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I wanted to reinstall windows xp on dell dimension 3000, setup process failed because corrupted file founded and i selected wrong windows version which was regular windows xp, i actualy needed windows xp home which was originaly installed in this computer. process wasn't completed. now everytime i am turning pc on the same setup process goes on, then failes, then i have screen with option of selection of two windows versions, if i select windows xp home edition everything is going fine, if i select another windows xp setup goes again and fails. after selecting windos xp home edition pc is loading and desctop comes up. how should i avoid this black screen with setup and selection process, what should i do?

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  • timo147 Nov 11, 2007

    i have a targa visionary 3200 amd athlon bought in 2004 a friend installed a newer version of windows xp home and now my pc does not recognise my recovery software



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You will have to do it the correct way, deleting all partitions while installing fresh copy of xp
I will post the link that shows step by step how to do this
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  • Robert Feb 26, 2008

    HERE IS THE CORRECT WAY: follow all instructions to the t
    when you get to part deleting patition, make sure you do this several times until all you see is unpartioned space(abt the size of your harddrive
    make sure you back up all your impt docs , pics, and even the drivers if you know where to find them before you start the install
    Your computer will get very hot or warm during the install(use a laptop cooler plugged into usb port if possible)
    Read through this thoroughly if you want to do this the Right way
    If you screw up, you can do it over if you have the os install cd
    Here IS THE LINK(if you can't click on it, copy and paste it into your address bar in IE or Firefox:

    if you need help later, post on here later
    you will have to download your drivers from etc and install After the os install-

  • Robert Feb 26, 2008

    DO NOT use repair option it will do a corrupted 'dirty install'
    try my method-


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Boot your PC with the Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM tray and follow the install process, when you asked to repair, select "no repair" and "Leave partition as is".

When the process finishes, go to "my computer" properties, click on the tab "Advanced", then on "Boot and recovery" button and unmark "show OS list"

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Try first  to use hiden boot cd.With it u can see all files on hdd.When u see winxp files just delte.But i will not take responsibility couse sometimes xp wont boot up...
But i recomneded you to save all your data and format your pc.Make sure that the partition cd must be deltet befor u contiuing with formating ur pc like in this pics:

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