Unfortunately no, and that is why I will not buy any system that does not allow me to
get to the CAB files. Look at your Restore disk and see if there is a Win9x folder
or something similar with a bunch of CAB files along with other files. If there is
you may be able to do a repair install by installing over itself. Otherwise if it is
an image style Recovery Disk and no CAB files are discernable you can only format and
MS MVP-DTS (Win XP)
"That'll be the day" - John Wayne in The Searchers
> This installation is on a Toshiba Laptop-I believe the only way to reinstall
> is to reformatt and reinstall,as I do not have a full windows disk. Is
> there a work around?
> > If you do not find a simple answer you can do reinstall over itself. You
> should lose
> > no files or settings this way, but any corrupted files will be replaced.
> Remember to
> > go to the Windows Update Site afterwards to redo any Updates gone due to
> > reversion to older files.
> > --
> > Gary Woodruff
> > MS MVP-DTS (Win XP)
> > "That'll be the day" - John Wayne in The Searchers
> > > I am having a series of problems. My perfectly stable system starting
> > > acting up last Thursday after it hung after shutdown. I now cannot do a
> > > full Norton scan -it freezes at Memory scan. I cannot run scandisk-it
> > > freezes without starting and while I can shutdown cleanly, I cannot
> > > w/restart. All my programs work fine.
> > > Are these all related somehow? Any help would be appreciated.
> > > Thanks
> > > David