Xp formatting

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Masione, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. Masione

    Masione Guest

    I have done formats before, on Win98, but I cannot get XP to boot to the boot disk. I built this computer myself from scratch, and have the foppy set to first boot device, but it won't. I got the boot disks from microsoft, and got the 6 boot disks fro XP home, but when i put the first one in and restart, it won't boot to dos, it just boots like I don't have a disk in there at all.

    What's wrong?

    I am just wanting to a format and clean install.
  2. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

    on my system, when I want to boot from a CD, I have to press F8 onces I see that once blue screen saying the manufatures name and the first boot progress, that lets you set up the boot order...but I don't know how you set your system up...unless you got one of those motherboards that let's you do what I just said :rolleyes:
  3. Sonny

    Sonny Guest

    Set your bios to boot from your XP CD. You only need the boot disks if your mobo does not allow booting from CD, which all newer models do.
  4. singwei

    singwei Guest

    if your xp file system is fat32, you can direct use any win98 boot disk to format your hard disk.
  5. Masione

    Masione Guest

    I tried using the CD to format it, but it wouldn't let me format C drive, said the setup files needed to cpmplete installation were on there. I will try a Win98 boot disk, I still have one right here.
  6. Sonny

    Sonny Guest