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Windows Setup Repair issues w/Novell client on board

From time to time it's necessary to run a Windows XP repair from the Windows install CD to a PC with an existing installation of the Novell client. This creates some significant havoc when the setup program tries to figure out where all the files for the Novell client reside. I end up having to do a couple hundred mouse clicks back and forth between "Cancel" and "Continue Setup despite canceling?"

There absolutely MUST be a workaround to this; does anyone know what it is? Most times it is not an option to remove the client before running repair since the situation that typically mandates a repair operation is a boot issue which won't let me get Windows running.
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Re: Windows Setup Repair issues w/Novell client on board

"Paul Gray" <Paul@lewisenergy.com> wrote:

> From time to time it's necessary to run a Windows XP repair from
> the Windows install CD to a PC with an existing installation of
> the Novell client. This creates some significant havoc when the
> setup program tries to figure out where all the files for the
> Novell client reside. I end up having to do a couple hundred
> mouse clicks back and forth between "Cancel" and "Continue Setup
> despite canceling?"


Can't say I've ever had to do the repair from CD, but the first
thought that comes to mind is that I would be pointing the Windows
setup to the location on the hard drive where the Novell Client
installation set was residing. (At least in my case, the installation
set that was used is still sitting on the local C: drive.)

If that's not the case already, this may still represent the most
practical "workaround": actually give Windows the files its asking for
by pointing it to a current Novell Client installation set. If the
appropriate installation set is not already on the Windows machine's
own hard drive, perhaps add it (or perhaps several different flavors)
to the Windows CD you're booting from to do the repair.

Alan Adams
alancrumbadams@drcrumb.com
(for email, remove the crumbs)
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