That's precisely what I'm unable to do (I followed the
instructions in the URL you provided). Windows upgrade
setup was already in progress before. When I allow it to
continue at the start of the startup sequence, it picks up
again at Preparing Installation (Collecting Information &
Dynamic Update are shown as already completed), and in a
few seconds reports that "Setup cannot locate the Windows
installation you want to upgrade" (end of the matter).
I've also attempted a full installation from the Upgrade
Setup CD, by inserting (after pressing Enter and F8), an
older Windows 95 CD in the process for verification (for
it can't find the existing installation). Again, I'm told
that the partition contains a different OS (instead of XP
Prof), but I press C to continue installation anyway, and
then choose "Leave he current file system intact (no
changes)" (Fat32). Then it threatens to overwrite the
existing C:\Windows folder. I accept and put back the
WinXP CD, so that setup continues to examine drive C: When
it reaches 69% of the drive, it pauses for some time and
then gives up with the following message: "Setup has
determined that drive C is corrupted and cannot be
repaired. Setup cannot continue."
What shoud I do next?
Thanks for your help!
Subject: Re: Unable to startup/reinstall Windows XP Prof
due to damaged file system
From: "Andre Terpstra" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > Sent:
12/13/2003 5:22:32 PM
Well you probably need to repair your installation,
Pack 1 if you had that installed.
Andre Terpstra, MCP Windows XP Professional.
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