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My xp is not booting no in safe , no regular my question is if I reload xp from scratch will i loose all my data files in my documents?

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1. You can install Windows XP OS in another partition (another part of HDD). With this you will not loose anything.
2. If you want to ensure 100%, you can pull out your HDD and put to your friend's computer, open it with freind's OS and backup your files (also you can copy system files from your friend's computer to yours, it may help to repair your operating system).

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Hai,
Try to boot the system in safe mode, if it boots up then ur lucky
otherwise go for a new installation and select a different partion if u want ur documents intact.
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