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  1. rounit

    rounit New Member

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    the computer is: pentium 4 1333mhz : 40 GB hdd : 128 MB ram :845 chipset based mercury M/B

    the computer was affected with virus ,so i formatted the hdd with Disk Manager, when I was installing window xp prof in drive c: then its setup file is getting copied but after restart it show an error messagemissing operating system
    is the hdd have got bad sectors?


    plz give the solution
     
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    n2casey Super Hero - Super Powers

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    Friend I m unable to understand ur prob properly but just try as I m telling.

    I don't think that HDD is damaged. It's simple prob of corrupt or damaged CD of WinXP or might b that all files were not copied properly.
    Boot ur system with WinXP CD.
    When asked for selecting a partiotion to install, select the partition and select the option "Quick format with FAT32....."
    When format and scan has completed, (restart ur system if U want to format other partitions too. Now again follow the same procedure but now choose another partition which U want to format)
    After that install WinXP, & there shudn't b any prob.
     
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    Yes your operating system is missing files. Use a winxp bootable cd and do another install. Choose NTFS file system if you don't use any other OS.
    Although I believe if you formatted everything you've lost all data (if you hadn't backed up your files).
     
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