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HP Laptop, XP trying to install restore CD's because it does not boot up error message pops up during install "error with creating Save to Disk Partition" then sends to X:tools.S2D what can I do to proceed?

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  • Jesse Cortez Nov 14, 2010

    Unfortunately, all I received with lap top is Recovery CD's .
    is there anything I can check or try to repair thru Dos tools.?
    if so what can I check? & how?

  • Jesse Cortez Nov 20, 2010

    I can't get to Bios, using function keys
    can you assist?

  • Jesse Cortez Nov 20, 2010

    Unfortunately I do not have the Windows XP CD's all I have is the restore, and they are giving me the error messages

    What else can I try? anything on C: drive that I can find?

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Welcome to Fixya!

You might need to run a third party software in order to resolved this issue. Here's a link for this.

Basic setups.
1) Setup your partitions. Reboot. Format.
2) Run phdisk.
phdisk /create /file
3) Install OS.

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If the restore CD does not work, try to use your Windows XP CD and run an OS repair. You may also need to open the Recovery Console and on the command prompt, run the command" Chkdsk /p or /r , then fixboot and run the OS repair or Restore CD again. If nothing works, do a complete reinstall of Windows.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

  • Rodie Nov 15, 2010

    if you have access to DOS tools to get access to the DOS prompt, you may at least try to format the drive or run check disk before you try to boot using the restore CD again.

  • Rodie Nov 21, 2010

    when you restart the system, check on the screen where it has a promp to press a key to enter BIOS or System Setup or Setup. Just press the appropriate key noted. In some systems, it is F2 or DEL

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