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drive c troubles

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by shinny1, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. shinny1

    shinny1 Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2001
    I an trying to install windows into my pc. When I bootup with the boot disk in. I go to instal the windows at the prompt by typing the drive for the cd rom and typing setup. It tells me its going to perform a registry check. Then I get this message:

    "Cannot create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS on your hard drive you will need to create an MS-DOS partition to set up windows"

    So because it said that I tryed erasing my hard drive and it says:

    "Partitions are incorrect" or something like that.
    I cant seem to do anything that has anythiong to do with drive c
    can someone help me Please. THANK YOU!
  2. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
  3. pjones006


    Jan 26, 2002
    What is currently installed as an OS on your C drive? If it is ntfs you can't read nor write to it from dos which would explain the errors. Whatever the OS is you will need to boot to it and create a NON ntfs partition that can be read from dos.
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