Problem installing WXP

Seems OK, the wife dropped the laptop while it was on and now it does not start correctly.
Recovery option did not work and I don't want to buy the CD of restoration of £30. I want to receive a ball of Vista anyway and go back to XP.

Sounds like there is a corruption of boot, but I'm a bit stuck here how to install XP.

Problem is, well here is a picture from when I try to install XP from the disk. There are a few partitions with no name.
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6394/1002781c.jpg

Looks like they are empty... but the Vista installation and the files are there somewhere. I can boot into linux from a live CD and find documents intact (phew) but can't burn it to a disk (grrr).

So, how can I install XP?

If I press c to create a new partition, there is room for 1498MB...

Help please!

Thank you.

Post edited by: Palmer

What I see on the screenshot is the typical structure of partition of disk on Toshiba laptop pre-installed with Vista.

-Unpartitioned space is WinRE partition and belongs to Vista
C and D are the OS partitions.

So if you want to install Windows XP Home edition, I recommend allows you to delete all partitions. In the early days, then C, and at least this score of 1.5 GB. After doing this create new partition C and installing WXP on this.

Later, Windows XP Home edition, you can activate second partition.

BTW: what model of laptop do you have? Check if your laptop is supported WXP. I hope that you will find that all of the drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page.

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