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Amadeus
29-11-2003, 06:13 PM
Okay having tons of problems with my xp.
Now I have decided to try and reboot and reinstall hangs up.
It starts okay for instal but halts when asking for the viaagp1.sys file ...not on the xp disk !
I have also searched the internet and can only find the 2000 version...no such luck it hangs.
So I need help to reformat my hardrive.
What is the procedure and whats the buttons to push to get to dos ?
No dos on Xp ?
How do I do it then ?
Looking forward to your replies.
David

-=JM=-
29-11-2003, 08:46 PM
Same way you would have installed XP. Boot from the CD.

Mike
29-11-2003, 08:55 PM
> It starts okay for instal but halts when asking for
> the viaagp1.sys file ...not on the xp disk !

I'm guessing that the required file is probably on your motherboard driver CD, or possibly was included in a VIA 4-in-1 driver pack.

Mike.

Elephant
29-11-2003, 09:18 PM
I agree.....

Boot from the XP CDRom. Reformat the partition you want WinXP on.

After the WinXP is installed then use the motherboard driver disk to install the Via 4 in 1 drivers.

You may need to get into the BIOS to set boot order like CDRom then Floppy, then HDD0 or HDD1