my Xp is evil, its been dieing for quite a time now but ive managed to keep it alive, and even resusitate on occasion, but it has now been pronounced clinically deceased as of 18/09/06
in short. ive booted the drive from another drive with xp on it. scan disked it, several times. didnt help. using the recovery console on the install cd i tried writing a new boot partition, and later even a new mbr. still nothing.
so finally i did a repair on the installation with the windows installation cd. typed in the product key was all happy, when it finished the installation, it resarted my pc and reached where the loading screen should comeup.......and auto restarts. i know the easiest thing to do is just wipe the drive and do a reinstall. but ive kinda got over 50gb of installed programs and another 25 gb of files i would really like to not loose.
any help greatly appreciated.