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Anonymous
March 31, 2005 11:21:04 AM

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I have 2000nt and xp on my machine. I was having problems with boot up and
when I connected to the internet it would reboot. So I used the restore
program by Lenten and it asked me to seperate my data and file system. Guess
that I did not do it right. Out of 26000mb I put 8008 into C. Now when I
boot it get the error that I have no OS. Please tell me how to get to the
dos prompt when I boot so that I can format from there. Also I no longer
want to have 2 OS's I will just want to work from one, so do I need to have
partitions? I will only be putting xp back on and I believe that I need and
existing win os to do that. Thanks in advance for all of your help

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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 1:39:20 AM

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Dawn, if your cdrom drive is set for first boot device in Bios you might
be able to just do a clean install of WinXP.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html During the
install procedure you can format and delete
partitions.


"Dawn S" <DawnS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:121455AB-7362-44C1-A159-6D4A718BC505@microsoft.com...
>I have 2000nt and xp on my machine. I was having problems with boot up and
> when I connected to the internet it would reboot. So I used the restore
> program by Lenten and it asked me to seperate my data and file system.
> Guess
> that I did not do it right. Out of 26000mb I put 8008 into C. Now when I
> boot it get the error that I have no OS. Please tell me how to get to the
> dos prompt when I boot so that I can format from there. Also I no longer
> want to have 2 OS's I will just want to work from one, so do I need to
> have
> partitions? I will only be putting xp back on and I believe that I need
> and
> existing win os to do that. Thanks in advance for all of your help
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 10:21:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I did change to boot from cd and formatted the partition to ntfs and now
setup goes through to copying files and then reboots. I have done this
several times and even went into bios and disabled the hdd recovery. The
highest that setup has gotten is to 27% and then reboots. I have also gotten
an error message about setting the shadow and cache. Please help.
Thanks

"Rich Barry" wrote:

> Dawn, if your cdrom drive is set for first boot device in Bios you might
> be able to just do a clean install of WinXP.
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html During the
> install procedure you can format and delete
> partitions.
>
>
> "Dawn S" <DawnS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:121455AB-7362-44C1-A159-6D4A718BC505@microsoft.com...
> >I have 2000nt and xp on my machine. I was having problems with boot up and
> > when I connected to the internet it would reboot. So I used the restore
> > program by Lenten and it asked me to seperate my data and file system.
> > Guess
> > that I did not do it right. Out of 26000mb I put 8008 into C. Now when I
> > boot it get the error that I have no OS. Please tell me how to get to the
> > dos prompt when I boot so that I can format from there. Also I no longer
> > want to have 2 OS's I will just want to work from one, so do I need to
> > have
> > partitions? I will only be putting xp back on and I believe that I need
> > and
> > existing win os to do that. Thanks in advance for all of your help
>
>
>
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