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Try deleting the partition, then doing format. There is a quick and full format to try. You can also run chkdsk x: /f/r. X being the drive letter.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: windows xp
Do you see the hard drive in you bios? This is where to start. If you can not see it in the bios check the hard drive pins to see if you have it set ( master or slave ). If you do see it in the bios you may have to check with asus to see if there is a special driver needed when installing windows XP.
Do you see the hard drive in you bios? This is where to start. If you can not see it in the bios check the hard drive pins to see if you have it set ( master or slave ).
If you do see it in the bios you may have to check with asus to see if there is a special driver needed when installing windows XP.
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
SOURCE: Not able to install win Xp
Well your order seems correct. To use one drive with 2 or more partitions you'll need each partition to have at least 2 to 3GB for windows to move around. It would be easier for you to have the Mfg's bootable utilities disks to set up your partitions. Windows 98 must be installed first. I'm guessing it is currently set up on the partition D:\. & it runs. ( Good choice, either here or on a seperate drive). Put your Windows XP cd into your cdrom drive. At boot up pressing the F8 key & bringing up your boot menue. Pick the cdrom that has your XP cd in it. Windows will show you just what partitions are on your drive & it will see windows 98 too. This is where you must be mindfull of your choices. Choose the first partition on the drive for win XP. If you want to use the NTFS allow XP to do a quick format. Continue with the install of XP. When windows XP does a restart "let it time out on it's own to restart", & you will see the words "Press any key to boot to CD. Do not touch any key. Just allow windows to continue by it's self. Leave the CD in the drive. There will come a time where windows XP will change the boot.in file & display which OS do you want to boot to. Pick Windows XP & keep selecting Xp till it is finished installing it's self.
If this fails, you will have to recheck that windows 98 can still boot on it's own but think this will work. If by some Godly reason it hangs wait a few minutes. Post back what you noticed & your thoughs. So I can find a reason this has happened. It should work. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
SOURCE: formating hard disk drive
Preparation Step1When you format a computer hard drive you will lose everything that is on the drive. Therefore, it is very important to back up anything you might want later. Additionally, if you are going to be formatting and installing XP you need to make sure you have the discs for any applications or third party hardware you use since you will need to re-install your programs and drivers after re-installing Windows. Step2Take a moment to think of anything that you have on the computer that you wouldn't want to lose. Generally, you probably want everything in your My Documents folder, and you also want to save things like your favorites or bookmarks from your Web browser. Remember that each user on the computer has his or her own My Documents folder, Desktop items and Favorites/Bookmarks. Step3Save everything to a CD, DVD or a hard drive that you won't be formatting. Formatting a Secondary Hard Drive Step1Right-Click on the “My Computer” icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select “Manage.” Step2A new window titled “Computer Management” comes up. Select “Storage” from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select “Disk Management(local)” from the right side by double-clicking it. Step3Now in the lower part of the main frame (right side) of the window you should see a nice visual of all your hard drives. Each line is a different drive. Each box on a line (with a colored bar at the top and a size displayed in MB or GB) is a partition on the drive. Partitions are separations of space on a drive. Unless you are doing something specific that requires multiple partitions, you only want one partition per drive. Step4First you must delete any existing partitions on the drive you are going to format. Do this by right-clicking on the partition's box and selecting “Delete Partition...” Since you already know that you will be deleting everything on the drive, and have already backed everything up, you can safely say yes to any warning the computer presents you with. Step5 If there are multiple partitions make sure you have saved everything off them since they might each have different drive letters (i.e. “D:” or “F:”). Then repeat the above step for each of them. If you only want to format one partition that is OK and you can continue to the next step without deleting the other partitions. Step6The box for the drive to be formatted should now have a black bar at the top of it and should say “Unallocated” under its size (see picture). Right click on it and select “New Partition...” The New Partition Wizard comes up. Step7In the New Partition Wizard click next. On the next page make sure “Primary Partition” is selected and click next. Now make the size equal to the maximum (it should already be set to it), and click next again. On the next page the computer will automatically choose the first available drive letter for the new drive. However, if you like you can choose another drive letter from the drop-down menu, and then click next. Step8Finally the New Partition Wizard asks if you would like to format the new partition and if so what format. Choose “NTFS” as it is faster and more secure. Leave the “Allocation unit size” as “Default.” In the “Volume label” field enter whatever name you want the drive to have. Simple is better. Avoid using spaces. Lastly, if the drive is brand new and has never been used before check the “Perform a quick format” box. If the drive has been used before leave this box unchecked. Leave the “Enable file and folder compression” box unchecked and click next. Then on the next page click finish. Step9The wizard will now spend a little while formatting the drive. On old or large drives this may take a while. Do not close the “Computer Management” window until it finishes. You will know it is done when the word under the size of the drive changes from “Formatting” to “Healthy” and the name and drive letter you chose for the new drive show up. After it is finished you can proceed to use your newly formatted drive.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Check the data cable. Make sure it is fully connected. (Sometimes they come loose). Check all connected data cable's & power cables within the system. Start with the new drive you installed. Unplug the data cable & re-connect. Follow it to the motherboard & do the same. If no cable seemed loose than replace the hard disk drive's cable with a new cable. Standard 80-conductor Ultra DMA IDE/ATA interface cable. See below;
When you start up the dimension 4600, enter the bios, watch your screen at start up. You will need to press F2 or F10 key to enter the bios.
Once in the bios check that you hard disk drive is shown.
Most bios will list the drive by its model number. If you see the model number of the drive chances are you can save & exit the bios. Button up the case. You should be able to load windows.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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