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    My computer went down this afternoon and had to re install XP from a disc bummer lost everything now I wd
    would like to know if I can get it back and this is an older XP than I had.

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    Unfortunately that question should have been asked before the disk got overwritten by the reinstall. Sorry for your loss.

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    It depends how you re-installed it.

    If you low-Level reformatted the drive then it gone.

    Win XP install Disks give you some options to reinstall, without formatting.

    Some OEM disk use a ghost disk image, and reformat the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    It depends how you re-installed it.

    If you low-Level reformatted the drive then it gone.

    Win XP install Disks give you some options to reinstall, without formatting.

    Some OEM disk use a ghost disk image, and reformat the drive.

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    Guess I will have get a new machine.thanks

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    Why would you need a new machine cwhyu2 ?

    The old ones work good.

    If you have XP SP2 at least then you should be good to go. What make of computer do you have ?

    HP and Compaq have the best system backup built in to a hard drive partition. Don't do much good if a hard drive fails.
    But can recover from a virus. As long as the virus does not screw up the partition sectors.

    Good Luck with Your project. XP is better than the newer OS. You have more control over it.

    I like Your Mustang. I like My 1970 GTO but cost to much to drive it.

    Enjoy Your Day.

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    I got it working ok but no sound updated from sp1 to sp3 took over 15 hrs of downloading and installing may be worth it who knows
    Thanks guys!

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