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post #11 of 23
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does formatting the HD install XP or that just gets rid of any files that might be on it? also when I put in XP it asked what partion and there was only one choice and it said a copy of XP is already on this?
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post #12 of 23
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Ok, when I go to install XP it says there is already XP on this partion would you like to format and I said yes, so right now its formatting. Does formatting delete everything on the OS then I have to reinstall XP?
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post #13 of 23
Make your H/D the first to boot from and remove the CD from drive the try.

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post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post
Its a brand new HD, and im sure the ram works because it shows that I have 2 gigs in the bios. I think im using SATA and I dont know if im doing a raid setup lol.
That doesn't mean its working properly/stably.

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does formatting the HD install XP or that just gets rid of any files that might be on it? also when I put in XP it asked what partion and there was only one choice and it said a copy of XP is already on this?
Formatting prepares the HD for use with an operating system. It also happens to wipe all files from it. If there is already a copy, then you have not reformatted since you installed XP the first time.
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post #15 of 23
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so alls I need to do now is after format is finished I install XP, restart, enter BIOS, then have it boot from HD first?
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post #16 of 23
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ok after it formatted i tried in install XP and it says there is already and OS on this HD? should I just try to boot from HD now?
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post #17 of 23
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now when I change the bios to boot the CD it doesnt boot?
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post #18 of 23
If you formatted it off windows cd then it installed the os also now you need to set your hard drive as 1st device and take the cd out of the drive that should do it.
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post #19 of 23
Do a long format of the partition, new install, reset boot order to hdd instead of cdrom, enjoy. Should lead you to happyness.
    
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post #20 of 23
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as of right now it wont even boot from the cd
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