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Old Jan 01, 2003, 05:53 PM
bazzer bazzer is offline
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Default trying to install new operating system [time; ; winME]

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hi all
can anybody help me i have been trying to install a different operation system on my computer but not having much joy i am currently using windows me which i find not all that good . my machine is a x time computer it suppose to have hidden 2gb partion when i tried to format the hard drive i have no problem in doing this but when i go to install a different one it tell me that it is going to install windows it just sit there and dose nothing i have also tried to used a different hard drive and still its the same result the system i want to install is windows xp any help is much appreciated. this is what i am currently using windows me .40 gb hard drive 256 meg of ram 1.2 gb processor amd athlon . sound blaster live 5.1. geforce 2 mx 400. 16x dvd rom. liteon 40x12x48 cd rewriter any help please cheers bazzer
Old Jan 01, 2003, 09:28 PM
noamkrief noamkrief is offline
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put in the winxp cd and boot off the cd "press any key to boot from the cd..."

Choose the clean install of xp.
Then you'll see partition information.
You'll have an option to delete the partition or re-partition the harddrive and format.

Choose to delete and then choose fat32 or ntfs. (i like fat32 better)
That will take maybe up to 45 minutes on a 40gig hard drive.

If you did all this and it still freazes, write back and let us know exactly where it freezes.
Is it after the formatting? Before?

ps - just to clarify: winxp, when installing, will give you an option to set the partition and format. DO NOT click on "keep existing partition"

If it freezes before all that, wait. Wait a long long time.
I have seen computers take a very long time and it seems as if they froze. But wait one hour and i bet you it'll start up.

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