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Pm800m2 When I bought linux pc was installed, but try to build windowsxp and all installation discs that attempt to use the machine does not recognize when this reading files gives a erreor blocking the machine.

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Linux uses a different file system then Windows.
In order to install XP you will have to boot a XP disk ,delete ALL partitions, & then format the "Raw" disk to the NTFS file system.
After the hard drive is formatted to NTFS the XP installation should continue automatically.

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Hi you will need to contact the manufacturer of the computer,
Dell, Acer, HP etc [ not the motherboard manufacturer] and select their support option. Some manufacturers have a lock code on the hard drive and if you can get the unlock key then you will be ok. The only other option is to replace the hard drive.
Regards mistyman

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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