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Performing a Repair On Windows XP


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niteghost

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[b]after reading the Tutorial Guide here on : Performing a Repair Installatioin on XP, I decided to give it a try, cuz' I might have some "damage" system files.
The only thing is that I am NOT presented with this Option: Screenshot below

http://www.geekstogo...sc/XPPressR.gif


Instead I was given [ I wish I have a Screenshot]

format using the quick NTFS
Format using NTFS File
leaving my files intact

something to that extend......
Obviosly, I chose the last Option, and it "ask" me where to copy windows to , and the default wasjust
\WINDOWS

I am totally confuse about the procedure.???
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Run through this then see if the repair is still required

Items underlined in blue are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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The usual reason that the option to do a repair installation is not presented is that the installer believes that the operating system already installed is not the same as the one on the installation disc. This happens when XP Pro is already installed and an install is started with an XP Home disc and vice-versa.
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