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Could you connect the hard disk to another computer and try to install windows.
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no
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Thank you. I step aside out of this topic. I am sure another helper will do a better job then myself.
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get puppy linux...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd ...

if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...

if puppy will not load...write down where it hangs...its the same as boot logging I asked you to do way back when..
nojoy
try a different data cable...
no joy...
remove the drive and slave it to another working system and run chkdsk /f/r on it
nojoy..
you will have to have to replace the drive
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Ok, I will do this right now.
I'll inform you of any issues and errors I get.
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what do i have to start?
I'm on a screen right now, i have Home, Help, Drives, Install, Setup, Edit, Console, Lock, Write, HTML, Calc, Paint, Draw, Browse, Email, Chat, Calendar, Contacts, Play, Connect, pupzip and Trash Icons on the desktop right now, I didn't see any Errors appear.
What do I have to do now`?
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Ok, I cannot start Xorg, but the other one works
What does that mean?


Xorg Vide Wizard completed. Type 'xwin' to start X...
Starting X, specs in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, startup apps /root/.xinitrc...
Exited from X. Type "xwin [fvwm95|jwm]" to restart X ([ ] mean optional).
(To shutdown PC type "poweroff", to reboot PC type "reboot")
If X failed to start, type "xorgwizard" to setup X

# xwin
This script will run X windows for you...
Starting X, specs in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, startup apps /root/.xinitrc...
Exited from X. Type "xwin [fvwm95|jwm]" to restart X ([ ] mean optional).
(To shutdown PC type "poweroff", to reboot PC type "reboot")
If X failed to start, type "xorgwizard" to setup X


Thats what I get
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Ok, I cannot start Xorg, but the other one works
What does that mean?

it just means puppyXorg doesn't support your monitors refresh rate

quick guide for saving data...music..files on a system that will not boot using puppy Linux..
this is for using a flash drive to save your data to...if you have a usb external hard drive just adjust
these instructions to the external drive instead of the flash drive..

NOTE...you have to have the usb drives connected when you boot puppy or it won't see them.


after you get to puppy desktop..
click on the drives icon...looks like a flash drive...top row..it will list all the drives connected to

your computer...

click on the red icon for the drive you want to mount...in this case its a flash drive ...puppy will
mount the drive..the drive icon turns green when its mounted...
minimize the drives mounter window..you will need it again in a few minutes..
drag the right edge of it sideways to shrink it to its narrowest size...aprox half the screen width..then drag the window to the right edge of the screen...

now click on the icon that looks like a filing cabinet (kind of yellow) on the main drive...it should
already be green..
you will see a list of all the folders on the main drive Usually your C: drive..shrink that window to
the narrowest you can..drag that window to the left side of the screen...

at this point you should have 2 windows open on your desktop..the flash drive on the right side..
go back to the folders on the C: drive...click on the documents and settings folder...then your user
name or all users..find the folders that has your data..
drag and drop the folder with the data you want to make copies of to the flash drive window...

your options are to move ..copy ect...JUST COPY..if its to big you will have to open the folder and
drag and drop individual files until the flash drive is full...(I have a 120 GB external USB drive for
big data recovery jobs and a 4 GB flash drive for the smaller jobs)..after you get the files copied to
the flash drive...
Click on the drives mounter you minimized earlier
UNMOUNT THE FLASH DRIVE by clicking on the green icon..you will once in awhile get error messages when
unmouting the drive..ignore them..when the flash drive icon turns red again its safe to remove the
flash drive..trot on over (stroll if you want to look cool) to another computer and plug in the flash

drive and copy all the data files ( I drag and drop) to the other computer..
make sure the other computer can read them...

now delete the data on the flash drive...take it back to the misbehaving computer and plug it in

again..click on the drives icon again and repeat until you have all your data transferred to the working
system..
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I do not want to save any files on my not working computer. I think you got something wrong here.
The HDD on the not booting computer is empty (or has the files that were copied in the process of installing, or at least trying to do that, on it).
I have absolutely no personal files on the not working computer.
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then delete everything thats on the hard drive...format as a FAT32 file system..
remove the puppy cd..reboot
and this time when you go to install xp...try installing using fat 32 and DO NOT use the quick format otion
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So I have to choose the other option to format it?
And what is the difference to NTFS?
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then delete everything thats on the hard drive...format as a FAT32 file system..
remove the puppy cd..reboot
and this time when you go to install xp...try installing using fat 32 and DO NOT use the quick format otion


Hey there guys, I have the same problem. I managed to get Pupply Linux loaded. I want to format the hard drive. Do I delete all the files (including the existing windows files?) and then format or can I just format? My next question is: How do I format through Puppy Linux?

UPDATE: I managed to boot up with Puppy Linux. Used Gparted to delete the old partition, formatted as NTFS. Booted up with XP in the CD-Rom, got to Press any key boot from CD. But it wasn't reading my USB Keyboard. After struggling for about an hour, remembered that I would have to enable USB Keyboard support in the BIOS settings. Did that, and I now have a healthy new install. I wasn't worried about losing data, as I have all my important data stored on a seperate HDD.

Edited by FreddieP786, 30 April 2009 - 12:55 AM.

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