
03-05-09, 03:19 PM #9
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Hmm,dunno what the problem was,but every 32 bit game i had worked ok with it.I don't have a ton of games tho.That aside,xp64 is a bad choice amongst choices but i bought mine when it first came out but sorta then got the"gonna stay oem" info from ms,doh.
03-05-09, 04:25 PM #10