Installing WinXP on a formatted hard drive?
When I installed Windows XP Pro on my Dell, I already had Windows ME, so I just selected to upgrade. But, a few weeks later, I wanted to format my HD. So, I had a formatted HD. I used a boot disk to access DOS, and then I put in the Windows XP CD, and I tried to run setup. it said something like "This program cannot run in MS-DOS mode". So, I just installed Windows ME and then did an upgrade on top of Win ME.
How do you install WinXP while in DOS on a formatted HD?
u can do it easily ..forget about DOS right now..
just make ur PC to boot from the CD_ROM and then insert the bootable WIN XP cd and follow up.
all the best
Stark Raving MOD
just boot up from the cd. during the xp setup, there should be a point where it asks where you want to install xp. you can delete the drive and let xp create a new partition and format it for you.