ok heres my problem i have xp sp2 installed on my comp right now my windows xp cd is service pack1 so when i try to run the setup straight from windows says i have a older version of windows setup cannot continue, ok so i restart change my bios to make cd drive boot first and hd boot 2nd, computer wont boot from cd goes straight to harddrive so i figure ill get a old win98 boot floppy and start the setup from there, still wont work cannot run setup.exe in dos mode, so i figure ill just format c and then try to run straight from the cd again like maybe the windows is overideing it cuz its a older version, so i type my format c: i get a a error system did not find a fat32 partition on your drive but when i go into my partitions i see that there is 1 partition useing 100% of my hard drive it wont let me format c: at all and wont load the cd from the cd drive anyone know why or how i can fix this? please it would be great help
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Okay - First part of this will sort out what I think you're trying to say:
Service Pack 2 XP machine that you tried to reinstall XP on - but you have an SP1 XP CD so that won't work. Tried to do via other means and not working.…
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