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Does repairing Windows format the drive?

I need to repair my Windows XP, but I am not sure if I still can have all my files in the same hard disk drive.

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Guest [Entry]

"It shouldn't erase any data - just update the files under c:\windows (or wherever you installed windows to).

Having said that it would be prudent to back up your data first - if necessary by plugging your hard-drive into another computer - just in case."
Guest [Entry]

If shouldn't format the drive, but it will delete corrupted files and folders. Backup is definitely recommended before you attempt a repair. You may lose corrupted files if they are windows system files.