XP Media Center doesnt recognize bootable floppies



mac
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Hi,
My toshiba laptop has OEM version of XP media center 4.0. It crashed
recently when i was using partition magic. It wont boot now and would display
BSOD.
I downloaded set of bootable disks for XP Professional (since there is none
for XP media center) using
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F

But it wont let me install. It would ask for third floppy and than i would
get never ending message of "Please Wait".

I went to support of partition magic and they say that i have to run chkdsk
/f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
console.

I am sure that i dont have SP2 on my machine.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Windows XP Pro setup disks will only work with Windows XP Pro
and not Windows Media Center. Why didn't you make a set of
"rescue disks" when prompted to do so by Partition Magic?

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"mac" wrote:

| Hi,
| My toshiba laptop has OEM version of XP media center 4.0. It crashed
| recently when i was using partition magic. It wont boot now and would display
| BSOD.
| I downloaded set of bootable disks for XP Professional (since there is none
| for XP media center) using
| http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F
|
| But it wont let me install. It would ask for third floppy and than i would
| get never ending message of "Please Wait".
|
| I went to support of partition magic and they say that i have to run chkdsk
| /f to repair it. So kindly let me know what should i do to get recovery
| console.
|
| I am sure that i dont have SP2 on my machine.


XP Media Center doesnt recognize bootable floppies