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Probs installing XP on a dual boot system

Discussion in 'Software' started by Flipside, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Flipside

    Flipside Bit Poster

    I've been trying to set up a dual boot system comprising Win 98SE and XP Pro...

    The hard disk is small at 4GB, but I partitioned it 3 ways using FDISK using more-or-less a third for each partition. In installed 98 on the primary partition (C), then made a second partition and divided it into 2 logical drives (D, E).

    I then tried installing XP but at the point where I scans the drive I get a message 'Setup has determined that C: is corrupted and cannot be repaired. Setup cannot continue'.

    I have read that a solution is to reformat the drive and install XP fresh, but this doesn't help with what I'm trying to achieve. I am actually trying to do what there wasn't time for in class. i.e. the tutor wanted us to do this. So, I'm a bit trustrated I can't seem to get it working.

    Can anyone offer advice?

    Mod edit(AJ) moved to software forum
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  2. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

    I suspect the drive you're trying to install XP on is way too small anyway. Half of a third of 4GB, that's about 700MB isn't it?
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    I think Baba is correct..

    From the horses mouth
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  4. Flipside

    Flipside Bit Poster

    Yes, I think you were right. I re-partitioned it - 1GB for 98 and 3 for XP and no probs. RAM just meets minimum spec at 64! No wonder it's sluggish.

    Thanks guys.
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    If this machine is going to be used for testing purposes, isolated and not connected to the <net> i wouldn't install Anti-Virus on it. This will save a fair bit of resources.

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