I ran a repair on my xp system and it will not get to the xp setup wizard. I have important data that is intact on the system so I do not want to format it if I can help it. Here is what iplan to do, but would like some feedback before I adventure down this road:
I'm thinking of backing up the registry via erd commander and copying the entire C: drive to a removable device. From there I will take a fresh copy of windows xp, restore the registry from the dead comp, and then overwrite the entire C: drive with the contents of the dead comps C: drive. In theory would this allow me to run all the programs and use the data by transferring it this way?