Cant install XP, Cant get past setup

Discussion in 'Windows' started by aceradam28, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. aceradam28

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    Ok, so my windows XP on my acer aspire A110 (which ran on linux at first) got some bad virus and after a load of system restores I realised it had infected the OS too much... to a point where I gave up and decided to reinstall XP using the same USB I used before.

    Unfortunately, stupid dumb me went and did something wrong, which was not deleting the partition with windows before hand, instead I chose to install windows XP over it... everything seemed fine as it was overwriting the system but at about 50% during creating the setup files. An error came up with something along the lines like "cant copy bootvid.dll", a few options came up including ENTER to retry (didnt work) ESC to skip, and F3 to quit setup. I quit redid everything above, but instead the message came up again straight away.

    I went back and tried to delete the partition but it said something like cant delete the partition because it contains setup files.

    Now I am stuck in a loop, because I cant overite the partition C:\ when install XP and I cant delete it either. I think that the drive needs formatting but Im not sure, can anyone help me...

    please... :(
     
    aceradam28, Oct 19, 2009
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    download g parted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/) and create a bootable cd from the live .iso file. Boot to the cd and you can fix the problem from there
     
    TechMark, Oct 20, 2009
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    I may have said A110 meaning another aspire one, mine doesn't have a CD drive :?
     
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    you can use an external cd drive or you can also make a bootable usb stick just see the site for details...
     
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