Yes, as I said doing a REPAIR INSTALLATION won't
cause any of your programs to not work anymore, and you won't lose any settings or files. But make sure you get the correct version of windows xp. AKA Home or Pro and also make sure that you get a disk with SP1 on it if that's what is on your system right now. Otherwise get one with SP2 already integrated into it if you have SP2 installed on your machine.
I would still run through the self-help tips I suggested you do in my previous post. But it would ALSO be a good idea to get a legit clean version of windows that is your OWN. Borrowing from a friend either means you illegally used the same key twice or your friend installed a completely illegal version of windows on your computer using an illegal cd and an illegal product key.
Edited by Fenor, 04 November 2005 - 08:01 AM.