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Reformatting and Reinstalling Problems


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ok 2 options
copy the format of 98 machine or go here and download disk to floppy and format drive
MS Windows XP System setup disk
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Okay, I'll try that, but can you tell me something? How come my install won't start or anything? I mean, when I don't have any partitions and then press enter to install it creates a new partition and formats it.
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you must have an active partition for any operating system to work
did you set an active partition with fdisk
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Never mind, I was being stupid. I'm almost there I think.

Edited by FluffyDude, 13 January 2007 - 05:43 AM.

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Crap, still having the same problems. The install won't finish once it gets to copying the files.
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sounds like a dud xp disk can you get another one
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Not for another like 4 days. But it's weird, cause when it gets to copying it'll get to a different point each time. Like 1 time it was 38% and another it was like 9%.
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whats the error message
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can you access the c: drive from the prompt.
If yes then copy all the files from xp cd to c drive. Then run the setup from c:
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It's something like this file could not be found to be copied or something. And before that when I pressed enter on the partition it said something about it overwriting my other windows file and how it might go over another windows installation and delete all the files and etc. I dunno, my computer is apparently possessed by the dark lord.
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Uhhh, not really sure if I can access it or not. How would I do that? Thanks for all the help by the way.
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when you start the computer does it come to a prompt. If yes is it a or c or d
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When I start the computer all that comes up is the motherboard manufacturer picture that says press F8 for setup and then if I let it go from there it says invalid system disk.
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ok what i put in blue you type what i put in red you do.
using 1 of the boot disk we created last night restart the computer with cd support. This should give you an A:>c: enter
does this give the c:> prompt
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yea, the c prompt is there
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