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Messed up HD format

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by SuzySmith, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. SuzySmith

    SuzySmith Thread Starter

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    Ok I goofed and need help to fix my error
    Have a compaq laptop - given to me because her daughter locked her out of it - so a free laptop. I have no disks.
    Attempted a reinstall of windows XP - it said I needed to erase what was there so I did then it wanted me to re partion and it named this partion as f:
    It went thru the windows reinstall and them presented a screen for a compaq system restore to orignal settings so I choose this. Now once the laptop boots it goes to a blank screen w/ just a blinking cursor. Can anyone help me?

    Thanks, Suzy
     
  2. ZeRealBigBoss

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    What partitions do you have now and how big are they? You would need C: for the Windows and D: for your data, no more. What are E: and F: for? BTW, this is an XP forum question.
     
  3. flavallee

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    Suzy:

    Turn that laptop upside down and look at the sticker on it.

    What is the model name(Presario or something else)?

    What is the model number?

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    You posted this in the "Windows 95/98/ME" section. You should've posted it in the "Windows NT/2000/XP" section.

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