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How to Reload Windows XP Without Removing Files
Deleting system files, modifying the registry and installing incompatible drivers to Windows XP can damage the integrity of the operating system, rendering it inoperable. Virus infections are often responsible for making the aforementioned changes to a system, but employees who have administrative access to the workstation can make deleterious modifications to the OS as well. Reinstalling Windows XP can repair the OS, but if work-related files are stored to the system partition, all of the data will be erased during the installation process. To reload Windows XP without losing files, you can perform an in-place upgrade, also known as a repair installation.
Step 1Insert the Windows XP CD into the optical drive and then press "Ctrl-Alt-Del" to restart the computer. Step 2Press any key when prompted to load the contents of the disc. Press "Enter" on the Welcome to Setup screen. Step 3Read the license agreement, pressing "PgDn" to scroll down the page. Press "F8" to agree to the terms. The CD will search for previous installations of Windows XP. Step 4 Press "R" to repair the selected operating system. The disc will begin reinstalling the operating system to the hard drive without affecting personal files. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the repair installation. Step 5 Log in to Windows XP and sign on to the Internet when installation completes. Click "Start," "All Programs" and then "Windows Update." Step 6 Click "Scan for Updates" to search for applicable service packs and hotfixes to reinstall to the OS. Step 7 Click "Install Now" to bring the in-place upgrade up-to-date.
Windows XP CD
Make sure you have your Windows XP product key (found on the CD cover or on the computer case) available prior to reinstallation.
If possible, back up your files previous to the installation in case something goes awry during the process.
You will need to reinstall all non-native programs and removable devices after performing an in-place upgrade.
If you installed Linux successfully on your hard disk then the hard disk is OK. If you are installing Windows Xp and it does not detect the hard disk but the BIOS detects the hard disk then - The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
Don't worry, you can download the CD contents free of charge from Canon support website. All you need to do is visit the link below, select your Windows version (OS) and language and you will be given a link for the driver.
yes you can install winxp if you have winxp bootable disk. Boot your computer with winxp disk. For that insert winxp disk into cd or dvd rom then when you power up press F8 or F5 or F12 to get first boot option then set first boot as your cd or dvd rom then you can boot computer with disk.
Try installing first the windows xp.Make two apartments and install the
Xp on the one.The other one format it,boot with the linux cd and try to
install it to the empty apartment.Be sure that your system supports the
linux kernel because some of the CPU brands don't support the linux OS;S.
do you have XP bootable CD? If yes goto BIOS settings and select primary booting device CD Drive and save settings and exit. After restarting your system You will be asked to press any key for installing the OS.