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Last Post by oalee

Buy a second hard drive. Fit it as master, and alter the configuration of your original hard drive to 'Slave'. Install Windows XP Home to the new drive, then copy across your data files before dealing with removing the borked Windows install from the original drive and formatting it for further use. You would onl need to purchase an inexpensive drive for the purpose, and you would end up with valuable additional storage capacity as a result.

Alternatively, fit the drive as slave in a different system, and lift off the wanted data to make backup copies.


Try booting from a diskette. If you're hard drive is formatted in NTFS then download NTFS Reader DOS Boot Disk and back-up all your files. After that, you can reformat the hard drive and do a fresh install of your Windows XP Home. This might be cheaper than getting a new hard drive... :)

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