Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:53 PM
To do a repair with a windows xp disk, go past the first screen that asks if you want to use the repair console. The next choice will be to reinstall or repair. Choose repair at that point.
If at all possible, back up the files you don't want to lose before doing this, just to be safe. If you can't do a back up, then the repair option should preserve files and settings if everything goes right.