Posted 25 January 2006 - 08:53 PM
So this summer, one of my computers decided to die on me. I dont know what kind of malicious software got downloaded onto, but at the end of the day, it wouldn't start up.
So today I decide to take a look at it, and try to reinstall windows XP on it with the cdrom I have. It was setting up the installation when I hit this screen.
"Windows XP Home Editiion Set Up
The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.
Use the up and down arrow keys to sleect an item in the list.
To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press enter.
To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press c.
To delete the selected partition press D."
Then in the box that is supposed to list the space it says the following:
"38162 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi
<setup cannot access this disk.>"
Can someone explain to me what happened, why it happened, what it all means, how to fix it, and if you know anything about accomplishing world peace or eternal youth, gimme a little info on that too.