deleted partion, can not install windows

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roscozx

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Hi,

I have a problem that I haven't a clue how to solve, I will start from the begining..

I was given a desk top, has 128 ram AMD processor and it came with ME the person that gave iot to me installed XP and the pc was running so slow it took 15 minutes to get to the windows desk top (maybe because it had 2 OS installed).

Very stupidly I booted from the windows disc and deleted the partion, tried to format the partikon but after 1.5 hours and only on 3% it said can not format, windoes will not install and I have no ASR disc.

Not bothered about stuff that was on there just want to start from scratch with XP, I think I may have deleted more then I should have, can anyone help?
 
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Sounds like the hard drive may be failing.
Before you buy another hard drive, remember that, once you have installed XP, you will need to install motherboard drivers.
Take a look at the website of the PC manufacturer (or the motherboard manufacturer if the PC was home-built) to see if you can download these.
Also consider that 128MB is a VERY small amount of RAM to run XP on.
 

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Yes, 512 MB is considered the minimum size for decent running of XP. Worth putting in 1024 or more, too. Likewise, hard drive should be adequate size. XP runs best if it has "breathing room" and allowing it alone twice the quantity of its installed size is wise. Then add what you think will be needed for programs and files. HDDs are not that more expensive as size increases. I am now using one of 80GB and previously had one of 40GB. I do not download music nor video.

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