walk through required

  Epirb406 20:51 27 Jun 2003

Hello all,

new, unformatted PC in my, or on my desk, in other hand an OEM disk for win ME.

Thought I'd fdisked but having probs, anyone get me as far as a windows welcome screen?

Have Yahoo messenger or ICQ, happy to report results back.

Any happy helper welcomed!!!

Thanx, Epirb.

  Micken 20:55 27 Jun 2003

Any display on screen?

  Epirb406 20:58 27 Jun 2003


Not trying to be flippant, don't htink PC is the prob, I'm out of my depth!!!


  Belatucadrus 21:06 27 Jun 2003

click here for an acrobat file on reformating and loading Windows.

  beeuuem 21:09 27 Jun 2003

Look at "Full installation" about half way down the page
click here
gives quite detailed instructions.
If this doesn't help post back and others will rush to your aid.

  Epirb406 21:20 27 Jun 2003

And in the process of doing so have realised that it far too late to proceed, will be seeing double soon, hope you will all be gentle with me in the morning.....

thax, epirb

  keith-236785 21:33 27 Jun 2003

having fdisked, you now need to format the drives, did you whilst in fdisk, make drive c: the active partition?

if you did then enter your bios, set cdrom to first boot device, bung in the winxpcd, restart your computer.... windows xp setup should start.

when you get to the "what do you want to format" choose full format, fat or ntfs (your choice)

if not post back

good luck

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