Windows® XP® repair install
Possible reasons to perform Windows XP repair install and tips for doing the same
The repair install feature could remove any updates which you have previously installed and is not included on the CD. Drivers in your Windows XP system could also be reverted to their original versions with the repair install feature. Some settings like network as well as performance settings reset to their defaults after the repair install. The repair install is an important task to be done to reactivate your Windows XP. You could repair your Windows XP installation and keep all of your personal user account files, settings, and programs with Windows XP repair install. There are some tips to be remembered while performing the repair install in Windows XP and you could do it by following some simple steps.
Various tips to perform Windows XP repair install are as follows:
- Steps to perform repair install
- Delete the Undo_guimode.txt file
- Enter the BIOS
- Tips to be considered
Steps to perform repair install
To perform repair install, you need to insert the Windows XP disk and restart the system. At the restarting time, you need to click the 'option' button to boot the computer from CD. Once the set-up screen is active, you need to select the option to set-up your new Windows XP. After accepting the terms and the checking of hard drives select the drive which contains your Windows XP installation. You need to press the 'R' key and the repair operation of Windows XP would begin. After the installation is complete, the system would restart and you could get the OS repaired.
Delete the Undo_guimode.txt file
There is a great possibility for the loss of data as well as program settings in the system because of windows XP repair install. To avoid the issue you need to perform some steps before the repair install. You need to delete the 'Undo_guimode.txt' file from the Windows manually. For this, you need to type in the command 'del /a /f c:windowssystem32undo_guimode.txt' in the command prompt window.
It is possible that the computer will not boot from the CD when you perform the repair install. In this case, you need to enter the BIOS screen to change a few settings. You need to change the start up drive to your CD or DVD ROM disks. Contact a technical professional when repair install does not work. This could be useful if you have important data in your system which you need to retrieve.
There are some other tips to be considered while performing repair install in Windows XP. You need not press any buttons during the repair installation. You are also advised not to choose another option if the repair option is not available. If you do so, then all the files on your hard drive would be removed.