Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Windows XP seems corrupted


  • Please log in to reply

#1
mdog17

mdog17

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
I have Windows XP and recently I wanted to try and turn on some of the features that it has; more specifically, the encryption software. I put in the XP CD and it didn't let me do it. So I tried reinstalling the Operating System from the CD and it said that some files were corrupted. So I tried to manually replace the files from the CD onto my computer, but again, it wouldn't let me. I also tried restoring to a previous point, but I don't have a good point to restore to. I know that reformatting is my surefire option, but I don't want to do that, because I have ALOT of data and programs that I wouldn't be able to reinstall. I am a physician, so if there is any other way of doing this, then it would be much appreciated,

Thanks
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Items in blue which are underlined 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

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP