Checking through these forums I have followed various topics on reinstalling windows but I must have done something wrong. I am now given a choice on startup which Windows XP Pro file I would like to open. The first one opens but does not allow me to access any programs etc. I can see them in All Programs when pressing the start button.
The second one goes nowhere.
When going through the reinstall procedure I get to a screen which tells me about existing partitions and unpartitioned space:
to set up windows on the selected item press enter
to create a partition in the unpartitioned space press C
to delete the selected partition press D
305110MB Disk 0 at id 0 on bus 0 on atapi (MBR)
c: Partition1 NTFS 305235 MB ( 230006 MB free)
152626 MB Disk on Disk (MBR)
D: Partition1 (Store2) (NTFS) 152625 MB (87142 MB free)
Now I selected to set windows up on C: Partition1
I then get a message warning of installing multiple operating systems on a single partition.
BUT I WENT AHEAD..and selected the second XP Pro file to be overwritten assuming that was my OEM XP install.
Next message tells me that setup will install windows XP on partition C: Partition 1 (NTFS) etc and gives 3 options:
Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)
Format the partition using the NTFS file system
Leave the current file system intact (no Changes)
I chose the last.
Then I get another warning telling me that a windows folder already exists that may contain a windows installation that could be overwritten.
Im stumped. None of this seems to have been mentioned on this forum, or the link http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm
How should I be reinstalling Windows?
Any assistance would be gratefully received.
System Desktop Core2 Duo Gigabyte GA -S series motherboard. 4 GB Ram About 2 yrs old. No problems till now!