cant create a new partition

  pc mad 19:43 09 Nov 04
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hi i am trying to install xp, the space on the hard drive is shown as unpartitioned, it wont let me create a new one, any advice please

  howard60 20:01 09 Nov 04

does it give you a size for the unpartioned it might be too small for xp which seems to need 2.5 gigabytes to install

  pc mad 20:08 09 Nov 04

while using f disk, msg comes up can not access drive 1, i think this probley has a bearing on the problem

  dan 11 20:45 09 Nov 04

If you are trying to put a fresh installation of XP on to the harddrive, there is no need to use fdisk.

Boot from cdrom with your XP disk in, when you get to image 3 @ click here you can create your partition. You can create the other partitions when windows has been installed.

The article refers to win2000, but the XP installation is the same.

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