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Yes, exactly like the screen on STEP 3. Without the prompt asking you which Windows installation and 1: C:\WINDOWS...

Could this be a problem with the ISO CD thing?

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 09:08 PM.

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I assume, you have Windows installed on C?
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I'm not sure I understand the question, but yes, pretty much everything is on C: right?
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It looks to me like your whole Windows installation is gone.
I'm afraid, you'll need to reinstall Windows.
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For that, I'll need the Reinstallation CD or DVD right? The one that says: Operation System - Already installed on you computer.

Also, does this mean all my files & programs are gone?

I have the CD...

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 09:26 PM.

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does this mean all my files & programs are gone?

Unfortunately, yes.

I have the CD...


Reinstallation CD?
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Yes, the one that says Reinstallation CD...

Also, what do you think caused this?

I can't help thinking this might be the ISO CD problem... but if you say so. :)

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 09:28 PM.

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what do you think caused this?

Honestly, I have no idea.

I can't help thinking this might be the ISO CD problem

I don't see how. It booted fine.
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...So, do I put the Reinstallation DVD in the DVD drive? This is going to take a long time isn't it?

This also means I have to reinstall all the programs all over again... and there's no way I could recover my documents, pictures etc.? :)
There's nothing else I could do right this moment... type a command...maybe? Urgh, my whole final paper is in there... :)

Can you help me reinstall Windows XP please? All my efforts to try to do so are unsuccessful... Inserting the CD while starting won't work.

>>>>

I tried doing chkdsk and it says: "The volum appears to contain one or more unrecovarable problems."

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 09:57 PM.

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Your other option would be to slave the drive in another computer, and see, if you can recover needed files.
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I think I'll skip that (time constraints) and just try to reinstall Windows... I could just retype that paper (sigh) and other users have backed up their files (because of a previous error). Plus I wouldn't know how to slave a drive.

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 09:59 PM.

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I'm sorry, it ended up this way :)
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It's ok. Any idea how to try to reinstall Windows using the Reinstallation CD? I don't know how to "activate" it after inserting it and turning on the computer?
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It's ok. Any idea how to try to reinstall Windows using the Reinstallation CD? I don't know how to "activate" it after inserting it and turning on the computer?

>Whoops, srry for the double-post.

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 10:06 PM.

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You put CD in, and restart computer.
Press any key, when you see the message:
Press any key to boot from CD
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