Can't access anything!... I have a winXP disk

By dark.deadpool
Mar 1, 2006
  1. Partition... I don't know what to do.

    OK, I followed the "How to: Repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows." Thread, but when I got to the part where it says:

    Mine is different... In the bottom box it say C: Partition1 [NTFS]

    Should I delete the partition, or should I install windows?

    When I come to delete, it says there are valuable programs on the partition, so don't delete it.

    When I come to instal windows, it says that there is an OS already on it, and installing windows will cause problems.. help.
  2. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Recovery Console You’ll have to scroll down for Windows XP, it has help for recovering from bootup problems.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    on my install I ignor the first prompt for repair and select install then it will find the os then give you option to repair
    most times it never helped ,but made it worse,sorry to say
  4. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    simplified way to "clean" and install:

    get a 98 floppy boot disk from
    start your pc with boot disk in the machine
    after win98 comes up, enter fdisk
    display partition(s) (if any)
    delete partition(s)
    create new partition
    format the hard disk
    turn pc off
    take win98 boot disk out
    put xp cd in the cd rom drive
    turn pc on
    get into bios
    go to boot sequence and choose "boot from cd first"
    save bios, exit.
    let xp install.
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