Windows XP repair after blue screen

Ane February 14, 2009 at 12:39:38
Specs: Windows XP
I got a blue screen with a fatal system error c000021a and I'm trying to repair the OS (Windows XP) without data loss. So when I use the CD it asks me if I want set up Windows or Repair. Which option should I use in this case so I don't lose my HD data?
Thanks!

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#1
February 14, 2009 at 12:46:26
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#2
February 14, 2009 at 14:34:53
Select Setup first, then you want to select the option to setup by pressing Enter. Don't use the Recovery Console.

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#3
February 15, 2009 at 10:01:35
Thank you for your replies but I'm still unsure about:
1. why should I not use the recovery console?
2. If I go with the set up option, will I lose information saved on my hd?

I appreciate your comments.
Thanks!


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#4
February 15, 2009 at 12:21:52
You said you're trying to repair the OS. You can't do that through the Recovery Console. And, no, you won't lose data.

You do have a backup of your data files, though, right?

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What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
February 15, 2009 at 17:53:50
Thanks Jennifer!

Unfortunately, the F8 function for safe start mode doesn't work and I cannot back up my data files...that's why I'm trying to find the best way to restore my computer without losing the data. I thought the Windows repair would be the best alternative.

Let me know if you have any suggestions/recommendations.

Thanks a lot!


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#6
February 15, 2009 at 18:46:47
You don't need Safe Mode to run the repair option. Just boot to the XP CD and do as suggested above.

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