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#1 nathskiii

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

recently i have tried to completely restore my whole computer, so i tried installing a my windows XP again so that it would write over our current operating system. when we put in the disk, it came up with 3 places to put it. 1 place had our old operatoing system on it, and could not be over writen, another we could not put it on. and the 3rd one let us create a operating system. how do i go about getting back onto my old operating sytem with my old files on it???

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:55 AM

Careful! Here is an excellent tutorial for that;

http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/gee...atch-157578.php

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:13 PM

If I were you, I slave the hard drive to another PC to get the files off of it and reformat the drive and start over fresh
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:20 PM

Try eraser from http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ then go to create nuke boot disk and wipe out a whole drive you don't need :flowers: also can't you just press "r" instead of "enter" to do restore? please be more specific I don't know what you're trying to say :thumbsup: also try David H's suggestion to install correctly :trumpet:

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:01 PM

how do i go about getting back onto my old operating sytem with my old files on it???

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:30 PM

thanks everyone. you were a great help :thumbsup: <3 :flowers:




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