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XP Repair Problems

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Necromancers FTW

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Ok, so yesterday I was working on my computer, went to get something to drink. I came back and found that my PC had restarted and was now saying "Windows could not start. The following file is missing or corrupted \windows\system\vgaoem.fon." So I get my XP disc and repair it, but now everytime I get to the last part of the install, it asks me about some of my old programs and asks me if I want to continue install. So I click yes and it continues install. Eventually another question pops up about my video card of all things, and I try to click yes, but I have no control of my mouse or keyboard. >_< Is there any way to get around this or am I hosed.
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Is this how you are repairing

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the power 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

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

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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