Win XP installation - SP2

June 17, 2009 at 03:58:57
Specs: Windows XP, 256MB DDR2 Ram
Hello,
I am doing a Win XP installation and i do not want to wipe out my files & document in C drive.
The installation process came to a point where it gave me the option of "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick) & Leave the current file system intact (no changes)"
I know for sure that if i format the partition, it will erase all my files & documents.
My question is: if i use the option for "Leave the current file system intact (no change)" and continue on the installation, will it erases my files & documents or it will just erase the old OS and installed a new OS???

Please someone help me...

BZ


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#1
June 17, 2009 at 06:36:54
If you format, then yes. Your files will be deleted. Why are you reinstalling? If you want to maintain your files and Programs, you'll have to run a Repair.

LIR


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#2
June 17, 2009 at 15:35:17
I reinstalled because the laptop can not boot into windows when i enter the username & password, it logged me in then save settings & logged back out...

I did try repairing as you mentioned but to no avail...
So I'm trying to keep my data (Files & folders)by using the option "Leave the current file system intact (no change)"...to just erase the OS and keep my data...
Will it work???

bz


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#3
June 19, 2009 at 06:50:09
No. As said, if you format, the data will be deleted. You can't just erase the OS.

What happened when you tried the Repair after entering Setup?

LIR


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#4
June 23, 2009 at 18:22:02
I repaired it but still the same problem...
So what i did was backing up all the data and do clean installation...

thanks all for the hints.

bz


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