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Installation disk keeps reformatting disk not installing program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lostockkid, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. lostockkid

    lostockkid Thread Starter

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    I am having to reinstall XP - the setup starts and then reformats the hard drive. After it has done that it won't start the program installation it just keeps looping and reformatting the hdd.

    Anyone any ideas on that one??

    Cheers
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    If this is happening where setup restarts and the display shows "Press any key to boot from CD"... do NOT press any keys.
     
  3. lostockkid

    lostockkid Thread Starter

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    Hi Frank4d

    Thanks for the suggestion - tried it and all I got was unable to read boot disk press del+alt+ctl

    Do you know of anything else I could try?

    Cheers
     
  4. Hermitt43

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    When doing a Clean Install, you should Delete the main partition, create a new one then format it.

    Jim
     
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