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How to convert MBR disk to GPT disk on Windows XP? [duplicate]

My new harddrive is larger than 2TB, and for some reasons I have to convert it to GPT disk so I can use all the space. How can I convert my WD Red 3TB into GPT disk so I can use all its capacity? I ...
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3answers
59 views

Remove hakintosh and reinstall XP

I've installed Hackintosh on my Esprimo mobile V5505, and it worked well. Now I would like to format my HD and reinstall XP. If I run windows XP installation CD, the C drive is not shown. Entering in ...
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1answer
89 views

Why doesn't the Windows XP installer give me the option to format the hard disk?

I'm trying to re-install Windows XP on my computer which only has 1 partition (C:). The problem comes up when there is no format option during the installation process. I'd like to know how could I ...
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2answers
167 views

Is it possible to have a clear clean up of Windows XP without formatting the drive?

I want to install a fresh Windows 7 but I don't want totally format the current drive with Windows XP since there are many other files but I don't have that many free space to move the stuff out. Is ...
0
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3answers
253 views

Using ext4 hard drive on Windows XP Pro machine?

Have an old laptop with Windows XP Pro and a new one with Linux Mint 13 LTS. I want to transfer my personal files from the old machine to the new one. Firstly I thought using crossover cable but I ...
0
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3answers
977 views

Couldn't find NTLDR. the file is possibly corrupt. the header checksum doesn't match the computed checksum [closed]

I am trying to format a PC. If the brand and model are needed let me know in the comments. I tried installing Windows 7 but during the expanding Windows files step the computer froze. So I forced a ...
0
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2answers
339 views

Windows XP setup refuses to format HDD. What now?

I found a very very old laptop in my garage (Acer Travelmate 613TXV) and I'm curious about how well it will work. My skills are above average but when I try to install Windows XP on it (on a 4 GB HDD ...
2
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1answer
7k views

Reinstalling Windows Xp Professional OEM

My aunt called me in to repair her desktop and laptop computers. (Level up! You become: The Family's Private IT.) The desktop wasn't much; just many, many junk pieces of software that her daughter ...
0
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1answer
785 views

Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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3answers
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Installing XP through USB-flash disc

I don't know whether this could be asked here... So, Pardon me for this. Probably, this is based on My laptop and a contradiction to this question asked already here... I tried to format my ...
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1answer
404 views

Cannot format Lenovo Notebook to Windows XP

I have a Lenovo B430 notebook, which I'm trying to format to Windows XP SP3 Professional, 'cause of some driver problems in Windows 7. The notebook boot the CD fine, but when try to show the screen ...
3
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1answer
489 views

NTFS hard disk now recognized as 'RAW'

My Windows XP was recently corrupted and my hard disk was password protected. In an effort to retrieve my old info I slaved my hard disk to a friends PC. I changed the permissions on my old, slaved ...
2
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1answer
120 views

hard drive formatting error

I have a disk composed of a single partition. It is formatted in ntfs and has files in it. Linux reads them fine, and is able to write on it too. So the disk is fine, and it doesn't show any smart ...
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1answer
79 views

Install Windows XP onto data drive

I had Windows XP installed (on C:), an optical drive as D: and a small (160GB) second hard drive with data on it as E:. Drive C: recently crashed and I have disconnected it. I would like to install ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How do I remove Windows 7 from a dual boot of Win7/Winxp without having to format the hard drive where the Windows 7 is?

Can you help me? :( I've ruined my windows 7, that was installed in a dual-boot with windows xp, making it un-boot'able. So now I'm back to using my good old windows xp, and I want to remove windows 7 ...
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2answers
76 views

Appending the partitions structure of a system

Let's say I received a computer with Windows XP installed, and it has 3 partitions. I want to upgrade the PC to a Windows 7 installation, and also change the partitions structure to only 1 big ...
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3answers
420 views

Formatting a Drive in Windows XP vs. Windows 7 [closed]

Are there any differences between formatting a drive in Windows XP vs. 7?
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1k views

How to format system drive of windows XP without cd drive

My sister is giving away her old computer. The data is non-sensitive, however she'd rather give it away empty. The computer is disconnected from the internet, does not have a CD drive anymore and runs ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I format a USB drive as limited user without administrative privileges on Windows XP?

I'm trying to format my corrupted USB drive from school, where the Windows formatting tool has been disabled by the Administrator. Is there any alternative utility I can use? (preferably portable, ...
2
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1answer
274 views

After Update, Internet Explorer has Terrible Formatting, what caused this?

After an automatic security update for Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8 has stopped rendering pages properly. Tables cut off text and images overlap other page content. All drop-down boxes look like ...
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4answers
60k views

How to use external hard disk in both Windows and Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have one external hard drive (Seagate 320 GB). I have used my hard drive in a Windows XP system and it works fine (Read and write). But when I used it on a Mac, I couldn't write any file on the disk ...
3
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4answers
104k views

How to format Windows XP without CD?

1) I have only one partition called C, that drive holds the operating system and all the documents 2) I don't have a CD rom hence I can't use the installation CD. Is there any way to format the ...
2
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3answers
279 views

Windows drive formatting algorithm

What algorithm does windows drive formatting utility use to format a drive? is it different from 'Simple Overwrite' (1 pass) ?
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3answers
2k views

Error Installing Windows XP

I'm trying to reinstall windows XP, when I boot to a windows XP disk I get the normal blue screen which runs through installing drivers, then after these drivers are installed, I see at the botton ...
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2answers
100 views

What information should I save from an inherited laptop before reformatting?

I inherited a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X from my supervisor and would like to reformat it and reinstall Windows XP before starting to use it. I eventually found Toshiba's support pages that list ...
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1answer
58 views

WindowsXP with no drivers

So I formatted my windows XP and reinstalled it. But forsome reason my drivers disk is for the wrong Dell Model..... So I can't connect to the internet because I think I'm missing the ethernet ...
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4answers
337 views

Formating Windows XP

Is their a way to format windows xp in a way that keeps all the service packs/drivers? I really dont wanna re-install everything....
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1answer
385 views

When I formatting the harddisk, the machine shut down, can I recover the data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format First, I accidentally click the quick format, and the machine shut down during the format. I can see the hdd in "My ...
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1answer
682 views

Unable to format/add a partition to Windows XP

I recently add a 1T disk to an XP machine. I found the disk in the "disk management", I click "initialize" to init it, then creates a primary partition with size 950G, then select quick format to ...
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1answer
2k views

Does installing windows format the hard disk?

My Google search for ""does installing windows format the hard disk" returns: No results found for "does installing windows format the hard disk". I was quite surprised. I'm hoping to get a quick ...
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1answer
884 views

HP Usb storage Format tool : Error

I have a 2 GB Kingston Usb drive. This is working fine- I am able to format and access from 'My computer' I am trying to format this drive using HP USB Storage format tool to load a bootable image ...
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3answers
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Should I reformat XP with: Quick, regular, or “the current file-system”?

When reformatting, Windows XP ask me to choose from these formatting methods. (Implying that ALL of them are "formatting methods"... even #3) 1. Reformat using NTFS (quick) 2. Reformat using NTFS ...
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1answer
229 views

How to format new HDD windows XP

I just bought new SATA 1TB Baracuda HDD, I inserted and my windows didn't recognize it. Because I didn't have any other OS or anything to format it I used Centos i386 installation to format it. I of ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Web page does not display properly

I have a problem with one of my computers. It does not display any website properly. The background clouds on some websites do not show up, the layout of some websites are not properly displayed. And ...
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4answers
3k views

Kingston USB flash drive formatting problem !

My 2GB kingston flash drive is not being formatted in windows XP OS !! When I try to format it, it doesn't get formatted through windows standard formatting option or even in Partition magic 8.0 (DOS ...
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3answers
6k views

Windows XP: A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart

When i start my system it says A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart.my operating system is windows xp
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1answer
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Restoring Windows XP programs after format

I've recently had to format my laptop after Windows failed. Upon reboot I noticed all my program files were still on the hard drive but I cannot open them, is there a way (without reinstalling every ...
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Using Windows XP Professional SP3, how do I reformat an external hard drive as FAT32?

I'll soon be getting a new laptop with Windows Vista or Windows 7 and turning my current laptop into a Linux box. Since FAT32 works out of the box on both Windows and Linux machines and I've had some ...