Need Help upgrading and old computer
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:29 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:36 PM
1: So what is the file name??
2: is this a new UNUSED XP cd??
3: Upgrades are nothing but trouble.. why aren't you just doing a clean install??
Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:23 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:03 PM
Everything can be done through the XP cd.. Just make sure the system is set to use the cd-rom as the first boot device.. Boot with the XP cd in the cd-rom drive and follow the prompts..
One of the options will be to remove all current partitions, set a new partition and format the drive..
Posted 23 May 2005 - 12:30 PM
but the file name changes each time. Is there a way i can wipe the computer without running XP and then install XP or is there a way to get around this some how
I have reformatted computers many times before and never encountered this problem
Posted 23 May 2005 - 02:02 PM
Once that is done, use fdisk to create a Primary DOS partition (say YES tyo any questions asked)..
Once done, boot with the XP cd and try the install??
As a sidenote, when you boot using the XP cd, are you getting the option to "Start from the cd-rom" or are you having to open the cd and run setup from there??
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