15. HOW DO I REPAIR WINDOWS XP WITHOUT A CD?

Fortunately, there are ways to repair Windows XP without a disc.

Perform a system restore. …

  1. Click Start
  2. Go to All Programs
  3. Find the Accessories folder
  4. Go to System Tools
  5. Find the System Restore item
    Windows XP Restore Item In Menu
  6. At the Welcome to System Restore welcome screen, make sure the “Restore my computer to an earlier time” option is selected
  7. Click Next
  8. At the Select a Restore Point screen, select the date you want to restore your computer from the “1. On this calendar, click a bold date” area.Dates that are colored from the calendar (in blue) mean that at least 1 restore point is available for that date
  9. Select one of the available restore points from the selected date from the “2. On this list, click a restore point.” area
  10. Click Next
  11. At the Confirm Restore Point Selection screen, click Next
  12. Wait for the software to restore your Windows XP to the previous date you selected
  13. Your computer will restart
  14. Once Windows XP boots, login as an administrator again
  15. At the Restoration Complete screen, click OK

Perform a system recovery. …

Restart the system using the last known good configuration. …

To load the last known good configuration in Windows 2000 or XP, reboot the computer and upon startup, repeatedly press the F8 Key. This action should bring up the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to “Last Known Good Configuration” and press your Enter key.

Restore a backup from the Windows Registry. …

To restore the registry in Windows XP, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor: type regedit at Run and click OK
  2. Go to the File menu and click Import
  3. At the Import Registry File window, browse to locate the backup file (on the Desktop, if you saved it there)
  4. Select the file and click Open
  5. Once the import process is complete, restart your computer and log in back on your Windows XP computer
Windows XP regedit screen

Clean the registry to get rid of bad and obsolete entries.

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