Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:15 PM
If you have programs installed or stuff you don't want to lose y7ou might consider trying a XP repair before a reinstall.
you will lose your XP undates but that can be fixed.
Put the Windows XP disc into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. Do not select this option.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
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