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Windows XP seems corrupted

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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,

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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

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