How to cancel a windows XP installation?
Posted on 2010-01-10
I have windows XP pro installed. It recently got infected with a virus. I ran a scan using various anti-virus and deleted all treats. I noticed that my Windows XP seems to be corrupted. So I decided to do a repair install of Windows XP PRO. When I loaded the XP setup disk it didnt give me the option to do a repair install. It gave me the option to do a clean iow nstall or an upgrade. It was as if it couldnt tell that windows XP was already installed. Never had that happen to me. So I chose to do an upgrade. The problem is that it is in the "Installing Windows" phase of the Windows XP setup and it is stuck on 34 microsoft minutes. I left it all night running yesterday and it made it to 32 microsoft minutes. So decided to turn off the computer. Now everytime I reboot it goes trought the Windows XP setup. I canot login to windows anymore it is just stuck in this infinite loop.
I attempted to login to safe mode to troubleshoot and I get a message that windows XP setup cannot run on safe mode and kicks me out. I am stuck