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PleaseKillMe

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Hey, so my computer had Windows XP, and I wanted to format it, and afterwards, Install XP again.

So I format my Computer using the XP Installation CD. I then proceded to install Windows XP again, but I couldn't.

During the Installation many errors would show up, that some files are missing I believe?

So unable to install XP, I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 11.04, from an old CD I had laying around for such an emergency.
So that made things a little more complicated.

My HDD is not identified as NTFS now, and I can't even TRY to install XP again. I know there are ways to change the format of the HDD to NTFS again, using the terminal, but I am too inexperienced for something like that.

My XP cd is genuine, it came with the computer when I bought it some years ago.

What do you suggest?
 

flavallee

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Famly
Processors : Intel(R) Atom CPU N270 @ 1.60 GHz
Are you referring to this netbook or to a different computer?

What's the brand name, model name, and model number of the computer that you're trying to install Windows XP in?

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TerryNet

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Ubuntu either includes a partition manager such as GParted or you can install one. So, boot to the Ubuntu Live CD ("trial" or "try" instead of "install") and format the partition as NTFS.
 

PleaseKillMe

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Hey, sorry for taking that long to reply people, been sick as hell.

So, No the computer I'm trying to install Windows XP in, is not the netbook mentioned.
It is a desktop computer, it doesn't have a model number (?) , I just bought every part seperetly and put it together, it used to run XP though.

I've already tried GParted, for the time being, as soon as I open it, it crashed, it just doesn't launch :/

I will try formatting the HDD into NTFS through the Ubuntu Live CD, and then install XP through a multibootable USB. If that doesn't work, I'll post back with the results, until then, Thank you, and keep it real.
 
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