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Windows XP Pro CD not detecting installation?

Hello,

I've recently got this "Unmountable Boot Volume" and searched around the internet for a fix, I inserted my Windows XP Pro 32-bit CD, ran the set up and it somehow won't detect the already installed Windows XP Pro 32-bit in Local Disk C.

When I look at the size of the partition that XP is in, it's strangely not filled and the set up says the format is "[Unknown]".

Are there any solutions to fix this problem or am I completely out of luck and will have to reformat the partition? Or is there a way to recover some files after reformatting?

EDIT: I just ran Windows 7 set up and found a command prompt tool, running chkdsk on C: at the moment, hoping to fix the error.

EDIT2: Yup, it fixed it.
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