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You should press enter first, agree to the licence agreement then use the repair option, let me know how this bit goes
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I got to the link via the url...I have been throught that process before. The instructions ther say DO NOT select recovery console.....
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That is correct, you should have welcome to set up - press enter

You should then get the license agreement - press F8

You should then get the option to repair your installation of XP
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Am I to press "r"? and use the reovery console?
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Not until you have pressed F8 to accept the licence agreement and it will be worded press R to repair

No mention of the recovery console
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If ther was a license agreement screen I did not see it....I am now at the Windows XP professional setup screnn with repair using recover consle the second choice...
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Please excuse my typing skills
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Okay I am now at that step...i accepted the agreement.....but I am know at a screen Giving me a choice of 2 partitions....one is C:, the other is E: I am guessing 'C"
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Press enter if it is this screen

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Do you have this screen

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Sorry, but I can't click on links on this machine, and the url is too small for me to read. I am still at the list of existing partitions as described above. My inclination is to click on "C"

if you can tell me how to fix that on this machine...great! you mentioned enabling HDD O?

Edited by DangerousThing, 19 December 2006 - 10:03 AM.

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Okay I selected "c" and got to the message; The partition is either too full, damaged, not formatted, or formatted with an incompatible file sytem. To continue installing windows, Setup must format this partition.

C: Partition1 [unknown] 37229 MB (37228 MB free)
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If you go to BIOS set up where it showed CD ROM as the first device with the others disabled, set HDD 0 to enabled, press F10 to save, type Y to confirm then press enter
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I'm sorry you have lost me....I'll worry about this machine later, if that is what you're referring to.

I am at the screen above on the other machine, what's the next step?

My choices are; Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick)
or
Format the partition using the NTFS file system..

it warns that formatting will delete any files on this partition

Edited by DangerousThing, 19 December 2006 - 10:11 AM.

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It should have press R to repair the selected installation which should be

C:\ WINDOWS " Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
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