"I tried to run a windows xp repair. I didn't get the "Welcome to Setup" screen. After loading files, the "Windows XP Professional Setup" screen with three options listed below is displayed.
*To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
*To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
*To delete the selected partition, press D.
I don't know how to get the "Welcome to Setup" screen. So I can follow the instruction here to do my windows repair.
Does anyone here know about it?
In my case, I have only one partition so I select the first option. From there it prompts whether I want to execute a choice of two file format options to the partition (std or quick) or "Leave existing file structure (no changes)" which sure sounds like the right choice. It then proceeds to tell me that an existing WINDOWS folder exists on that partition and that continuing will overwrite that installation. This sounds OK at first but it then warns that "All files, subfolders, user accounts applications etc." will be deleted. This doesn't sound like what I'm trying to achieve.
I did the same thing to my other eMachine last week (both machines needed new motherboards due to a bad power supply. Tip, don't try to verify a bad power supply by moving it to another machine ) The repair install on the other machine went exactly as is shown in the countless tutorials I've looked at, none of which mention this menu tree regarding partions. Can anyone provide any insight on what's happening here, why and how to proceed as I'd prefer a repair install over fresh in this instance.
Thanks in advance.