Windows XP install over 2000
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:25 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:31 PM
The fix for this is a bit intresting, when formatting, sometimes the format does not cover the whole disk as it should, or leaves a portion unchecked...
The problem is that part of the MBR still remains, a defining factor of the OS's installed on the machine.
The only 2 ways I have ever found in fixing this are
#1 formatting with a linux software like you are going to install but dont and just install windows once linux has formatted it...
Or #2 the more feasible option...
Go to http://www.download.com download the SUPER FDISK PARTITION ( just search for it on that search bar )
Download it, and burn it to a CD...
Boot from the cd at startup, click the submenu buttons and find the thing that says (ERASE MASTER BOOT RECORD)... it will delete all partitions, click any write changes button, and then exit the program Then reinstall windows xp...
Make sure you have backed up all data, if you just reinstalled, then feel better ...
Edited by AitrusSkyy, 13 August 2006 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:51 PM
Heres something you might think about using with a laptop PC.
I have not used the program so it is buyer beware on the above. One problem i had using a similar program is it did not specify where the drivers were supposed to go so i spent days trying to figure that out. You will need to have the touchpad drivers and keyboard drivers for the laptop because they are different than standard windows drivers. The video and sound drivers are also usually not the same as standard windows drivers.
After that i would do a fdisk of the drive and then use the XP cd to install windows. Heres some websites on the methods used.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:05 PM
We could remove the unwanted installations and tidy up the one you want to keep...
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