Qosmio G20: How to repair Windows without formatting?

I have a qosmio G20 bought in October 2005. I need to repair my OS. The CD/DVD provided with the Windows XP MCE do not provide an option 'fix' as one provided when you buy a copy of Windows. How can I repair my OS without format my laptop?

Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation


The supplied restore CD does not contain the repair console because it s not an original Windows CD. The restore CD contains only an image of the files. Don't mix it with the CD of Microsoft!

To get into the repair console, you will need the original CD of Microsoft Windows.
I also read on the Microsoft site that it of possible to download the repair on 6 discs FDD console. Then you could boot from this drive FDD and you might be able to get into the repair console. But I have never tested this procedure.

I found this useful MS document also how to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

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