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In any case, a Windows disk will likely not be able to do a repair install because in most commercially manufactured computers, Windows is installed by imaging the hard drive, not by installing the Windows operating system software, which is what the Windows XP Home disk does.
Boot with the restore disk and see if there is a repair option as well as a full restore. If there is and if you have a lot of data that you cannot afford to loose, the easiest and best way to recover that data is to physically remove the hard drive and install it as a slave in another computer that works.
You then should be able to transfer the data to the master drive on that computer and burn it to cds so you can replace it once the non-working computer is fixed.
Replace your original hard drive back as a master in your computer.
You would then use the restore cd to restore to repair Windows if it has that option, or if it doesn't use the Restore function to revert your computer back to its original factory system state.
After that is completed you will have to redownload all Windows updates that you had installed since the computer was new, and generally set up the machine as you did when it was new.
If you are going to do this, the computer must be disconnected from the internet while this process is being done, and the only things that can be connected to it are the monitor, a PS2 keyboard, and a PS2 mouse (you cannot use a USB keyboard or mouse as USB will not function until Windows is reinstalled) If you added
a second hard drive, disconnect it and disconnect any other device you added
that did not come in it from the factory when new.
After the restore you need to reinstall all programs you added, make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on, connect (and install your speakers if necessary), reinstall the printer and whatever other peripherals you added after you owned the computer.
Next - go to Windows Updates and installing all updates that it tells you that your computer needs.
Then you can use the cds you made to restore the data.
Edited by Enthusiast, 04 June 2006 - 02:01 PM.