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Need to fdisk/format using cdrom

March 12, 2005 at 23:19:07
Specs: Winxp pro, Celeron - can't view furt

I am fixing a friend's laptop. I need to do a fdisk & format using CD rom - there is no floppy drive. Have tried to use recovery console from XP cd but I keep getting a message file is missing and error code 7. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I have fdisked in the past w/ a WIn 98 startup disk but don't know how to proceed w/o floppy support.
Thanks,
Georgia



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March 12, 2005 at 23:26:45

Just put in the XP CD and boot to it.

Take a look at this page which has instructions and screenshots.


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March 13, 2005 at 06:04:05

I have tried to go into Recovery Console as well as Win XP Pro Setup utilizing the Win XP Pro disk - I get the following errors:

Trying to use Recovery Console the error is:
File \CMDCONS\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7
Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

Trying to use Windows Setup the error is:
File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

I have also tried to just do a fresh install using Win XP Cd but it will not finish loading....it goes to Preparing for install then shuts the computer down.

Any ideas??
Thanks,
Georgia


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