XP setup doesn't recognize previous XP installation

  1. Hi

    I've had some problems with my xp and I decided to repair it. The windows setup does not recognize my previous installation so that I can repair it. When I enter the setup it jumps directly to the step where you need to chose a partition where a fresh copy of xp will be installed. I don't get the screen where you can chose to repair with recovery console or the screen where you can chose from a list of previously installed windows instances which one to repair.

    When I first installed it I used a SP2 CD, and then I updated my OS to SP3. The CD that I'm using now to repair the OS is SP3.

    Anyway, answers will be appreciated.


  2. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 151

    Is it a recovery disk or the original windows xp disk that came with your computer.

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