The Mobo is Asus P4V8X-X, 1 IDE Hardisk, 1 IDE DVDRW and a Sata Hardisk. Do you have a partition on the drive still? I convert the drives to "dynamic volumes" to start a software raid but then i discovered the Raid feature of the board. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? http://discusswire.com/windows-xp/this-disk-does-not-contain-a-windows-xp-compatible-partition.html
When I insert the Windows XP CD-ROM, this screen appears...Windows XP PRO Edition SetupThe following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer......Use the UP and DOWN ARROW Mano: Thanks man, like you said weird that the folks at AMD have not fixed this yet. Oliver Boswell, Oct 24, 2006, in forum: Windows XP Help Replies: 6 Views: 919 SMS Oct 25, 2006 Does an ISO archive already contain all boot information ? Join our site today to ask your question.
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The hard drive is completely blank.. E: = (ntfs), The stuff that you are told to "re-install Windows" to get it to work properly instead of the issues being resolved ( I digress !!), i.e. Would suggest removing the new or all partitions until you install XP and then create the new partition and name of the new drive partition. I have tried it to disconnect my external 500 GB hard disk but the error didn't solve.
Cannot install on either of the ntfs partitions either and they're both big enough (6gb & 10gb) Elmer 12-08-2008, 04:50 AM #4 redoak Registered Member Join Date: Mar Changing it to "home" doesn't last if you shut down. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/this-disk-does-not-contain-a-windows-xp-compatible-partition-321356.html Creating the partition from any other disk can create the totally incorrect type of file system, or a badly formatted version of NTFS.
Please maximize the window and spread the columns so that all text is visible, before you take the screenshot. Had bad install disks many times too. I'm not getting that far. Again, I'm a bit confused as to how C got created and what's in it now that's taking up 60%, but you can simply set it "active" with Easeus and then
I suppose my question really is:- How do I make the unassigned (which was my system partition) windows XP-compatible when there are no options to format ? http://mynag.kopiblog.com/2011/08/22/fixed-this-disk-does-not-contain-a-windows-xp-compatible-partition-during-xp-installation/ I actually put the original disk back in and I was able to format it and create partitions as well but I get the same message when I try to install That's my other hobby! > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/ > Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone > Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org > > "K. My System Specs gregrocker View Public Profile Find More Posts by gregrocker 20 Aug 2011 #8 avirk Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit 8 posts India, Lucknow Ok guys I
share|improve this answer answered Oct 15 '09 at 21:31 CarlF 8,09811731 I tried creating a single large NTFS on SATA 2, but it didn't work. –RyanScottLewis Oct 15 '09 his comment is here Staff Online Now Cookiegal Administrator TerryNet Moderator Triple6 Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:29 PM The maker's usually have a tool to make partitions and format their new drives, have you tried that ? 0 ALLAN VirtualBox - fast Virtual To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen (done that) and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above (done that).
I installed Win 7 Ultimate on my system and it has two disk drives. There's no reason you can't just set your C-partition to be "active", even if it isn't at the moment. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed this contact form Marcus Mender, Nov 25, 2006, in forum: Windows XP Help Replies: 4 Views: 248 Rock Nov 25, 2006 "disk boot failure" but disk is fine?!
What do I do?THANKS Top cygol Posts: 5 Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:07 Product(s): lifebook T901 Re: windows xp-compatible partition error Quote Postby cygol » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:17 Instead I'm greeting with this: If I boot from my Windows 7 DVD and attempt a startup repair, it does not recognize any windows installation so it doesn't really do anything... I've tried to search for fixes but my issue doesn't seem to be the same others have had.
I deleted all partitions of my hard disk and, using GParted, made a primary partition only for windows XP. Next session, it still opens "blank" Browsers & Mail Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 The other day I was afk while Clean Install Windows XP: http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_instal... We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.
Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. The error keeps me driving nuts... Several functions may not work. http://discusswire.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-partition-magic-error-1516.html Anyway, still other things to try.
total waste of effort if you have the OS disk. Back to top #6 enginerd enginerd Junior TEG Forum Member Members 2 posts Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:49 AM The laptop is an old Sony Viao (don't have the model It will tell you the state of the drive, it may be failing. -- Best of Luck, Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x Windows isn't rocket science! To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above.
Never thought that actually it was actually Bios bug, that occured to my Asus mobo. You are missing 3.5 gigs of space....