About a year ago my wife's office had a bad power surge that damaged several computers in her office. One computer was acting strangely and we performed a repair install of XP on it. It was slow for a while thereafter - but eventually came around (with a bunch of work). It still has some "quirks", but nothing that we can't work around.
Looking back at this, I realize that I should have opted to backup the hard drive, then reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP (actually, I would've just restored an image of the drive from before the power surge).
FYI - the systems had surge suppressors on them. But the first lightning strike took them out. When the power came back on, the systems booted back up - then another lightning strike hit and took the hardware out!
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