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Hey, Im donig this for a friend.
I inserted the XP cd and the setup popped up. But it wont let me click on Install windows XP (i wanted to select upgrade). So I created a new partition with 10 GB of space (by shrinking the one that has vista running). I then rebooted the comp and then started the windows XP setup and selected that partition. I dont know why but for some reason I selected to format the partition, again, although i formatted it before the comp was off.
Anyways, then it copied the files and when it was going to restart it gave me this when loading - "An error was found in the drive" or something like that. Just that message, white font on black screen in the top left corner.
Since its not mine but my friends I really want to fix it as fast as possible.
Thanks!

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Prety much just XP.
Im using SP2 disk.
Its currently formatting at his house, like complete format.

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Prety much just XP.
Im using SP2 disk.
Its currently formatting at his house, like complete format.

Yeah that's the best to do then. If it doesn't work download a gparted live cd and do a low level format then try the reload.

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This is due to vista partitioning the second one as a logical instead of priamry partition you can have both on one hard drive i think but you need them to both be logical.

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I believe you installer CD (for XP) offers the option to delete partitions (when you boot off it). What you need to do is delete both partitions, and then create a new one from all that RAW unpartitioned space. Then, format it to the filesystem of your choice and install XP! Best of luck!

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