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Trying to reinstall XP - can't get past first screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by markheazle, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. markheazle

    markheazle Thread Starter

    Nov 7, 2011
    Hi all - hoping for a bit of help here. I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP before I dispose of a desktop, which I have managed to do before without too many problems. This time, however, when I put the recovery disk in the dvd drive and hit the 'del' key on the start-up screen to enter set-up mode, it will go to the first warning screen telling me that all data will be lost, etc press 'C' to continue. At this point nothing happens, pressing 'C' doesn't do anything and the screen just sits there and does nothing.

    Any help gratefully recieved!
  2. Mark1956


    May 7, 2011
    What type of hard drive is in the PC, if it is SATA you have to install the drivers in the first part of the installation process using the F6 key. This has to be done with a floppy disc with the drivers copied to it or you will have to integrate the SATA drivers into a copy of the OS.
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