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Disk Read Error Upon restoring XP


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So I got a virus on my netbook, and after removing it, XP is all messed up, and I need to do a clean install of XP.

When I run the restore process, it starts to copy files, etc, does what it needs to do. Then it restarts, and when it boots up, I get a Disk Read Error, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart. (Also should be known when system is booting up, after post I get two options: "Windows XP Setup" and "Windows Home Edition". Choosing the Setup will give me the Disk Read Error. Then selecting home edition, boots up into Windows XP as normal)

I ran a check disc and found no problems. How can I do a clean install of XP if getting this disk read error?


I tried to put XP on a USB flash drive, but couldn't turn it into a bootable flash drive because the size is 16 GB. Too large.

Edited by Ech0es, 05 February 2013 - 06:26 PM.

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Bump.

Anyone??
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What exactly is written on the XP disk that you have Echoes?
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I have no XP CD. The disk read error is from the hard drive failing to read the partition where the XP restore files are stored. I think. (No CD ROM on this netbook)

I have no other way to restore but use the restore function that comes with the netbook. And that is corrupted.
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I do apologise for missing the Netbook aspect and I would agree that the drive is faulty but the thing is that without an XP cd to install either via usb or an external optical drive then we are going nowhere fast.
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Yes. I plan on buying a external CD Rom drive today, making a bootable Windows XP CD, and see what I can do. I might try the repair function first. If that doesn't work, I will try to do a clean install.

Though I am sure when I try reinstalling XP, I'll likely get another Disk Read Error.
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Never mind. Got it to work.

Edited by Ech0es, 07 February 2013 - 05:18 PM.

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That's good to hear. :thumbsup:
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