Is it wise to repair my XP installation using the second repair option?

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  1. google88

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    Is it wise to repair my XP installation using the second repair option?

    I am getting explorer.exe restart quite often, would this fix it. Or is it going to make more problems?

    What are the risks?

     
  2. ABee

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    It's a valid option, sure.

    The 'risk' is that your repaired XP installation will *not* remain intact, keeping your personalized settings and installed programs as they originally were.

    While the chances of that happening may be fairly minimal, the risk nonetheless still exists.

    Of course, another risk is simply that it doesn't fix the problem.
    Not much in life is guaranteed, know what I mean?
     
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    Purely my personal opinion but I never feel that a repair installation is a great option.In my experience,although it gets things running again,the system hasn't run right afterwards.I'd much rather back up any important data and perform a clean install.
     
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    cheers guys

    Its a tough choice

    I'd like to stop the explorer.exe restarting or hanging but sometimes its better the devil you know.

    I don't want to invite 100s of other odd problems

    Do i trust Microsoft ,..........not really :blink:
     
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    Have a look around in the Event Viewer for any pointers to the explorer prob.
     
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    I used the repair option the OP lists on one of my computers quite a long time ago and never had a problem due to it. (of course as they say, your mileage may vary)
     
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    I tried that first i posted the information and i was told something about Dr watson and windows debug not running correctly

    my original post

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=274640

    but i didn't get any closer to a solution
     
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    cheers , so +1 for "it didn't muck anything up" :)

    has anyone else got good or bad experience with repair, (or know about the Dr watson crash thing I'm having)
     
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  10. google88

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    i am running

    sfc /scannow
     
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    I tried the XP repair from the boot CD

    it took hours and when it booted had a really early version of Internet explorer.

    and some video files wouldn't play with sound

    i ran some updates and it stopped the Internet explorer form opening all together.

    so i decided that if this much was going wrong already i would avoid. So i restored a backup i took before attempting the fix

    quite a few hours wasted but hey that's Microsoft :)


    I'm still getting a few explorer crashes. not blue screen but all 'programs' and 'open windows' close. and explorer restart the computer doesn't restart, just explorer.

    and also a "you can move the mouse" but nothing works when i return to my PC

    i ran cclean and clean ed up a few things

    and also turned off screen saver
     
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