Ok, about 4 weeks ago i was doing some hard uninstalling for Microsoft Office 07. After all was done, I restarted so the rest of the files could be deleted (as it told me).
When i did, the screen read
"Error Reading Operating System"
My Primal Fear.
After doing some tinkering with a it on another windows machine, we found that the drive had converted its self to RAW format. Restored it to NTFS with files intact, but then the System wouldn't boot.
With the same program that made the disk NTFS we 'Fixed' the MBR. Used the Windows Install disk, went in the Recover mode thing to set the 'C:\Windows' boot log-in as default, restart. Nothing.
"Disk Read Error
Press Crtl-Alt-Del to Restart"
I did a little research and found that the windows recovery console on the install disk has a command called FIXMBR. I backed up everything important to a external HD, and ran FIXMBR, Restarted, still "Disk Read Error"
Now I am considering Reinstalling XP.
BUT I want to do it in a way that leaves my other files (Program Files, My Documents, ect.) alive and unerased.
I think I found a way http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
Can any one verify that this works, or give me a list of DETAILED
, let me say it again:DETAILED
While everything IS
backed up, I would like to not have to go through installing everything again.
PS I dont mind having to reinstall drivers or service packs
Annnnd you're, asking, me...