Backup question

  Bazz2000 19:30 22 Mar 2008

Hi people.
I have several niggling problems with windows at the moment, and ive decided the best way is to reinstall windows xp pro.
I have windows installed on a seperate partition.
What do i need to back up to allow my programs to work properly once xp has been reinstalled, bearing in mind that my programs are installed to E and windows is on C.
Im not touching any other partition other than C which the OS is on.
Thanks in advance guys.

System spec:
pentium core 2 duo 2300mhz
4 GB ram
windows xp pro
160gb hd
320 gb hd
nvidia 512mb graphics card

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:15 22 Mar 2008

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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  Bazz2000 20:25 22 Mar 2008

Thanks for your help il try that.

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