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xp installation problems

by leking / February 27, 2005 7:18 AM PST

hi, i've had a few problems installing xp from the 1st edition of win98.

basically my errors come down to ths. i have 2 partitions. i tried to install xp from win98 but it failed. then i couldnt get back to win98, so i installed it again.

then i got a chinese copy of xp, and installed that, and it works. but i seem to have it installed on the same partition as win98.

my problem.i have 2 partitions c and d. chinese xp is installed on c along with new win98, but the folders in program files are all from the original 98 i had installed. so they are present, but not installed to any os i have.. also the new win98 i installed is installed on this partition.:(

and on the other partition is the half installed xp i first tried that failed.

and when i boot up the computer, i get a choice of these

-windows xp
-windows xp
-windows 98

the first one is the chinese one that works...

what can i do to sort this out? how can i go about totally wiping everything, including the partitions, and installing a fresh and clean xp..?

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more info
by leking / February 27, 2005 7:21 AM PST

also, if i install the chinese xp again, is there any way i can get it to display in english?

thankyou so much if you can help me..

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This may help
by retired / February 27, 2005 7:42 AM PST

New/Clean Install

1=Set Bios to boot from CD/ROM
2=Place the OS/CD in the CD/ROM drive and Re-Boot
3=Watch for the prompt to "press any key to boot from CD/ROM" Press ASAP(Ignore when prompt appears on any reboot)
4=windows Setup (Loads Files)
5=To setup XP now press "enter"
6=Press F8 for license
7=To continue installing a fresh copy of windows without repairing press "ESC"
8=For a new or unpartitioned drive press"C"
9=For a drive that has partitions, operating system or any data on it, you should press "D" to delete the partition and start out with a clean drive.
10=Press "enter"
11=You will be prompted again, press "L" (You must do this procedure for each partition), Now you are ready to partition and format
12=Press "C"
13=To create a new partition, enter a size below and press "Enter" (Note=You can create more than one partition here or press "Enter" to utilize the entire drive
14=To setup windows on the selected partition press "enter"
15=Select format NTFS with quick option, (Should be the top selection)
16=Press "enter'
17=Wait for format to complete
18=Computer will start copying files to the installation folders (this may take several minutes)
19=Computer will re-boot, do not press any key to boot from CD/ROM when prompted.
20=follow the on-screen instructions to complete loading windows.

Note=It's been noted by some that if you have SP2 installed and try to use an OS/CD with SP1 it will not work on the Repair Install or Recovery Console as you will get an error that the installed OS is newer than the one you are installing. If this happens then you will have to un-install SP2 to use the SP1 OS/CD. However I have not had that problem, on the ones I have done it just reverts back to the SP that is on the CD. You can also Slipstream SP2 onto your OS/CD.

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by nawaaz555 / February 27, 2005 8:41 PM PST
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Nice illustration you did. Hope it help our friend

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Rep: This may help
by leking / March 1, 2005 3:18 AM PST
In reply to: This may help

thankyou so much. I will try and post back the results. thanks again

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Installing WinXP from within....
by Michael Geist / February 27, 2005 7:43 AM PST
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