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you dont remember the word format at all?
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No i'm sorry I don't :S As I said this was a while ago...
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just checking. i'm still sticking with fixing the mbr.
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the next step would have been to then install, tho....I am confused. Why didn't you finish the install?

Are you in front of this computer? When did you get the error? Months ago? Now?
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by all means,continue... just curious...sorry do not mean to be a distraction.

I will sit back and see where this goes...as noted, it cannot hurt
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I'm in front of my PC at the moment and this happened a few months ago on my laptop. I have only just had the oppurtunity to fix it now.

I can see where your coming from though gerryf what I have explained has been a bit wishy washey.
I think though thinking back I stopped the installation somewhere during it for some reason. Meaning that Win 2000 had been deleted and when I tried to use the Windows XP disk it obviously brought up the error message i'm getting now.
Just I know if I would have taken my time and at least read everything more carefully I wouldn't be in any of this mess!
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just as a quick question. do you know anyone with a 2000 disk or 98 disk?
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You know what I was just thinking that...I can't think of anyone off hand but I'm sure someone might.
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i mean. it's technically not theft if you're only using it to upgrade to the one you bought right?
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lol I suppose not ! :tazz:
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for that matter, winme, 98 or 95, or winxp home or professional (full version only), winnt workstation 4.0 or 3.51
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Hey everyone good news !!
I managed to get my hands on a Windows XP Professional Disk and it has got further than before but now I'm unsure what to do! Heres the message I get (long)
The partition is either too full, damaged not formatted or formatted with an incompatible file system. To continue installing Windows setup must format this partition.

Format the partition useing the NTFS file system <Quick>
Format the partition using the FAT file system <Quick>
Format the partition useing the NTFS file system
Format the partition using the FAT file system


What one do I choose?????

Thanks
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wait, wait, wait...do not use the windows xp disk you borrowed.

Your cd-key will not work on that.

Use your cd and it will ask you for proof of previous purchase...then insert that cd., then use your cd-key
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Ok but I still get the message about the partitioning bit
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Format the partition useing the NTFS file system
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