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STUCK IN WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION

My computer had 2000. I attempted to upgrade to Windows XP Pro. It is now stuck in installation. I can't get it to cancel the installation. How can I get to dos mode to reformat the hard drive?

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  • csar258 Feb 26, 2008

    I have this same computer from a friend which I am trying to replace the hard disk with a Western Digital ATA 160GB but it's not working. The bios can see the drive with the correct capacity, I was able to create partition and format it with NTFS but during XP Home Edition install it's not continuing. It goes to copy install files but when the XP install reboots the box to proceed with the install process it says disk read error. The box has 384mb memory. Please help.


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You need restart your installation using your winxp cd. you can also go to your DOS mode by using your 3.5 floppy win2000 start up disk.

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2008

    in upgrading an operating system from win2000 to winxp you should have at least the following minimum requirements from your computer and this is the ram memory should at least 128mb and the video card memory should at least 32mb. with out these, you will fail from upgrading the operating system

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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.
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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;
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timeout=30
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Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.

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