We have a few XP machines in our facility running no longer available programs.
The other day one wouldn't load explorer.exe. Noticed the drive was 99.9% full. I entered in safe mode with dos and cleaned up some of the temp files and downloads to free space. I was able to get it to restart, but it still wouldn't open explorer.exe so all i had was a blank desktop.
I grabbed a XP pro CD not thinking that the old box was just XP. Ran the chkdsk, didn't work, tried running the repair using directions from a old forum that stated i could act like its a new install, and it should recognize the old install and prompt me to repair. This was not the case.
The install crashed about 1/3 of the way through. Now when it boots i get a XP pro screen, the straight to blue screen/restart looping.
How can i revert back to the original install from the half installed XP Pro?
Any help is greatly appreciated,