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URGENT: how to install PRESP1 XP on a >137GB drive

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August 21, 2003 12:53:13 AM

I just got a 200gb drive
my bios supports 48bit lba
I know my XP cd does not, I need to install SP1, but I have to isntall xp first.

I tried creating a 60gb primary partition
then installing windows to it.
then after installing sp1, the system rebooted, and wont start up
it displays the background for about 1 sec and reboots.

What is the proper procedure for installing XP using a PRE SP1 cd on a drive bigger that 137GB?
August 21, 2003 9:40:47 AM

Unless you need to NOT have SP1 installed, you could just create an SP1 CD.

Check out Bart's page at http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd for details. You need the original CD of course, but everything else is freely downloadable and linked to from his site.
August 21, 2003 9:45:14 AM

Oh by the way, he doesn't have the best server in the world. If the site is down, just keep trying every few hours; it'll be up eventually.
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August 23, 2003 6:55:09 AM

It has been awhile since I installed XP but won't the install disk detect the HD then partition (if not already) it and then format it with NTFS?? I have a 100gig HD and Xp didn't give me any options for formatting it used NFTS I believe because of the size of the HD.

Best to you,
James
August 23, 2003 7:04:54 AM

sure I was in a hurry so I didnt have time to do that or remember how.

I just installed xp
then the first thing I did was install the atapi patch to update the driver
then I added the regkey for 48bit lba and rebooted

everything looks good now, but I have a new problem
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