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I just bought WinXP SP2 to replace WinMe. The Me is unusuable as the hard
drive got corrupted and now won't load.
The problem i have is that as Me won't load i have to load XP in DOS, but
when i try i am told that SETUP.EXE can't be loaded in DOS mode, unlike 98
etc.

So, how do i load XP onto a brand new hard drive???

Oh. just to complicate things, it is the Japanese version i'm loading!!

Thanks
 
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Follow this link for a Clean Installation:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/cleanxp.htm

The language should not be a problem.
However you are aware that if you bought Japanese, Japanese is what
you get.
You can not change the language of Windows XP to another language.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"mooloomad" <mooloomad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I just bought WinXP SP2 to replace WinMe. The Me is unusuable as the
>hard
> drive got corrupted and now won't load.
> The problem i have is that as Me won't load i have to load XP in
> DOS, but
> when i try i am told that SETUP.EXE can't be loaded in DOS mode,
> unlike 98
> etc.
>
> So, how do i load XP onto a brand new hard drive???
>
> Oh. just to complicate things, it is the Japanese version i'm
> loading!!
>
> Thanks
 
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Thanks for that.

I am aware about the language thing. My wife finds it a whole lot easier,
being Japanese, and you can load and use English software onto a Japanese
system no worries, but not visa-versa!

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> Follow this link for a Clean Installation:
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/cleanxp.htm
>
> The language should not be a problem.
> However you are aware that if you bought Japanese, Japanese is what
> you get.
> You can not change the language of Windows XP to another language.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "mooloomad" <mooloomad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C82298A7-4736-4370-852A-C9C999DAAF43@microsoft.com...
> >I just bought WinXP SP2 to replace WinMe. The Me is unusuable as the
> >hard
> > drive got corrupted and now won't load.
> > The problem i have is that as Me won't load i have to load XP in
> > DOS, but
> > when i try i am told that SETUP.EXE can't be loaded in DOS mode,
> > unlike 98
> > etc.
> >
> > So, how do i load XP onto a brand new hard drive???
> >
> > Oh. just to complicate things, it is the Japanese version i'm
> > loading!!
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
>
 
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mooloomad wrote:
> I just bought WinXP SP2 to replace WinMe. The Me is unusuable as the
> hard drive got corrupted and now won't load.
> The problem i have is that as Me won't load i have to load XP in DOS,
> but when i try i am told that SETUP.EXE can't be loaded in DOS mode,
> unlike 98 etc.
>
> So, how do i load XP onto a brand new hard drive???
>
> Oh. just to complicate things, it is the Japanese version i'm
> loading!!
>
> Thanks

You boot from the CD and do a clean install.
Click on or copy and paste the link below into your web browser address bar.
How to clean install XP.
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
--
Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP
xpnews@bogusmichaelstevenstech.com
http://michaelstevenstech.com
For a better newsgroup experience. Setup a newsreader.
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
 
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Hi,

It's the winnt.exe file in the I386 folder on the CD that you must run to
setup from a boot floppy or DOS.

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"mooloomad" <mooloomad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C82298A7-4736-4370-852A-C9C999DAAF43@microsoft.com...
>I just bought WinXP SP2 to replace WinMe. The Me is unusuable as the hard
> drive got corrupted and now won't load.
> The problem i have is that as Me won't load i have to load XP in DOS, but
> when i try i am told that SETUP.EXE can't be loaded in DOS mode, unlike 98
> etc.
>
> So, how do i load XP onto a brand new hard drive???
>
> Oh. just to complicate things, it is the Japanese version i'm loading!!
>
> Thanks
 
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mooloomad wrote:
> I just bought WinXP SP2 to replace WinMe. The Me is unusuable as the
> hard drive got corrupted and now won't load.
> The problem i have is that as Me won't load i have to load XP in
> DOS,
> but when i try i am told that SETUP.EXE can't be loaded in DOS mode,
> unlike 98 etc.
>
> So, how do i load XP onto a brand new hard drive???
>
> Oh. just to complicate things, it is the Japanese version i'm
> loading!!
>
> Thanks


Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


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