Re installing XP

  tubby595 12:22 30 May 2006
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I have discovered that my version of XP Professional is not quite right!!!
Running dxdiag I discover that I only have Direct X 8 and that some files are corrupt I have tried to upgrade to Directx 9 without success. I have now made a complete backup of my laptop with Norton Ghost and I want to know if I reinstall XP will it cure my problems!!!! Also I need to upgrade to Service Pack 2 but last time i tried it. My whole system failed and it cost me £500 to get the data back of the hard drive.
Any help appreciaed.
Tubby

  ade.h 16:56 30 May 2006

This really belongs in the Helproom.

DirectX issues are not uncommon but difficult to fix, as it cannot be uninstalled.
Yes; reinstalling the OS will cure the issues. I would advise doing so before you attempt SP2 again, simply because your OS seems to have some significant issues.

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