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Is it possible to \'repair\' Windows XP operating system?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:37:16 PM »
I just got my desktop crashed!!! Pls help.

Is it possible to \'repair\' Windows XP operating system without reformatting the hard disk?

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Is it possible to \'repair\' Windows XP operating system?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:37:16 PM »

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Re: Is it possible to \'repair\' Windows XP operating system?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 11:39:20 PM »
Well that\'s horrifying. you should schedule regular backup on your files.
Try this one out.
 
1. Insert your original Windows XP CD. You still have the CD, right?
2. Restart your computer, and, when prompted, press any key to boot off the CD.
3. You\'ll get to a screen that talks about the recovery console. Skip that, and proceed like you\'re going to install windows again. Don\'t worry, you\'re not going to lose anything.
4. After the license agreement, you\'ll get a screen that lists the partitions on your hard drive. There should be only one. If there\'s more than one, choose the one that you know has windows on it, or choose the largest one. Then, if memory serves correct, you\'re to press enter to install windows to the partition (that\'s NOT what we want) or to press \'R\' to repair. That\'s what we want.
5. Follow the rest of the directions.

An alternative is to, from inside of windows, go to Start, then Run, then type (no quotes) "sfc /scannow". That\'s the system file checker, it verifies all files and replaces any with errors.


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Re: Is it possible to \'repair\' Windows XP operating system?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 11:41:26 PM »
Well that\'s possible..

this can be done by copying the xp system files from a Pc which is using Xp as the O/S.When all is done you will have replace the files which had been corrupted. Another way of doing it is by using an original Cd for XP and replace the O/sytem files. its always good to keep a back up copy for some of the most prone system files. Always try as much as possible to avoid formatting the HDD.

 

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