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Im trying to install win xp on a used computer

Istallation went fine but it says process1-initialization_failed,and to start on safe mode,it wont let me start on any mode.....ive tried recovery,reboot,safe.what can i do??

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Must reformat the drive (run FDISK at DOS prompt...F8 key at startup to get there...FORMAT at DOS prompt then SYS at DOS prompt and THEN start install over again....MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD FLOPPY DRIVE AND A FLOPPY DISK WITH THE ABOVE DOS PROGRAMS (MAKE SYSTEM DISK) ON THAT DISK! In addition, always good to copy CHKDSK.EXE (for drive error corrections) to this floppy!

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Are you useing the windows xp cd?

Enter the xp setup when asked "press any key to start from cd.." (press a key here so you get into the blue windows installer)

And follow the steps, do you get problems there?

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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