Deleted Critical Windows Files

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Question? If someone, anyone, accidently deletes the MASTER BOOT RECORD IN
WINDOWS-XP IN DEFAULT FACTORY SETTINGS, AN CERTAIN CRITICAL WINDOWS FILES
HAVE BEEN DELETED, INCLUDING BOOT.INI, HAL.DLL PLUS REGISTRY FILES ARE
DAMAGED. Is it at-all possible to re-install A FULL VERSION OF WINDOWS-XP,
without it seriously affecting OTHER IMPORTANT DATA AN OTHER WORD PROCESSING
FILES, WOULD THE DOCUMENTS DIRECTORY BE OVERWRITTEN OR WOULD IT BE SAFE....!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    The object then would be to do a repair installation.This will reset XP to
    its original on CD shape without affecting your settings or other programs
    on the computer.You will however need to install all of those updates again.
    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
    just follow along as the website indicates until you see the "R for repair"
    at the bottom of the screen.
    Push R and follow the instructions.
    good luck
    peterk

    --
    It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
    the problem
    "Missy_Jez" <Missy_Jez@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:932E6BFD-BC7F-4B83-8138-C8617D017E75@microsoft.com...
    > Question? If someone, anyone, accidently deletes the MASTER BOOT RECORD IN
    > WINDOWS-XP IN DEFAULT FACTORY SETTINGS, AN CERTAIN CRITICAL WINDOWS FILES
    > HAVE BEEN DELETED, INCLUDING BOOT.INI, HAL.DLL PLUS REGISTRY FILES ARE
    > DAMAGED. Is it at-all possible to re-install A FULL VERSION OF WINDOWS-XP,
    > without it seriously affecting OTHER IMPORTANT DATA AN OTHER WORD
    > PROCESSING
    > FILES, WOULD THE DOCUMENTS DIRECTORY BE OVERWRITTEN OR WOULD IT BE
    > SAFE....!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Properly performed, a "Repair Install" would retain your
    existing files and programs. It would be wise to backup
    your important data files to a CD....just in case.

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

    [Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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    "Missy_Jez" wrote:

    | Question? If someone, anyone, accidently deletes the MASTER BOOT RECORD IN
    | WINDOWS-XP IN DEFAULT FACTORY SETTINGS, AN CERTAIN CRITICAL WINDOWS FILES
    | HAVE BEEN DELETED, INCLUDING BOOT.INI, HAL.DLL PLUS REGISTRY FILES ARE
    | DAMAGED. Is it at-all possible to re-install A FULL VERSION OF WINDOWS-XP,
    | without it seriously affecting OTHER IMPORTANT DATA AN OTHER WORD PROCESSING
    | FILES, WOULD THE DOCUMENTS DIRECTORY BE OVERWRITTEN OR WOULD IT BE SAFE....!
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