Win XP continual reboot
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:04 PM
So now I am at the setup page and the default selection is;
"Leave the current file system intact (no changes)"
the other choices are;
"Format the disk using the NTFS file system (quick)" or
"Format the disk using the NTFS file system"
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:11 PM
To use the folder and delete the existing windows installation in it, hit 'L'
(which they warn may destroy the MY Documents folder...which is fine with me)
the other options are to exit or define another folder....
I am accepting 'L'
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:15 PM
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:19 PM
I'll probably get some sort of 'are you sure' choice next
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:29 PM
geez...found some bad clusters...
"Correcting errors in the volume bitmap"
...12kb in bad sectors...
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:32 PM
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:34 PM
Starting to look like WINDOWS now.
It says it is 'Installing Windows' on the left side and hitting me with cheesy "Music and entertainment just got better" type blurbs on the right side of the screen.
It says setup will complete in approximately 37 minutes.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:40 PM
hitting me with cheesy "Music and entertainment just got better" type blurbs
Great! Let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:44 PM
The D drive is there and looks the same as always. All my son's old stuff is there.
The C drive is... well.... it appears that the C drive has been wiped.
It is completely devoid of any and all files that I knew and loved.
I have saved my 2005 tax file on a floppy here. The properties info says april 16 9:24pm so that should be pretty close to what I sent the IRS. I'll double check against hardcopy manana. I have all my tax files on 3 or 4 floppies going back to 1993. Next order of business will be to get them on CD.
Thanks for the help. The old XP is now up and running.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:50 PM
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