My computer was not booting into Windows XP (Dell XPS workstation). It would get to the point of the Windows XP splash screen and not make it to the log on screen. After many attempts, I was finally able to get Notron Ghost Recovery Counsel to come up. I was able to use the recovery point created by Ghost to go back 13 days ago. However, when loading the old files it came up serveral times with a message stating that there was a corrupt system file. After completing the recovery, I was able to successfully boot into Windows. I then ran CHKDSK to look for bad files and repair them, but I am not sure that it repaired the files since it did not give a list of any repairs done.
My question: Should I boot off the Windows XP CD and select "repair" from the install options to make sure the the bad system files are repaired? It is my understanding that this will not affect the programs installed on the machine, but just require that I connect to the internet and reload all the Microsoft patches.