From there you will be able to remove the partitions and then create a new NTFS or Fat32 partition whichever you need for W2K. Also tried creating an NTFS partition with the live cd installer - which it did successfully as far as Ubuntu was concerned.

You will also have the option to leave the the hdd unpartitioned and partition it from the installer. However same problem when I tried to format it with the W2K installer. I put the disk in another W2K machine and there was actually a formatted NTFS partition on it!!!

Then I get to a screen that says this: An error occurred while Setup was updating partition information on: 38155 MB Disk 0 Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR].

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info? )partitioned / formatted maxtor 80 gb drive into 5 partitions on another xp pro computer, largest partition 25gb (5, 15, 15, 15).installed drive into new computer, doing clean install by booting from cdrom xp disc.

I’ve read numerous solutions and the closest I’ve come to solving the problem involved downloading a Windows XP ISO and creating a boot disk.

I boot from the disk and once the program has finished loading I get a screen that says this: The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C. Windows XP has been installed on the computer so I don’t understand that final message. Should I buy an actual Windows XP installation disc?

To delete the selected partition, press D.38155 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 bus 0 on atapi [MBR]C: Partition1 [Unknown] 38146 MB Unpartitioned Space 8 MBI choose “C:” and I hit enter. There are no other options so I press F3 and I get to one final screen: Windows XP has not been installed on this computer.

It kepts started and asked me to open at SAFE MODE and I have tried all the possibilities options but it didn't works!

Recommendation boot from: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Propmt, Last good known configuration and Start windows normally.

Thanks Hi, I think that we will stick with this thread, and I will close the thread in the linux forum.

Mike was on the right path with DBAN, I would recommend that you use the Ubuntu livecd and use the partition software on it called GParted or Parted.

Hello, I have been trying to install Win XP from scratch (clean install) . At the screen where you select the partition delete any that are already created.