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    poor windows user

    Hi!
    If Windows dosen't start or function properly because of missing or corrupted system files, how can I repaire Windows without formatting the disk and reinstalling the package?
    Thanks. Have a really nice day.

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    there is nothing you can do...you are d00med. And this post belongs in the tech forum

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    Put the disk in and reboot; try the repair option

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    fdisk should do the trick.
    Just go to Start->run input "fdisk".
    Or
    Start->run input "cmd" and then type fdisk there.
    EDIT:
    oops, I mis-read the post. Trying the repair option on the windows cd should do it, although it may not.
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    Ignore axon. Simply do the repair or just reinstall windows (without format). This will overwrite your system files, leaving everything else in place.

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    Thanks to axon I will be having nightmares like Bill Gates chasing after me with huge BUGS in his hands!... Just kidding.

    Thanks a lot for all the posts. If anybody remember anything more, please be kind to post them too.

    bye.

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    Since no one has said it:
    Format and install Linux

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    >>Format and install Linux
    What a nice way of "repairing Windows without formatting the disk".
    Although I'd be an improvement.
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    Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
    >>Format and install Linux
    What a nice way of "repairing Windows without formatting the disk".
    Although I'd be an improvement.
    So... you're going to add yourself to kasun's system? How nice. Maybe you can add a grammer checker at the same time.

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    Fine fine, don't format...just fdisk...yeah

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    Go to recovery console, type fixboot, voila.

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    Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
    >>Format and install Linux
    What a nice way of "repairing Windows without formatting the disk".
    Although I'd be an improvement.
    I've converted my system to Gentoo Linux only - about half a year ago. Once you've setup everything to your liking it's a fine system. The only problem is that bringing the system into a usable shape requires a lot of time and lecture (RTFM...).
    Once you are set and done with the system, you also need to learn how to use *nix' strange "auto"-build system or find an IDE that actually works. Thats another month
    Anyway, although I'm really satisfied with my system now I wouldn't recommend anybody to switch to Linux unless he has a lot of free time to invest into his system. Or a second PC. That's of course always a good place to install Linux.
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    Linux does take a long time to get it how you want it. It kicks ass though afterwards.
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    I found that it took 2-3 days to get Gentoo up and running with KDE and OpenOffice, going from stage 2.
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    Arch Linux is really nice. I had it going with OpenBox and all the fixings in a weekend.

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