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Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? For over 6 hours I tried to do all sorts of things with no luck. slarti, Oct 14, 2005 #3 HappilyNaked Thread Starter Joined: Oct 14, 2005 Messages: 4 create partition, delete partition, none of it works... The way i fixed this issue is i created the partition with fdisk and marked it as an active partition. 10-12-2009, 07:34 AM #10 Niram TSF Enthusiast http://jactionscripters.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-partition-error.php

I got suspicious when i tried to install Windows XP to this partition and got a similar error from the XP installer. Set the size of the desired partition and press Enter. 0 SjoerdIf it works, don't touch it. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas configuring a Windows Boot manager interlocks them requiring surgery to remove one. I would suggest downloading a Windows 98 boot disc from Bootdisk.com (you need a floppy for this) and formatting the drive.

shrug –RyanScottLewis Oct 16 '09 at 6:22 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote According to this discussion it could be a problem with the drive itself. Just make the new partition the primary. I had a backup of windows 7 through which I got my system back but the problem is still exist that the setup is showing error continuously with installation of Windows

  1. What do I do?
  2. Anyways, I resolved the issue, What WinXP is really looking for is an "empty" space, as in neither a non-formatted or formatted partition will do.
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  6. You can confirm (3) by getting into the BIOS (i.e. "setup") at machine boot time, using whatever method gets you to the BIOS for that machine.

I'm creating one partition (C drive) and using the maximum amount of space. She encountered a problem starting up the windows and decided to use Recovery Disk, Recovery Disk stopped working and needs additional source (disk) to run. As long as you adhere to the minimum and maximum listed on the screen you have the freedom to set partition sizes as you wish. While trying to install Windows XP I faced a new problem: When I deleted the partition and made a new one the system assigned the drive letter J: to C: and

Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Several functions may not work. Browse other questions tagged windows installation or ask your own question. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/this-disk-does-not-contain-a-windows-xp-compatible-partition-321356.html When trying to reinstall Windows XP on my desktop, I get an error message telling me that the hard drive does not contain a Windows XP compatible partition.

Join Forum | Login | Today's Posts | Tutorials | Windows 10 Forum | Windows 8 Forum Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. What's a good partition software compatible with Windows Vista and XP? Are most laptops compatible with XP? It will tell you the state of the drive, it may be failing. -- Best of Luck, Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x Windows isn't rocket science!

windows installation share|improve this question edited Aug 19 '11 at 11:33 Gaff 12.4k113655 asked Oct 15 '09 at 20:49 RyanScottLewis 64151328 3 Added the images for you. –th3dude Oct 15 After I create the partition and select it for the install, I get the dreaded message:To install Windows XP on the partition you selected,Setup must write some startup files to the Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free.

HappilyNaked, Oct 14, 2005 #8 Fraki Joined: May 7, 2007 Messages: 71 Addition: I've got the same problem but with altogether 4 discs, 2 as Raid-1 configured by onBoard SATA Controller. have a peek at these guys Cheers jimbo My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom built, several laptops HP/ASUS OS Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers CPU Intel i7 Intel i5 Afraid I'm not seeing an option to reformat the (any) partition, only when I get to the installation screen would I see that. Worked a treat although how you get on with just the one drive is beyond me still, but I'll not worry meself over it !!

Windows XP Home Edition Setup To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some startup files to the following disk: Unknown Disk However, this disk does not I've even tried overwriting both of the ntfs partitions and end up here *** again. Computer doesn't boot after installing new graphics card.? http://jactionscripters.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-install-partition-error.php Advertisements Latest Threads Linux Mint 18 KDE bootneck02 posted Nov 1, 2016 at 9:42 PM Weather trend this winter from Met Office bootneck02 posted Nov 1, 2016 at 6:34 PM Alienware

Solved - Where is my Youtube Inbox & Comment page? To return to the partition selection screen, press ENTER (done that, now go back to ***).". Staff Online Now Cookiegal Administrator TerryNet Moderator Triple6 Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts

It has to be an unallocated partition so the O/S disc can format after you've confirmed you want to install, whereas before I could make a partition "unformatted" but not unallocated

Please maximize the window and spread the columns so that all text is visible, before you take the screenshot. TIA Elmer Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 12-07-2008, 08:57 PM #2 Fren Banklin gone Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 1,960 OS: gone Erm, why not That's my other hobby! I just don't know what to do.

It doesn't give me an option for quick or normal format, only to create a partition like the image Flevokiwi posted. XP can take C then since it's on a separate HD booted via BIOS. I convert the drives to "dynamic volumes" to start a software raid but then i discovered the Raid feature of the board. http://jactionscripters.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-partition-magic-error-702.php I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player.

If it's not an Abit board, then ignore this reply. I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating... I still got the same error.