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I am trying to download xp pro and am as far as the agreement-i press f8 to accept and nothing happens-i have replaced the hard-drive, and keyboard and still nothing. Any ideas what next??? :confused: :confused:
 

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after this process, it checks for available hard disks. anyway, check the hard disk cable if it's connected the right way and properly.
 

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"Downloading"?
Hope you mean "installing" ...

If you are using a microsoft or similar keyboard, you might have to press the F Lock key (top row of extended keys left hans side) or the F8 key may not be recognaised?
 

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turtle2 said:
I am trying to install xp pro and am as far as the agreement-i press f8 to accept and nothing happens-i have replaced the hard-drive, and keyboard and still nothing. Any ideas what next?
Hope you used a good partitioning scheme. ;)

Clean Install XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Example of partitioning an 80Gb drive: (Maxtor Diamondmax 7,200 rev/min with 8Mb drive-cache.)

80Gb (Decimal size) = 80,000,000,000 Bytes , divide by 1024 three times to give the Binary sizing:

78125000 Kb
76293·95 Mb
74·51 Gb

(10·0Gb = 10,000,000,000 Bytes (÷ 1024) = 9765625 Kb (÷ 1024) = 9536·74 Mb (÷ 1024) = 9·313 Gb)

Drive C: 10240 Mb (10·0Gb) Operating System & Programming. 2000 Min & Max paging file. (2048Mb on the drive.) (Drive Image

Backup to CDRs or Data DVDs)

Drive D: 10240 Mb (10·0Gb) (My) Documents & Email Folders.
(Copy Backups to CDRs or Data DVDs)

Drive E: 20480 Mb (20·0Gb) Music only.
(Drive Image Backup, otherwise original Audio CDs)

Drive F: Remaining Drive Space. Archive, Video, etc.
(Archive Copy Backup to CDRs & Data DVDs)

Drive F: also has an Automated System Recovery (ASR) BackupC.bkf file for drive C: to use with an ASR floppy.

All drives are partitioned & FULL formatted, directly from the Windows XP CD, to NTFS

(This is for a machine running XP Professional with a 1·0GHz PIII Processor and 768Mb of SDRAM for Paint Shop Professional, NERO Burning 6 and a full Office Suite and using Diskeeper 9 Professional to maintain the four drives.)

Thread on FAT32 vs NTFS and defragmentation of paging file and Master File Tables. (MFTs)

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2329986#post2329986
 
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