Repair windows XP Home?

Is it possible to REPAIR Windows Xp Home edition (corrupted files) from the Dell recovery CD, or must windows be reinstalled. System won't boot up completely.
chfischer10Asked:
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AlexNekConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It depends what is happens. First what I did in such case - boot from test CD and check disk for errors or connect the disk as slave to working one and test. Mostly, registry files are corrupted /at least on my computer/ when windows don't want to start. So I replace it with good one. But It is hard to tell what you must to do exactly because each situation is different. But what I try first it is make copy of my important files.
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PUNKYCommented:
<<< System won't boot up completely. >>> is it completely dead? or is it still power up but not loading windows os?
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johnb6767Commented:
You can use another OEM CD if you have a friend with one, of the same SP level, and then use the reinstall method above....

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chfischer10Author Commented:
Thanks for the advice, although I had already found a HDD hardware problem. But you were closest.
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