install XP from scratch

Posted: 01-09-2009, 09:37 AM
Hard drive is full (3GB free) and many folders won t delete... I need to
resintall the lot but am confronted with WINDOWS, possibly the update
conspiracy?

old XP Home laptop (s. name, 2001) with Targa XP recovery CD, but
- CDRom out of order, else A drive, USB DVD/CD reader (USB 1!)
- tried different ways over BIOS, starting recovery CD...
--> same "windows set up" error message always: WINDOWS on my laptop is more
recent than one on CD.
Have deinstalled Pack3 without any result. Error message does not allow to
proceed with any function of the recovery CD.
\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons did not succeed either.
boot from Adrive did not work as if could not deal with DOS or at least
content.

Any suggestion welcome

install XP from scratch


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David B.
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Re: install XP from scratch
Posted: 01-09-2009, 04:44 PM
You need to boot from the CD, not start setup from within Windows.

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"targa1300ws" <targa1300ws@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hard drive is full (3GB free) and many folders won t delete... I need to
> resintall the lot but am confronted with WINDOWS, possibly the update
> conspiracy?
>
> old XP Home laptop (s. name, 2001) with Targa XP recovery CD, but
> - CDRom out of order, else A drive, USB DVD/CD reader (USB 1!)
> - tried different ways over BIOS, starting recovery CD...
> --> same "windows set up" error message always: WINDOWS on my laptop is
> more
> recent than one on CD.
> Have deinstalled Pack3 without any result. Error message does not allow to
> proceed with any function of the recovery CD.
> \i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons did not succeed either.
> boot from Adrive did not work as if could not deal with DOS or at least
> content.
>
> Any suggestion welcome
pip22
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Re: install XP from scratch
Posted: 01-09-2009, 07:14 PM

Update conspiracy? Updates are optional so if that's how you see the
just don't use them! Recovery discs should install regardless of whethe
your installed version is newer or not. See if you can borrow
Microsoft XP CD just to delete your existing XP partition (nothin
illegal in that provided you don't use it to install XP), then tr
performing the recovery


 
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