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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Well, to conclude things for the moment I am sticking to XP only. It just matches my old system a lot better. And for future reference with regard to the XP install not completing after first reboot, this has been solved! I wholeheartedly recommend doing a format with a proper disktool for...
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Thanks Terry :) Edit: Done all I could but no solution. I give up. I will buy another HD and will install XP first then Win7. Hopefully it will work that way.
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    No one?
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Ok, I put in some more work. New situation: I have given the System Reserved partition the letter B: on which I created a folder NST with a self-made boot.ini and downloaded the neccessary NTdetect and NTDLR to it. A copy of this folder is on the XP partition E: Boot.ini looks like this...
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Please forget about the previous post. I do not believe it is a HD failure although there is no proof. New situation: The XP files have been copied to E: which is a fresh full formatted partition. I created a WinXP entry with EasyBCD and had it auto detect the drive. When I get to the...
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Resurrection time: Today I had the chance to try another XP cd-rom but the same error occurs: cannot load OS. This rules out the faulty media possibility. So would one conclude that the HD is bad? Before installing I wrote down the fixboot command in case of trouble and so I entered it from...
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    In fact, XP cannot be installed on the external drive at all. It needs to be on a HDD connected to a controller is what the message was. So for now.. no XP. Thanks a lot all you guys for helping me out. One of the finer online cooperations Ive witnessed :) Good day!
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Hi, Well WIN7 recovery couldnt find any errors so didnt repair. After that I tried XP recovery but again didnt repair anything. Did a full format straight after that but got the same installing prob. I suppose an install on the external drive is my best bet now.
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Ok, will do. Lets say itll do the repairing, would you recommend doing a full format before attempting the installation again?
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Well, ran the check from XP cd-rom and was able to only perform chkdsk /r. Hopefully this is what you meant and not from the WIN7 DVD. Guess what, it found errors but didnt mention any repairing. I am not doing anything till you tell me to. So whats next? :)
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    I want to run XP in a minimal state, only for an older game. Dont know if it needs a service pack. Good, I wil for sure try the diskcheck. XP cd-rom is without any service pack I believe. Total disk size is 80GB. Btw, installing on an external USB HDD will work?
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    I dont have another computer unfortunately. Is it possible to install XP (as a test) to my external USB HDD? I would have to create a partition to do so because its my backup drive. If yes, would 5GB be sufficient?
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Havent done anything yet. Will try tonight though. Ok, can do this. But why then can I install WIN7 without a problem? Yes, its always been like that if I remember correctly.
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Tried both to no avail. Ok, I will try this and report back. Cheers guys.
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Yes, CD is set before HDD. Yes, you understand correctly. The CD is in the drive. Imporant detail might be that even when I format all partitions bringing it back to one, I get the exact same error when I try to install XP only.
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    Windows XP doesnt install

    Hi, Hope you can help me with this so I can get it finally done. Situation: -WIN7 installed on c: and want to install XP on d: -XP copies the files to d: but after first reboot shows: error starting OS -WIN7 is repaired by using command bootrec.exe / fixmbr So I am unable to finish...
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