Tools for XP

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Ari, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Ari

    Ari Stunt Coordinator

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    I was downloading and trying out various programs today and in the process really messed up XP. My computer got really unstable and would not go beyond the logon screen in XP. I gave it a few tries and finally was able to go to System Restore and I was able to roll back to my previous settings.

    What tools do you guys use to either prevent this from happening or to solve the problem. System Restore is no use if I'm not even able to boot XP. Any boot disks that you can recommend??
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    Assuming you have a legit copy of XP and you have the CD's, just boot to the XP CD. Click on "Repair" and it will give you a DOS screen. Type "Help" for commands. Use the fixboot and fixmbr commands to rewrite the boot files. This should work most of the time.

    As for prevention, just be careful of the things you download, keep anti-virus up-to-date, and download ad-aware or spybot and use it often.
     

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