Problems re-installing XP from CD on Partition1 [New<raw>] Tags: Windows XP Partition CD-Rom Hard Drives Last response: May 26, 2009 5:47 PM in Windows XP Share Arkane_17 April 23, 2009 8:38:00 PM have just decided to re-install windows XP to my computer and hence have put in the bootable XP disc, got to the 'Windows XP professional setup' screen where both my hard drives are listed. I want to install XP to my existing C: drive so I deleted the existing partition and then created a new one now called: Partition1 [New<raw>] 190772MB Unpartitioned space 8MB I have then pressed 'enter' to set XP on the top partition1, however it says: To install Winows XP on the partition you selected Setup must write some setup files to the following disc: 305243 MB Disc 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR] NB. this is my other drive However this disk does not contain a windows-XP compatible partition. I can then only return to the main menu. I thought it would normally give me some option somewhere to format the hard drive to NTFS but it will not let me do this??? Any help would be really appreciated More about : problems installing partition1 raw n3f0ur April 24, 2009 12:07:31 PM On a working pc, get this on a disk: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ Boot it up on the problem pc, go to Partition Tools, use any of them. Ranish Partition Manager is ok. There`s all command lines. No point-n-click. Delete all partitions on the drive & create a single as NTFS active. Install XP. Anonymous May 26, 2009 5:47:17 PM THANKS!!! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPartition1 <Inactive ForumProblem Formatting the HDD and Reinstalling XP ForumG31T-M and SATA - XP Install problems ForumSATA drive problems installing XP Pro ForumXp pc problem ForumXP Won't Boot WIth Large Hard Drive ForumHelp! Siren coming from pc, & other problems ... ForumInstalling 2 XP HDD's ForumXP installation/multiboot problem Forumboot problem ....ntldr could not open drive... ForumCan SATA HD be used to boot up ForumCould my monitor problem be the motherboard? ForumStartup Issue ForumHelp please! restored an image backup and can't dual boot ForumBoot.ini problem ForumHard Drive Crash - now will not boot except from Recovery Kit disc ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumReformatted from USB ForumBoot problems ForumDownloading problems More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !