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Old 05-03-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
rikkiparitosh
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Unhappy how can i reinstall my xp


i have linux and xp on my pc but now xp is corrupt how can i reinstall my xp without loosing any data
 
Old 05-03-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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i have linux and xp on my pc but now xp is corrupt how can i reinstall my xp without loosing any data
The easiest way is to copy *everything* including folders/files beginning with a '.' in your home directory to an external drive, then reinstall XP.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #3
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can you explain "corrupt"
a boot file missing ?
a virus killed it ?
what ?
the xp install cd is VERY notorious for not seeing that there is even a hard drive in the computer IF you put "grub" or "lilo" on the MBR

if you did this then see this help page ( yes fedora but ,applys to all *nix's )

"HOWTO Reinstall XP Without Destroying Fedora When the XP CD Balks"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=167302

or if using the MS bootloader to boot linux and the XP install cd sees the drive just MAKE SURE TO UNCHECK THE "CHECKED BY DEFAULT"
check box to install on the WHOLE drive
( assimilated by the Borg '- read [ MS] ')

Last edited by John VV; 05-03-2009 at 11:34 PM.
 
  


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