How to repair XP

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I made the horrible mistake of downloading SP2. Since then I have spent the
last 7 days talking to and trying to understand the tech idiots that are in
INDIA.
After 75 DOCUMENTTED calls I gave up with these idiots.

Now I want to do a REPAIR of XP cause I am getting "error" codes of all types.

HOW do I repair an installation of Wondows XP.

THank you


George
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I would definitely follow Don's advice first Also before you d/l SP2 you
    should read the article by MS about what you should do before you d/l the
    fix. It sounds like you have a HP so there actually a lot of stuff you need
    to d/l first before the fix. You need to go to the manufacturers website and
    look for any updates regarding SP2 and that goes for any other software you
    bought that's not OEM. Hope this helps!!

    "George" wrote:

    > I made the horrible mistake of downloading SP2. Since then I have spent the
    > last 7 days talking to and trying to understand the tech idiots that are in
    > INDIA.
    > After 75 DOCUMENTTED calls I gave up with these idiots.
    >
    > Now I want to do a REPAIR of XP cause I am getting "error" codes of all types.
    >
    > HOW do I repair an installation of Wondows XP.
    >
    > THank you
    >
    >
    > George
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi George,

    Follow these steps to do a repair install which should preserve your data,
    settings, and programs:

    1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM
    drive.
    2. Restart your computer. If you have to, change the BIOS settings to start
    from
    the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer again.
    3. At the "Welcome to Setup" page, press ENTER.
    4. Press F8 to accept the Licensing Agreement.
    5. Use the arrow keys to select the installation of Windows XP that you want
    to
    repair, and then press R to start the automatic repair process.
    6. When Setup is completed, activate Windows XP.

    Note that you will need your Product Key for this procedure, so have it
    handy before you begin.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0D010442-5D82-4594-93BD-241601ECD20E@microsoft.com...
    >I made the horrible mistake of downloading SP2. Since then I have spent
    >the
    > last 7 days talking to and trying to understand the tech idiots that are
    > in
    > INDIA.
    > After 75 DOCUMENTTED calls I gave up with these idiots.
    >
    > Now I want to do a REPAIR of XP cause I am getting "error" codes of all
    > types.
    >
    > HOW do I repair an installation of Wondows XP.
    >
    > THank you
    >
    >
    > George
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    If you can get WinXP to start in safe mode, try and use Add/Remove Programs
    to uninstall SP2.

    If that doesn't work, boot from the XP CD and after the setup screen starts,
    you will have the opportunity to repair.

    Ken


    "George" wrote:

    > I made the horrible mistake of downloading SP2. Since then I have spent the
    > last 7 days talking to and trying to understand the tech idiots that are in
    > INDIA.
    > After 75 DOCUMENTTED calls I gave up with these idiots.
    >
    > Now I want to do a REPAIR of XP cause I am getting "error" codes of all types.
    >
    > HOW do I repair an installation of Wondows XP.
    >
    > THank you
    >
    >
    > George
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi George

    Depending on what kind of XP CD you have, the following article by Michael
    Stevens will help you:

    "How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    --

    Will Denny
    MVP - Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0D010442-5D82-4594-93BD-241601ECD20E@microsoft.com...
    >I made the horrible mistake of downloading SP2. Since then I have spent
    >the
    > last 7 days talking to and trying to understand the tech idiots that are
    > in
    > INDIA.
    > After 75 DOCUMENTTED calls I gave up with these idiots.
    >
    > Now I want to do a REPAIR of XP cause I am getting "error" codes of all
    > types.
    >
    > HOW do I repair an installation of Wondows XP.
    >
    > THank you
    >
    >
    > George
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Also , before you do that, you might try removing SP2 through the add/remove
    programs list.

    These forums are wonderful for support. I'll take these peer to peer forums
    over MS tech help any day, on most issues, most likely someone else has
    experienced it and can offer help. I haven't called MS for help in years.


    --
    Don Burnette


    Will Denny wrote:
    > Hi George
    >
    > Depending on what kind of XP CD you have, the following article by
    > Michael Stevens will help you:
    >
    > "How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
    > http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
    >
    >
    > "George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0D010442-5D82-4594-93BD-241601ECD20E@microsoft.com...
    >> I made the horrible mistake of downloading SP2. Since then I have
    >> spent the
    >> last 7 days talking to and trying to understand the tech idiots that
    >> are in
    >> INDIA.
    >> After 75 DOCUMENTTED calls I gave up with these idiots.
    >>
    >> Now I want to do a REPAIR of XP cause I am getting "error" codes of
    >> all types.
    >>
    >> HOW do I repair an installation of Wondows XP.
    >>
    >> THank you
    >>
    >>
    >> George
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