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Not able to install win Xp

After I formated my computer am not able to install WIN XP
I have bootable disk.
Hard drive has 4 partitions
earlier we have win xp in c drive and win 98 in d drive
had formatted these two drive only

when starting to install xp
it successfully copies all the system files
when it reboots to go to the windows setup
computer hangs at the window xp logo
tried too many time

Please suggest

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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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Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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    Mike Peluso Feb 04, 2008

    My bad. I miss understood your explanation where you formatted two partitions out of the four. Now you want to install XP & it hangs. Allow WinXP to do a full format before it gets to installing. There could be a problem with the FAT. I do not know what format you want to use. You didn't mention it. A NTFS or Fat32.

    You did mention that you are using bootable disks. That alone could be the probem. With XP & a fresh install you have no need to use any media other than the XP CD. On the other hand if you want a Fat32 I suggest you use the drive's Mfg's disk utilities to set the drive up, including the FAT. This will make all the difference to the hard drive & your instal of the operating system.

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