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Old 09-08-06, 04:08 AM
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Urgent! system32 file corrupt, need to reinstall windows, can i do it this way?

Ok, i have that problem of my system32 file being damaged or corrupted and i followed the instructions on the microsoft website but after a reboot into safe mode i still get one final error right before the desktop screen.

Here is my problem, i need some files off of my c: drive (i have one drive partitioned into 2) and can i just do a reinstal of xp over the bad copy just so i can copy those files to my d: drive then do a proper install by deleting the c partition? that would work by not deleting any files on c correct? thanks i need those fikes quick
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I need some wedding files off of there for a reception video im making for Sat. any help would be appreciated....thanks
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If you have other PC you can use you can plug the hard drive into the other computer and copy the files.

But in case you don't have another PC... you can just install a fresh Windows to your second partition (D Drive). I've done it with no problem at all.
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can i install windows over itself to fix it so i ca copy the files and then do a fresh install after?
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If you have enough disk space on C: I would recommend install a fresh system in a different directory. You can later delete the old/corrupt system directory.

Still, the better solution is: find another system, connect your hard disk (internally or externally), copy the files. You can also find a Linux or WinXP LiveCD (booting up OS from the CD) then backup your files over the network, or to D: drive. Many Linux LiveCDs can read NTFS partition.
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Installing to a different C: directory, my files on c should be safe though. Im not deleting the partition, so it should be ok correct.

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