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Re: Not able to install win Xp
Well your order seems correct. To use one drive with 2 or more partitions you'll need each partition to have at least 2 to 3GB for windows to move around. It would be easier for you to have the Mfg's bootable utilities disks to set up your partitions. Windows 98 must be installed first. I'm guessing it is currently set up on the partition D:\. & it runs. ( Good choice, either here or on a seperate drive). Put your Windows XP cd into your cdrom drive. At boot up pressing the F8 key & bringing up your boot menue. Pick the cdrom that has your XP cd in it. Windows will show you just what partitions are on your drive & it will see windows 98 too. This is where you must be mindfull of your choices. Choose the first partition on the drive for win XP. If you want to use the NTFS allow XP to do a quick format. Continue with the install of XP. When windows XP does a restart "let it time out on it's own to restart", & you will see the words "Press any key to boot to CD. Do not touch any key. Just allow windows to continue by it's self. Leave the CD in the drive. There will come a time where windows XP will change the boot.in file & display which OS do you want to boot to. Pick Windows XP & keep selecting Xp till it is finished installing it's self.
If this fails, you will have to recheck that windows 98 can still boot on it's own but think this will work. If by some Godly reason it hangs wait a few minutes. Post back what you noticed & your thoughs. So I can find a reason this has happened. It should work. Good luck!
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But you will loose all of your files and folders when you format the hard dive to install win xp
you cannot run 2 operating systems on the one hard drive unless the hard drive is partitioned ( in effect having 2 hard drives on the one disc) as it causes massive conflicts in operation
Why any one would install an out dated , unsupported operating system like win xp in place of win 7 beats me
of course if you insist in doing it you could always install and extra hard drive in the computer and run it as an extra hard drive and install the win xp on it and still retain all of your files and folders
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.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] 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.
you can do by fresh installation; which will format your hard drive and existing windows 2007. and another way; make partition or if you already have then install win XP on seprate partition other than win 2007. if you dont have partition; you can make it by partitioning tools or software like partition magic etc.
now you will need win xp bootable CD/USB; and you need to start your computer with option Boot with CD and if you suing USB then boot with USB.
and just follow step by step instructions in setup and as i said if you want to isntall on seprate partition then select that partition when it ask to choose partition you want to install.
let me know if you need more details or anything else.
Try using an win 98 startup disk on floppy and start your computer with disk in.Let it finish loading the drivers and then type in fdisk erase your partition and then make a new one. then restart the computer with floppy still in then this time type in format c:/ and format the drive after it is done then you can install win xp.But you need to repartition your hard drive and then format after that to get xp to install Oh yeah when you go to fdisk allow large drive usage
I haven't heard of not being able to delete a partition before. You could go to the manufacturer of the hard drives website and find the software to do a low level format or you could download a linux distribution and use the installer to remove the ESIA partition.
I would need to know the model of hard drive and laptop if you need any further assistance.
I know this problem,
The HDD is a SATA disk, win XP setup cannot identify a SATA controller on it's own
you need to load the driver (from a disk) so you may need to download it first.
I think this is the correct link
extract the files and burn to a CD or Floppy then run win XP setup by booting from CD
you should see in the begining of win XP setup from CD it prompt you to press (I think) F2 to add RAID or SCSI Controllers, (this prompt is at the bottom of the screen)
Then follow the propmts to load from the disk you made earlier. you should be able to select the controller from a list. (short list)
you should then be able to continue and hopefully Win XP setup should now be able to see your HDD and give you choices about which partition (as per normal)
you want to remove all partitions before installing winXP (you can then make whatever partitions you wish)
Hope this helps