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How to access repair option on winxp home cd

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#1 reckless abandon

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

How do I do this

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:32 PM

What are you wanting to "repair"?


What makes you think that whatever is wrong with your system...can be cured by "repairing" whatever?


Does the system boot into Windows now?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hi Loius.Thanks for your reply


1) Just about everything

2)Pure hope

3) oh yes but everything is not right since I paid a fortune for albion global to fix a few probs and everything went different and I lost loads of things including my address book (since cancelled it for a partial refund). My first question to them was to fix Mozilla Thunderbird which had gone crazy. There were a few other things as well such as Spybot picking up Microsoft Security Essentials overriding anti virus. Anyway, I didn't like the idea of theirtotal control over my PC while they were fixing it

4) System boots into windows ok

5) I think I'm gonna go for a complete fresh install but then I have another problem. Since my CD has SP2 on it & the PC is upgraded to SP3. Setup tells me I can't do it because the version of windows on the computer is newer than on the CD!!!!! which I'm presuming is down to SP3. However, it then proceeds to continue with setup!!!  I then cancel setup. I don't know whether to uninstall SP3 before I run the setup properly then reinstall it after the fresh install. I can't do anything yet because I haven't finished backing up my data.


Thanks again



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

You asked how to access the repair option and then later state you want to do a fresh install.

What do you mean by fresh install? Do you want to wipe out everything and start over from the beginning? Do you simply want to restore Windows system files? A repair will not delete your personal files and program files. At least it shouldn't but something could go wrong and you might lose them. Before you do anything finsih backing up what you don't want to lose.

You should also have your Windows XP key handy just in case you need it.

Only you can decide whether to do a repair or a clean install.

For a repair install and the message you are receiving read this from Microsoft


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