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How to unstall a corrupted windows xp system 32 update from a laptop that wont a

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January 2, 2013 3:44:38 PM

i was updating windows over a year ago on my acer aspire one notebook
and i didn't realize that it was still updating
i force shut down the pc before it finished
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NOW IT WONT EVEN ENTER SAFE MODE OR ALLOW ME
TO EVEN START THE WINDOWS SYSTEM...
I CANT EVEN SEE THE SAFE MODE MENUE SCREEN....
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WHAT DO I DO????
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I HAVE FILES AND PROGRAMS I NEED OFF OF THE HARD DRIVE....
January 2, 2013 7:51:08 PM

You had the good fortune to do this on XP. Just do a repair install. It will overwrite the old OS and keep programs intact.

Repair installs from the windows cd were removed starting with vista, so this wouldn't have been possible with vista, or 7.
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