install windows 2000 over windows 2000 japanese without losing files
Posted on 2005-05-05
I am attempting to install windows 2000 english over to windows 2000 japanese in an attempt to fix a corrupt registry problem.
When attempting to start the computer in in windows 2000 the systme crashes and screen goes black. Attempting to start the system in safemode shows a missing or corrupt file in winnt\system32\config\system.
I have used the japanese os cd to attempt to run the recovery console and repair proceedures etc but none seem to work.
I beleive my only other option is to install english windows 2000 over windows 2000 japanese but I need to do this without losing and files such as documents, movies etc that are stored on the hard drive.
Can someone please tell me what I need to do this if it is possible?
I have windows english 2000 cds etc