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1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the   boot order in the system BIOS. 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 the 
  options below 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. 

  do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the 
  Recovery Console, press R", (you do not want to load Recovery 
  Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP 
  installation using the Recovery Console, press R". 

  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. If Repair is not one of the options, 
  read this Warning!! 

  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.
   
  Blaster worm warning: Do not immediately activate over the internet 
  when asked, enable the XP firewall
  [ http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673 ]
  before connecting to the internet. You can activate after the 
  firewall is enabled. Control Panel - Network Connections. Right click 
  the connection you use, Properties, and there is a check box on the 
  Advanced [ http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfirewall1.jpg ] page.


  7. Reapply updates or service packs applied since initial Windows XP 
  installation. Please note that a Repair Install from the Original 
  install XP CD will remove SP1/SP2 and service packs will need to be 
  reapplied. 
  Service Pack 2
  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-
  4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en 
  An option I highly recommend is creating a Slipstreamed XP CD with SP2.
  Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
 
  ______________________________________________________________________
   
  Warning!!
  If the option to Repair Install is not available and you continue 
  with the install;you will delete your Windows folder and Documents 
  and Settings folder. All applications that place keys in the registry 
  will need to be re-installed. You should exit setup if the repair 
  option is not available and consider other options.

  Try the link below if the repair option is not available.
  Windows XP Crashed?
  http://www.digitalwebcast.com/2002/03_mar/tutorials/cw_boot_toot.htm
  Here's Help. 
  A salvage mission into the depths of Windows XP, explained by a 
  non-geek

  by Charlie White 
  http://www.digitalwebcast.com/2002/03_mar/tutorials/cw_boot_toot.htm

  Related links
  You May Lose Data or Program Settings After Reinstalling, Repairing, 
  or Upgrading Windows XP (Q312369)
  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q312369

  System Restore "Restore Points" Are Missing or Deleted (Q301224)
  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q301224

  How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP 
  (Q315341)
  http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315341
   
  Warning!! If the Repair Option is not Available 
  What should I do? Most important do not ignore the information below!

  If the option to Repair Install is NOT available and you continue 
  with the install; you will delete your Windows folder, Documents and 
  Settings folders. All Applications that place keys in the registry 
  will need to be re-installed. 

  You should exit setup if the repair option is not available and 
  consider other options. I have found if the Repair option is not 
  available, XP is usually not repairable and will require a Clean 
  install.http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
  If you still have the ability to access the Windows XP installation, 
  backup all important files not restorable from other sources before 
  attempting any recovery console trouble shooting attempts. 
   
  Possible Fix by reconfiguring boot.ini using Recovery Console.
  1.Boot with XP CD or 6 floppy boot disk set.
  2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.  
  3. Type bootcfg.  
  4. This should fix any boot.ini errors causing setup not to see the  
  XP OS install.  
  5. Try the repair install.

  One more suggestion from MVP Alex Nichol

  "Reboot, this time taking the immediate R option, and if the CD 
  letter is say K: give these commands

  COPY K:\i386\ntldr C:\
  COPY K:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\


  (two other files needed - just in case) 

  1. Type: ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\boot.ini DEL C:\boot.ini 

  2. Type: BootCfg /Rebuild

  which will get rid of any damaged boot.ini, search the disk for 
  systems and make a new one. This might even result in a damaged 
  windows reappearing; but gives another chance of getting at the 
  repair"

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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    Yogendra Kumar Oct 20, 2008

    The symptoms when Winsock2 is damaged show when you try to release and renew the IP address using IPCONFIG...
    And you get the following error message:

    An error occurred while renewing interface 'Internet': An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

    Also Internet Explorer may give the following error message:
    The page cannot be displayed Additionally, you may have no IP address or no Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) address, and you may be receiving IP packets but not sending them.

    There are two easy ways to determine if Winsock2 is damaged:

    From the XP source files, go to the Support / Tools directory

    Winsock Test Method 1
    Run netdiag /test:winsock

    The end should say Winsock test ..... passed

    Winsock Test Method 2

    Run Msinfo32
    Click on the + by Components
    Click on the by Network
    Click on Protocol
    There should be 10 sections if the Winsock2 key is ok
    MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP]
    MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP]
    RSVP UDP Service Provider
    RSVP TCP Service Provider
    MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
    MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
    MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
    MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
    MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
    MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...

    If the names are anything different from those in this list, then likely Winsock2 is corrupted and needs to be repaired.
    If you have any 3rd party software installed, the name MSAFD may be changed.
    There should be no fewer than 10 sections.

    To repair Winsock2

    Run Regedit
    Delete the following two registry keys:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2

    Restart the computer
    Go to Network Connections
    Right click and select Properties
    Click on the Install button
    Select Protocol
    Click on the Add button
    Click on the Have Disk button
    Browse to the \Windows\inf directory
    Click on the Open button
    Click on the OK button
    Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    Click on the OK button
    Reboot 


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Repairing Damaged Winsock2

The symptoms when Winsock2 is damaged show when you try to release and renew the IP address using IPCONFIG...

And you get the following error message:

An error occurred while renewing interface internet': An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

Also Internet Explorer may give the following error message:
The page cannot be displayed Additionally, you may have no IP address or no Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) address, and you may be receiving IP packets but not sending them.

There are two easy ways to determine if Winsock2 is damaged:

From the XP source files, go to the Support / Tools directory

Winsock Test Method 1
Run netdiag /test:winsock

The end should say Winsock test..... passed

Winsock Test Method 2

Run Msinfo32
Click on the + by Components
Click on the by Network
Click on Protocol
There should be 10 sections if the Winsock2 key is ok
MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP]
MSAFD Tcpip [UCP/IP]
RSVP UDP Service Provider
RSVP UDP Service Provider
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...

If the name are anything different from those in this list, then likely Winsock2 is corrupted and needs to be repaired.
If you have any 3rd party software installed, the name MSAFD may be changed.
There should be no fewer than 10 sections.

To repair Winsock2

Run Regedit
Delete the following two registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2

Restart the computer
Go to Network Connections
Right Click and select properties
Click on the Install button
Select Protocol
Click on the Add button
Click on the Have Disk butoon
Browse to the \Windows\inf directory
Click on the Open button
Click on the OK butoon
Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Click on the OK button
Reboot

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