Re-Installing XP Home Edition

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  1. s18000rpm

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    guys,
    i want to know IS there any way in which i dont have to LOOSE all DATA on my Hard Disk, when i Re-Install Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

    That is i want to format only OS Partition (C: Drive) in my HD & not all of them.

    i own HP Pavilion, & i contacted HP Service People, who told me that, if i run a FULL RECOVERY on my XP Home Edition System , all the DATA & PARTITIONS created will be Deleted(formatted).

    MY PC Config:

    HP Pavilion a1210in, Windows XP Home Edition SP2, 256MB RAM, Intel 915G Chipset, Integrated Intel GMA 900.
     
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    how.
    i've already done a Standard Recovery (no formatting takes place, only XP reloads without affecting Program Files folder).

    i'm not satisfied with that Standard Recovery, XP is still problamatic.
     
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    Is there any prob with your existing installation?
     
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    USe ur OS CD to install OS while instalation process will ask u to choose partion then select the drive that contains ur old OS then process will warn u abt pre existance of OS in that drive .................. u do not bother continue with same drive then it will ask to keep old files or to delete them choose to delete them....... and continue ........here u go remaning data on other drive3s will not lost
     
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    the problem is that i have only RECOVERY DISKS (2 DVD), which came with PC.
    when i put the DVD & restart the HP RECOVERY CONSOLE comes & asks whether to do a Standard Recovery (no formatting or Deletion) OR a FULL RECOVERY (deletion of all partition).




    P.S. The OS came Pre loaded with my HP PC.
     
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    How did u create partitions on ur Pavilion?
     
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    u have paid for OS and 4 HP services so CALL those HP vendors(idots) to repair ur system... do not talk them on phone all vendors r fool(complete dumb)..... OR else go and borrow XP disk from some of ur friend and follow what i told u earlier
     
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    yes my friend i'll agree with you that the HP vendors are *ools.

    Once the vendor sent a guy to create partitions, who then called the HP Call Centre from my phone to help in creating Partitions.

    & when i contacted the HP Service they said that they cannot send an System Engineer to do the Full Recovery Of the PC, as it takes nearly FIVE Hours.

    i just wanted to know isn't there any way(any software) of avoiding this DELETION of PARTITIONS.

    Now I'm thinking of buying a 10-20 GB Hard Disk & use it for OS Only.
     
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    borrow XP disk from some of ur friend is best way.................
     
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