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Format Desktop How can i format my Desktop i have Windows 2000 installed on it. Now i want to install win XP.

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For formatting you must have a bootable cd, insert it on a cd drive
restart you pc
go to the bios, select first boot device - cd/dvd, save and exit
now when pc start it will say press any key to boot from cd, press any key, now follows the instructions that comes on the screen
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I have a 40GB HDD with dual operating system Win XP & Vista. Now Win XP not work properly. So I have to format that HDD n install only one operting system Win XP. But Win XP bootable not work properly...


Hi and welcome ygshaikh !
Here is one solution ( there are maybe others ) easy to use if your pc is a desktop :
extract the hdd from your machine and connect it to a healthy computer ( in a external USB box or strait inside the pc ) . Format the drive and reinstall it in your machine . You will now be able to install Win XP .
Best regards .

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Plz send me step by step information for removing win vist to install win xp. on compaq laptops


For ding this you need windows xp cd

put it in your CD ROM
then press F10 to get into bios and under advanced boot priority change your first option to CD and restart ,it will ask to boot from CD,press enter
You will setup process of windows xp,it will ask you where you want to install windows xp,choose drive where windows vista is installed (c:) ,then first choose the option of format this drive using NTFS,it will format your windows vista and will start installing windows xp and in an hour's time it will be done

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I have win 7 and win xp loaded on my lap..How can I delet xp now?


You need to check if there any Boot Information in partition that is used by WinXP. In this situation best way is to reinstall Win7, and format all your partitions as you want in Win7 installations process.

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Will not run xp pro i'm stuck in 2000 mode mother board is ak77 pro 133 vt8233 will not run xp pro i've been told im pretty much sol. Is this true?


If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.

Cheers!
Mike

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Xp Installation


the boot fails are corrupt. if you can access the Laptop HDD, remove it and connect it on another computer as aslave, first remove your important data then format it.
after put it back and do the xp installation. hope it will work.
dont histant to contact me incase of help

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Hello'I' gt a compaq d330 ut desktop Pc to arrange


If you format the hard drive NTFS format you should be able to install Windows XP. If the computer is old, the hardware may not work with Windows XP. Any computer built in last 8-9 years should work with Windows XP.

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I have a lexmark z815 printer connected via usb to my hp omnibook xe3 running win xp. I also have an old desktop running win 98. The 2 pc are connected together via a crossover ethernet cable. The printer...


the easy way out it is to upgrade the desktop to windows xp....I believe that no matter how week is the desktop ..xp it will install on it ...I installed once on a P3 with only 128 M ram and a 1200 CPU...so ..if you have at least 256M ram it will work and there is no need to loose any data either cause you can move them into another partition and format only C ...

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Why cant I Format the hard drive on a dell pc


when the system is u and running normally the comp is using the hardrive to run your computer to format it you must enter the installation of xp and format the disk during the installation process. there is a part of the installation where if theres a o/s on a harddisk it will allow you to format it just make sure you format it to NTFS if will be one of the selections

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Win 2000 on fujitsu siemens lifebook b-series


  • Boot to the xp cd
  • After the setup installs then it will ask if you want to install xp, repair or install to another partition.
  • Choose install and the install program will say that it is inspecting and looking for previous Windows.
  • The dialogue will now say that a previous Windows is installed and to choose whether you wish to install on the same partition -you do not, delete that partition -you do. I think it is "D" to delete, then "L" on the next Window.
  • When you see the next screen it will list the partitions. Notice the "unpartitioned" disk space -that is where you want to install the new Windows.
  • It should be all or most of your hard drive space. If there are other partitions delete those as well unless there is a relatively small partition, say 4 or 8 gigabytes partition that may have information stored for the hard drive itself to use for it's own purposes.
  • When you have the unpartitioned space maximized by deleting the existing Windows you be asked if you want to format the drive in NTFS, Fat32 or leave intact or quick format.
  • Choose NTFS, full format (slow) and let the format begin.
  • When complete it will reboot automatically or you can reboot yourself.
  • After reboot the Windows driver load and inspection will repeat but this time you will have a formatted partition. Choose that for your new install of Windows. After that is complete reboot to your hard drive, not the cd. You can remove the cd if you want to make sure you are booting to the hard drive but the new Windows installation may ask that you reinsert the cd as it loads drivers and so on. At this point have any other cds available for installing drivers for printers, video cards, network adaptors and so on. If you do not have them then download the Windows 2000 drivers to a thumb drive or cd before you do this install.
  • Windows has program compatibility program that inspects or lists what devices might not be compatible with Windows 2000. Also the manufacturer can tell you what Windows versions they can support. Here is a comprehensive list of Microsoft downloads for Windows 2000. Make sure that you have service pack 4 downloaded to cd or thumbdrive.
  • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?pocId=38DF6AB1-13D4-409C-966D-CBE61F040027&freetext=2000&DisplayLang=en
  • Take you time and let me know if there are any problems encountered. I am certified for Windows 2000 Pro OS and networking. ~Steve Medley

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