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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:34 PM
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Edited by hamluis, 04 October 2010 - 09:18 PM.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:04 PM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:04 PM
Delete everything (all partitions) on the current hard drive, all partitions.
Run a diagnostic of the hard drive.
Do a clean install of XP, using appropriate media.
If you can, after deleting the partitions, boot to the Recovery Console from your XP installtion media. From there type:
This will list the hard drives connected to your system. Find the device name for the hard drive you are working with. Then type:
fixmbr [device name]
Where the device name is the one you retrieved from the map command. It could be something like "\Device\HardDisk0".
This will rewrite the bootcode on the master boot record and make sure it isn't infected with MBR virus.
Then type "exit", reboot, and recreate your partitions within XP setup.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:55 PM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:10 PM
Any MS Genuine XP CD...OEM, retail, etc...should provide access to the XP Recovery Console. I cannot make that statement for any recovery/restore CDs which may have been issued by a boxmaker/OEM.
The setup screen where files are transferred from the CD to RAM...comes before you choose the option to repair or reinstall.
Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
As for deleting/formating/installing...that comes after the install process identifies the drives/installs detected a couple of screens back.
Edited by cachinbon, 05 October 2010 - 11:16 PM.
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