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Stuck on Windows Repair


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DDLuna

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Hello,
I was doing a Windows XP repair because I had a corrupt file when a Hardware Installation warning came up for my Creative X-Fi. I wanted to continue the installation but I have a cordless mouse and it's not registering so I can't move my cursor to click any buttons. Is there any other way to continue the installation? I am stuck with 34 minutes to go.

Also, the last backup I did was a few months back and I have pics from the holidays and files I don't want to lose by doing a clean install.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Edited by DDLuna, 24 January 2010 - 08:58 AM.

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If the keyboard still responds you can use the TAB to highlight the buttons (little broken box is around the active button) and Enter will select the option currently highlited.
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Unfortunatley the keyboard doesn't seem to be responding either. I tried plugging in a USB mouse with a cord as well with no results. I may just have to reboot the computer if there's no other option. I know it's going to cause problems though.
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Ok, I rebooted the system and it restarted the repair. I still have all my files but I have the start and taskbar but no icons on my desktop. Is there a way to recover those?

*edit* Nevermind, found the problem. Just had to "show icons".

Edited by DDLuna, 24 January 2010 - 07:45 PM.

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