I understand that there is a repair facility in XP Home. Does anyone know if this is right?
How can I access it without Re-Installing XP home? Which is whats happened when trying to to repair after a system clean up. Resulting in missing WINSta.dll which leaves me without system Restore and no help.
Running Win XP Home – 400W PSU – 1.4GH AMD Athlone – ABIT KG7-RAID MB - 1192 MB? S-DDR Ram – Weston Digital 40GB Master & 20GB Slave HDD’s - 64Mb DDR Radion Graphics – Creative Audigy Platinum Sound Card.
Thanks in advance for ANY help or Advice. Imindoors.
The repair is straight forward. Set your pc to boot from cd in the BIOS, insert your XP cd and reboot, you are then given a choice to re-install XP or do a repair. The repair will remove all of the system files and the re-install XP. All of your programs will still be there don't panic. You may have to re-activate Xp, I had to when I did mine.
You will also have to re-install the XP service pack and any other later updates.
It will take about 40 minutes to do. Have all your updated drivers handy.
Do not have the Run program in start. Only search.
Have done a search for Run. Found it tried to install with no Luck.
graham√ Was trying to repair originally when as you say a full installation took place. Everything Is ok bar getting the ADSL modem drivers recognised Even with the Downloaded ADSL Updgrade installed. (With Btopenworld by the way) I know the Adsl modem is OK because im'e using it right now on nmy laptop to try and solve my problems with the desktop.
PSF. The main problem i have with the desktop as described is i cannot access the Internet Despite Uninstalling and re installing ADSL and BTinternet Drivers (ADSL with recent Upgrade Drivers) three times.
Looks like i will have to resort to your suggestion though.
Was just hoping there was an easier way. First problem of any kind in Two years so can't really complain