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DjFonti

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Yeah, I've selected it and pressed c, but it doesn't respond to that. The only ooptions listed at the bottom are

ENTER: Install
D: Delete partition
F3: QUIT.

I apologise profusely, maybe this machine is cursed?
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ALL machines are cursed!!!

Choose "Install"...what have we got to lose? :whistling:

Let me know what it does...

Edited by wannabe1, 24 November 2006 - 09:11 PM.

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BINGO! 'The partition you selected is not formatted, setup will now format the partition'. It has an option for 'FAT system' twice, one quick and the other just 'using FAT file system'. Does it matter which one?
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Do the full one at the bottom...NOT the quick one.
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Right, it formatted the first partition, does the other nedd doing as well. It started to install and there was no reboot countdown so I turned it off immediately...
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Ok...boot to the floppy and let's see what we get. Choose to "Start with cd-rom support".
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At the A:\ prompt, type e: and press "Enter"

At the E:\ prompt, type setup.exe and press "Enter"

Does setup start?
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Well, I got as far as the 'e: setup.exe' bit, and it says its going through a routine check. It now has a screen saying 'problem found', which is

'The C:\Windows\System32\CONFIG\ directory is damaged'

I can fix it or leave it...

EDIT: Setup did start, yes.

Edited by DjFonti, 24 November 2006 - 09:44 PM.

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Fix it
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Silly question, but there seems to be alot of these 'fix it' cases, shall I do them all?
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It's probably from the XP loading a few files on there when it finished formatting. Once we get 98 on there, we can fix it if need be. The trick is...it's installing!
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Right it's gone through it, it now has a log of all those files, I'm guessing I don't need to save the log? Shall I just push OK and carry on?
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Yes...
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Right, I'm on the install bit, shall I choose the 'C:\WINDOWS.000' directory to save it on?
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Apparently XP got so far as creating a windows folder. If you can change it to C:\Windows it would be better. But it should run ok that way, too. Renaming it later would be a real pain, though.
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