Repair does not find Windows

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Some bad blocks developed on system disk and now Win2K won't boot any
longer. Some 45 secs down the boot process (assume shortly before logon
screen), a blue screen shows up, but only for about 1/10 sec so it's
unreadable. The system reboots, and this keeps going on & on.

Tried to repair using the install CD, but when setup looks for the location
of Windows it doesn't find it. Message says: Setup program does not detect a
previous installation.

Anyone who knows what criteria are used to determine the presence of
Windows? Is it just 1 file? The Winnt and usual subdirs are present, but
maybe just that crucial file may be deleted or corrupt.

Any suggestions more than welcome
Paul
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Your best bet may a parallel install. Recover your data, replace the failing
    drive, then start a new install.

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "Paul N" wrote:
    | Some bad blocks developed on system disk and now Win2K won't boot any
    | longer. Some 45 secs down the boot process (assume shortly before logon
    | screen), a blue screen shows up, but only for about 1/10 sec so it's
    | unreadable. The system reboots, and this keeps going on & on.
    |
    | Tried to repair using the install CD, but when setup looks for the
    location
    | of Windows it doesn't find it. Message says: Setup program does not detect
    a
    | previous installation.
    |
    | Anyone who knows what criteria are used to determine the presence of
    | Windows? Is it just 1 file? The Winnt and usual subdirs are present, but
    | maybe just that crucial file may be deleted or corrupt.
    |
    | Any suggestions more than welcome
    | Paul
    |
    |
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