I don"t want to lose some recent data, so I would at this stage prefer not to do a comlete reinstall/format. So If I can't find a software solution then I will have to go to the computer doctor adn get him to extract all the files first before I reformat.
Is their a way around this. I had hoped to install vista onto the second partion and then when it was up and running grap the recent files and all the others off the xp partition drive and backup to another drive.
However my thinking has not worked.