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Trying to change operating system

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  • DOS
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
November 4, 2010 8:05:18 PM

hi i have a old cumputer and im trying to put new xp on it (it has xp already on )when i turn on pc it has DOS writing and i keep pressing any key and it looks to boot from disc but does not my disc is fine i tested it.I have change many systems on newer computers no problem but this one and one more i come across is driving me crazy it looks like a dos system as such.

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November 4, 2010 8:28:15 PM

just to add it continues to load to xp thats on system and work as normal.
November 5, 2010 6:28:41 AM

if your trying to do a fresh window xp install I would use fdisk to remove the partitions, then set a new partition, when you format do it as NTFS or re-format with the dos format/s command.. then make sure you system will boot from CD or Floppy which ever type drive disks your using.