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Problems loading OS in Gateway desktop

\015 Tried to load Windows XP in a Gateway desktop and shuts itself down during installation stating it is protecting files. Loaded XP onto harddrive through Dell, loaded perfectly, but when installed hardrive in Gateway, shuts down down after BIOS stating its protecting files. Called Gateway and was told there are special steps to load OS $150 for advice. Can anyone help PLEASE.\015

Answers :

Normally installing the os on a different mechine, and then putting into another pc dosent work.

If the hardrive is the oringinal drive, which came with the system, and you want to install xp on, you will have to use a dos disk with fdisk on it, delete all partitions on the drive and create a new partition, then start loading windows, it will give you the option to format the drive for nt(ntfs) file system and setup windows.

If you do that and it still gives you protecting files error, you will have to take the side panel of the computer tower, unplug from the mains and take the cmos battery out for about 30 secs, put the battery back in, plug in the mains and reboot the computer, start loading windows again
Hope this helps and post back if you need further assistance.
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