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Oh, I am :whistling:
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lol:) I think I messed my pc up. I followed the guide untill I got to the delete a partition part, it would NOT delete C so I said to myself "hmm I could delete D and install a new XP OS on D then go back and format C when I'm on D then go back to C and format D and be done" But, as we know now Nope! doesn't work like that..I don't have my motherboard manual to go into my bios and format C like what the guide says...so I'm stuck, confused, but atleast I still have my sanity.:whistling: And alot of patience, so if I could get some more help I'd appreciate it.
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Wait why couldn't you not delete the partitions, create them and formatt them?
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It said that I was running on C and that I couldn't format it.

*EDIT* I'm on D right now, on the new OS my D drive has 4 Gigs total, 2.87 Gigs free.

C still has all my programs etc, because it wouldn't let me format it on D just now, it said "format was unable to complete", and I came back here for more help.:whistling:

Edited by Allocation, 11 February 2007 - 05:18 PM.

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I have a idea. We may need to run a chkdsk for the disk!

[*]Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
[*]When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
[*]When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
[*]At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

chkdsk /r


[*]Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
[*]Report any errors
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Ok, before I do that I have a question. When you say "Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console." you mean if I have two selectable drives to start windows on, right? Like starting from D or C and sence I want to format C I'm going to boot my pc up on the C drive correct? (I know it's pretty much common sense but I want to make sure)
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Yes that means you choose C:\
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Ok, I'll go do that, I'll be back in a hour or so then.
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O.K. I'll be here :whistling:
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Ah, I'm on another PC in my house, didn't want to put the ethernet cord back in etc. Ok, I juts restarted my pc and, it didn't automatically red the CD from the CD-ROM, it just restarted my PC that's all. So what should I do?
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Did the chkdsk run successfully?
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I didn't run it yet, I thought you said to reboot my PC on "C" and when it goes to a Setup screen to press "R", it didn't go to a setup screen, so I didn't know what you meant. I thought you meant it would automatically read the XP CD in my CD-ROM, and that I'd see a screen for it to setup then I'd press "R" to run the chkdsk.

Oh I should probably put on here that you're helping me alot, and I think you're doing a good job.:whistling:

Edited by Allocation, 11 February 2007 - 05:44 PM.

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Put the CD in, restart the computer. Does it read the cd or does it go right to windows?
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It just restarts to windows, it doesn't automatically read the disk.
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Did you make sure the CD-R is set to boot first in the BIOS?
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