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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 10:56:10 PM

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i can use fdisk to delete partitions, format c:, start up with cd rom
support but when i try to use cdrom to install xp i am unable to do
this is dos mode.

what does that mean? is my fdisk no good? where can i get the proper
fdisk?

m

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Anonymous
July 27, 2005 1:03:54 AM

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The old DOS-based Fdisk is not supported with Windows XP.

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http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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"michelleshoe" wrote:

| i can use fdisk to delete partitions, format c:, start up with cd rom
| support but when i try to use cdrom to install xp i am unable to do
| this is dos mode.
|
| what does that mean? is my fdisk no good? where can i get the proper
| fdisk?
|
| m
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 7:06:34 AM

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Hi

Have a look at the following article by Michael Stevens regarding a 'Clean'
install of XP:

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

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"michelleshoe" <michelleshoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>i can use fdisk to delete partitions, format c:, start up with cd rom
> support but when i try to use cdrom to install xp i am unable to do
> this is dos mode.
>
> what does that mean? is my fdisk no good? where can i get the proper
> fdisk?
>
> m
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