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harlon

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IF this is the method where you boot from the CD select a partition to isntall windows and instead of formatting you repair then yes ive tried that
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OK well then we have only one other option at this point.

Parallel Installation of Windows XP

Boot to the Windows XP installation cd by pressing a key when the "Press any key to boot from cd" prompt appears at the top of the screen.
  • At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press Enter to set up Windows XP.
  • Accept the License Agreement by pressing F8
  • With your current installation selected in the box, press Esc
  • Select C: Partition1 [NTFS] in the box and press Enter
  • To continue setup using this partition, press C
  • Now you should see formatting options...choose the last one, Leave the current file system intact (no changes), and press Enter
  • To use a different folder, press Esc
  • Name the folder WINDOWS0 (just type a 0 (zero)) and press Enter
The Windows installation should begin. This will install Windows to a new folder, leaving your data intact. Any programs installed on the old directory will have to be reinstalled to the new one. Device drivers will also have to be installed for all the hardware to work as it should.

The data will be located in the Documents and Settings folder (C:\Documents and Settings) under your old user account name...so when you set up the new installation, give yourself a slightly different user account name.
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After much frustration with trying this without success i decided to have a fresh install of XP which wouldnt complete so atm all im looking at is a rather expensive box.
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What wouldn't complete?
Where did the install stop at?
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At 20% while copying the file drivers.cab
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Well let's try this. I am going to include the instructions to completely blow away the partition and then repartition the drive, format and then reinstall. That hopefully will let it go all the way through then.


Go HERE for step by step instructions on how to partition, format, and install XP fresh
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