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reinstalling xp problems

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
January 1, 2010 at 08:10:33
Specs: Windows XP
I tried to reload xp on my desktop with my xp disk that i have used before. It went to the load screen and said that file ntldr was not present or was not transfered correctly. After that I used a kill disk because it kept saying that I did not have a valid windows disk (which is what was in there). It reads every other disk and there is nothing wrong with the windows disk. after the kill disk I tried finding partitions to reistall windows. I went to BIOS and made sure the boot order was correct. Is there any way to be able to reinstall windows or is the comp messed for good?

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January 1, 2010 at 08:57:24
If you used killdisk you probably wiped the entire drive, including the hidden restore partition.

If you have a good restore set you should be able to create a partition and install to it.

If that isn't happening then you can make the partition/s with a utility from the hard drive manufacturer.

I am assuming this is an OEM type computer that came with Windows pre-installed.

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January 1, 2010 at 17:05:06
Try following this guide to install Windows clean

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)

* Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files

Note: You do not need to manually create a new partition, as Windows Setup from the Windows Setup Disc will automatically create a Partition and format your drive to NTFS

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