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select partition 2 and press enter


right it says now on new page
you chose to install windows xp on a partition that contains another operating system. installing windows xp on this partition might cause the other operating sysytem to function improperly.

caution: installing multiple operating systems on a single partion is not recommended. tolearn more about installing multiple operating systems on a single comp, see link

to continue setup using this partion, press c
to select a different partition, press esc
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i only saw the first line of that post when i read it did you add it after posting also there is no link to that guide as far as i can see, soory if im being a pain in the ****
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The guide is on post 56 - link with graphics. When you have slected that partition you then need to press D as shown to delete that partition.
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From the guide page 7.

In this step, you will delete the main partition on your computer - the space on the hard drive that your current Windows XP installation has been using.

Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight the line for the C: drive. It probably says Partition1 or System though your's may be different. Press D to delete this partition.

Warning Note: This will remove all of the information on the drive that Windows XP is currently on (your C: drive). Everything on that drive will be destroyed during this process.
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set up is formatting the new partition looks like another long one 2% so far
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time to make a cuppa
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I am signing off
When you come back from your cuppa and on the next stage you are at page 10 of the guide you will then see this
on the guide
http://pcsupport.abo...nstxpclean2.htm

THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO PART 2 OF FOUR.

RE YOUR PREVIOUS POST

218418 mb disk 0 at id 0 on bus 0 on iastor (mbr)

-: partition1 (fat) 94mb < 86mb free >
c: partition2 (ntfs) 238308 mb <214599 mb free >
unpartioned space 16 mb


Is this a typing error should 218418 not be 238418 that is what it adds up to.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 16 December 2010 - 06:01 PM.

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ok once again many thanks for your time,
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When you come back from your cuppa and on the next stage you are at page 10 of the guide you will then see this
on the guide
http://pcsupport.abo...nstxpclean2.htm

THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO PART 2 OF FOUR.

RE YOUR PREVIOUS POST

218418 mb disk 0 at id 0 on bus 0 on iastor (mbr)

-: partition1 (fat) 94mb < 86mb free >
c: partition2 (ntfs) 238308 mb <214599 mb free >
unpartioned space 16 mb


Is this a typing error should 218418 not be 238418 that is what it adds up to.



must have been i guess, can't tell now as it's all been deleted, as i am on step 4 of part 2
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So if I am right and that was a typing error on your part you have a 250Gb Hard drive
So 250GB according to the HD maker is

250,000,000,000 bytes / 1000 = 250,000,000 KB
250,000,000 KB / 1000 = 250,000 MB
250,000 MB / 1000 = 250 GB

But as far as your computer is concerned,

250,000,000,000 bytes / 1024 = 244,140,625 KB
244,140,625 KB / 1024 = 238,418 MB
238,418 MB / 1024 = 232 GB

I would recommend you do this:- CREATE three partitions - format them with NTFS

Create one partition on that space you have just recovered from the Windows installation of 50 GB for you Operating system and main allied Windows files

Create another partition of 150 Gb for your other programs and personal data this keeps it separate from your operating system, so that when windows crashes your personal data is not at the same risk.

Create the third at 50 or whatever is left for special software I will provide later to try and ensure you are not in this situation again.

Se you on the morrow

Edited by Macboatmaster, 16 December 2010 - 06:10 PM.

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IN CASE YOU are confused by the above go back to the guide it explains it clearly

Also see this link for the same setup, on a thread I ran here.
http://forums.techgu...atal-error.html

He had a 1TB that is 1000Gb so his partitions were of course differently sized. but the principle is the same.

It may reasure you that your problems can and I am sure will be solved.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 16 December 2010 - 06:17 PM.

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the guide recommended using the max allowed so that is what i have done and it is 46% through it's formatt
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part 2 of 4 step 1

Unless you are planning on creating additional partitions from within Windows XP after the clean installation process (for any number of reasons), it's usually wise to create a partition at the maximum size possible.

did not realise we may have wanted to make extras so did as it says, bummer
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Sorry about that it was my error, I did not notice you had progressed beyond the stage at delete the partition.
In spite of what the guide says it is the BEST practice to keep the operating system, separate from the programs and your personal data.
Then if windows itself is corrupted you know, that unless the hard drive has crashed completely your data is safe.
http://www.geekstogo...ld-i-partition/
Just to support what I have said.

Never mind, you will have back the same as you had to start with and we will incorporate some programs for additional recovery purposes.

Going now see you tomorrow.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 16 December 2010 - 07:04 PM.

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the set up has finished and windows does now load into the computer oh happy days it is empty apart from the recycle bin on the desktop i guess i have a lot of installing to do i will say though that i did not see some parts of the set up steps whilst going through the link you sent me,


number one in step three networking connections

and number two workgroup\domain

also number 8 and 9 of step 3 internet connection

number 10 step 3 register with microsoft

i dont remember any of these but all seems to have gone ok as we got to the end of step 4 and finished with the screen that is shown.

i am not going to go any futher until you advise me if that is ok dont want to do anything in the wrong order or bypass any recommendations that you might have
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