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setup has determined that drive C: is corrupted and cannot be repaired

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When trying to reinstall Win XP Pro, I get the following error.

setup has determined that drive C: is corrupted and cannot be repaired
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Hello mmacdougall =)

Is this the problem with you ??

Problems with Drive Overlay Programs in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315679
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It sounds like it, but I dont know of any drive overlay software.

I will try partitioning and reformatting.
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>> but I dont know of any drive overlay software.
Check here :)

How to Tell If Drive Overlay Program Is Installed in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186057/EN-US/

>> I will try partitioning and reformatting.
I think this is the Best thing if you can do =)
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by:mmacdougall
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I can't delete the partition becaues it says the temp setup files are on it and are needed to complete the installation
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Restart the system, and then try :)

If you want you can use a Startup floppy to use Fdisk utility to delete and recreate the partitions instead of doing with the XP CD and then after that use this cd to just install XP on the newly partitioned hard drive :)
Bootdisk >> www.bootdisk.com
Fdisk guide >> http://fdisk.radified.com/
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which boot disk should i use
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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the standard Win98\ME one is enough :)
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Great thanks, I am sure it will work now, I will post back
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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sure... just comment back if you will get stuck somewhere(hopefully not)!! :)
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All is now well,

Thanks
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Excellent ^_^
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