i cannot instal OS dur to state of hard disk

January 15, 2012 at 15:16:38
Specs: Any tipe , 128 mb ram intel celeron 133 mhz
Hy. A friend brought me an old laptop to install a new OS on it. So i began but did not asked what kind of OS was installed before. I booted up and with f disk utility formatted 1 partition ( it had 2 partitions) and forgot to check that the other partition was NTFS file system and what i formatted become fat32. While setting up win 98 it told me that exist more space which i will be unable to use due to different file system so i told myself theres no way back i installed it but i crashes wont load win 98. I tried deleting partitions with fdisk but it's impossible. On microsoft help section i found out that only after installing an OS i will be able to feddle with the hard disk partitions using different softwares. After that i tried win xp because it has a more friendly interface but it crashes while setupdd.sys could not be loaded and found out that means some hardware incompatibility. After that i tried windows NT which crashes filling the screen with a whole bunch of numbers from i understand abs nothing. I will try later with windows ME and 2000 i have no idea what else to do.

Any ideas what else should i try ?

Intel celeron 133mhz
128mb ram
hdd 6gb

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January 15, 2012 at 15:25:02
That's pretty old.......the cd rom may not be reading correctly. Hard drive is very small, old and probably needs replaced. If you make a bootable cd or the seatools ISO, you can boot to the cd and test the hard drive. I personally wouldn't put time or money into that.

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January 15, 2012 at 16:45:05
That laptop should have a floppy drive. Download and run delpart to delete the NTFS partition. Copy delpart to the boot floppy you are probably already using. Get delpart from the link below.


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January 15, 2012 at 22:24:45
There's no celeron 133 so maybe it's a pentium running at 133 mhz? Or is it something else altogether?

Of all the OS's you mention, which one would you prefer--knowing that the specs you list won't allow XP?

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January 16, 2012 at 06:50:08
Thank you all guys for help i really appreciate it. I managed to fix with windows 2000 setup it allowed me to delete and recreate all partitions as one it just god knows why took 3 hours to format the 6gb hard disk but it works. I know it's ancient but it works and it's usable. Thank you again.

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