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Can't Repair XP from boot disk.

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Hi, I hope I have posted this in the right place.

My computer decided to stop working yesterday, no idea why. It loads up, shows the loading screen, then flashes a blue screen for a second, restarts and it all happens again.

I have been trying to repair it using the boot disk, but when I load the disk, it goes straight to a list of the partitions, nothing about repairing at all. I've selected each partition and they say:

"Them partition is either too fuol, damaged, not formatted:" etc. I am prompted to format.

Is there anyway I can repair XP without formating? I still have important files and documents on the computer I need.

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Which or what type of boot disk are you using?
If it's a Microsoft Windows CD and you want to run a repair installation, see this:
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you might be able to mount the hard drive in an external enclosure then copy off all of the important files (no executables, just documents, music, pictures, stuff like that), then you could format and reinstall. of course, the errors you're experiencing suggest that the drive itself is going/has gone bad, so you may want to concider replacement
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