windows xp service pack 3 incomplete installation, bart pe
Posted on 2008-10-02
I attempted to install the Windows XP Service Pack 3, not realizing how much disk space was required. My hard drive is partitioned into a smaller C drive with windows and program files, and a larger D drive for multimedia file storage.
Before I knew it, the install wizard is telling me that the space on my hard drive is dangerously low. I tried to cancel the installation but it would not cancel. I tried to free up space on my C drive, but could not clear space fast enough. Suddenly the computer froze and I have not been able to restart since.
Now I am trying to use Bart PE to try to transfer my music and pictures to an external hard drive, but it does not seem to recognize the external drive. Is there any reason why the external drive would not be recognized? My laptop recognizes it, but my damaged desktop does not show it.
Also, can I use Bart PE to get my computer to start up in Windows again?
As you can see, I am a total novice when it comes to this kind of stuff. A friend of a friend let me borrow this Bart PE CD, but I can't really figure out what to do with it. Please help. Thanks.