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    rite guys got a pc here its got vista on it now i want to reformat it and put xp on it now i have had a go with booting with the xp windows disc to do a reformat it loads so far the crashes i dont have a cd boot disc or a cd rom in my lappy to make 1 is there any way you can reformat a windows vista pc

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    You're going backwards in issues, so you'd have to tell it to boot from disc, then do a new install off the disc, and format it during that when you set partitions - or don't, lol

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    How old is the pc?
    What are its specs, ie memory, hard drive size, cpu etc

    Whats the reason for going back to XP?

    Also if your PC has a SATA hard drive it will not work without a driver disk for the SATA
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    I could be that the basic drivers is on your pc so you can reformat and load XP. But windows 7 works fine, and boot from CD/DVD. It goes faster to the XP.

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    its got a driver issue its set to boot from a cd rom tryd booting it with the windows xp disc in it to do a reformat and a install will get so far then crashes to a blue screen

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    Yea, during XP setup just choose to delete the exhisting partition, then continue to install XP.. If it crashing, is it a genuine CD or a copy ?

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    its loading the files after you boot from the windows xp disc that is in the cd rom but will only go so far then it crashes to a blue screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by zafira View Post
    I could be that the basic drivers is on your pc so you can reformat and load XP. But windows 7 works fine, and boot from CD/DVD. It goes faster to the XP.
    there will be no XP drivers
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    Go Download A Decent Windows Disc Hoochy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoochydady View Post
    its loading the files after you boot from the windows xp disc that is in the cd rom but will only go so far then it crashes to a blue screen
    Caused by not having drivers for the SATA

    Post the specs up. would still like to know why you are going backwards
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