cant install xp on new hard drive

By teragram
Oct 27, 2005
  1. please help me ive tried for days now and cant install xp
    ive got p4 with 80g hard drive which ive formatted as ntfs as i was told xp liked this better than fat32
    when it comes to copying files to my windows instalation folders it gets so far and then cant copy different files and asks to retry skip or quit
    i can only ever get this far and its usually never the same files that it cant copy
    if i miss skip the first file then it goes on a bit further then cant copy again
    please help i dont know what i can do to get it to load :confused:
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    during the windows setup, you are prompted with a screen where you can choose your partition to install to. What you shoudl do there is delete that partition, and then create a new one, and format it as NTFS. All of this can be done during windows setup. Then unless you hd or IDE cable is damaged, it should install.
  3. teragram

    teragram TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thankyou you for replying so quickly
    ive already formatted as ntfs and i bought new cables with the hard drive
    so no its still not working :confused:
  4. The_Maestro

    The_Maestro TS Rookie Posts: 52

    CD-drom or disk

    Try using a differant CD-rom or get hold of another XP disk, I've had the same hassle before and it turned out to be my cd-rom that was faulty.
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