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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

    Oct 13, 2004
    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


    Mar 17, 2007
    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

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    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?


    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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