windows installation got thru, i formatted and did ntfs format(w/o fast).
Now i'm going thru windows gui installation.
However, i have one question in mind.
my main aim was to retrieve a few particular files in OLDHARDDISK:\documents and settings\<user>\desktop.
for OLDHARDDISK, i believed i installed a parrallel installation as you mentioned. how do i retrieve it? please advise.