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STUCK IN WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION

My computer had 2000. I attempted to upgrade to Windows XP Pro. It is now stuck in installation. I can't get it to cancel the installation. How can I get to dos mode to reformat the hard drive?

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  • csar258 Feb 26, 2008

    I have this same computer from a friend which I am trying to replace the hard disk with a Western Digital ATA 160GB but it's not working. The bios can see the drive with the correct capacity, I was able to create partition and format it with NTFS but during XP Home Edition install it's not continuing. It goes to copy install files but when the XP install reboots the box to proceed with the install process it says disk read error. The box has 384mb memory. Please help.


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You need restart your installation using your winxp cd. you can also go to your DOS mode by using your 3.5 floppy win2000 start up disk.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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    in upgrading an operating system from win2000 to winxp you should have at least the following minimum requirements from your computer and this is the ram memory should at least 128mb and the video card memory should at least 32mb. with out these, you will fail from upgrading the operating system

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If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.

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Yes you can install the Windows XP on P4X266.

Here could be five various steps you can go about.

  • Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP
    Use this method for a clean installation of Windows XP. A clean installation removes all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk.
  • Method 2: Upgrade to Windows XP
    Use this method if you are upgrading to Windows XP from Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
  • Method 3: Install Windows XP to a new hard disk
    Use this method to install Windows XP to a new hard disk. This is typically done when a new hard disk is installed on your computer.
  • Method 4: Install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation)
    Use this method to install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation) to either run two operating systems, or to access, repair, or retrieve data from a damaged disk.
  • Method 5: Perform a multiple boot operation
    Use this method to install Windows XP as a separate operating system on your computer. This lets you install more than one operating system on your computer and select which operating system that you want to use every time that you start your computer.
To check the detailed information, check this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

Hope this would help !!

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