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It is extremely important that you backup important data that is not available from other media sources. This backup should be located on a separate hard drive, CD, DVD, network storage, etc. that will not be affected by the repair install.
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UPDATE: This tutorial has been updated with new information and screenshots. Comparison between Reset and Refresh PC options has also been added.
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - Michael Stevens
I f the option to Repair Install is NOT available and you continue with the install you will delete your Windows folder and the Documents and Settings f olders. All applications installed that place keys in the registry will need to be re-installed and will require the original install media.
Please read carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before initiating the Repair Install. You can print a text version for reference.
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Refresh PC: If you don't want to reset everything to default in Windows but want to repair Windows, "Refresh PC" option will help you. It doesn't remove everything from your PC. It reinstalls Windows but keeps your personal files, settings and Metro style apps, so you'll not lose them if you use this option. It first copies your data to a different location and then reinstalls Windows from scratch. After reinstalling Windows, it restores the copied data. So after using this option you'll have a brand new Windows OS along with your personal data and settings.
^^ If its a software related problem, refreshing PC might help. But if its a hardware related problem, you'll have to ask a technician to check the system.
If the Inbox Repair Tool is giving you an error message while trying to recover your Outlook PST file(s) or if you are still unable to start Outlook, then you can try the following solutions:
Windows 8 and later allows you to use both these options from troubleshooting screen as well which is shown when Windows can't boot. Its a part of the new advanced boot loader or advances startup screen introduced in Windows 8. You can read more about it in following topic: