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Windows XP fails to Boot

\015 My system hung the other day. The only option available to me was to power/on off. Now the system fails to boot up saying some DLLs are corrupted. Couldn't even boot up in SAFE MODE or into a previously workable restore point. I've done CHKDSK, FIXBOOT, FIXMBR none worked. \015\012\015\012I looked into doing a repair install of XP. But, it doesn't seem to be avaliable on DELL's XP CDs.\015\012\015\012Before I restore from the DELL partition and wipe everything. Does anyone have any Ideas. I would hate to have to go through and spend all the time reinstalling all the apps.BTW: I have all the data and files backed up to external hard drive.\015\012\015\012Thanks in Advance.\015

Answers :

Reinstall Your Xp, Insert your xp cd on cd room, select new installation, do not repair on the repair console, wait until the wizard finds the existing xp installation and prompts you, if you would like to repair the existing Xp.
If you have a Dell system disk, you should be able to boot from it. On the first screen where it asks if you want to do a repair, I suppose that'w where you did the CHKDSK /P. If not, do it.
If you have already tried that (from what you say, you have) then proceed to the next screen (don't choose R) and then kit F8 to accept the terms and conditions. On the next screen it will ask you if you want to repair an existing Windows installation. That's where you choose to repair it. This will only repair the installation and won't touch your registry or data. I would suggest this course of action right now.
Should that fail, go for the next step and install a new copy of windows, but choose to leave the current file system intact. This will effectively wipe out references to your programs, but will leave all your data.
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