Reformatting for Windows 98 or XP

  sa2gon 18:37 25 Mar 2005

Can anyone advise how to get my Advent PC's C Drive formatted ready for either 98 or XP to be installed.

I have the DOS prompt either at C or A but the D drive is not seen at the moment. I have created XP start up disks but get a NTLDR is missing error.

Can anyone help.



  Fingees 18:50 25 Mar 2005

You should be able to select boot up order in bios.

put your CD as first and Hd as second.
Boot with XP CD in drive and Xp will give instructions for formating and installing

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:06 25 Mar 2005

If you have FAT32 partitions, it is much simpler than with NTFS. Just boot with a Win98 floppy and copy the NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM files from the i386 directory to the root of the C:\ drive.

Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair. Typically this will be #1 Enter in the administrator password when requested Enter in the following commands (X: is replaced by the actual drive letter that is assigned to the CD ROM drive) COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C\: COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ Take out the CD ROM and type exit

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