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 SolvedReinstalling XP on a netbook, No MS CD/DVD Forum SolvedReinstalling Windows XP on Netbook, no CD Forum SolvedCD ROM problem when reinstalling windows 95 Forum SolvedReinstalling Xp Problems Forum Need help. Reinstalling Windows XP SP3 on same machine but no CD / licence key Forum SolvedWindows XP Startup Problem (Need to format without XP CD and Install a Linux) Forum Solvedreinstall XP with no CD Forum SolvedIf I replace a laptop's HDD, can I re-install Windows 8 on it without purchasing a new CD/key? Forum SolvedMy cd's were transferred from Windows XP onto my new Windows 8 computer. How do I play them? Forum Reinstalling XP, older version on cd? Forum SolvedWindows XP reinstall without a cd. one of the files of XP, probably win 32 got a Forum When a partition is created while installing xp,it showing as new(Raw) format. s Forum when trying to install windows xp service pack 2 to a new hard drive It reads press any key to boot cd ntldr is missing keybo Forum new w8 cd will not boot in xp pc Forum SolvedNew MOBO, XP boot problems Forum Problems re-installing windows xp on a dell latitude D600 Forum Problems with reinstalling windows xp Forum Problems after reinstalling windows xp Forum Problems with internet connection after reinstalling windows xp to windows 7 Forum Problems reinstalling friends xp Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !