My drive is dying and it wont boot up XP and I cant even reinstall. The set up screen seems to go on for ever - 3 hours so far. However I have a spare drive with XP and I'm able to interigate the old drive and can see all my folders and programs except my documents. The drive had been formated ntfs and so is the spare. 1. can I reinstall XP again without losing files if not how do I see my documents. Many thanks - it one in the morning and i'm going to bed.