Reinstall or Repair AutoCAD


If you accidentally delete or alter files that are required by AutoCAD, AutoCAD might not perform correctly, and you might receive error messages when you try to execute a command or find a file. You can attempt to fix this problem by reinstalling or repairing AutoCAD. The reinstallation or repair uses the features that were part of the installation type you chose when you initially installed the program.

To reinstall or repair AutoCAD

  1. In the Control Panel (Windows), double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the Add or Remove Programs window, select AutoCAD 2008, and then click Change/Remove.

    The AutoCAD Installation Wizard re-opens in Maintenance Mode.

  3. Click Repair AutoCAD 2008.
  4. On the Select Repair or Reinstall page, click one of the following, and then click Next:
    • Repair My AutoCAD 2008 Installation. This option replaces all registry entries that AutoCAD initially installed and restores AutoCAD 2008 to its default state. If you are missing AutoCAD files, use this option.
    • Reinstall My AutoCAD 2008 Installation. This option repairs the registry and reinstalls all files from the original installation. Use this option if the Repair My AutoCAD 2008 Installation option does not solve the problem.
  5. On the Repair AutoCAD 2008 page, click Next to start the process.
  6. On the Repair Complete page, you are informed when the repairs have been performed. Click Finish.

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