Old 21st June 2002, 23:38   #1
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Win XP boot trouble!!!

Can anyone help me please? My computer has decided to go on a continous circle of trying to load Windows. I keep getting an ATP Boot Disk error and then the screen goes black only to try again.

I was only trying to format my hard drive but now I'm screwed, can anyone help me here? I want to completley erase my hard drive, can I use Win Me or do I have to find a copy of Windows 98..........will Windows 95 work ???

Does anyone know what I can do know?

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Old 21st June 2002, 23:43   #2
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You will firstly need to create a windows boot disk from 98. This allows you to load basic DOS drivers that allow you to start formatting the computer, and then install windiows.
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Old 22nd June 2002, 00:07   #3
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Thank you I'll have to wait untill tommorrow to purchase a copy of windows 98

Thank you for the immediate response
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Old 22nd June 2002, 00:10   #4
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Why use XP when there is a better alterantive - 2k.


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Old 22nd June 2002, 00:14   #5
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XP is far more hardware / user friendly smellypants
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Old 22nd June 2002, 01:27   #6
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Ok OK OK! I've got the windows ME installed because I didn't have the option of using 98. So now when I go into MS Dos Prompt and type "format c:" the computer tells me that C: is in the process of formatting something else??? Now what?
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Old 22nd June 2002, 01:58   #7
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I know the game is on but can someone help me? Should I just install XP on top of ME? what should I do....I've now got windows ME on my computer but it's not even looking like it
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Old 22nd June 2002, 02:00   #8
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Pop in the XP disc. There is an option either to upgrade (not recommended), or to do a fresh installation. Select the latter, then follow the steps provided. It's a piece of cake.
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Old 22nd June 2002, 02:04   #9
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Here goes nothing, and thank you, thank you, thank you
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could be that infamous infinite-loop crash that winamp.com wrote about a while back :P

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hey, I've gotten three or four of them, but none in the same day, let alone month.
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Old 22nd June 2002, 06:34   #12
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You dont need to buy WIN98, all you need is the boot disk. Just get it from a friend. WIN95 Boot disk will work too. Just Format, Partition C, and then run the bootdisk and load E:setup from your XP CD or whichever.
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Originally posted by Bilbo Baggins
You will firstly need to create a windows boot disk from 98. This allows you to load basic DOS drivers that allow you to start formatting the computer, and then install windiows.
or you could press f8 when booting to get to the boot options and then fdisk from there...

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You dont need to buy WIN98, all you need is the boot disk. Just get it from a friend. WIN95 Boot disk will work too. Just Format, Partition C, and then run the bootdisk and load E:setup from your XP CD or whichever.
Can you install XP from dos??? I didn't think so.

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