> hey, thanks for your help but it seems that re-installing is not an
> option.he seems to have lost all the cd's and he doesnt even know the
> name of the programs.It's a whole new mess going down that road that's
> why i hoped for a repair or something like that sollution
There's nothing you can do. And just as a suggestion since you mention
"client" which makes me think you might be a tech, next time when you get a
client with really specialized software - image their drive first. You still
might end up with a mess if the issue is caused by hardware or Windows needs
to be clean-installed (and of course the client should be responsible for
having the software they need for their business but they *will* blame you
rather than themselves); however, having an image to get back to is better
than not having an image to get back to.
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