The "Repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console" is not available on OEM recovery media

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Symptoms

Users trying to repair their Window XP using an OEM-Provided Recovery Media will find that the option to repair is not available.

Cause

This problem occurs if the "Recover or Restore" CD uses a Winnt.sit answer file for unattended mode installation of Windows XP

Resolution

There is no resolution. Microsoft is aware of this issue.

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Article ID: 969298 - Last Review: March 19, 2009 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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