When I entered the boot disk windows XP it asked if i wanted to boot from cd, i selected boot from cd and then it proceeded to the screen that prompts me to hit enter if i want to continue or press R to repair. It then freezes.
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How to partition and format the hard disk using the
Windows XP Setup program
You can use the Windows XP Setup program to
partition and format the hard disk. To do this, use the following steps:
Step 1: Partition the hard disk
Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD
or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy
disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup
Note If you are using the Windows XP Setup
disks, insert each additional disk when you are prompted, and then press
ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.
are prompted, select any options that are required to start the computer
from the CD or DVD drive.
If your hard disk
controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
driver, press F6 to specify the driver.
For more information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM
device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP
At the Welcome to Setup
page, press ENTER.
Note If you are using the Setup disks (six bootable
disks), the setup prompts you to insert the Windows XP CD.
Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing
If an existing Windows XP installation is
detected, you are prompted to repair it.
To bypass the repair, press ESC.
All existing partitions and non-partitioned spaces
are listed for each physical hard disk.
Use the ARROW keys to select an existing partition, or create a new
partition by selecting the non-partitioned space where you want to
create a new partition. You can also press C to create a new partition
using non-partitioned space.
Note If you want to create a partition where one or more
partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition
or partitions, and then create the new partition.
You can press D to delete an existing partition, and then press L (or
press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm
that you want to delete the partition.
Repeat this step for each existing partition that you want to include in
the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the
remaining non-partitioned space, and then press C to create the new
To create the partition with the maximum size, press
To specify the partition size, type the size in megabytes (MB) for the
new partition, and then press ENTER.
If you want to create additional partitions, repeat
steps g. and h.
To format the partition and install
Windows XP, go to step 2.
If you do not want to install Windows XP, press F3 two times to
exit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining
steps in this article.
To format the partition without installing Windows XP, use a
Step 2: Format the hard disk and install
Use the ARROW keys to select the
partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER.
Select the format option that you want to use to format the
partition. You can select from the following options:
Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
Format the partition by
using the FAT file system (Quick)
Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
Format the partition by using the FAT file system
Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
the selected partition is a new partition, the option to leave the
current file system intact is not available.
If the selected
partition is larger than 32 gigabytes (GB), the FAT file system option
is not available.
If the selected partition is larger than 2
GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press
ENTER to confirm).
If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the
Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.
deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing
Windows XP on a different partition, you are prompted to select a file
system for both the System and Startup partitions.
After the Windows Setup program
formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the
screen to install Windows XP. After the Windows Setup program is
finished and you have restarted the computer, you can use the Disk
Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.
For additional information
about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition
your hard disk, click the following article number to view the
article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
If you recently installed and any new program it could be a corrupt driver. Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 and delete it. If you didn't, you will have to remove drivers individually. Failing hardrive is another culprit.
Try selecting Last Known Good Configuration, or Safe Mode, and use System Restore option to go back to a date where the system booted correctly. If neither of these options work, then you need to try to get into Recovery Console:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive and restart your computer. If you are prompted, select any options required to start (boot) from the CD.
If you are prompted to Boot from CD, you need to change your Boot menu Order in BIOS or Setup to boot from CD before it boots from Hard Disk.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R.
Type 1 to select C:\Windows
When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. (usually blank, so just hit the Enter button on your keyboard.
Type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and press Enter.
The process may seem to take a while and freeze at times, but it's working. Just allow it to finish on it's own. Once done, you can type exit, and press Enter. Remove the CD before the system starts up again.
get a winxp installer CD, you can repartition your drive on the first part of the winxp installation process. Prepare your drivers for your machine especially the network and USB drivers which you will need to copy and transfer files firstly. If u meant of installing an additional OS like winxp to your extra space, you need a boot loader to switch between OSes.hope this helps
so you want to know how to partition the hard disk. there are many software are available to partition the hard disk. you have the windows operating system cd. there you can partition your hard disk.now i tell you the step by step method to partition the hard disk with windows operating system cd installation.
insert the cd into the cd drive.
press the F8 key while the computer before the beep sound comes.
choose boot device to boot first, now choose the cd drive to first to boot.
it enters into the setup of the windows.
after entering into the setup it ask you to copy the windows directory into which drive.
after that option you can select the drive and format the hard disk partition the what type drive you want and how much space you want in the selected drive.
Boot the system with your Windows XP installation disk. When the boot options window appears select R for recovery console. Once you have logged into the DOS session type: fixmbr and hit the enter or return key and select "y" for yes you want to do this. Type: fixboot and hit the return key again, hit "y" for yes.
You'll need to assign the CD drive (which should show up as USB devicein BIOS or setup) as first boot device, if capable on your model/Computer. After you press power button, you should see a menu or dialog that shows something like 'press F2' or 'Delete' to enter setup. Once in setup, you should navigate thru until you find boot options or something of that nature. Select 'Boot from CD' or ' USB Device'. You should now insert your XP CD into the drive, close the tray, then choose 'Save'. It should now let you boot from the XP CD. At the first screen, you should select 'R' for repair console. It will then ask you to select an installation, type a '1' and then press the 'Enter' key. Next line will ask you to type an Administrator password. If you have one, type it, then press Enter. If no password, just tap the Enter key. Now, at the prompt, type CHKDSK C: /r as in (C: a space /r). then tap the Enter. It shoild now attempt to repair your Windows 2000 installation. When it finishes, reboot, go back into Setup and change first boot device to hard drive. Select Save and reboot LT. Have fun!
If you're running Windows XP, put your Windows XP (or recovery) disc in, load Windows Setup, then press R for Recovery in setup.
You'll be asked eventually which installation of Windows you want to use, it's usually 1. It'll ask for an admin password, if you haven't set one, hit enter.
Then type "fixmbr" and confirm the action. Restart, then that should sort your problem.