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I Suspect That My Installed Version Of Windows Xp Pro Is Corrupted Because Of Several Things That Are Happening. It Hangs On Normal Shut Down And Everytime I Boot I Get The Microsoft Message Telling Me That My Computer Has Recovered From A Major Problem And Do I Want To Send Microsoft An Error Report.

I Want To Reinstall Windows But Dont Want To Disturb All My Other Programs And Files. Is This Possible?

If It Is, Can One Of You Kind Folk Out There Give Me "how To" Instructions.

Thanks,

Dave
 

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All you do is boot from the CD. When it asks if you want to repair and to press "R", don't. Continue with the installation just like you were installing for the first time.

You will then get a license agreement and it will ask you to press F8 to agree. Right after that screen, you will see a list of Windows installations that setup found. It will ask if you want to repair it. Read the directions on that page!!!

Then, you will actually press "R" this time and XP will re-install.

When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.

If you have any problems booting from CD, set the CD to boot earlier then the hard drive in BIOS setup, or come back for more help.
 

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Elvandil said:
All you do is boot from the CD. When it asks if you want to repair and to press "R", don't. Continue with the installation just like you were installing for the first time.

You will then get a license agreement and it will ask you to press F8 to agree. Right after that screen, you will see a list of Windows installations that setup found. It will ask if you want to repair it. Read the directions on that page!!!

Then, you will actually press "R" this time and XP will re-install.

When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.

If you have any problems booting from CD, set the CD to boot earlier then the hard drive in BIOS setup, or come back for more help.
 
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