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Re-Installing XP


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After doing this, will I be able to Install XP like it was a new computer?? I plan on keeping this computer, but I'm just having alot of problems with it and thought it was best to re-install. I have tried everything else and nothing seems to work so I thought this was my only option left.
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If you tried a repair install then yes it will return the PC to day one condition

Check the ones you have not tried here if you want to, however, a clean install is better than any form of repair

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

Click start then run, type
sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should


Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact

XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method


After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update

Beyond this, it could be a hardware fault
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Thanks, I think I will try the Darkis Book & Nuke. Thanks for all your help. I will let you know how I make out :tazz:
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Keith, I went to the site and downloaded and saved it to a CDRW "E:\dban-1.0.6_i386.iso. Nothing seems to be happening now. What am I suppose to do? Did I miss a step?
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If you have Nero or Roxio you burn it as an image file to a CDRW

If you have a floppy drive you can run the floppy version
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I burned it on a CDRW and the file says its an image file. I don't believe I have either Nero or Roxio.
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If you boot the PC with the CDRW Disc in the CDRW Writer drive it should boot from that

Check you burned the file as an ISO image file with writing software and not just saved the file to a CDRW disc
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