Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I found an old Windows XP SP2 in my -trash- cd can and tried it on a 30 GB FAT32 partition.

Installation went fine till the copying operation was completed and XP asked for reboot. After that either it starts over again or throws invalid disk.

Starting over is an infinite loop the only way I see is to choose the "Repair console" but I'm not used to a DOS box.

Can anyone help me through this harmful installation?

share|improve this question

migrated from May 26 '10 at 2:50

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

This should be on – Nix May 26 '10 at 2:21

When you boot off the CD you actually do not want to hit the R key right away. First hit Enter to start Windows setup. Accept the EULA. Then existing installations will be found. Select your previous install then hit the R key.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .