were can i get a windows xp disc or boot up disc??

  [DELETED] 12:45 10 Apr 2006

were can i get windows xp disc or boot up disc, was i meant to get with the pc or what?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:51 10 Apr 2006

Not all companies issue discs with the PC to sve money XP should therefore be saved to a partition on the hard drive.

However this is not very useful when the PC will not boot.

Have a look at http:\click here for the 6 floppies to boot XP or an iso image for a CD.

A program like BartPE burnt to CD is also very usefull for recovering files. click here

  [DELETED] 12:59 10 Apr 2006

whats the actual problem to need one? if you get what i mean

  [DELETED] 13:03 10 Apr 2006
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:28 10 Apr 2006

"Borrow" an XP CD from someone to do a repair install just use the license number on the sticker on your own PC. This is pefectly legal.

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
click here

  [DELETED] 13:36 10 Apr 2006

thanks ill see if i no someone with a xp cd, is that the real name (xp cd) or is it called somehting else??? and will it fix my prob in click here
?? and will my files and pictures still be there??

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