I recently wiped my hard drive clean and tried to install windows xp( had ME). It runs through start up and copies the files to the system and restarts. The problem is that on system reboot it wants to start the process over again. I tried to put windows 98 back in but I get a runtime error r6003.
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What you want is to format your hard drive. If you have multiple hard drives you have to erase all but the one with your operating system (windows), this can be done by right clicking on them, choosing format.. and following the instructions. Then you have to boot from a cd with an operating system (windows xp, vista, 7, linux!) and during the installation choose to format the hard drive with your previous operating system and install the new one over it. Personal advice: Make sure you have kept a copy of anything you don't want to loose!
its not a virus as when you format your hard drive it would wipe it out ... how many hard drive do you have ? if you have 2 install a new instalation to the good hard drive and you should get to the part of xp that says do you want to format the partition on this hard drive by pressing ( f ) do this and when your pc has finished re-installing you can click on my computer in your start menu then right click on the bad hard drive and run a full format from there ...
It sounds like the hard drive has been wiped or is dead or not connected. Check the power and control cables to the hard drive. Check drive with a maintenance diskette or CD. Replace drive if bad. If wiped or replaced, you need to re-install an operating system, such as MS Windows-XP, or Ubuntu (a free, downloadable, Debian GNU/Linux based operating system with a Windows-like user interface).
For some reason your CPU is not using your RAM for memory. It is going to the .pagesys file, which is a file on your hard drive that holds Virtual Memory. Virtual memory is only used when you run out of RAM. So here are your choices. You are going to need to buy a copy of Windows XP or whatever operating system you want. Then you try two things: First Format your current hard drive to wipe it clean and reload Windows XP. That should clear up your problem if it is a software issue. If that does not work then it is a bad hard drive (but I don't think it is). If it is a hardware issue, your hard drive is corrupt, then you will need to install a new hard drive and then partition, format and load WIndows XP. Either one of those options will get you running again.
If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:
Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:
Boot Windows 98 Insert the XP CD into your CD reader Explore Windows XP through My Computer Copy i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive
Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):
Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching) Type cd.. to back up to the root directory Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader Copy the i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive.
Activation is a form of copy protection, in which each copy of XP must be turned on by registering it with Microsoft. The copy of Windows XP is then uniquely associated with a particular computer, thus preventing pirating of the operating system by using the same disk to upgrade multiple machines.
Upon re-installation, the registration files were wiped too.
You can call microsoft anytime to reactivate your Windows XP.
Here is the number: 1-888-571-2048