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Is it safe for my to do a windows 2k repair?

I have windows 2k Pro on my business machine, but its now really full of junk and needs a re-install.  But I have so much information and settings within dreamweaver and so on id rather not start from scratch.

Windows defragment and cleanup have not worked for a while and the pcs got a bit slower, so is it ok to repair my current installation using the windows disk or is this an unnecessary risk?

I have a second drive with everything backup up, so my data is safe including Outlook Express files

Cheers

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auraorange
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joedoe58Commented:
You sometimes come to a point where you want to clean out your system. Many times though a reinstall over an old system will not give the desired result only a clean install will. What you can try is to use the MS command line tool USMT to save your user settings do a clean install and restore user settings with USMT.
The tool can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4AF2D2C9-F16C-4C52-A203-8DAF944DD555&displaylang=en
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292175


Repairing, Recovering, and Restoring an Installation of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268106


Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;238359

I perform then as my lastl line of "It wont repair" and Ive never had a problem loosing information :)
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craylordCommented:
If you're unsure of redoing the system I would take out the existing hard drive, buy a new one, and attach your old hard drive as a secondary. I dont know if you have a compusa store over there (england?) but they're selling 120gb hd for $40. Fairly cheap and worry free solution. Just calculate how much is your time worth?  If you spend several hours carefully rebuilding your pc, would it have been cheaper to buy the hard drive, install fresh and be done in an hour. Just food for thought.
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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
I will try a repair install like pete meantioned, but I may when I have more time follow the advice of craylord.  thanks for all the good feedback
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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