[CentOS] Dual boot box: WinXP & CentOS 5: Impossible to restore WinXP?

Lanny Marcus lannyma at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 15:12:04 UTC 2007

We rarely use M$ Windows, but I let my daughter surf pbskids.org while
using Windows and a Trojan Horse modified or deleted the user32.dll
file. I found the instructions on the Microsoft Support web site, and
it would be very easy for me to expand a new copy of user32.dll if I
could get the MS WinXP CD to work. It boots OK, I press a key so it
will search hardware and it then has hard drive activity for a long,
long time. My impression is that Microsoft does not want this to work
on dual boot boxes.

I've tried this on dual boot boxes with Windows ME and Windows 98 SE
and it works fine. Dell sent me two (2) new WinXP CDs (one in English
and one in Spanish) but the problem apparently  is not that I have a
defective WinXP CD from Dell.

Has anyone been able to restore WinXP on a dual boot box? TIA!
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