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Re installing Windows XP Pro from MS DOS

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Anonymous
July 10, 2004 1:18:11 AM

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My Windows XP Pro system collapsed during a CheckDisk
session. It will now only boot to a blank screen and
ignores the F12 and F8 interrupts during the boot.
Using the MS-DOS floppy disk (produced by Windows XP)
gets me into MS-DOS, with which I am unfamiliar. I am
trying to reinstall Windows XP Pro from the CD drive, the
D-drive, but MS-DOS does not "see" any D-drive.
Can someone please help me.
All my current data is on the C-drive and inaccessible
until I can solve this. It is not backed up!
Anonymous
July 10, 2004 6:11:16 AM

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"Malinche" <Malinche@AztecInternational.net> wrote in message
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> My Windows XP Pro system collapsed during a CheckDisk
> session. It will now only boot to a blank screen and
> ignores the F12 and F8 interrupts during the boot.
> Using the MS-DOS floppy disk (produced by Windows XP)
> gets me into MS-DOS, with which I am unfamiliar. I am
> trying to reinstall Windows XP Pro from the CD drive, the
> D-drive, but MS-DOS does not "see" any D-drive.
> Can someone please help me.
> All my current data is on the C-drive and inaccessible
> until I can solve this. It is not backed up!

Backup policies should be considered before problems arise. Try booting from
your XP CD instead (assuming that your motherboard supports it). Otherwise
you'll need a dos-based diskette with CD-Rom support.

If a check disk failed a run, you've probably got a failed or failing hard
drive.
Anonymous
July 10, 2004 11:29:40 AM

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Greetings --

Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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"Malinche" <Malinche@AztecInternational.net> wrote in message
news:299f801c46634$e9b39710$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> My Windows XP Pro system collapsed during a CheckDisk
> session. It will now only boot to a blank screen and
> ignores the F12 and F8 interrupts during the boot.
> Using the MS-DOS floppy disk (produced by Windows XP)
> gets me into MS-DOS, with which I am unfamiliar. I am
> trying to reinstall Windows XP Pro from the CD drive, the
> D-drive, but MS-DOS does not "see" any D-drive.
> Can someone please help me.
> All my current data is on the C-drive and inaccessible
> until I can solve this. It is not backed up!
!