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A repair installation attempts to correct the OS by installing all the original files. You would have to do all the updates again.

Repair Installation Instructions

· Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.

· At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
· Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
· You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
· Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
· The system will now reboot
· When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
· When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
· To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.

· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
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will do this on tues....thanks
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OK I will monitor for your results.
If that doesn't work we can do a parallel installation and move your data over if need be.
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Of course my pc will not get to the Xp recovery screen.I go to bios and my boot seq is already cd-hd then it says hit any key to boot from cd....Pc then boots up normally to desktop.
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Either we have a faulty cdrom drive or bad media.
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cd rom works great just checked it.
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OK then the disk itself or the bios isn't setting correctly.
I tend to think it is the media itself. The system is saying to push any key but it apparently is not reading the cd correctly.
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Iam lost !
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Try using the disk in another system only to test it.
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I tried another Xp pro disc with the same results
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Well this is a new issue.
If the bios is set as you said and the cdrom is the first boot device then there is no reason for it not to boot to the cdrom.
UNLESS
The disk is a upgrade disk or a recovery disk.
You said it is a XP disk so the recovery disk isn't a factor.
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