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Tried to shut off machine last night and had to take out battery. At one point it started up though and seemed to start installing again. It moved on to the "installing" part instead of the "preparing" part and then stopped again at the same screen and that 33 minutes. Don't know if that means anything or not.

I'm ready to do what it takes....again.
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I knew that would happen... :whistling:

Ok...here we go...again.

Boot to the Windows XP installation cd by pressing a key when the "Press any key to boot from cd" prompt appears at the top of the screen.
  • At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press Enter to set up Windows XP.
  • Accept the License Agreement by pressing F8
  • With your current installation selected in the box, press Esc
  • Select C: Partition1 [NTFS] in the box and press Enter
  • To continue setup using this partition, press C
  • Now you should see formatting options...choose the last one, Leave the current file system intact (no changes), and press Enter
  • To use a different folder, press Esc
  • Name the folder WINDOWS and press Enter
Once the installation is complete, we'll install all the drivers, then SP2. We're going to take a different track on the drivers this time...we'll take them all from the disk. I don't think the updated chipset drivers were quite correct, though they were the ones listed for that machine.
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I had a stupid question here which I answered myself. Sorry.

Edited by Manners, 24 January 2007 - 09:23 PM.

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Things weren't exactly like they were supposed to be on your instructions. It is like it skipped somestuff, but it is copying files now.
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You want to press Enter with C:\ Partitional [NTFS] selected.
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I saw your question and I answered it, too.... :whistling:
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Have a problem. It never asked me for name of folder prior to copying files. Then it rebooted and went right back into the setup stuff that wasn't working last night.If I had clicked the press any key to reboot,wouldn't that have taken me back to square onewith parallel install?
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Let's start over and do it a screen at a time so I know just what you are seeing.

Boot to the cd and get to the "Welcome to Setup" screen...let me know when you are there.
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Welcome to set up...There.
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Press Enter then Press F8 to accept the License Agreement.

Next screen shows the operating system. What does the screen you see show?
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Operating system. Wonder if I pressed Enter there before instead of esc.
So now I'm going to press esc!
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Yup...press Esc.
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OK. Here is our problem. When I pressed esc, I got a screen which says that I chose to install xp on a partition that contains another operating system. and then a caution about installingmultiple systems on a single partition, etc. Thoughts? Do you want me to type out the whole screen?
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Press C
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Done. And I will now leave the current file system intact (no changes)

Please excuse typos. This keyboard's space bar doesn't work well.
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