windows XP "repair" option
why is the "repair" option (which is considered a reinstall of the OS) not used more frequently, or should i say earlier in the troubleshooting process for fixing a failed boot in Windows XP? I have used this option with great results myself, as it keeps intact all previous apps and settings, however my A+ book (which touches very little on this) seems to consider it a bit of a "last resort". where should this option be in the troubleshooting process? Thanks.