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After reformating windows xp pro my computer reboots and tells me that some windows system is corrupt and tells me to repair when i try to repair it loops back to the same error page i need to know how to reformat again because i can not figure it out

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The Windows system boot file is probably damaged.
The best thing to do is reinstalling the system.
This can be done either using original recovery CD, or using Windows setup disk.

To preserve your data you will need to chose partial recovery or upgrade setup.

Windows CDs has also a tool called Recovery Console that can be used to repair this kind of problems.

Here the procedure to fix the problem using Windows Recovery Console:

  • Insert Windows Setup CD, then start the computer.
  • When Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.
  • When asked, chose the Windows installation you wish to repair (eg 1) , then press Enter.
  • When prompted, enter the administrator password .
  • When command prompt (DOS screen) starts, enter the following commands./ (if C: is not your Windows system drive, then change the drive letter)
    ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\BOOT.INI
    DEL C:\BOOT.INI
    BOOTCFG /REBUILD FIXBOOT
  • Remove the Windows CD from drive and restart computer.

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Use the windows installation cd, do a fresh install, format the whole drive in the windows xp setup. - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941
see the part about a clean install or fresh install.

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