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Old 08-07-2006, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I try to reformate my pc with windows xp and I cant get past the license aggrement, I press F8 to agree and it does nothing at all, what can I do?
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Is the keyboard working? When you get to that point can you push the "num lock" key and see the light go on and off?
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try a different cd drive.

is this a copy? if it is maybe it needs to be recopied

maybe a bad cd?


Does your keyboard work? is it usb or ps2? did you try another keyboard?
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My keyboard is ps2, the light goes on when I press num lock, I can end the setup by pressing esc and I can page up and down on the license aggrement, But I press F8 to agree and I get nothing at all. Should I try windows 2000? I tryed with 2 differnet xp disks ( a Burnt copy and a dell reinstallation cd with xp home edition on it) bolth do the same exact thing.
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wow..you have a spare keyboard to try? Maybe the F8 key has issues...doubtful..but hey better to eliminate all possible situations
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I have a usb keyboard, will that work?
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If you have a USB port to plug it into, I don't see why not. If pressing F8 on it does nothing, too, then you can count out the keyboard as the root of your problem.
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yes it will i have a usb keyboard and am able to do this process
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yes it will i have a usb keyboard and am able to do this process
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Can't you delete the partition then recreate a new one, then format it?
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