Recovering XP install corrupted by ClamAV

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    LoboTheBastich

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    Hello

    I'm trying to recover an old XP install I corrupted several years ago. I dual boot Linux on this computer and I ran ClamAV which deleted a bunch of system files, so when I boot into Windows I get a lot of "Preparing to install..." prompts and various errors, for example it will autologin without asking me for password and then not load the desktop, I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del and run explorer.exe manually.

    I tried running sfc /scannow and it seems to complete without error, but it doesn't change anything. I also booted from an XP SP2 install CD into the recovery console (press "R") but it won't recognize sfc as a command. Help?
     
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    LoboTheBastich, Oct 23, 2021
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    Elizabeth23

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    when you deleted the system files, you most likely broke the system, I would suggest a complete wipe and reinstall.
     
    Elizabeth23, Oct 29, 2021
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