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#61
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Yes I believe so
Message is now Required parameter missing -
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Ok....

Type format c: /s /v and press "Enter"
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Bad command or file name

Presumably there were spaces in there
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Type fdisk and press "Enter"

What is listed under "Partition Information"
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Partition Status Type Volume Label Mbytes System Usage
C: 1 A PRI DOS 7813 Unknown 100%

Total disk space is 7813 Mbytes (1 Mbyte = 1048576 bytes)
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It's there alright...I wonder why it won't format...that's all we need to do to get this thing going.

Want to experiment a little? I've never tried this, but it may just work. :tazz:

Download this Windows XP Bootdisk Set. Save the downloaded file to your desktop. Double click the downloaded file to create the bootdisk set. It will require six floppies to do this.

Once you have the bootdisk set ready, post back and I'll walk you through what I have in mind.

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Can we try this tomorrow Ill need to buy some floppies and also I need to go get some sleep, as the burglar alarm kept going off last night and Im pretty tired and have an early start tomorrow morning.

Roger
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No problem...just let me know when you are ready. I really think this will work...even without the back slash!
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Hi
OK I now have 6 xp boot disks ready to go
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One quick question before we start, and I'm sorry if I've already asked, but do you have a windows XP cd?
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Im afraid I dont have an XP disk. I have XP on this machine , but its supplied and maintained by work. I only have ME
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No problem...

Stand by a couple minutes...I'm trying this technique on one of my machines... :tazz:
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While I wait for my test box to load, let's try the fdisk one more time just to be sure...

Start up with the ME startup in the floppy drive

At the A;\ prompt, type fdisk..."Enter"

Press "Enter" to accept large disk support..."Enter"

Select option 3 to delete the Partition..."Enter" and accept the deletion..."Enter"

On the fdisk Options screen, choose option 1 to create DOS partition..."Enter"

Let me know when it finishes verifying drive integrity...
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OK done that
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Press "Enter' to use the maximum available size...

It will verify again...when that's finished, press Esc and then Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart.

At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk..."Enter"

Select option 4 ..."Enter" (to verify that you now have a Primary DOS partition) If you do, press Esc

Select option 2 ..."Enter" (To make the partition active) ..."Enter"

If it is already active, press Esc twice

At the A:\, type format c:..."Enter"

Type Y..."Enter"

Let me know what happens...
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