thank you very much for your help. I appreciated very much if you could help me for the current problem first
I used my desktop pc running fedora 14 to dd my xp drive (hooked up ext. usb) as suggested, and save it in /media.
everything seem to be ok. turn off pc and restart next day. It wont boot up and I get this error message
"configuration default for Gnome power manager have not been installed.".
I googled the error message. I used live cd to remove the image file successfully.
restart. no go, same message plus one new one
" usr/libexec/gconfig-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256"
help help help !!!