Windows XP XP home incomplete install


Joined
Feb 14, 2016
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Tried to install XP home on an old computer using the original disks that came with the computer. Formatted disk and installed failed (bad Disk). I have a good XP Pro disk but cant get out of Home setup. How can I formant Hard Drive without a OS installed? Is there another way ?
 
Ad

Advertisements

floppybootstomp

sugar 'n spikes
Moderator
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
20,227
Reaction score
1,728
You should have the option during XP install to format the disk. If that isn't happening for some reason you should be able to find some free software online to burn a utilities disk to boot from and format your drive prior to install.

I'm sorry I can't think of a utilities program offhand to recommend, hopefully somebody else here could point you in the right direction.

You could try searching at CNET for some freebie software.

This is all assuming, of course, you have the facility to download software and burn a CD/DVD whilst the XP computer is out of action.

Good luck.
 
Ad

Advertisements

muckshifter

I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition.
Moderator
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
25,600
Reaction score
1,104
You seem to have (maybe) a borked Hard Drive?

one such HD utility program is, Seatools by Seagate. worth a bash.

See this video on how to use Seatools.

Need more info on the computer in question.


:user:
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Windows XP Mass Storage Controller Driver for Asus motherboard P4R800-VM motherboard for XP Re-installation 3
Windows 7 Fresh install list 5
Windows 10 Win 10 reinstall 11
Windows XP Invalid version of windows! :-s 8
Windows 10 Fresh Win 10 install 3
Windows XP Installing Windows Pro XP 17
Windows 10 Insufficient disk space to fix volume bitmap. 4
Windows XP Lazlot 2

Top