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venom_217

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Hi everyone, so I recently bought a new computer have just been getting used to it. I had just about finished gettign all my settings in tune with what I like. Then yesterday Windows decides it will do automatic updates and after a restart, no longer works! Safe mode does nothing, I need help. I have 6.8GB of music and lots of priceless pictures on there.


Can somebody please help me?

Edited by venom_217, 20 July 2005 - 07:55 PM.

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Is there any way I can do an install without losing my info? Say via partitioning or any othr method?

Thanks
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Try a repair install.. Boot up with the XP CD in the drive and let Setup run. Go past the "C" and "R" repair options by presssing Enter just as if you're doing a clean install and you'll eventually get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want. If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over.

You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

http://support.micro...kb;EN-US;315341

http://www.webtree.c...p/repair_xp.htm

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Genious! Thank you! Repaired and all is well.

Oh and I made sure that I would never have to deal with this BS again so I backed it all up on some DVD-R's, thanks again!
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Not a problem.. glad I could help !! :tazz:

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