Reinstalling Windows ® XP
When is the need to reinstall Windows® XP?
Windows® XP comes with a number of advanced features and add-on options. However, many-a-times, users might face with few hardware and software technical problems. This might lead to the reinstallation of Windows® XP. However, you need to keep few things in mind before reinstalling Windows® XP. You need to create a backup of all important files and folders to an external driver and burn them to a DVD with the help of a standard burning application. It is also better to have a set of recovery discs before trying to reinstall the operating system. In addition, you have the option to keep your data in a partition other than C: drive.
Following article discusses about various reasons behind reinstalling Windows® XP and tips that can prevent reinstallation of the operating system:
- Reinstallation due to the entry of malicious programs
- Corruption of registry entries
- Failure due to installation of new hardware
Reinstallation due to the entry of malicious programs
In case if your system gets infected with viruses or malicious programs, you might need to reinstall Windows® as this is the fastest way to fix the issue. The malicious programs might hamper critical Windows® files and data applications. This might also result in the crashing of your system. Hence, in order to fix your computer, reinstallation of Windows® XP is a better solution.
Corruption of registry entries
Registry is one of the most important components of Windows®. You might be adding or removing hardware and software applications on your computer. This might corrupt your registry as some programs might not be compatible with Windows® XP operating system. This also makes your system run slow than before. Though you may use registry cleaners but still there are chances critical registry entries might get corrupted. Hence, by reinstalling Windows® XP operating system you can again get a new Windows® registry get created.
Sometimes, due to installation of an incompatible hardware component you can corrupt files, critical data structures, boot records and directories. Hence, by reinstalling Windows® XP operating system and installing a compatible hardware component, you can take the benefit of working on your system once again.