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While there are alot of things i like about my vista comp i want to switch back to my old xp format so i dusted off the disk and wanted to format the computer when i get an error telling me that the ftdisk.sys is corrupted and then the windows set up closes. could use some help please
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Howdy:

Is this old XP cd OEM or retail?

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oem..i believe, im not exactly sure the difference
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oem..i believe, im not exactly sure the difference



:) Did the XP cd you are trying to use come wth a different computer?

Are you trying to format, etc through Windows?

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Murray thank you but i believe i fixed the problem, i couldnt run xp installation with vista currently on but damaged, but i could re install vista so i compromised and have replaced the missing windows files using vista and am gonna take the hint and keep vista for a while. ill switch to xp on a later date
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Thank you for the update.

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Thank you for the update.

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no worries, this topic can be closed. ive been bullied into using vista for a whole longer lol but the initial problem of me not being able to format has been fixed when i reinstalled vista apperently
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hi i am also having the same problem with ftdisk.sys corrupted
but in my case i am not downgrading, i think its started when i change my cmos battery..
when i am starting windows.. it suddenly stops when i choose start windows normally and
when i try reformating my HDD the same error accured "ftdisk.sys corrupted"
and i try my HDD to my other system and start windows normally and no problem accured
and i dont need to reformat my HDD.. what could have cause this problem??..
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