How to Do Windows XP Software Repair - Tips and Trick on Doing Windows XP Software Repair

Want to do Windows XP software repair? Well, you can always boot your PC using the XP cd and repair the system partition. However, it may or may not solve the problem depending on the nature of the issue. If you can still boot to Windows, there are a few things you can try before using the XP CD to repair Windows. I am going to talk about those here. If in the unfortunate event that your Windows cannot even boot, I will also give you some tips on doing Windows XP software repair with that method.

If you are able to boot your Windows, you can do Windows XP software repair by first making sure any spyware, viruses or Trojan horses are removed. You can use free tools such as Windows Defender, AVG or Avast antivirus to scan and clean up your system. You can also do Windows XP software repair by repairing your Windows registry. Repairing Windows registry is known to remove errors and improve performance of Windows XP.

If your Windows cannot boot, make sure that it is not due to hardware failure. A few hardware problems can cause the system to be unable to boot. RAM (memory), motherboard or hard disk failure are the common causes. If your hardware is faulty, you will not even be able to boot using the XP CD.

If you can boot using XP CD, doing Windows XP software repair is very straight forward. However, there are a few things you should know before doing Windows XP software repair using XP CD:

1. The XP repair process should retain your personal data.

2. If you are using a SCSI or SATA hard disk, you need the driver for it in a floppy disk format. Things can get a little tricky if you do not have the driver in floppy disk or you have no floppy drive at all. An alternative will be to create an XP CD that is integrated with the SATA/SCSI driver. You can do so with a great and free tool known as nLite. Do a search on Google and read documentations on it for detailed instructions.

3. Make sure that your PC's BIOS is set to boot using CD first before using your hard disk to boot. Most BIOS now come with a boot menu that you can call out by pressing some function keys. For Dell PCs, I think it's F12 when the PC is powered on. From the menu, you can select to boot from CD/DVD Drive. If there is no menu for you to call out, enter the BIOS and set the boot priority for your CD/DVD drive to be higher than your hard disk. Usually, the DEL key or the F1 key is used to enter BIOS when the computer starts.

4. After you have done Windows XP software repair, the XP updates that you have installed will be removed. All drivers will be reverted to the original XP versions in the CD. You may have to reactivate your XP as well. It is important to note that you cannot repair an XP Pro with XP Home CD. You can however repair an XP Pro with newer versions of XP Pro. For example, repairing XP SP1 with XP SP2 CD.

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