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While loading a recovery for WinXP I was prompted that the following files could not be copied. Some I just responded to for the system to continue loading WinXP without copying the files. Others I removed the disc, re-inserted it and the system continued with copying files.

Are these files necessary for XP to work?

Cmprops.dll
Krnlprov.mf
Arrow_r.cu_
Arrow_rl.cur.
Arrow_rm.cur.
Beam_r.cu_

Pen_r.cu_
Chkr.ch_
Triedit.dl_
Au_plcy.ht_
Astro.bm_
Qmark.ac_
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show an on screen blue progress bar which will simply disappear when the scan is complete, reboot when it does

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

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Keith,
Thanks for the response but I can't get to the screen to run that prompt. When I turn my computer on I get the Windows XP trademark with the scrolling bar thinking that it is loading then it goes to a blank screen of death. I do have the XP disc but what I used to recover the operating system was a Nobilis recovery disc not the XP professional disc. Can I just start from a "C" promt in dos to load and run the XP Disc? if yes, how can I erase what is already there?

Charles :whistling:
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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