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dragon_of_bebop

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Do method 1 before you do method 2!

Method 1: Go to start>Run and type cmd.exe
Type    sfc /scannow  (note there is space between sfc and scannow)
A progress bar should appear in a window, insert your win xp installation disk and let it restore system files. Once complete, restart computer.

Method 2: Go here to repair all system files without removing your personal files or settings/favourites/documents/pictures...etc:  http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm

Hope this helps!
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I tried method 1 but that didn't work. Now, I don't want to try method 2 before I can backup any of my files, but how would I go about doing that?? I've never made a backup disk or anything before.
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I tried method 1 but that didn't work. Now, I don't want to try method 2 before I can backup any of my files, but how would I go about doing that?? I've never made a backup disk or anything before.



Im in the same boat........my boyfriend done six years in IT or summin so if i get the answer of him n fix it then ill tell u the steps after :tazz:
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Making a back up is the same as burning any files on a CD. Since none of your personal documents, installed programs, favourites, settings etc are deleted, then there really is no need.
The second method just removes any updates to your operating system, like anything you have donwloaded from windows update or if you have installed sp2 when your win xp cd didn't have one before.

If you really are worried (you should know how to do this anyway because you're suppose to back up your computer every month or so), then just like if you were burning a CD, select personal folders you want to back up and burn them onto CD.
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I tried both methods. Neither worked. I guess my windows media player is just unusable, unless I completely reinstall windows.
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