Will reinstalling windows ruin my saved items?

By madcatmk2123
Jun 28, 2006
  1. After a failed attempt to fix my current XP home installation by the cd, I now get the error "not enough virtual ram or page file quota could not be set" (after quota part I believe is what it says since it moves to fast to be sure) and " insufficient system resources" when windows goes to start. I dont think its my ram or HD, but at this point I just want to get it to work to test the two. If I delete the current windows installation by the windows cd and reinstall it, will I still be able to access my files on the HD by navigation or will it not recognize them and lose everything? By the way, I switched my ram sticks with other ones and the message is still the same, so its not looking like my RAM.Thanks for the help.
  2. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    worth a try isnt it since nothin else is workin?:(
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if you delete the current widnows installation and reformat and reinstall your files will be gone. if you need to retrieve data, then build a BartPE disk recover your files then do the reformat and reinstall.
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