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Need to conduct a repair installation

Help again please!!! I have an acer aspire 3680, that has a corrupt OS I have tried all the options but they dont work (the last known good config, safe mode, starting windows normally etc). The BSOD (blue screen of death) appeared after trying all these options. I am aware of the fact that I must conduct a repair installation but unfortunately I do not have the original windows XP cd as my laptop came pe-intalled with windows xp. I dont know if its XP home or professional that i have and require, does this matter? Can this repair installation be done without the cd?? If so how??? will all my files and previous data be intact after this repair installation process???

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You are going to have to get hold of an XP SP2 CD, find a copy off the net download and burn it to a cd... then at least ya have a CD to work off. There are many Torrent links, www.thepiratebay.com is a great place to look for stuff. Below find the link to recover ya installation. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 If you are lucky and follow the instructions carefully your programs and setting may remain intact. If it doesn't work you will have to try some other method of data & settings recovery, and then reinstall XP and replace ya data and settings. Below is the UBCD it has lots of recovery tools if ya need them.. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ Good luck.

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Yes, i think the system self-fixing will work. But it should be better for you to install a fresh windows after format your file system in to NTFS format.

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