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Larry2

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I have read the instructions on how to repair a Windows XP installation but I was not able to determine how this will affect all of the applications that are installed. Will I need to reinstall my applications and programs?

I am able to boot my system but I am getting frequent, intermittent freezes. I have scanned for viruses and spyware, I have defrag my hard drive and also cleaned the registry.

When the system freezes I can move the mouse around but cannot do anything else. Sometimes I am able to get things going again by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del which brings up the task manager, and then just clicking on the performance and processes tabs. For some reason in some cases that will release whatever is locking up and I can close the task manager and get back to work. Other times the system doesn't even allow me to bring up the task manager. When that happens the only solution is to power off my system and reboot.

I have thought about reformatting, reinstalling Windows and then reinstalling all of my applications but that is a daunting task. I'm hoping that this repair feature will allow me to fix things without having to reinstall all the apps.
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wannabe1

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Hello Larry2...Welcome to G2G!

The Windows XP Repair will not interfere with your applications nor will it effect your data. In the hundred some-odd times I have used this procedure, I have had three machines that showed adverse effects. It turned out that one of them had a bad HDD. On another, a second Repair Installation cured the problem. We never did figure out what went awry on the third.... :tazz:

But taking those odds into consideration, the repair is a pretty reliable technique that is used successfully in almost every case.

Keep in mind that you will have to reinstall all of the Windows Updates again once the repair is complete.

Let us know how it goes...

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Edited by wannabe1, 16 November 2005 - 07:08 PM.

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Computer_Novice2

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Hi All. I Have W32/Alemod.f.dll Virus attatched to my WININET.DLL File in Windows\system32 Directory. is there anyway i can clean it off without having to delete. Please Help
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Hi C_o_m_p_u_t_e_r_N_o_v_i_c_e...

That's quite a moniker you've got there... :tazz:

Short of replacing the file, you might give the Malware Experts a shot at it...that's what they do.

Malware Forum. Just follow the steps listed on the page from the link, particularly those on the Start Here link at the top of the page. This can help you clear most of your problems by yourself. If you still have problems after that, post a HiJackThis log there for the specialists to work with.

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Edited by wannabe1, 16 November 2005 - 11:19 PM.

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