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Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
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ttodd0450
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6/25/2014 | 1:18:10 PM
recovery disc using the fix R stage from within reinstall windows stage
read the entire 5 page report on this  and I followed all of it .. I was having a problem with "NTLDR missing"   .. and needed to boot from the recovery disc and install these  two files for 'ntldr missing' to be fixed .. I went into the  'fix R'  stage from 'install XP windows' page  .. and strange as it seems it just grabbed the files from the disc and 15 seconds later rebooted into the windows logo .....   

all worked fine ..
JamesD502
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4/24/2014 | 8:13:25 AM
Re: Upgrading from Windows XP
If using a different XP install disc, do you enter the original key, or the key from the new disc?
ChrisR000
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2/14/2014 | 10:44:01 PM
Re: Upgrading from Windows XP
Yes, look on ebay and just purchase another.

 
dripley
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1/27/2014 | 6:30:36 AM
Non-destructive rebuild....
Like several others, I too do not get the 'R' option when selecting the existing installation. Why is this?
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1/9/2014 | 3:03:39 PM
Upgrading from Windows XP
I am trying to install Windows 7 on an older Dell XPS 400 that came with Windows XP installed. Unfortunately when I cleaned up the computer I erased and lost the pre-installed XP. The XP came pre-installed and I do not have a diskette to reinstall it. The reason I need to do this is because my Windows 7 program looks for it in order ti install over it. Can anyone think of a way to (a) get a copy of XP on diskette or (b) to get around this problem another way. Thanks for any help.
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11/30/2013 | 10:16:29 PM
SP3 ? Can this work with SP3 ?
 Can this work with SP3 ?
JustinT755
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11/7/2013 | 3:45:26 PM
re: Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
I never got an option to Repair Windows Installation, I was able to delete the windows files and re-install them, but no Repair Option
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3/24/2013 | 1:27:05 AM
re: Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
I've used this procedure more than once since I read this article. It worked perfectly each time and instantly refreshed and speeded up my old XP system. I printed it out and have it on a shelf in my computer desk for easy access when needed. All it takes is the ability to follow very easily understood instructions. Probably the most useful thing I've ever read, ;)

Thanks, Fred!
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2/13/2012 | 5:24:19 PM
re: Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
I have reached screen 16 and was wondering how long does it take for it to get to the next screen..not sure if it is hung up or configuring..
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12/21/2011 | 5:08:44 PM
re: Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
I'm trying to do this on a computer that I have been using for a long time but with a 9 month old 320 g drive. a virus is preventing me from using any programs or internet from c:even though it boots ok and the desktop looks fine. It just wont do anything. My screen 7 does not mention the repair option. It doesn not recognize a damaged xp.but it is telling me I have a either a full partition or damaged or not formated right and is telling me I have to format the partitian and that I have 131072mg left (which doesn't seem right) It only leads to distructive re install NO REPAIR OPTION. Do I just have the wrong set up disc? what now? .
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