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What if its not Spyware or a Virus?


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What if i just happen to delete important files by mistake? and discarded any trace of backup.. can i find the missing files? How will i know what files are missing? or will I have to settle with reinstalling windows?

I'm sorry i may be off topic but im just wondering
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XP would usually continue to run, providing you did not use a process which required the deleted files

However, when the PC is rebooted, it will check the file system then prompt you to re-install them

XP is unlikely to attempt to delete a critical system file without a prominent warning or refusal

If you think a system file has been deleted, click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD. You would need to do this before rebooting
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OHH I see. Thanks for replying!
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What I do when I suspect a file of being a troublemaker, but am not sure, is to make a zipped copy of it in the folder so it can be recovered and yet not give trouble if it is a problem child.
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If you think a system file has been deleted, click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD. You would need to do this before rebooting

That is the problem, what can i do if i do not have an XP CD. Can the files be found online? Can i create my own XP CD through my Windows XP?
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Usually a PC is supplied with a recovery partition or recovery CD, did you end up with neither
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My computer does have an extra drive. (H:) it is 4GB and it says that theres only 500MB of space left.. There is one folder in this drive called Recovery, however when i open it it seems to be empty, so i do not know whats taking up 3.5 GB of space in that drive...
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This is something i would like to do with my pc.. to make it run faster.. I only have one question before i follow these steps. What other alternatives do I have if I do not have an XP CD.. I do have an extra partition, or HD called Presario RP (H:)
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Check with HP to see how the recovery partition was set up

Options are just XP or XP and other drivers
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