no so fast with getting rid of the old
Ok before we go to far do you have original cd/dvd for all the programs you use on the computer.
I would backup or copy any vital data of the computer
We are better off trying to fix the old install as that is where all the programs are unless you have them and want to reinstall.
This is where you must have missed something OR your original install is so corrupt it was not picked up.
Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation, or install a fresh copy of Windows XP.
If no installations are found, then you will not be given the option to repair. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too corrupted.
Note: If you install a fresh copy, all data on that partition will be lost!
So after you have all your critical data backed up or burnt off can I get you to try the repair option again BUT
only go as far as where it askyou to repair. Do you see 2 listings of window installs? Then cancel out.
ps remember rule 2
Edited by peterm, 13 September 2007 - 12:40 AM.