Reinstall xp over the top ??

  geeuk 16:34 08 Apr 2004

Anybody know how to reinstall xp over the top of an exsisting installation. So not to lose documents. Microsoft says boot from xp cd then chosse r then follow instructions. however this just puts me in to the recovery console.

  Chronos 16:39 08 Apr 2004

could you not just repair the bits that are not right...

  ensonricky 16:43 08 Apr 2004

Do not press R, continue as if you are going to reinstall xp afresh and it will then give you the option to replace your existing installation or reinstall over the top.

  geeuk 17:28 08 Apr 2004

Turned out to be corrupt hard drive. Thanks all

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