Solved

Repair installation of XP Pro

Posted on 2004-09-17
3
693 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I wanted to perform a repair installation of XP Pro.  I started what I thought was a "repair", and it in fact is "re-installing" the operating system.  My main problem is a hardware conflict, hence the computer hangs when it trys to restart.  Anyway to cancel the re-install and return to previous condition?
0
Comment
Question by:JZsenyuk
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
MaxterJF earned 125 total points
ID: 12089983
To tell you the truth, there is no real return when you start a reinstall.  Except if you cancelled it.  Otherwise, continue the reinstallation and reinstall what won't be installed correctly at the end.  

When you have a Windows working properly, you always better install a program to take a snapshot of the environment or simply the registry. It's very useful and when you make a mistake or simply your windows having troubles, you just return back to the last working installation.

But before reinstalling, did you try simply reboot in Safe Mode and delete the hardware with that cinflict and then restart to see if it repairs it by itself? Sometime it helps alot!
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:darkfriend
ID: 12090288
Repair install looks and acts just like a new install, but when all is done your programs and files remain.  Maybe not My Documents however.
Just a note.
-DF
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:andymsmith18
ID: 12091087
0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Migration of Exchange mailbox can be done with the ExProfre.exe tool. But at times, when the ExProfre.exe tool migrates the Exchange Server user profile, it results in numerous synchronization problems. Synchronization error messages appear in the e…
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question