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  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Last updated March 23 2005 In this step-by-step guide, I will show you in details how can you accomplish the following: 1- Create a bootable Windows XP Pro (WXPP) CD with service pack 1a or 2 (SP1a or SP2). 2- Format your hard disk drive (HDD). 3- Install a clean copy of WXPP. 4- Download and install all the necessary drivers/applications for your ThinkPad notebook (TP). Usually people want to format the HDD and install a clean copy of WXPP to get rid of many software and applications that come preloaded with the new computers or to configure WXPP the way they want. You can use this guide if the following are true: 1- You have a folder called i386 on your HDD or a recovery CD from where you can extract that folder. 2- You have the WXPP product key for your computer. Most manufacturers place a sticker on the back of the machine with this number. If you do not meet these two requirements, stop here and look somewhere else. What we are doing here is just reinstallation for the copy of WXPP that you have paid for when you bought your computer. Important Note: You must follow all the instructions in this guide whether your computer came preloaded with SP1 or SP2. Note: This guide is oriented towards IBM ThinkPad T series (TP). However, most of the steps are general and you can just skip the steps that deal with TP. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/ (1 of 2)6/30/2005 1:23:45 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install I have tested this guide on my TP T42 with SP1a and SP2. Everything went smoothly. My machine now is booting up faster without any junk software or applications sucking up my memory and CPU resources. Step 1 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/ (2 of 2)6/30/2005 1:23:45 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 1 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 1: Backup the important folders and files. Since we are going to format the entire HDD, we need to backup the folders and files that will allow us to repeat the whole procedure over again in case something went wrong. Backup the following folders to a CD, DVD, or any other reliable storage media: 1- i386 folder. Usually it exists under this path C:i386. 2- DRIVERS folder. C:DRIVERS. 3- IBMTOOLS folder. C:IBMTOOLS. 4- Any other personal files you need to back up. As far as I know, you only need these three folders for TP T42. However, to be in the safe side, backup the other folders like IBMSHARE, VALUEADD,... etc. Important Note: If you have any encrypted data on your HDD, make sure to backup your certificates and private keys on a removable media. If you chose not to do so, you would NOT be able to decrypt (restore) these data later. for more information click here. Note: Everything is retrievable from www.ibm.com except some applications in IBMTOOLS such as Intervideo WinDVD. Step 2 Introduction Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step1.htm6/30/2005 1:23:47 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 2 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 2: Download SP1a or SP2. Choose which service pack you want to slipstream to WXPP: A- For SP1a, download the network installation from here. It is about 125MB. or B- For SP2, download the network installation from here. It is about 266MB. Note: If you chose to go with SP1a, you can always update your system later with SP2. However, your WXPP installation CD will have SP1a not SP2. click here for SP1a screenshot Note: This is the English version. Other language versions could have different names. Step 1 Step 3 http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step2.htm (1 of 2)6/30/2005 1:23:48 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 2 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step2.htm (2 of 2)6/30/2005 1:23:48 AM
  • [4saad.com] Download SP1a screenshot http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/SP1a%20Screenshots/Download-SP1a.htm6/30/2005 1:23:49 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 3 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 3: Download BCD Package 1- Download BCD package (Build CD) from here or here or here. 2- Unzip the BCD package to C:bcd Note: BCD is the utility that will create a bootable CD for you. Step 2 Step 4 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step3.htm6/30/2005 1:23:50 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 4 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 4: Download Nero Aspi Library. Download Nero aspi library from here and save it in C:bcdbin Note: This Nero driver lets you burn your bootable CD without needing any burning software. Step 3 Step 5 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step4.htm6/30/2005 1:23:51 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 5 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 5: Download Windows XP Package. 1- Download Windows XP package from here or here or here. 2- Unzip the entire package to C:bcd Note: This package contains files needed to build the WXPP bootable CD. Step 4 Step 6 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step5.htm6/30/2005 1:23:52 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 6 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 6: Copy the i386 Folder. Copy your i386 folder to this path C:bcdcdswxpprofiles Note: You can get the i386 folder either from your HDD (usually C:i386) or from your recovery CD. Step 5 Step 7 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step6.htm6/30/2005 1:23:53 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 7 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 7: Extract and Integrate SP1a or SP2. In this step we will extract the service pack from the file we downloaded from Microsoft and integrate it with the installation folder i386. 1- Click Start > Run... 2- Based on the service pack you downloaded, type the following in the Open text box: For SP1a C:xpsp1_en_x86.exe -s:C:bcdcdswxpprofiles or For SP2 C:WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe -s:C:bcdcdswxpprofiles 3- Click OK Note: I assume you saved the service pack file under C: If not, write the correct path. Important Note: You must do this step even if your computer came preloaded with SP2. This step is crucial to create a file called win51ip.SP2 which prevents the install CD from asking you to insert the SP2 update CD during the installation. click here for SP1a screenshot The service pack first is extracted... http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step7.htm (1 of 3)6/30/2005 1:23:55 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 7 then it is integrated with your installation folder. When the process completes successfully, you will see this window: http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step7.htm (2 of 3)6/30/2005 1:23:55 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 7 click here for SP1a screenshot Step 6 Step 8 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step7.htm (3 of 3)6/30/2005 1:23:55 AM
  • [4saad.com] Integrate SP1a screenshot http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/SP1a%20Screenshots/Integrate-SP1a.htm (1 of 3)6/30/2005 1:23:57 AM
  • [4saad.com] Integrate SP1a screenshot http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/SP1a%20Screenshots/Integrate-SP1a.htm (2 of 3)6/30/2005 1:23:57 AM
  • [4saad.com] Integrate SP1a screenshot http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/SP1a%20Screenshots/Integrate-SP1a.htm (3 of 3)6/30/2005 1:23:57 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 8 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 8: Create the Bootable CD. In this step we will first create a bootable ISO image and then burn it to a CD using the BCD package. 1- Insert a blank CD in your CD-RW/DVD-RW drive. Note: Try first to use a CD-RW disk instead of CD-R in case something went wrong, you do not lose a CD. After you test the CD-RW, you can copy it to a new CD-R and keep it somewhere safe. 2- Click Start > Run... 3- Type the following in the Open text box: C:bcdbcd wxppro 3- Click OK You should see the following window. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step8.htm (1 of 3)6/30/2005 1:24:01 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 8 Then you will be asked to insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW. Insert the blank CD and press ENTER. Note: The CD image (bcd.iso) is saved in your temporary folder quot;C:Documents and SettingsUser NameLocal SettingsTempquot; in case you want to burn it using your own burning software. After inserting the blank CD, you should see the burning progress. The next screenshot shows that 15MB of 575MB has been copied to the CD. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step8.htm (2 of 3)6/30/2005 1:24:01 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 8 Wait until the burning process finishes. Step 7 Step 9 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step8.htm (3 of 3)6/30/2005 1:24:01 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 9 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 9: Get the Product Key. By now you should have a bootable WXPP CD with SP1a or SP2 that you can use to install a clean copy of WXPP on your machine. Before we proceed any further, we need first to get the product key for the WXPP copy which you have paid for when you purchased your computer. Check the back of your computer and look for a Windows sticker with a product key. Write down this key on a piece of paper. If you did not find that sticker, it is probably included with the documentation package that came with your computer. If it is not there, call the computer's manufacturer and ask for it. Note: If you chose to use the key on the bottom of the machine to install WXPP, you will need to activate your windows by calling Microsoft. To bypass the activation, follow the instructions below. How to bypass the activation process? 1- Go to the original folder i386 and search for this file unattend.txt. 2- Open that file using any text editor (e.g. WordPad, NotePad, ...) and search a line starts with ProductKey. 3- Write down the key number in that line on a piece of paper. 4- Use this product key during the installation instead of the one you got from the sticker. 5- You will not be asked to activate your windows. Important Note: For this trick to work you need to extract the product key from quot;unattend.txtquot; in the original i386 folder not the one that has been modified by the service pack integration. If this trick did not work for you and you still want to bypass the activation, use Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to extract the product key from the registry. Download this free tool from here. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step9.htm (1 of 2)6/30/2005 1:24:03 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 9 Step 8 Step 10 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step9.htm (2 of 2)6/30/2005 1:24:03 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 10 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 10: Disable IBM Partition. Note: This step is only applicable to the IBM ThinkPad (TP) users with the hidden IBM partition. If you do not have this partition, skip this step. IBM notebooks come with a tool called Rapid Restore which can be used to restore the system to a healthy state usually the state when you first got the notebook from IBM. This tool utilizes a hidden partition on the HDD which is inaccessible by other parts of the system including the bootable CD we just created. Therefore, before we install WXPP, we need to disable this partition so the installation CD can see it and hence format it with the rest of the drive. This can be done through the BIOS only. 1- Boot up your TP. 2- When you see the IBM screen, press F1. This will take you to the BIOS. 3- Select Security. 4- Select IBM Predesktop Area and Select Disable. 5- Select Yes when you see a warning about disabling the partition. 6- Click F10 and save the changes. 7- Now the notebook will restart. Log on and go to My Computer. Check if you can see the IBM partition. If you can see it, proceed to the next step. If you cannot, repeat 1-6 and check again. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step10.htm (1 of 2)6/30/2005 1:24:06 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 10 Your HDD now is divided into two visible partitions, the main partition C and the relatively smaller IBM partition. You need to delete the IBM partition and merge its unallocated space into the main partition so you end up with one big partition on your HDD. This can be done very easily with many HDD management software like Acronis Disk Director Suite and PartitionMagic. I used the former to accomplish this task on my TP T42. I am not aware of any free tool that could do that for you but this does not mean they do not exist, just google around if you do not want to shell out some cash. Note: Deleting the IBM partition and resizing the main partition can be done either now or after you install WXPP in step 12. In my case, I did it before installing WXPP to avoid messing up with a clean OS installation. Step 11 Step 9 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step10.htm (2 of 2)6/30/2005 1:24:06 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 11 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 11: Change the Boot Order. Note: Make sure that your CD or DVD drive is bootable. Most drives nowadays are bootable. Some old systems do not offer the capability to boot from a CD, however, this is very rare. We need now to set up the system to boot from the CD/DVD drive. For TP notebooks this can be done as follows: 1- Boot up your notebook. 2- When you see the IBM screen, press F1. This will take you to the BIOS. 3- Select Startup. 4- Select Boot. 5- Select ATAPI CD. 6- Click F6 to move the ATAPI CD up. Keep clicking F6 until the ATAPI CD becomes on the top of the list. 7- Click F10 and save the changes. Note: For systems other than TP, the procedure should be similar depends on the BIOS and its version. If you could not figure it out, check the manual that came with your PC or motherboard for information about entering the BIOS and making this change. Step Step 12 10 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step11.htm6/30/2005 1:24:07 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 12 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 12: Install Windows XP Pro. Now you are ready to install a clean copy of WXPP on your computer. Note: This step involves formatting your entire HDD and hence losing all data you may have there. So make sure you backup your important files before you proceed. 1- Insert the bootable CD you created in step 8 into your CD/DVD drive. 2- Reboot your computer. 3- If you see a message about hitting any key to boot the CD, do so now. Otherwise, you will see a message about Setup inspecting your system. 4- Setup will load all the needed files and drivers. 5- Once the initialization process completes, you will see quot;Welcome to Setupquot; screen with three options. For clean install, select the first option by pressing ENTER. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step12.htm (1 of 5)6/30/2005 1:24:09 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 12 6- Read the licensing agreement and then press F8. 7- The setup will detect your existing OS on partition C and ask you whether you want to repair it or just install a fresh copy of WXPP. To select the latter, press ESC. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step12.htm (2 of 5)6/30/2005 1:24:09 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 12 8- Now use the up and down arrow keys to select the partition in which you wish to install WXPP. Select partition C and press ENTER. Note: If you have not deleted IBM partition yet and merge it with the main partition C, you should see another partition below partition C. Just discard it for now and select partition C to install WXPP. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step12.htm (3 of 5)6/30/2005 1:24:09 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 12 9- Since you selected a partition that already has an OS on it, you will be prompted to confirm your selection. Press C. 10- The next screen is asking for the type of disk formatting to be used. Ideally, NTFS files system is the best for WXPP. As for which to choose Quick or Regular format, it is totally your call. To find out the difference between these two kind of format, read this Microsoft article. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step12.htm (4 of 5)6/30/2005 1:24:09 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 12 11- You will be asked for the last time to confirm formatting partition C. Confirm it. 12- Now just follow the simple on-screen instructions and watch WXPP as it is being installed on your computer. Note: Remember to enter the product key that you extracted from unattend.txt to avoid Windows activation. 13- Congratulations. Now you have a fresh install of WXPP with SP2 (or SP1a) on your computer. Step 11 Step 13 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step12.htm (5 of 5)6/30/2005 1:24:09 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 13 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 13: Install Intel Chipset Support. Note: You should install this driver only if you have INTEL 845 chipset and 855 chipset. The following TP should have one of these chipset: T40/41/42, R40,50,51 and X31. If you are not sure what chipset you have got in your computer, consult your hardware manual. Note: It is recommended to install an antivirus and a firewall before you go online for the first time. This package detects and configures the INTEL 845 chipset and 855 chipset. This is very crucial to optimize your processor and get the most of it. You need to install this driver only if you did a clean install of WXPP. If you have used the recovery CD that came with your computer to restore the WXPP preload state, you do not need this driver. 1- Go here and download chpsup1o.exe to your HDD. 2- Read the instructions in that page to learn how to install the package. It is recommended to install this package before any other drivers. So make sure you do this before any thing else once your WXPP install completes. Note: You may notice that your TP is sluggish when you scroll a drop down menu or when you drag and move a window. This is totally normal. Once you install the driver for the graphics controller (i.e. video card), this problem will disappear. Step Step 14 12 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step13.htm6/30/2005 1:24:09 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 14 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 14: Download ThinkPad Software Installer. Note: This step is only applicable to ThinkPad notebooks (TP). Unfortunately, WXPP does not include drivers for many hardware on your TP. Therefore, you need to install them yourself which is a very painful and lengthy task. However, IBM have a very handy tool to search for drivers and install them for you with one click. First, you need to download ThinkPad Software Installer. 1- Go here to download this tool. 2- Read the instructions in that page to learn how to install the software. Step Step 15 13 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step14.htm6/30/2005 1:24:10 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 15 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 15: Download Drivers. Note: This step is only applicable to ThinkPad notebooks (TP). 1- Copy the folders DRIVERS and IBMTOOLS that you backed up in step 1 to this path C:DRIVERS and C: IBMTOOLS. 2- Start ThinkPad Software Installer you installed in step 14. 3- Select Install or upgrade drivers and click Next >. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step15.htm (1 of 4)6/30/2005 1:24:12 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 15 4- By default, the software will look for drivers in C:DRIVERS and C:IBMTOOLS. If you do not see them in the locations list, add them by yourself. Also UNCHECK quot;Retrieve latest information on the internetquot;. We will use that feature in the next step. Click Next >. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step15.htm (2 of 4)6/30/2005 1:24:12 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 15 5- The software will search for all drivers and utilities in these two folders. 6- A list of the available drivers and utilities will be given. The new (or updated) drivers will be selected by default. Select the drivers/utilities you want to install and Click Install >. Note: Although you can install more than one driver in the same step, I recommend you to install them one at a time and restart your notebook after every installation. This is to avoid any drivers conflict and also to isolate any problem due a faulty driver installation. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step15.htm (3 of 4)6/30/2005 1:24:12 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 15 7- You will get a message to confirm that all the drivers were installed successfully. 8- After you finish installing all the drivers/utilities you want, reboot your computer and proceed to the next step. Step 14 Step 16 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step15.htm (4 of 4)6/30/2005 1:24:12 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 16 How to Fresh Install Windows XP Pro without a Recovery CD Step 16: Update the Drivers and IBM Applications Note: This step is only applicable to ThinkPad notebooks (TP). The drivers we installed so far are the ones that came preloaded in your notebook. These drivers could be outdated or you might have missed an important driver in step 15. We use ThinkPad Software Installer to check IBM servers for drivers updates or even new applications not currently installed. 1- Start ThinkPad Software Installer. 2- Select Install or upgrade drivers and click Next >. 3- CHECK quot;Retrieve latest information on the internetquot; and click Next >. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step16.htm (1 of 6)6/30/2005 1:24:15 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 16 4- ThinkPad Software Installer will compare the drivers currently available on IBM servers and the ones already installed on your computer. 5- Accept the license agreement and click Next >. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step16.htm (2 of 6)6/30/2005 1:24:15 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 16 6- A list of more recent drivers and applications is offered to you. Select the ones you need and click Next >. Note: click on the package name to read the release text file. From there you can see what is new in this version and decide whether it is worth updating. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step16.htm (3 of 6)6/30/2005 1:24:15 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 16 7- ThinkPad Software Installer will download the selected drivers and extract them to C:DRIVERS. ThinkPad Software Installer asks you now to install these drivers (they are selected by default). Note the version available and the version installed to double check your selection. click Install. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step16.htm (4 of 6)6/30/2005 1:24:15 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 16 8- A message will be given to confirm that the installation was successful. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step16.htm (5 of 6)6/30/2005 1:24:15 AM
  • [4saad.com] Fresh Windows XP Pro Install - Step 16 9- Reboot your computer. Note: If for any reason the new driver did not work for you, you can use ThinkPad Software Installer to roll back to the old driver. Note: If you are an old school guy and wants to download the drivers by yourself, you can do so using the Driver Matrix. Important Note: Do not forget to install the latest Windows updates and security patches from here. CONGRATULATIONS !! You are done. Hope your notebook now is running faster without any wasted HDD space. Step 15 Copyright © 2002-2005 4saad.com. All rights reserved. http://www.4saad.com/WhatsNew/Fresh_XP_Install/Step16.htm (6 of 6)6/30/2005 1:24:15 AM