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Unable to install windows XP ,after the hard disk is formatted

Able to run bootable Knoppix linux from cd.
I have a SATA harddisk

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Try using a safe boot. When the knoppix menu comes up type: failsafe

If memory serves me correctly there is a list of different modes, otherwise type: /?

or help

Let me know what happens or if you need more help.

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I'm looking for a recovery disk for my MSI ms-1013 notebook.


unless you made one or you were provided with an installation disk

Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
or

Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.

Create MS-DOS bootable diskette

When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.

1. Place diskette in the computer.

2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.

3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.

4. Click Start

Create Windows XP Setup diskettes

Microsoft is beginning to phase out bootable floppy diskettes in favor of bootable CD discs and has not included a method of easily creating a bootable floppy diskette in Windows XP or from the CD. However, Microsoft has downloads available for users who still need to create bootable diskettes to install (not upgrade) Windows XP. These downloads can be found through KB310994.

hope this helps you

Oct 19, 2011 | Motherboards

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I have a Soltek SL-K8AV2-R1L with one 160 gb sata harddisk (with XP on it), a 40 gb IDE harddisk on IDE channel 0, and two DVD/CD-drives on IDE channel 1. Tried to reinstall XP but XP setup did not...


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. The first thing you need to check is if the SATA Hard Disk is detected in Bios. In the system information you will see there the list of the drives including the DVD and the IDE hard drive. You can also check the Boot Sequence or Priority if it is there. Please let me know if you find the SATA hard disk on the list.


Thanks

Apr 15, 2011 | Soltek SL-K8AV2-R1L Motherboard

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What is the maximum capacity of harddisk that can support by biostar M7VKS MB (AMD Duron)


It is not about the motherboard but more so about the operating system. If you're using windows XP with SP1 or higher there is no real limit. Windows 98 can see a max of 64GB & windows 98SE, 137GB. Win XP can see a max of 2 exobytes.
(What is 1exobyte?, EB. In decimal terms, an exabyte is a billion gigabytes). Setting up you're drive properley is also very, very important. Download the hard disk drives manufacture setup software. Only connect the new HDD. Create either a bootable floppy disk or a bootable CD from the manufactors site. Boot to the floppy or CD and set up the HDD. This includes sector size FAT NTFS ECT. You will also be able to format the new HDD. When installing windows do not allow windows to format the disk. (Leave it as is). Make sure you're new drive is shown in you're bios before installing windows xxx.

Cheers'
Mike

Jan 22, 2010 | Biostar M7VKS Motherboard

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I am unable to install win Xp. when trying to boot from a cd to install fresh win xp ser. 2. system reboot after copying few installation files. The Bios set up shows the Sata Hard Drive but unable to load...


your HDD may be bad. I have had a number of HDD that appear fine in the BIOS but won't format either via the install disk or separately via a Linux boot disc.(You can somtimes hear them clicking on and off [seeking])

If you are mad keen on the drive, then D/L 'Hirens Boot Disc' and boot into the DOS mode (it also has a Mini XP mode).and use the HDD format utlity 'killdisk'. This will remove anything on the drive, format it and set it up ready for a fresh install.

If Hirens Boot Disk can't see the SATA drive then its stuffed.. for sure..

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Bios not detecting bootable harddisk


Repair windows xp using bootable windows xp cd..

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I CANNOT INSTALL WINDOWS XP PRO


u need xp bootable cd then u can directy boot from cd & istall windows xp here is the link for u

windows xp download

Jan 25, 2009 | ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard

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Pc chips a33g no boot windows


If you have a SATA hard drive your windows disk needs SATA drivers on it.
Download Driverspack from this site
http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/
Mass storage one
then copy windows CD to hard drive and use "Nlite" to install driverpack into it then burn windows to new CD and try again.
This should solve your problem

Dec 27, 2008 | PC Chips A33G (V1.0) Motherboard

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Unable to detect 250GB Seagate hard disk on P4 PC


you need bios update

download bios express installation file

install first any 40 or 80 gb ide harddisk install windows and run express installation file
your motherboard will update your bios

download from http://www.updrivers.com/search/d845glly

or

http://www.updrivers.com/getdriver/Motherboard/Intel/D845GLLY-BIOS/10018.html

Oct 17, 2008 | Intel D845GLLY Motherboard

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Sata hd, installing windows


Hi nveronika,
First things first. Find the name of you're SATA hard disk drive.
Please go to the manufacture's web site & download the floppy drive setup/utilities bootable software or creat a bootable CD from the manufactures site. Boot the system with their software & setup you're hard disk drive which will run in a DOS like window. (This should resovle the blue screen issue).
There are two different revision for the motherboard GA-M52l-S3
(Revisions, 2.0 uses the NVIDIA® GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 chipset): http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=2818
& (Revision 1.0 which uses the NVIDIA® nForce 520LE Chipset): http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=2634
Which is you're motherboard? Once you find the correct motherboard you can download the the needed software directly from the web site & create the correct floppy disk needed when pressing the F6 key during windows installation. If you still get an error message try another fresh floppy disk. (Corruption of files to a floppy usually mean the floppy drive is dirty or bad or the floppy disk is bad). It is also possible that the data cable to the floppy drive is loose or defective. Downloading directly from Gigabyte is suggested over using the CD.

Good luck nveronika!
Mike

Aug 30, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Asus m2n-mx se plus windows xp wont boot


All you need is the hard drive manufacture's setup software. Flashing you're bios is not the answer. On each drive (SATA & IDE) is the name & model number. Go to the Mf's site & download the free setup software, tools & utilities. Most sites will list software you can download to creat a bootable floppy disk or software to creat a bootable CD. Run the software on the SATA drive. Than unplug the SATA data cable & connect one IDE at a time. Again down load the Mfg's setup software. Do the same for the other IDE. Disconnect the data cable for the IDE drives. Do a fresh install of windows. (DO not allow windows to format the drive)! Just install windows & the motherboard drivers. Than update windows. Durring reboot press & hold the power on button on the PC untill it powers off. Connect the two IDE drives. Check the pin settings on the IDE drives. Set AS; Primary IDE drive 1 as master with a slave. Set IDE two as a slave drive.
Check the bios Boot setting. Make sure the SATA drive is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the PC. Windows should boot just fine.

Good Luck!
Still have an issue, post the trouble here with a description.
Mike

Jun 27, 2008 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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