RE: Installing Windows XP Home OEM



Mike Olson
07-10-2005, 01:11 AM
Yes you can reformat a boot sector in two ways really. 1> you can load into
msdos window with the C:\ promt screen and then type "help" it'll make a
long list of thing you can choose from. Look for one the says something like
the letters mbr (master boot record ) and has a few other letters....this one
reformats your master boot record on. 2>The other way is to totally delete
the harddrive partion when loading the OS....that should do the trick.
"Kwantnmb" wrote:

> I recently tried to "build" a computer. The old one died so I purchased new
> guts and an OEM version of Windows XP. I try to install the O/S but it won't
> let me. Heres the jist of how far it let's me go....
> 1) set up is checking hardware configurations
> 2) set-up : Press F6 to load 3rd party SCSI or RAID drivers (which I just
> let it go passed on it's own)
> 3) Error code is 4 - Can't load windows press any key to reboot
>
> Does anyone know what the deal is? Is there a way to reformat a hard-drive
> including the boot sectors. Maybe that's why it's not working. First I
> tried to load an old version of windows on the drive just to see if I could
> get the thing to run. But it wouldn't let me do that.....I'm guessing to
> prevent me from breaking a law or something. So I just bought a new and
> legal OEM version. The errors from above are the result of my tring to
> install that new O/S.....can anyone help me?


RE: Installing Windows XP Home OEM