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Can't Repair XP Pro

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#1 billbranch


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

I managed to clean up my system, scans are clean, the only thing I didn't do is registry. I did screw up and deleted TEMP files.
I want to boot to the XP Pro disc and do a repair, but Setup doesn't recognize that there's an OS there to repair.
Can anyone lead me in the right direction?
Thank you.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:19 PM

A little more information on exactly what the problem is could be helpful.
What exact issues are you having at this point?

What were the past issues and how did yuu clean the system?

A repair install might not be what you want to do at all.
I have found that it really can make more of a mess of things than it is worth.

Give us more info please
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:06 AM

Last week my office PC got the Simple Fix/System Restore Malware. I managed to run Exterminate It in Safe Mode before too much damage was done. My Microsoft Security Essentials picked off the Alureon Trojans.
Unfortunately, one of the forums I was following said to delete all Temp files, which is where the Malware put all of my Start Menu, Quick Start items, shortcuts. Now, off the Start Menu, I no longer have Recent Documents, and my files are not as they were before the disaster.
I want to run the Repair to try to reestablish the files as they were. I did run a utility Reimage Repair, but Windows Setup still doesn't see the OS.

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