The motherboard in a friend’s computer went bad. I have replaced that and am trying to repair his install of xp. When I boot to an xp install disk it shows the partition that the xp install is on but does not give me the option to repair. The options I get are to set up xp on the selected item press enter, then create partition and delete partition. My question is if I select the partition with xp on it will I get the repair option on the next screen or will it start installing a fresh copy of windows on this partition?
I had the wrong XP install disk. Once I booted to the one that was for this version of xp it recognized the install and let me select repair. It is going through the repair process now. Thanks for your reply though.