how to run recovery in windows Xp?

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December 5, 2010 at 21:45:01
Specs: Windows xp, 1 GB
hi, can any one help me to run winows recovery in wondows xp? & what will be the impact on my desktop & documents folders......

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December 5, 2010 at 22:15:50
that depends. There are a couple things to cover here.

There is a windows restore, which will basically put your computer back the way it was at some point in the past. This will typically NOT affect the files you have created.

There are also recovery functions typically provided by the manufacturer in which the system will be restored to the way it was when you bought it. This WILL typically delete anything you have created and literally restore the computer to an out-of-the-box state.

There is a windows repair, which you could initiate by booting to your windows disc. This will typically only affect the operating system files, and should not affect your files unless they are located in an operating system folder or location.

If you tell me exactly the steps you are following to get to the "recovery" functionality that you are asking about, and you tell me the manufacturer and windows version (95/98, 2000, xp, vista, 7), I can help you more.

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December 5, 2010 at 23:08:57
Thanks Jowah for the reply,
I have Dell Gx280, 40 Gb.1Gb ram.with Win Xp.
l my system is responding very slow for last two windows Sripe error. the system (windows) files has also been efected by virus. sysmantac even fix this . i try to run windows restore. but it says there isn't any windows restore point availabe.
I try to run windows "repair" but i dont have good knowledge about that,and cant able to run that.So
1.want to know I It 'RECOMENDED" to run windows repair? or i need to format the Disk.
2.How to run windows repair in windows xp.

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December 5, 2010 at 23:19:36
Booting to a windows disk and running the repair is usually not a big deal. It will overwrite all of the windows files, and it should leave your files and folders alone. Since your machine is or has been infected, it might be a good idea to backup your data to an external hard drive, or an online backup like carbonite or idrive, and go ahead and reload the os by booting to the windows disc, removing your existing windows partition, and reinstalling windows. If you do that, make sure you backup the folders c:\dell and c:\drivers. Those contain all of the driver files you will need when you get your new windows installation up and running.

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December 5, 2010 at 23:20:29
I forgot to specify that the windows repair will most likely NOT remove or otherwise take care of any active virus or malware infection.

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December 7, 2010 at 03:45:57
Thanks "man i did the same as your advice.i format my pc and reload windows running smoothly now......
Thanks alot...hop yur will be kept in touch in future too with your informative suggention.

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