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Whats up Geeks, and thanks for all your help. I just got a computer with Lindow OS on it. I want to and tried to install windows xp on it. Needles to say, I probably wasted a bunch of time trying to do it myself, but now after changing the Bios/ boot sequence and starting the comp with the windows disk in the drive i think the last message i got says that i need to partition the drive and have ms-dos boot program on it. how does this get done. I have the windows xp cd and a windows 98 cd, as well as a windows start up floppy disc. I also purchased additional memory which i haven't put on. Does it matter when i put in on the computer?
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Hi
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put in the boot disk start your system at the a:/ type fdisk after that is done reboot with boot disk still in at the a:/ type format c after that is done put win xp in cd-rom take out floppy disk and reboot sytem. ( make sure frist boot is your cd-rom windows should start to install but doing this you will lose all data on your Hard drive.
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Taz thanks for the help, but somthing still is not going right with this install. after i do the fdisk do i create a partition? i've done it both ways creating one and not creating one but the format c comand is not working. i get bad command message, so i can't go any further. what am i doing wrong?
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hi
Are you typing format c with a space between the format and the C?
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i tried it with and without
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try format C:
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