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Operating system changed to xp and some conflicts

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  • BuckkyB Sep 09, 2008

    after installing XP, XP wants me to format my external harddrive. With NT all was working 100 %

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What kind u having ? its hard for new computers to go xp when ther made in vista whats issue ? thx nick

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How to format for windows xp

You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key but will differ depending on your computer and Bios.
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system.
Note: After you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults after windows has loaded
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the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd\dvd.

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Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the navigate to advanced bios features using the arrows keys press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults otherwise it might keep booting from the cd

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your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation

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My labtop tells me to reboot the disk and it still will not run and you can hear the drive start up but it stops spinning right away

Your HD is dead.Think on the possibilities to buy a new one.But look at this:

  • Check all cards. Verify that all cards are seated in their slots on the motherboard and secured with mounting screws.
  • Check all connectors and cables. Make sure all ribbon and power cables are securely connected. Ribbon cables are easily damaged, especially at the connector. Try a new cable that you know is good. Make sure no connector pins are bent. Verify that pin 1 on the interface cable is aligned with pin 1 on the drive and host adapter (see Figure 2 on page 6).
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  • Check your power-supply specifications. Each time you add a new device to your computer, make sure your cornputer's internal power supply can support the total power demand. If necessary, consult your dealer for a new power supply.
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