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Old 11-13-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Exclamation Error in installing WinXP Pro

How do I change the partition type?
right now it gives me
C: Partition1 [new <raw>] after I have just made it, and when i reboot, it says C: Partition1 [unkown]
This disk does not contain a WinXP compatible partition...
How can i confert to NTFS?
Thanks.

EDIT:
Here's what I get after I select the partition and press enter:
To install WinXP on the partition you selected, setup must write some startup files to the following disk:
unkown disk
However, this disk does not contain a WinXP compatible partition
To continue instlaling WinXP return to the partition selection screen and create a Win XP compatible partition on the disk above. If there is no free space on the disk, delete an exisitng partition, and then create a new one.
To return to the partition selection screen, press ENTER

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Old 11-13-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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hmmmmmm.. i think this happened to me before
do you already have a previous copy of windows on your hdd?
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Destroy the partition and format it under NTFS...do you at least get to there?
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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Uh, yeah, I deleted all the partitions, then created a new one, but it doesn't give me any options to format it.
I did have WinXP installed on there before i deleted all the partitions.
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Weird...do you have Linux installed?
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:25 AM   #6
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No, I had winXP installed... and all the partitions are deleted execpt for the unkown/raw partition1
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how much mem is in the unknown/raw partition?
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:35 AM   #8
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The max: 78182 MB
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