Few hours ago I posted a thread concerning data recovery. I thought latter that part of the problem justified a new thread.
I mentioned that all the difficulties started with serious corruption of XP pro. To overcome this problem I started repair installation but came to the point at which files for installation were downloaded and the computer rebooted. Instead of continuing with the nstallation the computer went into an endless loop of restarts, loading up the start windows screen and then restarting itself.
As a last resort I installed a seond XP on the same partition which works perfectly. Disk scanning didn't show any problem. The computer is clean of malware.
Does anyone has any advice about how to complete the first installation?