help 2 lots of Windows xp

  MotoGPete 19:11 01 Jan 2005

loaded windows xp service pack 2 and everything froze. tried to boot using winxp cd(OEM version) and loaded another windows in explorer now have 2 of everything and when i start comp I basically have 2 platforms both of which are xp home edition. How do I get rid of 1 of them

  LinuxPenguin 20:39 01 Jan 2005

reboot with the xp disc i nthe drive, start installing it, when it gets to choosing partitions, delete all partitions and create a new big partition on which you should installwindows, choose ntfs filing system

  MotoGPete 21:09 01 Jan 2005

Ta but was trying not to lose files as didn't back up (I Know)

  LinuxPenguin 21:14 01 Jan 2005

oh, well you could google for a utility that allows you to recover them , before you format...

  MotoGPete 21:17 01 Jan 2005

thanx but gotannoyed with it and did as you suggested as it was really only programs I was trying not to have to reinstall oh well so much 4 an early night

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