Windows Xp problems

  cgh 12:36 27 Oct 2006

I have an unstable computer at this time and the problem has been diagnosed by Evesham that I have to transfer all my documents favourites etc to a cd and then use the product recovery cd that was supplied to me originally.

How do I do this without having to make a long call to Evesham. They have informed me that this process of transferring will take a few hours.

Also once the items have been transferred to the blank cd do I then have to load the cd drivers for the photocopier etc or will all this be contained on the cd?

Any help appreciated than you

  recap 12:44 27 Oct 2006

Backing up your data: You can use Windows own Backup tool for this. Go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Backup and then follow the wizard to select what data you want to Backup, and where you want to back it up to.

After using the recovery disc, all your previous setting should remain.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:05 27 Oct 2006

Repair XP

OPTION 1 - Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
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OPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

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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  cgh 13:35 27 Oct 2006

Fruit bat and recap many thanks for your help will give it a try


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