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Windows XP will not load.

I was trying to update Windows XP & ended up installing Windows XP Home & Windows XP Pro on the same partition. Now I can't get past an error page. I can get to the dos prompt but I can't figure out what to do from there. Can I uninstall XP & fix it. If so, how do I uninstall?

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Ok. If you do not want to backup your files/documents, you can simply access a Windows XP CD from the internet, by visiting this link. When you get a copy, simply put it in the drive and boot up the pc. Then follow the instructions on the immediate screen, which is either press DEL, F8 or Esc. Then, look for a boot option and change it to CD/DVD Drive....

Then, let the CD boot and let it run through and follow the onscreen instructions. Then, you will have a so called brand new pc/installation. Be sure to format your drive when it asks...

If you want to back up some of your stuff, go to a flea market and look for a computer place...

They should have small hard drives.

Anything above 10GB should be good, unless you want a large drive for yourself.

Just install a version of windows, and copy all the stuff you want to back up, then you can format your regular with the version of Windows you downloaded...

If you need anything else, let me know...

If the link i gave earlier does not work, try this one:

Katz Windows XP Downloads

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