Hi I am having problems getting my PC to boot after I decided to create a more recent backup using ghost,
My drive is partioned so I backed up the C drive(XP and progs) onto my f drive which contains all my data, replacing the previous ghost image,something I've done many times before without a problem.
It went through the usual checks and rebooted,it then said the process had failed and to click retry, or return to windows,and if I did nothing it would return to windows in 20 seconds. No matter what I click on, or nothing at all the PC just hangs and I have to turn off the PC manually,It then goes back to the same loop I've already described.
I tried using my ghost boot disk,to reload my previous image from my F drive but it loads the floppy then locks up on the ghost splash screen,forcing me to reboot.
I tried using the xp disc and the recovery console,when it comes to the part to click on the drive with your OS on its only showing the F drive which only has my data on, not XP, as if it can't see my C drive.
Does anyone out there have any ideas of anything I can try to get the PC to start,as I have loads of progs and games configured,I don't want to lose.Or am I doomed.
I have the XP CD Disc and a win XP start up floppy disc.
In the worst case scenario what is the procedure for reinstalling XP over itself so I don't lose any progs or settings etc.