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The error you get is that most probably you don't select the correct folder in OTLPE.
Start computer from the OTLPE CD and then double click OTLPE from the Desktop
A dialog like this will appear:
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Click the black Arrow near Local Disk (C:) drive:
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If you do this, a lot of folders will appear.
Scroll down until you find the folder named Windows
Click it. If you do this correctly, many other folders will appear and at the bottom of the dialog will appear:

Folder: Windows

Like this
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Click OK.
If you still get that error, then stop and tell me
Otherwise continue with the previous post
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ya i clicked the arrow and it just disappears like there's nothing in the C: drive. How do i know that all my programs and stuff are still on the computer?
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You can open the drive and search for files that you stored when windows was OK, like a music file in your Desktop or a folder \ file in the root of the drive etc...
Also, if you know the total space of the drive, you can right click the drive and select properties, then see which one has the size of your Drive

Then when you know the correct drive, open OTLPE and then expand that drive and select the windows folder. Click OK and follow the instructions to run the scan
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ya i know all that but it wont let me do none of that. ok i talked to my brother he said its not that big of a deal if i just reinstall windows. im at this screen and forgot what to pick at this screen (in attachment)

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Hello,
If you decided to reinstall windows, you can press D to delete the C: partition and then press enter on the unpartitioned space to set up windows.

You can try another repair install first, and see if it goes well though..

Tell me your choice
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iv tried the repair before i resorted to a reinstall.

so i delete the c: partition will it still create a old.windows file after the reinstall is done?
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No, if you delete the old windows partition then the two lines will join in one, named Unpartitioned space and with a lot of space (the sum of these two lines)
Then press enter on that Unpartitioned space and it will erase everything and reinstall the Operating System (XP) from the beginning. Everything that was stored there will be gone
Also you'll need to reactivate XP after the installation
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so there is no way to create that old.windows file after reinstalling?
or is that only with windows vista?

Edited by Slink, 02 September 2011 - 02:30 PM.

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That's when you're upgrading, not reinstalling. Don't you want to re-install?
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ya i just reinstalled and it boots up and everything. thanks alot!
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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