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Repair installation of XP Pro

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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?
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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!
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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.
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