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Try using the 6 disk windows XP boot that I is in the link I provided to you earlier, it is most likely that the msdos disk you have didn't load the drivers for your serial ATA. The XP boot disk should do this and then you should be able to run ptedit.exe from the A: prompt.

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"CREATING A WINDOWS XP BOOT DISK

Create MS-DOS bootable diskette

When formatting a floppy diskette users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.

Place diskette in the computer.

Open My Computer and right click the A: drive and click Format.

In the Format window check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.

Click Start"

ive done this and its on 1 floppy so i dont understand where your saying 6 disks this msdos thing is on 1 floppy how do i get the 6 disk thing you are talking about.....?
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could you go on ur link and copy paste the instructions that i need to follow?
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please
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what version of XP do you have? Home or Pro and does it have sp2 installed on it?

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its xp pro sp2
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faizal4,

Go to this link and download the xpquick.zip file. Extract these files onto a floppy disk that has been formatted on an XP machine. Then try to boot the problem machine with this floppy and see if it will let you get into windows. If you have any questions about doing this, read this link.

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Edited by Fenor, 03 October 2005 - 11:49 AM.

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dam i cant download winzip it gives problems so i had to delete it last time what else can i do?
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hold on my brother thinks he knows how to fix it i let him try if he cant ill try that file thig u sent me okay ill post back tonite or tomorrow to say if it works or not okay?
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Windows XP has built in functionality to handle zip files so you don't need to download winzip
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Okay, post back whenever you can.

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done that now?
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okay ill try booting of this disk
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so should i create an msdos startup disk then put those files on or shall i do quick format then put those files on???
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and what shall i put as volume label A?
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