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Old 08-25-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Problems with installing

I have a custom made computer with the following componets:
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Motherboard - MSI 865PE Neo3
CPU - 3.0GHz
HDD - 250 GB SATA
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My problem is when i boot in the Windows XP cd to boot up from it goes into DR-DOS but it won't install.

Please help
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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do you mean MS-DOS?
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Old 08-26-2005, 01:50 AM   #3
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Nope it says DR-DOS
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could u please be a little more specific with the specs? And have u got the sata drivers?
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:33 PM   #5
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Alright, when i boot up the system with the installation disc in the drive it will go to DR-DOS, yes dr-dos not ms-dos. I do not know why it goes to that but it never starts the installation and when i type in setup it says not made for dos prompt. Also i did fdisk and found no fixed disk.
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Is this a newly built comp? How long have you had it? How long have this problems been ocurring for? Have you recently made any modifcations to the comp?
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Old 08-26-2005, 09:19 PM   #7
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we have just built this computer, we bought the parts from online and we've had it for a week. No modifications to it
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:16 PM   #8
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Well i'm going to send in the hard drive and get a new one
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i just installed windows on a computer yesterday and i got something about DR-DOS. not to insult you but is there a floppy disk in? at least for me it made an error about DR-DOS to come up.
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:32 AM   #10
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You will have to prepare the hdd inorder to install the operating system. Go to the HDD manufacturers website and download the new disc utillity as either a bootable CD or as a floppy disk if you have a FDD. Then boot to the utillity disc and set up the mew drive to be formatted. The prompts will guide you through it. .

Just be sure to read the instructions for doing it.
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