xlidric

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I think i've tried reformatting about 4 times with 3 different windows xp cds.

i currently purchased a barebone system pc with an amd processor along with 1gig of ram, 120gig of hdd space (sataII western D) and a dvd writer combo.

when i install windows xp sp2, reformatting and the copying of the setup files goes out fine. but when i come to the installing part, it tells me to insert a windows xp sp2 cd and shows this directory G:i386 or something like that.
and if i click cancel and just go on with the installation, ill be missing a hell lotta windows file. i dont even have the calculator for goodness sake. can someone pleaseeeeeeeee help me on this problem. thanks.
 

pscowboy

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Zero out your hd and start over. Set the floppy as first boot device in the BIOS.

With a 98 boot diskette, and debug.exe added to it, do the following:

At the "A" prompt, type debug and type in the following lines: What looks like zeroes ARE the number zero. Also, hit "Enter" at the end of each line.

f 200 L200 0
a 100
mov ax,301
mov bx,200
mov cx,1
mov dx,0080
int 13
int 3
(hit Enter again here)
g=100
q

Take out the floppy. Reset the boot order in your BIOS for CD first; put in your XP cd (SP1 or SP2 version) and run the install. XP will partition and format the drive. I would choose NTFS.
 

riser

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G: drive would be your CD-ROM then in logical order? C D E F G...

It's looking for the CD, so you might just need to do D:i386..

or after your install, just go into add/remove windows components and install what you want/need.. it'll look for the i386 folder.

I recommend copying the i386 to the C: drive when you finish installing.. that way you won't need the CD if you make changes.