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If you're going to get an XP installation disk, I wouldn't change a thing until you have it. Then you can move the drives around and run a repair installation using the new disk. That would get it up and running good in short order.
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Ok wannabe,
Thanks for all the info and help.I'll get the cd and do a repair.Probably could take it to cyber sollutions(sp),a local pc repair and they could do it for less than the price of a new cd. They don't use this pc much since I put together the new one with Vista,so I hate to spend the money on XP that only I will use.
Created myself a new problem,I downloaded SP3 last night and now have no anti-virus and other messages popping up.I Will call misrosoft if I can get thru and see if they can walk me thru a fix.If not,I can always restore,if I can't delete it.
I've always had avg anti-virus but I'm not sure about it anymore,since I had to treat my pc for anti-virus 2008.
I thank you again for all your help,
Dave
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I was able to get a real live person on microsoft and would you believe it he said he is in iran.The problems turned out be my own but they are resolved now
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I found my installation cd,but i've had no luck on the repair.I switched the hdd and all I got was a black screen with a flashing cursor.I corrected the boot.ini file back to original,that didn't help.I switch the hdd back and got booted up and open the installation cd but if I do a repair on D: I think I will have the same thing I have now.When using the installation cd I should click install at beginning?Got any ideas?
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I'm up and running again with 1 hdd.The slave,which is the largest one and the one I wanted to use,would not boot so I formated and installed Windows 98SE and it still would not boot to cd,I guess because it thought there was still 2 hdd,the master would not boot to the cd either.The slave,which is now the master,booted with 98 installed so I then inserted the cd and installed XP without booting to the cd.There is probably a easier way to do it,but I did it the hard way.
Thanks for all the help,
Dave
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