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Hi there, I have been having a lot of problems lately with office,explorer, and other programs not responding. Not sure what to do here.
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Go Start>Run, type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK.
Have Windows CD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it'll ask you for the CD.
If sfc won't find any errors, it'll simply quit, without any message.
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sfc scan completed and nothing found.
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Next step, Windows repair: http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm
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Oh boy! I'm going to have to do this over the next few days b/c I won't have time to back evrything up. When I am ready with results should I post here?
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One more question...do I need to back up outlook express messages and address book, if so could you direct me in how to back these up. I have to HD's if that makes any difference.

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With Windows repair, you don't have to back up anything. Your data will be safe.
Windows repair deals only with system (Windows) files.
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Oh, ok. The website gives all these warnings to back up everything before perofrming the repair. Where do I start on that website? I'll have to give it a go tomorrow afternoon. I'll post tomorrow.
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With Windows repair, you don't have to back up anything. Your data will be safe.
Windows repair deals only with system (Windows) files.


Broni that is incorrect. You always need to back up your data. I have seen repair installs fail before by locking up during the repair. Rule of thumb "better to be safe than sorry". Read up on this http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm The guy lists several warnings about this process. The geekstogo walk through itself also states to backup your data http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html


Clixto. One easy way to backup your data is to download a copy of "Unstoppable Copy" http://www.majorgeek...wnload2623.html

You simply tell the source to be C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName (as well if you have any other users you will need to do theirs later as well to save their documents).

Then choose the destination to be your backup drive.

You also will want to click the settings tab and tell it "fastest data recovery" as you will not be recovering anything just transferring so you want it to go fast.

The C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName contains your MyDocuments, Desktop, Program Settings, Outlook Emails, etc... The only thing it will not backup is anything you have manually placed in the C: drive itself and all programs located via the program files folder. Those of which you can reinstall later if needed.

Here are some screenshots to help you.

http://img529.images...mage=uc1ir9.jpg
http://img508.images...mage=uc2ba9.jpg

Edited by AitrusSkyy, 08 October 2008 - 07:07 AM.

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Thanks for letting me know that. I will read through this info and will get back.
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The screen shots are very grainy and I can't make them out.
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They are grainy? Really? The images shouldn't be grainy at all. They are near perfect :). Perhaps there is a problem with your screen resolution?

You don't really need them anyways. They were just a screen shot of what I mentioned to do which is pretty easy to understand if you look in the unstoppable copy program. Let me know if you have trouble backing your stuff up.
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