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I had installed windows 7 for testing. Now i want to re-install windows xp home original. I am using the toshiba installation(recovery) disk. The installation process asked a few questions. I selected the option to retain other partitions and to delete only c drive. In the next step i got this error. alt text

So, what should i do to retain my files in d drive and only allow the installation to delete c drive?

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From the link you posted, " To correct this issue, it is necessary to delete all partitions." – Moab Jan 11 '11 at 20:14
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It would seem that is not possible with the recovery disk. You could remove the drive and connect it to a working system either directly or in an external enclosure and copy the data from the D Partition. Once the recovery is complete, you can copy the data back to the laptop as needed .

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