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    I can disconnect the partitioned drive and can boot with one drive, the one designated as C, now drive 0.. They're identical drives, so it's hard to tell them apart. I think that I reformatted to the secondary drive. Would you suggest I start over, install to the other drive?
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    I can boot from the C drive with the other disconnected. Everything works except Zone Alarm's antivirus is unable to kick in. I think I'll start fresh, install
    the drive that was probably my boot drive to begin with.
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    I think that sounds like a good plan. Disconnect the other drive, then when you reinstall, make sure you delete both the Windows partition and the System reserved partition. Setup will create a new System Reserved partition and all should be good
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    how nutty

    Yes, I reformatted the "other" drive. Everything works fine. EXCEPT. The C drive has a bunch of files that shouldn't be there. They weren't formatted away. I'm online, I'm installing programs, etc. etc. I'll give you screen shots. At this point, I'm either going to leave it alone or go buy a couple fresh hard drives and install as to a new machine. Either that or format the C drive and start again. Man, I've reinstalled XP systems at least five times, and never had this kind of craziness.

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    Rather than buy a couple of fresh hard drives why not run Kill Disk on the two you have--it returns them to new condition.

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    Resolved

    I finally got this under control by clicking the format option on the corrupted drive, installed for (should have counted) maybe the twelfth time in a day. Now it looks clean and I can breathe and eat again.

    Thanks for the help.
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    You're very welcome, I'm glad you got there in the end

    It is all good experience, you'll find that you can install Windows and get it set up how you like it in no time in the future
    Nick.

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