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Is there a opition anywhere about loading BIOS defaults?
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Here are some instructions on how-to set defaults.

http://h10025.www1.h...efault_settings
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Well, I've just been through the BIOS and everything and SMART is disabled, and we can't enable it. So here is the pic of what I get after clicking "Format" again, on my C drive. I can't move the arrow keys over it or anything.:s

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Well try setting the defaults in the BIOS. I want to try to get the bios to recognize the cd at boot.
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Ok! by a miracle, I'm in the recovery console, I got the admin password it was nothing so I pressed "Enter" and it says C:/Windows now what do I do?
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ok great!


Run the chkdsk in my earlier post.

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 11 February 2007 - 09:28 PM.

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It's on 56% should be done in a while, I'll let you know if it found any errors or anything, and if it doesn't, we'll go from there on how to format C:?
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Yeah. Can we continue tomorrow mid-day? I have to hit the hay and I wont be back till around 4-7P.M. Eastern time.

Have a good night :whistling: Will be looking forward to finish tomorrow

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 11 February 2007 - 10:04 PM.

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Pardon me for interrupting, but it seems like you are trying to format C from within Windows, and you can't do that, because that is the primary OS on the system. You have to boot from the XP cd, then delete partitions (you can create new ones afterwards) and let XP install. It shouldn't matter whether you uninstall SP2- but because your XP CD doesn't include it, when you are done with the format and reinstall, make sure you visit the MS update page and download and install it again. I didn't look up your motherboard, but a lot of systems allow you to change BIOS settings (so you can boot from the CD) by pressing "delete" at boot.
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