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Re-install OS/windows xp home

I have a P3 desktop and i want to reinstall windows XP home editions, after all the drivers are loaded. It gets to a point where it ask me to select the partition, when i select the partition it says this: Setup cannot access 6150MB disk 0at id on bus o on atapi (MBR). I try to delect the partition but it won't work, i try to creat a new partition it won;t work, i even trry to repair the windows XP and it won't work. Can somebody help with PC on what do to, to bring it back to life.
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  • sefamaxwell Nov 02, 2008

    Thank you, but the problem is the present partition will not delete. The computer brings out an error message that the partition cannot be accessed. What should i do.

  • sefamaxwell Nov 02, 2008

    Yes my laptop

  • sefamaxwell Nov 02, 2008

    OK, i will try this, the problem is i don't have a floppy drive on my Laptop, but i will try the other option and get back with you soon.

  • sefamaxwell Nov 03, 2008

    I did everything, now when its getting ready to load this message comes up:

    STOP :0X000000050(0XE5151E48,OX0000000, OXFB79DC13,0X00000002

    SETUPDD.SYS-ADDRESS: FB79DC13 BASE AT fb771000, datestamp 411107c8f.

    What does it mean and what should i do

  • sefamaxwell Nov 03, 2008

    It also says the computer has encountered an error and has been shut down prevent damage to the rest of the computer

  • sefamaxwell Nov 03, 2008

    OK, Thanks so much, i will try the floppy disk thing and let you know. I have to go to a friend to get it done. You have been very helpful. I appreciate it

  • sefamaxwell Nov 03, 2008

    Ok. I finally got the floppy drive and made the boot disk, when it finished as you stated, and when i typed fdisk, it says its a bad command. Any suggestion

  • sefamaxwell Nov 04, 2008

    I just found this out. I typed in Ver to see the version, it came out as Windows ME. Does it mean two OS were operating on the same machine. What should i do?

  • sefamaxwell Nov 04, 2008

    I am sorry to be bothering you, but i downloaded the 98 bootdisk, but when i put it in, it says invalid system disk.

  • sefamaxwell Nov 04, 2008

    That i am not sure about it. But i think it is NTFS.

    The error from the 98 bootdisk is Non system disk or disk error

  • sefamaxwell Nov 04, 2008

    Thank you soo much. I really appreciate all your help. YOu have been very helpful. Thanks alot.

  • sefamaxwell Nov 04, 2008

    Sure will. Thanks again

  • sefamaxwell Nov 07, 2008

    Mumma_1, i just want to let you know that finally i have my PC running again. I finally got to format it using the XP CD, after following the steps from Steve's website. I just want to let you know that i appreciate your help immersely.

    Thanks so much

  • sefamaxwell Nov 07, 2008

    I couldn't have done it without your help. It will be an injustice, for not letting you know. Yes, this relief is bigger than you can imagine. One thing though, do you have serial numbers of XP PRO.



    Thanks again

  • sefamaxwell Nov 10, 2008

    Hey its me again, i have a friend's laptop, and trying to reinstall XP on it, but after the first load of the files, it said checksum is bad, or corrupted. What is a checksum and how do i fix it to continue the instatllation. The PC is Inspiron 8600

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i need a genuine copy of windows xp cd and a new product key free where can i get it?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    windows xp professional set up has been installed and running when it stops and say "windows cannot load set up" error code 7, I try installation it again and it says "error coade 4, is there something bad in my motherboard?

  • jovern_2k7 Jan 07, 2009

    i can't access to the control panel

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    Debs May 11, 2010

    When you say it asks you to select partition, how many partitions do you have? and do you get the option to delete a partition?

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Checksum is bad, normally indicates an error in the cmos. It could be the cmos battery needs to be changed (looks a bit like a watch battery on the motherboard), it could be caused by an updated bios, or a virus. Or when a computer is not shut down correctly it can corrupt the cmos.

If the bios is not recognising the cmos settings then change the bios settings to default, and this could remedy the problem.
Then the battery (on the motherboard), and replace it with one of the same.

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Delete the existing partition, then use the maximum space available for creating a new partition. Once the partition is created, windows will perform a quick format of the drive. If at any time you are asked to use maximum space always say yes. Once the format has taken place it will ask you where you want to load windows, choose the partition that you just created.

If you need any more assistance please post a comment not a solution and I will get your message.

Hope this helps you

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    Debs Nov 02, 2008

    Do you have access to another computer with XP already installed?

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    Debs Nov 02, 2008

    If you have a floppy drive on your laptop, insert a disk into it and go to my computer. Right click on the floppy drive and click on format. Once the format dialog box comes up click on create boot disk. To creat a boot disk. You will need this to insert into your PC to Fdisk it and Format the drive. Do you have a floppy drive on both computers?

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    Debs Nov 02, 2008

    If your harddrive is problem free you should not have a problem re-loading windows. Do not run windows then insert the disk. Go to your bios options by either pressing F1, F2 or delete when booting up, depending on which pc you have and choose CDrom as your priority boot option.



    Insert the windows disk and reboot, when windows loads you should get the option to wither upgrade or install a fresh installation. Choose fresh installation, then you should have screen that will ask you which partition you want windows to load. If you click on the active partition you will have the option to delete the partition by pressing 'D' you will be asked to confirm that this is what you want to do, say yes. The screen will come back again with where you want it to be loaded and the 'C' drive should be displayed along with how much space you have on there. Choose this, and when asked if you want to use maximum space say yes. Then windows should start to install with no problems.



    If you try to delete a partition while windows is already running it will not allow you to this. Make sure you always boot from the disk, not switch the pc on then try and boot from the disk.



    Hope this help you if not try to create a boot disk as i explained above. And then get back to me.

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    Debs Nov 02, 2008

    Okay I hope this works for you

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    Debs Nov 03, 2008

    you need to format the drive. It sounds like the problems are all OS related. If you have a floppy on your Pc then you can load a boot disk. If you cannot create one on your laptop then ask a friend who has XP to create a MS-Dos Startup disk, by inserting a blank floppy disk into their drive, go to 'My Computer' right click the floppy click on format then click on create MSDOS Startup Disk. Once this is done. Then load the disk into your pc and reboot. (in the bios set the boot options to 1> floppy 2>cdrom 3>hdd or ide 0. When the disk has loaded it will finish with an A: on the screen. Type Fdisk and the partitions will be displayed. Delete all the partitions then create a partition and use the maximum space. Once the partition has been created to will need to format the drive. Press esc. to get back to the dos screen and type reboot, to boot your machine again. When the dos screen comes back on type in format C: it will tell you that everything on this drive will be deleted are you sure press or type in Y. Then press enter. If it asks you if you want large disk support at anytime say yes or enter Y and press enter. Once C drive has been formatted it will say something about a label or press enter for none just press enter. Once it has been formated it may ask you to reboot again. If it does just reboot. Put your windows disk in (this must be a full version of windows not an upgrade otherwise it will not work) and type in setup. This should kick your cdrom into play and start to load windows.

    Your current windows registry is very unstable and will cause problems. This is why you will need to do a clean format yourself.

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    Debs Nov 04, 2008

    ok, sefamaxwe532...the problem is which I should have forseen and I apologise for not doing so, is that the XP boot disk does not have fdisk.exe on it. (sorry), if you go to www.bootdisk.com and download bootable files for windows 98se straight onto a floppy disk this will have the required fdisk.exe that you need. Then follow the instructions above. Once you have typed in fdisk you will get these options

    1) create dos partition or logical dos drive

    2) set active partition

    3) delete partition of logical drive

    4) display partition information



    initially type in 4 to find out how many partitons you have, then press esc to go back to the option screenm then type in 3 and delete the partition press esc again then press 1 to create the partition as said before if asked for large disk support say yes, if asked to use maximum space say yes. then follow the instructions above. I am really sorry for making you run around for this boot disk and I should have realised. I have formatted enough computers to know better and I apologise, but we will get there in the end.

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    Debs Nov 04, 2008

    If you had two OS running on the same machine, it would have gave you the option to boot using either one (when it was running). Meaning that your drive would definatley have more than one partition.

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    Debs Nov 04, 2008

    i am logging off now but will check back in tomorrow

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    Debs Nov 04, 2008

    do you know whether your system was NTFS or FAT32?

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    Debs Nov 04, 2008

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/format...



    I want you to go here, and look at all the available options you have open to you to be able to get your system working again. It is a valuable site to look at and will have lots and lots of solutions for you.



    I have taken you through all the solutions that I know, and if the disk is coming up as an invalid boot disk then I can only presume that all of the necessary files are not there. I have never had this problem loading, formatting or fdisking any computer, and have done loads over the years. Try looking through the site and if necessary download another boot disk instead, you will be able to it from inside the site that will link you to the necessary boot files. I feel really useless because I have not got your computer in front of me. I hope this site can help you out.

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    Debs Nov 04, 2008

    you are very welcome and all the best....let me know when you have it up and running again.



    Take care

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    Debs Nov 07, 2008

    I am really pleased that you have it up and running again, I bet that is a big relief for you, I know how much of a headache it can be when computers crash. Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for rating.



    Take care

  • Debs
    Debs Nov 07, 2008

    Sorry I don't, I run Vista now and have passed my old PC's on.

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It only brings out one partition, and yes it gives me the option to either delete the partition or install on the partition or create another one.

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