unnecessary applications before beginning including
antivirus, spyware blockers download accelerators etc.
Disconnect the network/modem cable before starting
repair and do NOT reconnect the cable until repair is
completed and firewall is installed/enabled.
HOW TO: Enable or Disable
the Windows Firewall in Windows XP
How to perform a Windows
Windows Updates will need to be reinstalled.
Data should be safe, back-up important data just in
Install Service Pack
2 first and by itself.
The Service Pack will take care of most of the updates.
Then install ALL Critical Updates (if any) no more than
3 at a time.
Start/All Programs/Windows Update or Microsoft Update
Reboot between each group.
Make sure your computer is
Secure when you are finished.