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 Post subject: Rinstall Repair in place
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Does anyone know how to do an in place install of XP over an old install without effecting the Program files directorY?

I know its posisble if i slip stream an XP disk with my HD SATA controllers and SP3.

long story short I went to a University that had a laptop program, at the end of your senior year your able to buyout the laptop with all site license programs installed on it (IE. Office 2007).

I am getting a BSOD Windows logon process system process has been stopped...

I removed some things with Avast, Spybot, and Rootkitty still has not corrected the issue.

I am trying to refresh xp while still keeping all my program files in tact because I do not have 2 Grand to get all the legit site licensed programs back. I Called the university and due to the buyout and site licensing they cannot reimage the machine.

Any ideas or thoughts on how to do this with UBCD?


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 Post subject: xp and office
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:58 am 
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Is office the only program you are worried about? There is a currently a summer deal going on for Office 2007 for students with a *.edu email address. (as long as you still have access to this email account you can get it) http://www.microsoft.com/student/discou ... fault.aspx.

As far as fixing your XP install you can pop your XP disc in and attempt a repair. I have never tried to install an OS ontop of the current one, if it ever got to that point for me I just reinstall everything, which it sounds like it is time for you to do.

You can always boot to a live linux OS (ubuntu, fedora), mount your harddrive and recover information that is on it.


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It sounds like corrupt registry or file...

I would HIGHLY recommend backing up the registry, all of it,...and saving it to a flash drive just in case.

If you can boot into safe mode, which is how i presume you scanned with those scanners,...goto>control panel>administration tools>event viewer and check the logs under system and post any errors it has since the last time it gave you an error. Would also run a chkdsk on the hard driev my opening my computer>right clicking the "C:" drive and selecting properties, then tools tab at the top and finally selection error-checking. It will not let you do it while you are in the system so will require you to do a reboot.

Btw, have you tried doing a system restore? Check the disk for errors first then proceed to doing a system restore from before there was an issue. Just make srue your system is free from spyware/virus before doing so as they tend to add themselves to the system restore files so you could easily bring one back from the dead.

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