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Reinstall xp home without reformat

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Anonymous
April 2, 2005 7:13:48 AM

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Due (I'm sure) to the manufacturer's error, my hd has two partitions: small
for ghost.exe, and large for windows and all other programs and data.
Windows doesn't start properly at the moment due to a corrupted file or
two. Is there any way to reinstall xp home without a prior reformat so as
to save all my data?
I've tried to install disk that came with the computer to no avail.

Thanks in advance, John
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 7:36:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

John, if you have a WinXP CD you can try a Repair Install.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
If not you can try a System Restore.
On next Startup Tap F8 repeatedly until you get a Menu. If yes,
select Safe Mode. If XP boots up Ok in Safe Mode
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
"John Collins" <johncoll6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns962BE2243F1AFjohncollenoreoonca@207.35.177.134...
> Due (I'm sure) to the manufacturer's error, my hd has two partitions:
> small
> for ghost.exe, and large for windows and all other programs and data.
> Windows doesn't start properly at the moment due to a corrupted file or
> two. Is there any way to reinstall xp home without a prior reformat so as
> to save all my data?
> I've tried to install disk that came with the computer to no avail.
>
> Thanks in advance, John
!