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Installation Problem with Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 007DKNY, Dec 21, 2001.

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  1. 007DKNY

    007DKNY Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2001
    I have attempted to install Windows XP on my PC during the installation process a window opens and asks for the Windows XP disc so that it can install files from the disc. The problem is that the disc is already in the cd rom and when I browse to look for the files that the installation is requesting the entire cd rom drive is nowhere to be found as if it does not even exist on the computer at all. In order to proceed you must select cancel in order to do anything. Well I guess I could turn to power off but that is the only other option besides cancel. The installation did this twice so when it finally finished the installation the operating system started up normally but there are no help or support options available and the uninstall option is no where to be found. I have tried rerunning the installation but the same problem occurs. I would like to just uninstall XP and go back to Windows 98 but there is no option for that. I asked for help and was told to start the computer in safe mode and at the command prompt to type osuninstal.exe and that would uninstall XP and guide me on the rest of the process. I tried that and it won't work either, I get a message that says that the uninstall files are missing and that it cannot proceed. Can any one help I just want XP off my computer and I don't care what I have to do in order to accomplish that does anyone have any suggestion. There is not really any data that I am worried about losing so would f-disk be an option? Please help, thanks a lot.
    Benjamin Kunz - [email protected]
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    Just fdisk it, and reload it from the windows 98 CD.
  3. eurodochter


    Dec 20, 2001
    I had the problem already before when I did not install the CD Rom as "Master". Use your second IDE port for connecting your CD rom (change the jumper on the cd-rom).

    You must first use FDISK on your Win98 Boot disk or another version of fdisk. I you haven't you can overinstall XP and ask a not for a upgrade but a full reïnstall.
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