Windows XP repair/install woes.
March 28, 2009 11:53 AM Subscribe
My install of Windows XP got borked by a virus that necessitated the deletion of a number of .exe files needed by the operating system.
I was kind of hoping to do this without re-formatting my C: drive, so I've been selecting the option to Repair the C:/Windows installation. It says that it successfully copies its setup files, and then restarts the computer. Upon restarting, it shows me a black screen with a mouse pointer but does not continue the install.
posted by RobotHero to computers & internet (4 answers total)
If I boot from the Windows CD again, it says "Setup has already attempted to upgrade the following Windows installation." And it gives me the option of "Retry upgrading to Windows XP" or "continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing."
Just a couple days ago, I successfully ran a repair from this disk. (In order to get it running long enough to scan everything with Avira, which deleted a bunch of infected .exe files, thus leading to the install I'm trying to run now.)
Are there any other ideas I can try before I start backing up the many files I'll want to save from my C: drive?