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How To Repair Win Xp, Will I Loose My Documents/music?


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#1 ing3

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:45 AM

i messed up my msconfig by disableing them, ad some one replied to repair useing winxp disc,

my question here is will i loose my files, music, documents, programs etc............??????????????????

please help me i must know

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:38 AM

No you wont lose everything as long as its just a "repair install"

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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.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:31 PM

Here's a couple of links on the repair process. I generally recommend the first one if you're looking for a "how-to".

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...15&#entry187415
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...ips/doug92.mspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

Backup everything anyway - just to be safe!
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