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So you have to burn your own recovery CD/DVDs. After unplugging the power from all of my drives except the one with the partition, the installer went ahead without any problems. 04-13-2009, 08:52 PM #7 DCSlatter Registered Member I owe you a beer :D This whole experience made me appreciate how easy and straightforward installing Ubuntu was... It doesn't give me an option for quick or normal format, only to create a partition. his comment is here

I then try to install in the unpartitioned space: It comes up with this error on the screen: To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some The drive size difference is all in the Numbers .. K. Where to publish a new demonstration of an old theorem?

I looked on Sony's site and they don't appear to have the recovery disk to download/buy. The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Pat Cummings: Thank you for this! I've tried to search for fixes but my issue doesn't seem to be the same others have had.

To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition select screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above. share|improve this answer answered Oct 16 '09 at 14:15 CarlF 8,11811732 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote if the complete drive was originally a primary partition and you made Kazemi" <> wrote in message > news:035401c3a72e$5864ef90$... > > whenever i try to install windows XP pro, i get this > > message "this disk does not contain a Windows XP That was a wild guess.

All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.  Apple Support Communities More ways to shop: Visit an Apple Will a propeller work in a superfluid? They're all the same size .. http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38680 I'll try to find the recovery disks on Sony's site today.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Disk size is 160086528 sectors (76.3 GiB) MBR disk identifier: 0x00083DFF MBR partitions: Can Be Can Be Number Boot Start Sector End Sector Status Logical Primary Code 1 * 2048 160086015 The laptop is an old Sony Viao (don't have the model number on me right now). When I try to create a new partition in the unpartitioned space, I get the same error.

Tried installing XP on the 20gb partition (which I had deleted) and got the error. Posts 11,764 This sounds very familiar to something I was having "fun" with a few months ago... windows installation share|improve this question edited Aug 19 '11 at 11:33 Gareth 13k114056 asked Oct 15 '09 at 20:49 RyanScottLewis 64651328 3 Added the images for you. –th3dude Oct 15 If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice.

for the ATA 6 HD ?? Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. The hard drive I installed is a Samsung Spinpoint M5 HM160HC 160GB ATA-6 (I did notice it's only showing 134GB available when partitioning) and the BIOS picked up the brand and Cannot install on either of the ntfs partitions either and they're both big enough (6gb & 10gb) Elmer 12-08-2008, 05:50 AM #4 redoak Registered Member Join Date:

I'm kind of stumped. If an SSD gpt is the preferred way to format. Sign up now! I also downloaded a utility from Samsung that created the partition and formatted it too but that still didn't work.

Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Windows only deletes the primary partition table when it converts from gpt to MBR and ignores the backup. After I create the partition and select it for the install, I get the dreaded message: To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some startup files

Kazemi Guest whenever i try to install windows XP pro, i get this message "this disk does not contain a Windows XP compatible partition" now i tried several methods of solving

I'm working on a friend's laptop that initially I thought the hard drive went out on it. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/863036 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Post this sudo fdisk -luHow to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10 - grub2) - talsemgeest https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreUbuntu/XP/Vista/7Bootloader Reinstall grub2 - Short version & full chroot version https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20GRUB2 Or if All rights reserved.

Can you expand your answer to explain why this should work? –fixer1234 Aug 19 '16 at 19:51 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up or log Are yuo choosing the option Quick Format Ntfs or Normal? I hope this will help u :) Just Let me Know if u fixed the problem share|improve this answer edited Dec 24 '12 at 23:23 Shekhar 4,25732442 answered Dec 24 '12 After I create the partition and select it for the install, I get the dreaded message: To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some startup files

Bogdik, Aug 15, 2016, in forum: Windows XP Replies: 19 Views: 765 Bogdik Aug 22, 2016 Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Leptop - no signal. Photoshop, any redistributable updates as available, plus all the other O & E's needed to install without connecting to the web. gpt has a backup partition table at the end of the drive.

No doubt, with the TEG experts on board...you'll get your friends laptop operating soon! Natives of California Sum the powers that be Why is SSH not resolving this hostname? Windows only installs, repairs or boots from "active" partition which we see as boot flag. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality.

I still got the same error. I'm only running a single hard drive, it's set to master, and I downloaded a utility from the HDD's manufacturer website to verify it's not corrupt or a bad drive. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. It originally had XP Home with a recovery partition setup.

I'm just going through the prompts from the XP Pro disc when I use it to boot. After i rebooted with the cd in the drive, the windows install worked as it normally should. Has the 9th Circuit Court been overturned 80% of the time? Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:29 PM The maker's usually have a tool to make partitions and format their new drives, have you tried that ? 0 ALLAN     VirtualBox - fast Virtual

Also, how would I go about putting a boot flag on this partition? Please type your message and try again. You can not post a blank message.