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Compaq Presario V3000
- peterLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
some windows boot up or system files are corrupted or missing.
you may boot WinXP CD to install Windows XP to a different directory, e.g. c:\new_win\
you old windows files are still in c:\windows
after completing installation, you can get back your old document files in c:\document and settings\*.*