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Xp files ---poof-gone!

All my xp files are gone. I can't shut down my computer unless i do it manually and press off. Can I redownload xp and not loose my files? thank you

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  • legittips Sep 01, 2007

    Instead of downloading xp, is there something better I should download instead of xp?



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Is there anyne free downloads of windows xp home edition coz my cd is naffed n i cant do anything wiv it know.. if you can please tell me asap thanks

Posted on Sep 02, 2007


Try downloading ani(virus,trojan,malware,spyware,etc) programmes if link needed contact would be waste formatting ur xp

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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XP is probably your best bet. Unless you were looking to "upgrade" to vista, or were looking to try out one of the many versions of linux. I wouldnt sujest linux for the everyday user because although its been making huge hurdles, it still is for a more advanced user. As for your files, if you still have access to any i would sujest backing them up on a CD or DVD. if they have disapeared off your computer you could also try a file recovery program such as norton ghost. It will scan your harddrive for "ghost images" or what used to be your files. You could also format and then run the file recovery program, but i warn you that in alot of cases when it restores old deleted files they are damaged and will not work correctly.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press "R" to start the repair.
((Note: If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2! ))

Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and at some point the system will reboot. When this happens, you want to now allow the system to boot from the hard disk but leave the CD in the drive. So 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.

Hope that helps.
Good luck!

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