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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by powerampfreak, Mar 11, 2007.

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  1. Hi!
    Actually somewhat out of topic in this ng, BUT in fact used for SPICE
    which is electronic associated, I think
    this question won't hurt anyone:
    I need to reinstall windows XP. Does the "Repair" (R) function in the
    install menu just reinstall windows and still let my programs and
    outlook mails and such be intact?
    I realize desktop shortcuts and icons may disappear but that's not a
    I just need to know that mails and programs are still operationable.
    By the way, could anyone tell me how to "export" mails in Outlook for
    backup and possibly putting into a new Outlook installation?
  2. Step 1
    take the HD drive out of the PC,
    Step 2
    put it in another PC, not as the C drive, but D: or E:etc.
    copy it/clone it/ salvage/whatever
    Pray, travel the web, search for answers, Grasshopper

  3. Josh

    Josh Guest

    Yes - salvage whatever etc - and do a full reinstall - dont bother
    repairing, it could cause more problems.
  4. Over a decade ago, sci.electronics was split up into the multiple newsgroups
    you see today because traffic got too heavy, at least according to some.

    Now is full of off-topic junk like yours, all claiming
    some legitimacy for posting here, when it's really laziness in finding
    the right newsgroup.

    So now we have sci.electronic design that is relatively high traffic like
    sci.electronics circa 1995, yet most of it is irrelevant because it's all
    off topic.

    YOu've just added to the clutter with your post because you are too lazyto
    find a computer-related newsgroup to ask your question.

    It's no different from the weather related posts, or the people asking
    questions that belong somewhere else in the sci.electronics.* hierarchy.
    They all add up to clutter.

  5. Over a decade ago, sci.electronics was split up into the multiple newsgroups
    you see today because traffic got too heavy, at least according to some.
    Nope, it's a community,
    with bickering neighbours,
    wise sages (occasionaly),
    and a bit or 3 of electronics.

    BTW who are you? Please introduce yourself

  6. JeffM

    JeffM Guest which the Google Grouper OP is a first-time poster
    and wouldn't recognize Usenet it bit him in the fleshy parts.
    I think that was the point being made.
    Black is a purist who rails against OT posts
    and the laziness that spawns them (especially with Usenet newbies
    and those who have never before posted to this group).
    Like you
    Black is a long-time contributor to this group
    as well as Usenet at large

    Ample evidence that Michael is correct WRT *wrong group*:
    (Not to mention the old GIYF thing.)
  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Why ?

    I'm very suspicious of ppl who say they need to re-install Windoze. Even since I
    used W3.1 I've *never* had to re-install it.

    What did you do ?

  8. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    There's no shortage of computer groups and he'll likely get a better answer
    there too.

  9. Ok, I get your point. No need to repeat.
    Sorry for asking, It won't happen again... bla bla bla bla......

    I beg on my knees for your forgiveness.....

  10. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Yes; boot with the CD as if you were going to do an install.
    Then after the "Welcome to Setup", press enter for the "To set up
    Windows XP now,press ENTER".
    Press F8 to agree.
    ..."use the UP and Dpown ARROW keys to select an installation"
    "To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R"
    ----> Press R and everything from that point forward will act exactly
    like a fresh installation, including the stupid "If floppy disk in drive
    A, remove it" which *really* means "remove CD", as well as re-entering
    the key serial number.
    All programs will be intact, the desktop will be intact; i cannot say
    for OutRook as it is a POS that should *NEVER* be used unless someone
    pays you at least a million dollars tax free! (Ditto for
    I suspect that crap will also be there, because data on the hard
    drive is not altered by this repair procedure.
  11. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    The repair steps i mentioned work very well; i have not seen any
    problems, and i know others that have the same experience.
  12. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Maybe, but many computer questions go unanswered on the computer NGs,
    but *do* get answered here.
    So, would you post a question in an "appropiate" NG with the
    probability of 30% or less of getting an answer, or post in an
    "inappropiate" NG with the probability of 90% or more of getting an answer?
  13. Thanks, Robert

    By the way, reason for re-installing is that windows crashes each time
    a PDF is opened in a "frame" inside a webpage.
    One time it said something about VB runtime error, so maybe it's
    easier to some how reinstall these alone? Is it possible?
  14. Hi, powerampfreak
    Your profile will be deleted. Just save this before.

  15. Guest

    Your PDF reader prog may be corrupted; try uninstall/reinstalling it
    before you go messing with your Windoze install.

    Mark L. Fergerson
  16. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Don't beg - you're old enough to steal! ;-)

  17. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    I think the VB runtime files are EXE, and they can be found and
    downloaded; save the downloaded files in the same folder that the
    present ones are; go ahead and over-write those you find.
    Version numbers are a part of the filename in that case.
    I am running Win98SE and have not installed any progs that need VB
    support,so all i found were the OSes basic DLL progs which could be
    refreshed from the CD (somehow).
    Am unable to look what i have in Win2K (different drive and file
  18. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Good idea, but uninstall *never* removes everything; there may be
    files and folders left on the HD, and ther definitely will be registry
    entries littering about.
  19. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Boot a Knoppix Live CD or DVD and you can "look at" any NTFS volume.
    As well as grabbing an image of it, if you have an available volume
    to copy it to.
  20. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    What a presumptuous, WRONG, blanket remark!
    Depends on who wrote the app, and that is most certainly not true in
    all cases, as some apps don't make ANY registry entries, and other
    remove all registry entries and folders, etc. just fine.

    Where do you get this shit from, guesswork based on a FEW
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