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Old 03-31-2008, 05:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There is a full write up of how to isntall Windows XP with screenshots and how to setup partitions.
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It won't even allow me to get there. Once I press 'L' it says it is unable to delete because it contains setup files.
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So you hit D to delete the partition. Get then next screen where it says to hit L to confirm the delete and it says it contains setup files?

You will need Powermax like Eric Suggested or GParted verion 0.33 LiveCD to delete/format the partition. Windows is causing this error which it shouldnt. This will be your best solution around it.
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When I put in my Powermax floppy, it doesn't work. It gives me the error:

Cannot load DOS! Any key to retry.
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Ok Ok, I got Powermax to work. Once up, how do I delete the partition? I am confused how to use this.
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I formated the partition. Completed. Now when I try to reboot my computer, it says: F1 to Retry Boot, F2 to Setup. I pressed F2. I have no idea what to do. Please tell me I did nothing wrong.
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You should have the XP Disc in and you should see the screen. Hit any key to start from CD. Press a key and start loading Windows again.
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Doesn't say that man. All it says is what I stated above. If I press F2, it takes me to some weird set up screen that shows the specs of my entire computer. I can't do anything with it though.
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the xp cd will automatically boot now with no partitions. you don't need to hit a key
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Yes but it is not booting at all. When I turn on my PC, what I stated above happens. It doesn't ever take me to the CD.

F1 to retry boot, F2 to setup. When I go to setup, all of that weird stuff comes up.
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