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Help ! Windows Xp Corrupt

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#1 carinsharon


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Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:40 PM

I think my Windows XP Pro is corrupt???. Cannot access the windows update. I'm running the XP Pro version 6 with SP2 and have all the updates until about a week ago that is. I checked in services.msc and the updater is activated. In fact I even went as far as to start it again to make sure. Security Center is activated also for auto updates. Running Norton 2006 with Sygate Firewall, Edwido, Adware, etc also.. I was able to update Norton so it seems that Windows is the only problem.

When I try to go to update to check for software or security updates I get a message that I need to have 5 or higher installed. I am using version 6. How do I reinstall Windows without loosing all my stuff in Outlook, etc.


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Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:30 PM

Well, the best thing is to backup all your Outlook and other data files just in case you have a catastrophic failure.

Do you know exactly when your problem began, because if you do, the easiest thing would be to use the Windows System Restore wizard to restore your system to a date earlier than when the problem began.

It is not supposed to alter your data files.

To use System Restore, go to start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore.

Click on System Restore and a wizard will open showing you restore points set on specific dates.

If you updated anything since that date you will have to do it again as it reverts your system to that date.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 12:16 PM

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 02:24 PM

They're right, now registry is problably mest up and you need to either reinstall them with a system recovery or, get a program to reinstall like registry fix or sometngs

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