Computer Crash

Question

I recently bought this computer. I installed Windows Xp after formatting the c: because it had Windows 98 on it. Then the computer got a virus so I deleted everything once again and installed Xp...it worked for a couple of days and then crashed...so i reninstalled Windows Xp again. Also It seems that Windows XP is on both of my partitions on the harddrive. I have 2, a c: and a d:

The main problem is the computer doesn't respond when i try to access the c:

also it cannot start at all when it accesses Windows Xp Home Edition on it. What ever the problem it really just doesn't want to work.

How Do I fix It?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Luke Vanderlaan

Answer

This question was answered on February 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Acording to your explanation, Wheb you installed Win XP tou did not format or perform a clean installation, therefore you have created two partitions When you boot your your computer, you shaould have an option to select which operating syatem you to work with , ks Unfortunatly, it seems that you cannot use either of them you can do the followings:

1.If you have a boot disk insert and restart your computer and see if it works If not then go on to #2

2 Scan your hard drive and reformat it.

3 After formatting you drive, Reinstall your Operating system.

Good Luck!

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 9, 2004