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  • Ed
    Jun 11, 2006
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      Jeff,
      OK, I did that previously and it did format the disk but it still would not go past the point where the installation shuts down and reboots and starts the final part of the installation. When it rebooted, Disk Boot Failure. I had the 6 floppy install disks for Windows XP Pro and started that way and it did start and ran for a long time and it did partition and format the hard drive giving me a partition of approx 137,000 megabytes. It started the install, running until it reached the point where it said it would shutdown and reboot to finish the installation. When it rebooted the install program never restarted instead when it should have restarted I got the famous screen that said: Disk Boot Failure, etc., etc. Does this have something to do with boot.ini?? I can no longer do this as the 4th floppy has now failed and that is the only way I could open XP or W2K. When W2K restarted this AM I got the Disc Boot failure, place the system disk in and hit enter. The end of every try is Disk Boot Failure.
      Ed



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jeff Scism
      To: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 11:32 AM
      Subject: Re: [NTO] .PPS does not open


      The Win Disc is your Windows XP installation disc. Put it in and it
      should partition the HD, and allow you to install an Op system.

      ~~

      Jeffery Scism,
      USGenWeb Project Local Coordinator Rep
      NC/NE region

      Ed wrote:

      > Jeff,
      > No, I do not know anything about Win Disc. I used the Western Digital
      > DOS disk install program, as I have misplaced the CD that came with
      > the HD. It is new, still in warranty as it is only about 6 months old.
      > The message I that I finally get is: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System
      > Disc And Press Enter. And I think this maybe happening by what the
      > Western Digital DOS install disk has done. It created a special film
      > or something similar to place on the the disk so that you could extend
      > it to the full capacity of the disk (200 gig), as it can only use
      > 137,000 megabytes to start with. But whatever it is they put on the
      > disk will allow you to use XP to extend it to its full capacity or add
      > another partition (which is what I would like to do to have a place to
      > store data) is causing the problem.
      >
      > Everything will install up to the point you are told to restart the
      > computer then it is suppose to come up and ask you to enter the Key
      > Numbers. When it restarts then I get the little blue screen, and
      > underneath it is says if you are using floppy disks to install the OS
      > then hit the spacebar, if you are using a CD then hit C and a few
      > seconds later it says hit the space bar. I do that and it says put the
      > CD in the drive and hit the spacebar, I do that and it says put the CD
      > in the CD drive and hit the spacebar, repeat, repeat then finally Disc
      > Boot Failure, etc etc. I think it is failing to find the CD drive for
      > some reason.
      >
      > Right now I am starting an install of an old program W2K. I have the 4
      > floppies install program. I am sure it will work until I get to the
      > point of rebooting to install the Key and start the real installation.
      > If I re run the Western Digital DOS format and install when it gets to
      > the point the little blue screen pops and says under it that if you
      > are using floppys then hit the spacebar. If you are using a CD then
      > hit C and in a couple of seconds it will tell you to hit the spacebar.
      > I do that and it can never find the CD. I really am lost at this point.
      >
      > I see that on W2K which is re partitioning the disk as XP did also.
      > But it is a little smaller, only 131,000 megabytes and I am waiting
      > for it to finish the partitioning to start this install after which I
      > will have to format the disk so that it will be a new disk again for
      > the Windows XP Home to install back on it. If ever I get to that point.
      > Ed
      > Ed
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Jeff Scism
      > To: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ntb-OffTopic%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 1:00 AM
      > Subject: Re: [NTO] .PPS does not open
      >
      > Did you use the Win Disc to partition it?
      >
      > ~~
      >
      > Jeffery Scism,
      > USGenWeb Project Local Coordinator Rep
      > NC/NE region
      >
      > Edward wrote:
      >
      > > Jeff,
      > > I don't know about that one, someone else told me that also and when I
      > > told a local computer repair person, the answer he gave was that it
      > > would not work, as that would only reset the password to the bios, but
      > > it sounds like you might be right as you are the second to suggest
      > > that.But anyhow too late, too late, I formated the hard drive and now it
      > > will not install any OS so far. I have tried now for 3 days. No luck. I
      > > did all the usual tricks there, and tried using the western digital DOS
      > > install but that gets up to a point on the install and repeats itself.
      > > So I am about read to get the hammer to this thing. I warned it and give
      > > it a little kick and now I am trying it again for the last time tonight.
      > > Edward
      > >
      > > Jeff wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > OK trick #2, pull the button cell battery from the mother board , for
      > > > about a minute, then put it back and restart.
      > > >
      > > > Edward wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Hi,Jeff,
      > > > > I know that trick, did not work, I could no way get past without a
      > > > > username and password.
      > > > > Ed
      > > > >
      > > > > Jeff Scism wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > sometimes if it does that you hit "cancel" and it opens
      > normally...
      > > > > >
      > > > > > ~~
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Jeffery Scism,
      > > > > > USGenWeb Project Local Coordinator Rep
      > > > > > NC/NE region
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Edward wrote:
      > > > > >
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