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    XP stuck in Repair ReInstall Loop

    I had a problem with a virus which must have messed up some system file

    So I tried a Repair Reinstall with a XP disk that I thought was OK

    It was the wrong disk for the Computer -

    I want to get out of this repair so that I can try the right disk

    I put this one in and boot from it and choose repair, and it gets so far and keeps rebooting into the same procedure

    Any suggestions?

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    Diskpart
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    Clean
    Start windows 7/8 setup
    Install a up to date OS.

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    Are you saying I have to scrap everything on the disk

    Thats not what I want !

    Its XP

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    I think that's what he's getting at, it is XP. If it's your PC I'd get a Linux Live CD, boot from that and recover what you need to a USB stick, chances are the HDD is on its way out if it's as old as the OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by leachim View Post
    it gets so far and keeps rebooting into the same procedure
    Is the HDD or the DVD drive set as the first boot device in the BIOS?

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    Sorry for what I said. I know some people are stuck with XP even though its only supported for 151 days. You could try connecting the hard drive of the xp computer to another pc and use the sfc command. Use another xp pc.
    Other than that you need to get the data by copying by connecting to another pc.

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