how can I repair XP wo the cd?

March 17, 2009 at 18:16:09
Specs: XP home
Working on a friends computer. Her sister gave her the PC but neglected to give her the installation disk. Now it's got problems and I need to run the repair function. Any suggestions?

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#1
March 17, 2009 at 18:25:39
Any xp cd should do the repair.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
March 18, 2009 at 01:29:22
What's the make and model of the computer and how old is it? It may have a recovery partition in which case you won't need a disk. You just have to know the key combination to access it. Then from there you should be able to do a repair install or factory install.

Good luck.

Greg


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#3
March 18, 2009 at 06:11:58
Thanks! I used another XP CD. Unfortunately, when her sister threw out the disk, she tossed everything. I know there's a way to find the key code, but my XP cd did the trick! :)

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#4
March 18, 2009 at 06:50:09
For the future recover the intallation key. There are a number of utilities to do that. I suggest SIW.exe because it is so useful for other tasks too.

Get SIW at the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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