XP reinstall problem

mala

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After installing XP on my C drive, it somehow became an extended partition.

Yesterday I installed Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition to my D drive
with 10 GB on it and formatted it NTFS. In the process it wiped out
everything on my C drive but didn't bother my E drive with 18 GB (NTFS). I
can live with that loss, but now it's not letting me reinstall XP on my C
drive. Whenever I bootup with Windows XP pro in the CD ROM, it says "Boot
from CD:" I press enter. Nothing, it doesn't let me type anything - and then
boots up Server 2003.

How can I install XP on the C drive? (I have now converted all three drives
to 'Dynamic')
Can anyone help? Thanks!
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Mala
 
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Error Message About Partition Appears When You Install
Windows XP to a Dynamic Volume
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283421

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Windows XP - Shell/User

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"Mala" wrote:

| After installing XP on my C drive, it somehow became an extended partition.
|
| Yesterday I installed Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition to my D drive
| with 10 GB on it and formatted it NTFS. In the process it wiped out
| everything on my C drive but didn't bother my E drive with 18 GB (NTFS). I
| can live with that loss, but now it's not letting me reinstall XP on my C
| drive. Whenever I bootup with Windows XP pro in the CD ROM, it says "Boot
| from CD:" I press enter. Nothing, it doesn't let me type anything - and then
| boots up Server 2003.
|
| How can I install XP on the C drive? (I have now converted all three drives
| to 'Dynamic')
| Can anyone help? Thanks!
| --
| Mala
 

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