Doing A Repair Install In
If XP is corrupted to the point where none of the previous solutions get it to
boot, you can do a Repair Install that might work as well as keep the current
Make sure you have your valid
Windows XP key.
The whole process takes about half an hour depending on your computer.
If you are being prompted for the
administrator's password, you need to choose
the 2nd repair option, not the first.
1. Insert and boot from your Windows XP
2. At the second R=Repair option, press the R key
3. This will start the repair
4. Press F8 for I Agree at the Licensing Agreement
5. Press R when the directory where Windows XP is installed is shown. Typically
this is C:\WINDOWS
6. It will then check the C: drive and start copying files
7. It will automatically reboot when needed. Keep the
CD in the drive.
8. You will then see the graphic part of the repair that is like during a normal
install of XP (Collecting Information,
Dynamic Update, Preparing
Installation, Installing Windows, Finalizing Installation)
9. When prompted, click on the Next button
10. When prompted, enter your XP key
11. Normally you will want to keep the same Workgroup or Domain name
12. The computer will reboot
13. Then you will have the same screens as a normal XP Install
14. Activate if you want (usually a good idea)
15. Register if you want (but not necessary)
17. At this point you should be able to log in with any existing accounts.
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