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Anonymous
March 17, 2005 1:14:09 PM

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Hi I have installed NT 4.0 workstation and I have a
winsrv bsod screen I need to format the machine. I would
like to boot from cd allowing the option to format the
existing partition or to use a bootdisk with cd drivers
included to format then install xp from cd.

Can someone tell me how to do this?

Thanks

Rob

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Anonymous
March 17, 2005 3:26:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
==> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;3100­64

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Rob Hargreaves" wrote:

| Hi I have installed NT 4.0 workstation and I have a
| winsrv bsod screen I need to format the machine. I would
| like to boot from cd allowing the option to format the
| existing partition or to use a bootdisk with cd drivers
| included to format then install xp from cd.
|
| Can someone tell me how to do this?
|
| Thanks
|
| Rob
March 17, 2005 3:26:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

The loader seems to load to the nt page not the cd. What
could this be?

Rob

>-----Original Message-----
>The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools
necessary
>to partition and format your drive. Follow this
procedure and allow
>Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
>
>NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all
your peripheral hardware
> devices, except the monitor, mouse and
keyboard, before installing XP.
>
>NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed,
physically disconnect the
> EIDE and power cable to it before
proceeding, otherwise your main
> hard drive may not be assigned the
customary C: drive letter.
> After installing Windows XP, you may then
reconnect it.
>
>1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first
bootable device".
>
> ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
> ===>
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>
>2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and
reboot your computer.
>3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow
the instructions.
>4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to
delete all the existing
> Windows partitions, then create a new partition,
then format the primary
> partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to
install Windows XP.
>
>5. Clean Install Windows XP
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
>
>6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn
on XP's Firewall.
> ==>
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
spx
>
>7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows
Update website
> and download the available "Critical Updates".
>
>8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and
visit the support website
> of the manufacturer of the computer to download
and install any
> available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as
video adapter
> and audio drivers.
>
>9. If you happen to run into any installation
difficulties, use the following resources:
>
> How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During
Installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?
scid=kb;EN-US;3100­64
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
>
>--
>Carey Frisch
>Microsoft MVP
>Windows XP - Shell/User
>Microsoft Newsgroups
>
>Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security
Technologies:
>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
p/choose.mspx
>
>---------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------
>
>"Rob Hargreaves" wrote:
>
>| Hi I have installed NT 4.0 workstation and I have a
>| winsrv bsod screen I need to format the machine. I
would
>| like to boot from cd allowing the option to format the
>| existing partition or to use a bootdisk with cd drivers
>| included to format then install xp from cd.
>|
>| Can someone tell me how to do this?
>|
>| Thanks
>|
>| Rob
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
March 17, 2005 4:53:30 PM

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Rob wrote:
> The loader seems to load to the nt page not the cd. What
> could this be?

In your system BIOS, can you change to boot from CD first (has nothing to do
with OS)?

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March 17, 2005 9:21:38 PM

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Rob Hargreaves wrote:
|| Hi I have installed NT 4.0 workstation and I have a
|| winsrv bsod screen I need to format the machine. I would
|| like to boot from cd allowing the option to format the
|| existing partition or to use a bootdisk with cd drivers
|| included to format then install xp from cd.
||
|| Can someone tell me how to do this?
||
|| Thanks
||
|| Rob

Stick the XP CD in, set your BIOS to boot from CD and follow the
instructions.

QED


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