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Problems re-installing XP from CD on Partition1 [New<raw>]

Last response: in Windows XP
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

April 24, 2009 12:07:31 PM

On a working pc, get this on a disk:

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.
May 26, 2009 5:47:17 PM