windows XP reinstallation

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  1. emile curate

    emile curate Registered Member

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    hi,
    I'd like to know if it is possible to reinstall windows XP home while keeping all my programs and files (I have an external hard drive 160giga) ?
    This is because I have a problem with internet (very often I get the message:
    'Impossible to display the window'),I have already scanned the system for viruses,spywares,I have a firewall,I have reinstalled IE6 and even tried mozilla firefox, without any succes!
    Could anyone give me an answer for windows reinstallation and an idea about my internet problem?
    I thank you a lot, emile curate
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Have you tried placing your Windows CD in the drive, click start > run, type in CMD, when the black window opens type in "sfc /scannow"

    SFC (System File Checker, a part of Windows File Protection) will replace any changed/damaged system files with a clean copy. SFC may not solve every problem, but it's a good start that anyone can do.

    Hope this helps…

    Let us know how you go.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. iceni60

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    these arent solutions, because i dont know for sure if they'll work. but, maybe someone else can say if it's worth your trying out, or not.

    there's the WinSock XP Fix - WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries.
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

    and i'm going to do an XP reinstall too so i'd like to know the answer to your question too. have you thought about making a new partition and storing your programs there?
     
  4. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    As long as you have a recovery disk then I believe there are two options. WHen you do a system recover I believe it should ask you if you want to do a destructive or non destructive recover. A non destructive recovery leaves certain features behind but you will have to check on your own pc.

    Jimbob
     
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