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Compaq Presario 5340

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by schmuck281, Jun 21, 2003.

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  1. schmuck281

    schmuck281 Thread Starter

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    I was trying to upgrade my brother's Compaq 5340 from Windows 98 to XP. I kept giving me errors on the C: drive but would continue to work in Win98. I moved the valuable files onto another drive and formated C:

    Now I cannot install anything on drive C: . None of my Windows installationd discs with work with it.

    It keeps saying that there is a compressed file or directory on the drive or that it is write protected.

    I booted of A: drive with a Win98 startup disc but cannot access C: drive.

    What Is going on? Did I screw something up?:confused: :confused:
     
  2. Triple6

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    Boot off a floppy disk and FDISK the drive - remove all the partitions and then create a new Active/Primary partition. Also make sure that Antivirus/Bootector protection is off in the BIOS. Then boot off the XP cd and format the drive and do the install. To boot off the CD you need to set thej boot order to CD-ROM, A, HDD in the bios. You can also delete the partition from the XP cd if you boot off it.
     
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    That took care of the problem. Thank you for your help.
     
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