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    I plan on reinstalling XP pretty soon and I was wondering if I do so will stuff like my programs, mp3s, movies, etc. be deleted or lost?

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    That depends on whether or not you do a format of the drive first.
    If you reformat, then yes, you lose everything.
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    Thanks for the reply clocker.

    Well no I'm not formating the HD. So then my files are safe?

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    It's better to backup your stuff to be safe.

    Why do you want to do a reinstall?

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    When you do a reinstall basically all the windows system files are copied over. None of your stuff in my documents or programs or elsewhere will disappear.
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    I&#39;m getting this error when trying to install/uninstall that says my DOSX.EXE is not in the path AUTOEXEC.NT or something along those lines.

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    In otherwords, you&#39;re getting one of those incomprehensible, gibberish MS error messages and you hope a reinstall will solve the problem?
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    Originally posted by Alpha_Caesar@3 December 2003 - 11:53
    I&#39;m getting this error when trying to install/uninstall that says my DOSX.EXE is not in the path AUTOEXEC.NT or something along those lines.
    Dos.exe error

    Do a search on google also. As it says on there it has to do with NTVDM.
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    Originally posted by clocker@3 December 2003 - 11:56
    In otherwords, you&#39;re getting one of those incomprehensible, gibberish MS error messages and you hope a reinstall will solve the problem?
    Yeah. One of the solutions that the microsoft.com site suggest was to reinstall if I remember correctly.

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    Originally posted by Alpha_Caesar@3 December 2003 - 10:07

    Yeah. One of the solutions that the microsoft.com site suggest was to reinstall if I remember correctly.
    Of course.

    That is the all-purpose "fix-everything" solution to every problem, isn&#39;t it?
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