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Problem reinstalling VISTA & problem installing Windows 7

Q: Problem reinstalling VISTA & problem installing Windows 7

While trying to reinstall vista I get an error saying:

To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.

Note: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

I get the same error while trying to install Windows 7. Oh also when I install xp it doesn't recognize 170GB of my harddisk. Its there in disk management but cant see it my computer. So every time I install xp I have to format that 170 GB..

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks for help.

A: Problem reinstalling VISTA & problem installing Windows 7

anyone ????

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i got a compaq. Well it been saying no bootable device please insert boot disc then press enter. I try running hard disk self test and memory test but it say hard drive cannot be found. Well i try to reinstalled windows vista but when i do, they ask where do you want to installed. I try scanning but nothing is shown up. I think my hard drive crash. I dont know can anybody help.

A:Having problem reinstalling windows vista

and welcome to the Forum

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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i am having a windows vista dvd but it's not a bootable one.
when installing it gives two options:
1. connect to internet to download updates.
2. don't connect & continue installation.

i can't opt for the first option, if i took the 2nd option it doesn't work.
can someone tell me how to install vista on my computer.
all compatibility issues are resolved .

A:problem installing windows vista

Why is the DVD not bootable? Is it an original?

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Umm i keep getting this error when i try to install my copy of vista..I put CD in, i click on install and this comes up...I clicked next and it asks for my cdkey...I put in my cdkey correctly...When i click next like 4sec later i get this error...Someone please help me ... Dumb MS Dont have any info on their site on how to fix this problem..

A:Problem Installing my Windows Vista..

Someone please help me ... Dumb MS Dont have any info on their site on how to fix this problem..  This is a BETA Test of MS Vista. There are going to be tons of errors and problems. You're pretty much on your own. You did do a dual boot install right?

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hello

i have currently windows vista home premium sp1 running here... i wanted to install xp as my printer is not supported by vista and some more reasons....

intially the xp cd was not at all loaded, right after "the setup is inspecting your hardware configuration" it went blank...

then i followed this link, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vi...ter-vista.html

it asked to disable sata in bios. after doing so, the xp got loaded but after loading when i entered to install xp, got the message " no harddisk detected"... this is because my hard disk is sata and not ide....

so now i have no clue about what to do next... expecting a reply to solve this problem so that i can dual boot vista and xp from now on....
 

A:Problem installing windows xp after vista !!

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hello,
i have problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7. i managed to install Vista but when my pc reboot and i select Vista to complete the installation it will not continue boot just black screen. am i missing something?

same with XP , after pressing any key to boot from CD, it will inspect my hardware configuration blah blah and then black screen.. pls help..

A:I have a problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label what is located where and tell us again what you want to do.

Have you tried adding Vista from Win7 using EasyBCD 2.0?

Are you booting XP to try install? If you don't have a floppy drive to insert SATA controller drivers into XP at the F6 prompt during file loading, It may require slipstreaming SATA drivers into the ancient XP installer: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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when i try to install windows vista64x after choosing the language of install the next window tells me to select the driver to be installed i select the gigabyte gbb36x controller xraid for the right version of windows and tells me ''no new devices could be found.make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media''.i have put the installed hdd in the right purple socket for sata(controlled by the gigabyte sata2).i can't install xp the pc comes at a halt when i choose to install windows or repair them
 

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First off here are my system spec's: It's an HP Pavilion a6430f

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LINNEA-PC
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model KJ378AAR-ABA a6430f
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 8400 Triple-Core Processor, 2100 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.14, 6/20/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name Linnea-PC\Linnea
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.87 GB
Available Physical Memory 936 MB
Total Virtual Memory 5.73 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.31 GB
Page File Space 2.93 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I bought this system refurbished and it blew up after a month. Sent it in and since it's back I have a recovery disk that only has 8mb left on it and I get all the error messages. It also will freeze up or move very very slow. Then sometimes I get the blue screen of death. I have done everything, run all the systems diagnostic test to see if there are any hard drive problems or memory leeks, error, etc. Can't find a thing. I did how ever go to various forums and found out that people seem... Read more

A:HP Pavilion Help Will installing Windows XP fix this? Vista Problem?

Did you make the partition with Vista, or was it already made? All of your hardware seems to be compatible... But it's running much too slowly.

I don't believe that it's a hard drive problem at all. Are all of the latest motherboard drivers and BIOS updates installed? If so, I believe that some settings in the BIOS may be at fault, maybe low voltages to the components...but don't mess with anything you don't know and fully understand.

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when i put the windows vista installation disc in. it loads the windows files fine and then it get to greeny bluey screen and dosnt display any writing just the mouse.
 

A:Windows vista formatting and installing problem

You didn't provide any specs on that computer, and you didn't clarify if you're doing an upgrade from XP to Vista or if you're doing a clean install of Vista.

Have you identified the devices in that computer, and have you confirmed that Vista drivers are available for all of its devices?

Here is a good pictorial and instructional guide that you might want to familiarize yourself with before you start.

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Trying to install XP PRO on a HP Pavilion a6360t with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit loaded on it. I've repartitioned and reformatted the Segate 500gb hard drive. I ran the Hp internal diags and the CPU, Memory, Drive, and Boot path all pass. When XP Pro tries to start I get the blue screen of death with the stop error: 0x0000007b (xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) message. The BIOS shows that the hard drive is a Seagate drive, capacity: 500gb, Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA-5, Sata Speed: 3.0 gb/s NCQ : Supported. The smart tests are successful. I?ve tried changing the Sata Controller Mode from Raid to AHCI and still get the same stop error. I've re-installed and upgraded other older computers with Windows Operating Systems before without any problems (may have just been lucky). I'm not sure if I need to download a different driver for the disk controller that's more compatible with XP but it looks like the BIOS is already setup for the drive. Please help!

A:Problem installing XP PRO on a computer with Windows Vista

Hey richardsr

Welcome to TSF

This is an issue that alot of people dual booting will recieve if the system isn't correctly installed or in the correct manner.

because Vista is such a new system it creates its own boot.ini file which can be altered manually however it cannot be altered automtically. When trying to install an older version of Windows the Boot file does not get update with the new boot information.

XP's boot.ini file however can be upgraded so by installing XP first of all then Vista the file is upgraded with both sets of information and should allow dual boot without further issues

To rectify the issue try wiping the partitions and performing a clean install of XP Pro then a clean install of Vista

Regards




Craig

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Hello everybody! I am trying to install an expasion pack on windows vista, but at 49% the following message appears: "problem occurred when trying to transfer the file 'E:\TSPin\ijl15.dll' from the media"

Any suggestions? Please help!!
 

A:Problem installing sims2 on windows vista

its vista, its likely that it dosnt support the sims 2, which is meant for xp, which version of vista is it?
 

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I can't install my HP deskjet D2560 on Windows Vista Basic Home Edition. After it gets to about 94% installed it gives me "fatal error has occured" I have spent 5 hrs on the phone with HP and they were no help. Any suggestions?
 

A:problem installing HP printer on Windows Vista

If you have not yet done so I suggest you try the solutions and workaround given here.
 

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I have reinstalled windows vista on my laptop. All is fine except for two things.
1. Upon awaking from sleep the screen is static covered like an old TV. I still have control and can use the computer, but can't see through the static.
2. It connects to my wireless networks but cannot connect to the internet.
I have installed the drivers that came with the computer and it is operating fine, but I can't connect to the internet and have to restart it if it awakes form sleep. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Problem Reinstalling Vista Need Help Please

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I have been trying to install Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista Home (32 bits) through Windows Update many times. The Update panel shows Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) is available. I install the update, which by the way, just takes me few minutes curiouslly. The "update succesfully installed" message with the green circle checked on appears. But then, when I check my computer properties, the Service Pack 1 is not there and Windows Updated keeps showing again and again the update for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) is available and that needs to be installed. I don't know what else to do, can you help me please.

A:problem installing Service pack 1 for Windows Vista 32-bit f...

Hi: Try downloading and installing the standalone SP1 file. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30 If you get it to install that way, go straight to SP2 with the standalone download. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16468 Paul

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Hey guys,

So I have been trying to install Vista on my PC using my Iphone as a flash drive and booting the setup from there. Everything works fine until I come to the window where you have to choose which partition to install to, my options are either:

DISK 0 PARTITION 2 Total Size: 35.1gb Free Space: 35.0gb (LOGICAL) or
DISK 0 PARTITION 3 Total Size: 35.6gb Free Space: 35.5gb (PRIMARY)

Selecting either one of these partitions and clicking next causes a pop up saying 'Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume' then the setup fails!

I have googled this but can only find suggestions to take out the USB or change boot priority in BIOS. I cannot do this without my Iphone/USB being plugged in as this is where windows boots from.

Does anybody have any idea's how I can work around this as i need to get my PC back up and running ASAP!

Thanks
 

A:Problem installing Vista 'Windows could not determine if this computer contains

Hello,
first off, why are you booting/installing Windows Vista off of your iPhone?
 

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Hey guys,

So I have been trying to install Vista on my PC using my Iphone as a flash drive and booting the setup from there. Everything works fine until I come to the window where you have to choose which partition to install to, my options are either:

DISK 0 PARTITION 2 Total Size: 35.1gb Free Space: 35.0gb (LOGICAL) or
DISK 0 PARTITION 3 Total Size: 35.6gb Free Space: 35.5gb (PRIMARY)

Selecting either one of these partitions and clicking next causes a pop up saying 'Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume' then the setup fails!

I have googled this but can only find suggestions to take out the USB or change boot priority in BIOS. I cannot do this without my Iphone/USB being plugged in as this is where windows boots from.

Does anybody have any idea's how I can work around this as i need to get my PC back up and running ASAP!

Thanks

A:Problem installing Vista 'Windows could not determine if this computer contains

"I cannot do this without my Iphone/USB being plugged in as this is where windows boots from."

Correction - your iPhone/USB is where Setup boots from, not Windows.

Provided the hard drive has no operating system on it & no boot code, you should be able to set the iPhone/USB as the last boot device. The system should still boot from it after checking for other bootable media and finding none.

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Hi Guys, I am having major difficulties installing Vista 64 on my system.....

To start off it ran Windows XP 32 just fine for 2.5 years no problems at all, decided to upgrade to 64 bit vista, so I formatted and put Windows Vista dvd in and of course its nto seeing my hard drive(which is fine cuz it did this for XP, but this of course didint work with vista) I have tried to load every single promise and/or nforce driver out there(eveyrhting from the AMD 64 sites, promise.com, nvidia.com every driver that I could find posted in the forums for someone with a similar situation, I have searched through all the forums and tried just about every solution to no avail, I even tried just raiding my single hard drive and loading fasttrak drivers, not really knowledgeable in the SATA/RAID or whatever area though so I might be doing something wrong here, I have a pretty good feeling it has to do with the 378 controller and the SATA/RAID setup....sometimes it will recognise the partition and it will start to load but then I get this error after about 2 minutes: "Windows cannot install required files, the file may be corrupt or missing, make sure all files required for install are avaialable and restart. Error Code: 0x80070017"

My system specs are as follows..

Amd Athlon 64 fx-53 2.4 ghz
Asus Nforce3 pro 150 motherboard
2 gb Corsair High performance ram
Radeon X800 pro XT
Just ONE WD Raptor SATA 36 gb hard drive
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A:Problems installing Windows Vista 64(Promise SATA 378 problem)

hmmm Im guessing the motherboard/controller is just not compatible with Vista 64? Am I right????? If this is the Case, as much as it hurts to find out...... can someone give me some good suggestions for a motherboard that would work with Vista 64 bit(emphasis on 64 bit). Keep in mind that it also has to be able to support the other componets in my system which are posted above. thanks guys.

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I'm having a vaio cs14g with bsnl broadband. I had some kind of spyware in my system therefore I thought to format it . My internet was working fine till then. After reinstalling vista i created broadband connection with my user id and password. the net works fine but randomly(not every time) after working for 4-5 min the ipv4 connectivity goes to local from internet. This problem never came before formatting. my adsl link is on but still my net does not work.
I called for a man from bsnl office but he told there was problem in my pc not in my modem .
For this problem I do restart my modem and the connection redials and it works fine for about 20-25 mins but still problem prevails.
What should i do when I have to put my pc for long downloadings (some times full night downloading a movie etc.) as after every half an hour i have to restart my modem.
when ever my ipv4 connectivity goes local the pingin ip address shows request timed out.

PLZ help and Thanks in advance.
 

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In attempting to install Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 on a friend's computer running Windows Vista Basic with 512mb, I get the following Windows Installer error message: "The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have permission on the Temp folder. OK" The Temp folder is located in the Windows folder on the "C" drive, as it should be. The 106G "C" drive has 77.4G free. I deleted most of the files in the Temp folder and attempted to install Acrobat Reader, but the same error message pops up. The file attributes of the Temp folder are "read only." Even when I uncheck "read only" and click OK, the attribute reverts back to "read only." I do not think that has anything to do with my installation problem. I am logged on as an Administrator. This is the first time I have encountered this message in any of my installations. I have been able to install other programs on this computer with no problems. Does anyone have a solution to this installation problem?

A:Problem Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 On Windows Vista Basic

Hi

Click on this link to sort it out
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=333643

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I have windows vista ultimate x64 based os. After i download and instaled service pack 1 my network connections are dissaperd. Everything with hardware is ok, but when i try to create new internet connection it display the message: "the wizard cannot create connection". ps. I have cable modem and i used broadband (PPPoE) conection normaly before installing sp1 PLEASE HELP

A:internet connection problem after installing windows vista service pack 1

hi xxxgamma,

installing new sp1 to vista x64 is kinda annoying. is your previous version of vista x64 an oem or a retail? because if it is an oem, and after installing sp1 somehow it affects the dhcp or the dns.

try this:
press windows logo+r>type cmd>press enter>in the command prompt window type ipconfig/release>enter>type ipconfig/renew

try to observe if the dhcp is available.

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Lately I've had a number of problems, weird glitches, and slowdowns on my computer, so I decided to just wipe the whole thing and start over.

I have a Tosbhia Satellite; it came with two Vista Recovery CDs. I booted from disc 1 and used the recovery wizard to wipe the hard drive and reinstall Vista. However, when it was loading the installation files it flashed an error message; something about a preinstall file not being read, I/O error...

I called Toshiba tech support and they told me the discs were corrupted and they would send me another pair. I don't know how this is possible and my fear is I'll wait a week, get the discs, they won't work either, and I'll be SOL if I try to call Toshiba again.

Can anyone throw some help my way?

A:Problem reinstalling Vista from Toshiba recovery disks

hi you may have a recovery partition on the hdd you can get the info here http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t.../jsp/home.jsp#

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Hi,

I have installed Windows 7 on a partition created in Windows Vista. The problem is that now the computer will only boot to the System Recovery Oprions tool. I have tried using the Startup Repair tool. It tells me to disconnect any newly connected devices. However there are not any that have been added. It tells me this when trying to repair beth 7 and Vista.

Thank you,

A:Installing Windows 7 on a partition in Windows Vista Problem

Quote:
only boot to the System Recovery Oprions tool.


Do you mean the Dell Recovery Partition?

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I am having HP pavilion DV2122tu LapTop.Which comes with windows XP media centre.
I had installed a clean copy of windows Vista home premium by using using upgrade utility disc and operating disc provided by HP.
Every thing went alright but after installing windows vista home premium. I came to know that my inbuilt Hp webcam icon missing and i am not able to use it further.
in addition to this HP quick play icon also missing from program list and even not working through quck play keys provided at top of key board.
another problem which i found recently is when i connect headphone to the socket provided for the same sound comes from both headphone and laptop speakers.
Rest were fine with Windows Vista regarding Speed and features.I am satisfied with performance of vista and want to stick withn it if all of the above get solved.

The deatails of my laptop are:

Model: HP Pavilion dv2122tu
Processor: core2duo t5200, 1.6GHz
RAM: 1.5 GB
Graphics Card: 128 MB

if anyone can provide me the solution for the problems stated above.please do reply.
 

A:Problem after installing a clean copy of Vista home premium from Windows media centre

Could be hardware compatibility issue. You should call HP and see if there are any incompatibilities in vista that is related to your Webcam.

QuickPlay

What version of quickPlay was is it? QP version 2.3 is only XP compatible. Vista is only compatible with version 3.0 or later, therefore if the version you have is below this then an upgrade is required.
 

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So can anyone help me and tell me why i can't hit my keyboard before everything load finish and wat can i do if i juz wan to install the windows xp on my old hard disk? thanks alot in advance..
 

A:Problem installing windows xp using windows vista

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My uncle has a Dell Dimension desktop 2400 and just installed a network card and got dsl, and soon after installing dsl his computer had several problems. I ran Adaware and deleted all of the Spyware and ran a Virus scan and deleted all of the viruses and his computer was still having a problem, so my uncle tried to reinstall Windows XP and this is the problem that I am posting here. He ran the cd to reinstall Windows XP and it was installing Windows and it said that it would be complete in approximately 39 minutes, the screen keeps moving telling us what is being installed, then starts installing devices and flashes to a blue Stop error screen. I read the screen and was going to do what it told me to, but every time I restart the computer either in Safe Mode or Normal Mode it always goes back to the Windows setup, and won't let me uninstall any of the software. Below is the screen that keeps popping up and won't let us complete the Windows installation, please read this and let us know what to do.
Thanks
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

Bad_Pool_Caller

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:

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A:Reinstalling Windows XP problem....PLEASE HELP

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me and my friend where trying to fix his computer and it was working before i reformatted it i figured i could reinstall windows but when i try i get boot mgr is missing and it will not go to windows xp installation setup any help is apreciated :)

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I have been running this computer for over a year without a problem. Then I decided to activate the Fax Services Component for Windows. During the activation process I received a message to insert the Windows disk. I did this and shortly I received the following message:
[INDENT]"Setup cannot copy the file fxservent.dl_"

I click cancel and ended the program. I then tried to run the install program again. The samething happened. Except this time the message said:
[INDENT] "Setup cannot copy the file fxsperf.in_"

I again clicked Cancel.

I decided I would reinstall Windows and try to repair the program. I put the Windows CD in and booted from the CD. During the reinstall/repair I received this message:
[INDENT] "Setup cannot copy the html32.cn_ file"

I canelled the reinstallation/repair and now need help.

I am running Windows XP Professional SP2 with all of the updates current. What can I do to fix this problem?

Thanks

A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP

It's very possible that your XP CD is damaged or dirty. Have you tried cleaning the CD? Or, can you borrow someone else's CD?

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Ok i am having serious problems, I have a custom built computer, Intel 915GAV board, western digital 200gb harddrive, p4 3.2 Ghz 640, and 1 gb of memory. The problem is, i put the windows disk into the driver and hit the intall button, the computer reboots and up comes the screen where you go into set up, i go into the set up screen and hit esc to install a fresh copy of xp which then takes me to a screen showing my harddrive partition, this where it gets tricky. It says to delete the partition, or install windows on that partition over the old copy, I thought that was bad? Anyway how do I delete the partition, I hit D to delete it and it tells me cannot delete partition because it has temporary setup files need on it to complete the install, What do i do please help
 

A:Problem Reinstalling Windows XP

are you trying to upgrade or do a clean install?
If clean install then just boot from the CD instead and you shouldn't have problems with temp files.
 

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Hi there!

I got into a bad situation. I got two partition (see on the picture) i was installed a win7 onto the C:. After a year maybe i had some troubles or idk why, but i begin to install win7 again. And for some reason i was not able to install win7 on C: again. So i just installed it do D:.
And now i trying to format my whole hard drive, and install win 7 on it.

But when i trying to boot from the dvd ( i tryied with 2 different copyes ) it boots in, but only a command prompt appear, and nothing hapen.

I searched for that error and found this: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

But when i try to type anything into the cmd window, its looks like this:
"x: .... /^L^R^E"

Also the I(i) button doesnt works, and if i press the C button its like i press an enter.

Also i have to use a PS2 keyboard instead of an USB one, because i got a special BIOS(because of video card detection problems) and the USB ports just doesnt works in some part of booting. I can use USB keyboard in BIOS boot, like press F11 to booting menu, but for example if you got more windows installed, and its asks you to chose wich one to boot, at those screen the USB keyboard not working again.

View image: win7
The picture says that my C: drive is my primary, but indeed my windows is on D:. So it doesnt let me to format any of the partitions.

A:Reinstalling windows 7 problem

Can I ask for a link and a description of where you downloaded this Windows 7 Installer.

Also is there a recovery disk that came with your PC, or a piece of software on there that will create it for you? if so those recover the OS and basic drivers that came with the computer and I recommend using that disk to reinstall the OS. I have done exactly that on other computers in the past.

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Hi guys, i have my moms computer, 7 years old, preinstalled with xp home. no disk. I formatted then get an error that says, "setup was unable to verify drive c, computer may not have enough memory to examine the drives or cd may contain corrupted files. I used this disk recently and it worked fine. Any ideas what the problem could be???

A:problem reinstalling windows xp

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822796I would check the disk/CD first...then move on to system components.Louis

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I tried to reinstall and got the following message from the Windows CD: "Set up did not find any hard drives installed in your comp. Make sure any hard drives are powered on and properly connected to your comp and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer supplied diagnostic or setup program." What now?
 

A:Reinstalling Windows Problem

Sounds like you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm
 

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I have a year old Dell Dimension 8400 and I just replaced my harddrive. I am trying to install windows xp on it, but I am running into a problem. The computer recognizes the harddrive, I run the partition, and after formating the harddrive, my computer automatically reboots. At that point I am in the same spot I was before, my only option being to reboot from cd again, and reinstalling xp a second time. I am running around in circles. Any help would be great!

A:Problem Reinstalling Windows Xp

Does it get to the stage where it copies over files? Normally, it does this right after the format.It looks like this.... http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/installxp/install_8.gifAfter that, your system will reboot and you should ensure that the install CD is not left in the CD drive.At least that's what I remember....What type of hard disk did you install?

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Hi all,

I am reinstalling windows xp on a notebook as i am selling it.. as notebooks dont have cd drives i have found the copy of xp on the C drive under the folder 1386 and used WININ32.. is started installing windows but stopped halfway because it said Nokia installer was suspended and couldnt continue.. i have now managed to remove nokia but when i go to install windows again the installer opens and saying "gathering required information" the geen progress bars come up.. but after that the box goes and nothing happens.. any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Reinstalling windows xp problem

it's not possible to install XP system on C drive from the files that are in C. you have to make a copy on the CD or flash drive and boot up from there.
 

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Right heres the problem - I've been trying to reinstall windows xp sp2 on my SATA drive for the last 2 days and its not working. It either stops at 34 minutes or it will go past that and to about 15 minutes then ill get a blue screen of death. I'm a bit stumped because i've done this before so i dont know what i've done differently - except that was a PATA drive. It's driving me nuts so any thoughts or advice anybody could give me would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Reinstalling Windows Problem

Reset CMOS settings to default
And possibly run Memtest on your Ram
 

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I attempted to reinstall Windows XP on my computer and it seemed to be going through the process fine until one point when its "Installing Devices" and it said there were 33minutes left and it just froze. So I turned off the surge protectoer in order to turn off my computer and when it went to start up it continued where it left off and froze again. So I tried to restart in Safe Mode but it said that could not be done and restarted back to the frozen screen. Any idea what I could possibly do about this problem?
 

A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP

Could be a faulty piece of hardware or the BIOS settings are off. Is anything overclocked?
 

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My hard drive crashed last week leaving a message on a black screen 'disk read error'.

I contacted tech support and they said that the hard drive might be bad and that I should try reformating it with the Windows XP disk.

I tried reinstalling Win XP. The first time I reformated the disk, it took several hours, but the program would not install. The second time, it also took several hours and I got a complex message about some problems. A short version of the highlights of the info is included below.

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

Technical info:

STOP: 0x0000007A (0xE10226D4, 0xC000009C, 0xBF9A5046, 0x02CE8860)

Physical memory dumped.

I have two questions: Should I simply try one more time to reinstall Win XP?
Is it possible to reformat the hard drive in DOS mode resulting in any bad sectors being isolated as unusable but the rest of the drive space being formated as usable?

sorry this is so confusing. Hope it makes sense to someone...

barcar1

Computer: Dell Dimension 4400
 

A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP

barcar1 said:

My hard drive crashed last week leaving a message on a black screen 'disk read error'.

I contacted tech support and they said that the hard drive might be bad and that I should try reformating it with the Windows XP disk.

I tried reinstalling Win XP. The first time I reformated the disk, it took several hours, but the program would not install. The second time, it also took several hours and I got a complex message about some problems. A short version of the highlights of the info is included below.

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

Technical info:

STOP: 0x0000007A (0xE10226D4, 0xC000009C, 0xBF9A5046, 0x02CE8860)

Physical memory dumped.

I have two questions: Should I simply try one more time to reinstall Win XP?
Is it possible to reformat the hard drive in DOS mode resulting in any bad sectors being isolated as unusable but the rest of the drive space being formated as usable?

sorry this is so confusing. Hope it makes sense to someone...

barcar1

Computer: Dell Dimension 4400Click to expand...

Disconnect everything in your computer except the CD-ROM the hard drive and the video card (i.e., disconnect the other drives and or devices and take out any add in cards). Try installing again, but don't format the drive or use quick format.
 

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Hi! I'm having a problem reinstalling Windows XP. I saw your tutorial on reinstalling Windows (the one titled "A Guide to Installing Windows® XP" in the articles and tip index section) and I got to the part where it was showing figure 10. I got the instructions on reinstalling windows from a different source though and there wasn't a warning about not pressing anything after the computer restarted. After restarting the computer, it showed the typical way my computer starts (black screen with a couple of options including Press F1 to... and Press F2 to go to set-up). Since I was waiting for the screen to show any instructions on what I should do to complete the reinstallation process and it didn't, I just clicked F11 (the one that took me to the part where I get to choose where to boot from before) again. I think at that point, I pressed the 'press any key to boot from cd' since there didn't seem to be any other options available. After that, a blue screen appeared and told me set-up has been restarted or something similar to that. What followed after that is this error message:

STOP: c000021a (fatal system error) The Windows logon process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000012f (0x00000000). System has shut down.

I thought it must be because Windows was not properly reinstalled so I tried to see if there's a way to start from scratch, but after restarting the computer, same thing happens. The black screen with options to press F1, F2 to do certai... Read more

A:Problem with reinstalling Windows XP

This sounds like the media you have is corrupt? What are you using to re-isntall windows from? Is this a home built machine or shop bought?

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OK guys, my computer is slow and i felt it was time to reinstall windows.

so i went to "update and recovery" and selected reinstall Windows, it said there was missing files and i needed my Windows CD (Windows 8 Pro CD), so i insert the CD and a message, cant exactly remember what the message says but its basically saying its the wrong media!

I read somewhere that there is a problem reinstalling windows if you had installed Windows 8 from a CD and then upgraded to Windows 8.1 from the Windows store (which i did)...is this true?

Is there anything i can do??

A:Problem reinstalling Windows 8

Originally Posted by Johnd76


so i went to "update and recovery" and selected reinstall Windows, it said there was missing files and i needed my Windows CD (Windows 8 Pro CD), so i insert the CD and a message, cant exactly remember what the message says but its basically saying its the wrong media!



If you don't have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and you updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, then when you refresh or reset Windows, it will reinstall Windows 8.1, but only if you have Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

Note: You must insert Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

If you don't insert any installation media or if you insert Windows 8 USB/DVD installation media, then you receive the following error message (see screenshot below).

edit:

Create installation media for Windows 8.1

Take a look at this post: link

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I tried to reinstall XP on my Dell Dimension 8400. After I reach the screen WINDOWS XP SETUP, and see TO SET UP WINDOWS NOW click enter I click enter and see a message that states my hard drive is not there/working. This is the computer I am typing this on it works but it is slow on the task manager there are no open programs but the CPU usage fluxuates wildly from 10 to 70% and it makes the noise like there are a lot of open programs running. Any ideas to help me?

thanks
 

A:Problem reinstalling windows XP help please

I tried to reinstall again here is the message I receive.

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct this may include running a manufacture supplied diognostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue to quit setup press F3.

I then press F3 and the computer reboots into windows.
 

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Hi, I have been trying to help out my neighbor who has an IBM Thinkpad T60 notebook, part # 2007WXV. It has been having multiple issues over the past month, including taking approximately 20 minutes to boot up, 30 minutes to get online once a browser is selected to be opened and freezing constantly. I ran a Hard Drive Test in the Bios and it came back with
"Read Verification Failed" Error

I checked under the Boot Priority Tab and the system DOES recognize the hard drive. I tried running it under "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" When the C: prompt came up I ran "CHKDSK" and got the following errors

"File record segment 108904 is unreadable"
So far there's been about 20 file record segments its found that are unreadable and it's still going
at the top it says this
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)....
so far 97% done with stage 1
also i notice it's finding the "file record segments" in sets of 4
for example segments 110121-110123, 117160-117163 etc etc
Then it finally said this:
"Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode."
and i have a C: again.

So my friend who works for Intel told me I needed to do a clean wipe and reinstall the OS to try and fix the hard drive etc. I did so through hitting Ctrl F11 after restarting and choosing "Restore". However, I got this error then:

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A:problem with reinstalling windows xp

Also, he has XP with Service Pack 3 if that is helpful or necessary

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so dont laugh at me, im new to the forums. So i dl w7 off my schools website and a burn it to a dvd+r. I install w7 but i clicked the wrong install and it made a file on my c drive saying "windows.old" (i think) which was everything from xp and my hard drive wasnt wiped out. I put that file into the recycle bin thinking that would help but some files were not able to delete properly. Since it didn't wipe out the hd like i wanted i reinstalled xp, which worked fine and it wiped out my hard drive like i wanted. I put in my windows 7 dvd back in thinking i could reinstall it with no problems and get what i wanted but now my w7 wont boot from the cd like it did the first time and when i try and run the setup i get this error message saying "windows was unable to create the required installation folder" with an error code of 0x80070017. I am wondering if i deleted some kinda folder that i cant get back or what.

I have tried new dvds and burning them at lower speeds. Sorry for the wall of text also.

A:problem with reinstalling windows 7

What speed did you burn the DVD at?

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Hello! Just recently I tried to reboot my computer when it got stuck in a cycle of rebooting itself. Everytime I tried to start it it would take me to the screen asking if I wanted to boot with safemode, last known good configuration, etc. I tried booting in safemode, but it didn't work. I tried doing all of them but none of them were successful either. I decided it would probably be easier to just reinstall Windows and get a brand new start.
So I popped in my Windows XP disk, booted from the CD, and heres the tricky part. When I press "enter" to continue with the installation, a message in the bottom says , "Examining 190780 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi..." and stays there. I've had to reinstall windows before and I don't remember it ever getting stuck on this stage. Maybe I'm being impatient? But I left it on overnight to see if it was just a long process, but the computer still had it on in the morning. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

Matt
 

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Hello,

I'm having a problem installing Quickbooks Pro 2009 on Window XP pro

When I launch the installer from the CD I get this screen:
Click for full size - Uploaded with plasq's Skitch

The text is read-only -- looks like options for install method? Previous version of QB (2006 PRO) did not include such a screen.

Anyway - when I click OK the window disappears and nothing happens - no activity from the CD drive -- no further messages from QB

Here's the full text from the installer window:
Code:
Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22159

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
/a <Product.msi>
Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Uninstalls the product
Display Options
/quiet
Quiet mode, no user interaction
/passive
Unattended mode - progress bar only
/q[n|b|r|f]
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
/help
Help information
Restart Options
/norestart
Do not restart after the installation is complete
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A:Solved: Problem Installing Quickbooks - Problem with Windows Installer?

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Ok, so the problem I'm having is that, when running Vista, whenever I install a program or game of a large size, such as 2GB's+, Vista will slowly utilize all of my RAM. It'll start off at let's say 1.25GB's in use, and slowly build up in increments of 0.01GB's every second during install, (1.26GB's, 1.27GB's, 1.28GB's, etc.) until it finally gets to 4GB's (the amount of RAM I have installed). I'm not really quite sure why it does this, but it's VERY annoying. Especially when installing something big that can end up taking hours because of all the RAM being utilized. Another thing that's annoying is that my computer is COMPLETELY useless during all this as I can't open any program because the RAM is so low. Takes 3-4 minutes just to open Firefox up sometimes and 3-4 minutes to load each page. Then, to get rid of the RAM usage after the program has installed, I can either wait an hour or two and it will slowly lower to about 1.25GB's, or I can use a RAM cleaner program to do it instantly. Problem is, both of those ways, you can definitely still feel the slow factor after it's down to the usual amount being used. The only real way I get the RAM back and it's noticeable is if I restart my computer. Now, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against restarting a computer after a program installs, but I do have a problem waiting 2 hours for that program to install. I have tried both Windows Vista Ultimate x64, and Windows Vista Ultimate x32, two times each, and get the same... Read more

A:Problem with RAM in Vista. Vista uses all my RAM when installing a program/game.

Hi, I read your post and you do not mention installing the MB chipset drivers you have done this?

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k so my pc was runnin slow, at first i tryed windows update, that installed find but didnt help the problem so I decided to reinstall windows thru a boot disk, after doing this and selecting the repair option, so i wouldnt lose my files on the pc XP reinstalled itself, My pc is now running as fast as it should be, only problem being, My desktop and user settings have gone, however if i go to C:\Documents and Settings\Old User Name\Desktop, The files and everything I had there, is still there, Everything I had installed in program files, is still there aswell but most applications/games either, get a error saying not installed properly, crash my comp, or just not work at all, a couple of things work, like firefox(tho all my bookmarks are gone), If i go to add/remove programs, none of the stuff that shows up in program files is there at all, Everything that was on MY HD is still there, just in diffrent places, I have tryed creating a username same as the old one but that didnt do anything, So do I have to uninstall everything and reinstall it again? or is there a way i can fix this? Thanks

My system is as follows dunno if it makes any diff but yea..

AMD ATHLON XP 3200+ 2.2ghz
1GB of ram
Radeon 9250
XP Pro, SP2

Any help would be great..
 

A:Strange Problem after reinstalling windows

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Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 2400 2.66 ghz desktop computer that I am trying to reinstall windows xp home onto. During the process, it gave me the options to either repair or install a new copy so I chose repair since it already had xp installed. It was going fine but it got to where the computer restarted and continued setup and during this when it said it was installing windows it gets about half way through then stops and says there was a problem and it won't continue. It says : Bad_Pool_Caller. I have tried to do it a few times and it keeps coming up with this message and won't finish installing windows. I tried to start in safe mode but it won't start that way.

Please tell me what I can do to fix this and get windows to re-install all the way.

Thanks,
Deanna

A:[SOLVED] Help Please! Problem reinstalling windows xp

Hello ,

what you need to do is get this program

follow link

(http://www.killdisk.com)

you will want to get the full free suite

install to a working computer & create a bootable cd

then stick into the cd rom / you will want to select the kill option in the toolbar

then wait for the process to compleat

then when done remove the disk & put in your restore cd & reboot

now this will compleatly wipe the drive and write it to zero's like new from the factory

so the restore process will have the added step of formating the drive wich will take a little longer

then you will have to use the cd that came with your restore set to install all your drivers (DO THIS BEFOR YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE TO YOUR SYSTEM )

then do a defrag & start installing all your software /antivirus /firewall ( if you use a 3rd party)/ spyware programs / then connect to the internet and do updates

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when attempting to reinstall Windows 2000, the security codes, etc. all work fine. The reinstallation abruptly halts stating that a program is in the process of installing and must be completed prior to the reinstallation of Win 2000. I do not know what problem is in the process of installing. Is there a way to stop this program's installation, even though I do not know what it is?
 

A:reinstalling Windows 2000 - problem

You should have done a repair not a reinstall of the OS.
 

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OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2Running in Parallels on a macbook pro (I don't think this matters)I get ddraw.dll errors. So I run dxdiagit says to reinstall directx because ddraw.dll and d3d9.dll are old versions and could cause problems.is this the correct directx download? There are alot of them?http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=enI download from here and run it and it says that directx is already installed when I run it and it does not let me reinstall. How do I fix this?

A:problem reinstalling directx in windows xp

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enLouis

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So my main desktop has been running very slow and is very cluttered so i decided to do a full wipe and start again from scratch.

I have my setup disk and my computer booted it from disk just fine but does not show that i have another copy of windows on my machine. Instead of asking me whether or not to delete the old one it doesn't acknowledge that i have it at all instead it gives me a blue screen with

"The following list shows existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer"

then below that there is some text giving me the commands and further bellow there is a box with inside showing
"C: Partition1 [NTFS] 190772 MB < 86799 MB FREE >" and bellow that 8 mb of unpartitioned space.

My problem is that when i get to here i assumed that i would just hit install and it would clear out my drive and reinstall, but that was not the case. Instead my computer installed Another windows and when i restarted and attempted to boot it asks which one i would like to boot from. I attempted this again and the same thing happened.

All help is appreciated,
Thank you.
 

A:Formatting and reinstalling Windows XP problem

You need to delete the C partition, then create a new C partition, then format that new C partition in the NTFS file system(not the quick option), then install Windows XP in that partition.

If you read each window carefully that appears during the setup process, it'll tell which you which key to press to perform a specific function.

Here is a good pictorial guide to follow.

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Hopefully, you know the identity of the devices in that computer and have the Windows XP drivers available for them.

A hard drive format and clean install of Windows XP probably won't install the drivers for all the devices, so it's good to have them available before you start.

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This problem originated after I defragged my main hard drive, or after I
added a new Maxtor One Touch External HDD, 250 GB at around the same day.
When next time I re-booted the computer, I received the "ntldr missing,
press control+alt+delete to restart".

After researching the problem and trying all the fixes I could find on the
internet without success, I decided I would reformat and reinstall Windows
XP since I had my important docs and files on CD-RW.

I ensured that I could boot up with CD-ROM in BIOS. In fact, I checked to
make sure all my BIOS settings were accurate.

When I try to reinstall Windows XP using the Windows XP Home Edition Setup
exactly as described in Windows Reinstall.com, I get to the page that lists
the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on the computer. C: (NTFS)is
there with 78529 MB listed as free space, plus 8 MB unpartitioned space. Deleting and recreating the partitions does not seem to be the problem. It will let me recreate all the partitions I want, but after recreating them and pressing enter, it goes to the next screen where it says (verbatim):

"To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some
startup files to the following disk:
Unknown Disk
However, this disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition.
To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen
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A:Problem Reinstalling Windows XP Home

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I reinstalled windows xp

I cannot change my screen resolution and last time I restarted my computer it got to the windows screen and then all I got was a black screen

When I open the device Manager There is a yellow question mark and exclamation point by Devices

Then Under Devices it says (with yellow exclamation points by them)
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

When I try to update or reinstall these drivers it asks for a installation cd...Which I do not have..

Does anybody know what I could do? Thanks
 

A:Problem with Devices After Reinstalling Windows XP

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k so my pc was runnin slow, at first i tryed windows update, that installed find but didnt help the problem so I decided to reinstall windows thru a boot disk, after doing this and selecting the repair option, so i wouldnt lose my files on the pc XP reinstalled itself, My pc is now running as fast as it should be, only problem being, My desktop and user settings have gone, however if i go to C:\Documents and Settings\Old User Name\Desktop, The files and everything I had there, is still there, Everything I had installed in program files, is still there aswell but most applications/games either, get a error saying not installed properly, crash my comp, or just not work at all, a couple of things work, like firefox(tho all my bookmarks are gone), If i go to add/remove programs, none of the stuff that shows up in program files is there at all, Everything that was on MY HD is still there, just in diffrent places, I have tryed creating a username same as the old one but that didnt do anything, So do I have to uninstall everything and reinstall it again? or is there a way i can fix this? Thanks

My system is as follows dunno if it makes any diff but yea..

AMD ATHLON XP 3200+ 2.2ghz
1GB of ram
Radeon 9250
XP Pro, SP2

A:Strange Problem after reinstalling windows

Hi wtkwtk

XP reinstallations are a bit trickier than Win9x reinstalls, as you have discovered. Did you use your WinXP Pro CD to reinstall (it has to be the exact same version as that installed on your system = for example, don't use an OEM disk to repair a retail XP version, don't use a Home edition to repair a Pro edition, don't use a Pre-SP1 edition to repair an SP2 version, etc.). For a thorough explanation of the many things to watch for, along with links and explanations to help fix the rough spots of reinstalling XP, see Michael Steven's well-regarded pages --- http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Note: all reinstallation procedures advise running thorough malware scans beforehand, as reinstalling does nothing to remove infections.

Stay up-to-date on your Critical Updates, too. Delaying these just leaves your system open to attack longer & increases your vulnerability.

If you decide to just start over, save your data (and scan that data for infections before restoring it later), and run a clean install. If your XP Pro disk is pre-Sp2, it can help to download SP2 beforehand - plus any recent-version drivers, and recent updates for your antivirus/antimalware programs. This might end up being the safer & quicker repair - especially if your system as it is now has malware infections corrupting files, and since your user profiles/Registry settings are a bit topsy turvy.

If you wish to save the current installation, you'll likel... Read more

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Hi guys.

The motherboard had to be replaced only a few months after my purchase of this DELL system, and the computer was still running slowly and giving me weird problems and general slowness, so a few weeks after that repair I decided to reinstall Windows for the first time. I backed up the important files and deleted nearly all user files. I put the Windows 7 disc that came with the computer into the drive. It said something about installing windows and I said okay and left. I didn't pay any attention but I think it was a black screen and some white writing on the left and presumably it was gonna go through various steps to reinstall, so I went to watch TV and came back fifteen minutes later later.

I realized my computer was restarting and I thought that was odd cause kind of fast. Then in windows boot manager window, I saw two "windows 7" links! I did not do anything but it already chose the top one and said windows is starting but few secs later a sudden flash of a blue screen with some small writing on it (less than one sec) and it went back to windows boot manager. Same thing happened over and over. I then intervened, and tried the second Windows 7 link to see what happens. And that one too took me in that same circle as well, blue screen, back again.

I took out the installation CD, put it back in again and pressed F12 to make computer boot from CD. A new screen came up and I said boot from CD, then pressed any key to boot from CD...then a minute pas... Read more

A:Problem reinstalling Windows 7 (ended up with two of them, both bad!)

Hi Rogman,

The above issue might occur if your system was shipped with RAID or Intel Rapid Storage Technology option enabled. Please share the exact system model in use. If you are not sure about the system model, please share the Service Tag of system via Private Message (Click on my name and click Send a private message). I will look into the system details and inform you about further course of action.

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Hello everyone,

I'm having some problems reinstalling XP Home on an old Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405. Its an old laptop and I bought it from a computer tech who helped me create a backup of the OS when I first got it from him. So, I have my retail key for the OS along with the backup I created. Its been a few years since I have even powered it up and want to get it running so I can give it to a young woman in need. I just wanted to delete my personal files and scan the system for any problems. I used UltimateBootCD tools to make sure I deleted everything and there were no infections. Once I opened the tools and had it search the computer, I found viruses and malaware I think were attached to locations that must have affected the OS since I couldn't boot the computer after I deleted them.

Then, I accidently inserted the wrong backup disc (for my Dell desktop running Windows XP Professional) and really messed things up. When I realized what I had done I tried using the command prompt to repair any files from using the wrong disc but when it was finished, it said to insert my Windows disc to repair my system. I inserted the original backup disc I made for it and attempted to repair. After waiting a long time, the machine restarted with the same message as before. So, I figured I would have to do a reinstallation. Actually, I thought that would be a better idea anyway since I didn't recognize some of the files my previous scan had found.

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A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Ok on the toshiba. If you are lucky and the recovery partition is still there. You should be able to reset it back to a factory reinstall. This link I will post will tell you how to do it. It will list win8, but will work with xp. If the recovery partition does not work you will need to get a hold of a XP disk. Most laptops from 2007 up have recovery partition.

FAQ :: How do I reset my computer back to factory default state (System Recovery)? :: Support :: Toshiba :: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Tablets, Televisions, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, Camcorders, Storage, Accessories, and more

On the sony . The restoration disk you just bought will restore the laptop back to factory. As far makeing a extra partition. You can try this.
EaseUS Partition Master - Free Partition Magic alternative, Partition Manager Software for Windows PC and Server

No the sony restoration disk. Will not work on the the Toshiba.
 

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba NB 255 Netbook. I had decided to install another operating system (Linux) and now have come to the conclusion that I no longer want both windows and linux on my system. I want to go back to just using windows 7. Its windows 7 starter edition. I have literally tried other methods to do this for countless and pointless hours coming to the conclusion I would rather format my hard drive and reinstall windows.

Now here is the problem.

I have a netbook which does not come with a cd drive; nor do I have an external.

I have actually figured out how to make a boot module from a usb/flash drive.

The problem is I do not know how to or where to obtain an ISO for windows 7 starter edition.

I do have the serial key for windows 7 starter located on the bottom of my netbook.

Finally which really ticks me off is when I bought my netbook I have now come to realize that it did or DOES NOT HAVE A RECOVERY PARTITION.
Any advice on how I can reinstall windows 7 starter with hard drive formatting?

Thank You

P.S. my product key is OEM

A:Problem with reinstalling windows 7 starter on a netbook

Hello pkrplyr, welcome to Seven Forums!



You can use any version of Windows 7 and the info in this tutorial at the link below to create an 'all versions' installer that can be used to install "Windows 7 starter" to the netbook and use your key to activate.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create



The first best thing to do would be a wipe (secure erase) of the Hard Disk Drive, after you have made backups of anything you want to save, this will give you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to while removing all the old Linux code.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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hi im having a problem with my asus k8v-se mother board. i bought a new HD and it detects all the way up to when the mother board is detecting everything in the bios but then when i have the windows xp disk inserted and it says "click here to install windows xp" or whatever it says "cannot detect any hard disk drives, cannot go any further". i dont know why it keeps doing this.

i called up asus and they told me that it can be that my mother board needs to have certain drivers on it because its sata and i need to set it as my primary sata. can someone please help me!?
 

A:Problem with reinstalling windows with a K8V-SE mother board

I am assuming your new hard drive is a SATA drive. what Asus is referring to is the sata drivers which shoud have come with your motherboard. usually they are on a floppy disk. if you dont have them you should be able to download them from Asus.
 

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I recently reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP Media Center. I have a TV tuner. When I try to watch TV or view a DVD I get an error message saying...

"Decoder In Use. The video decoder is currently in use by another application. Please close all other applications, restart Media Center, and then try again."

I have searched other sites for help, and have been unable to find a solution. Hopefully I can find help here. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Problem Reinstalling Windows Media Center

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Hello,

I recently received my new Dell XPS 430 computer and it worked very well before I started adding some hard drives to it. I had put in two hard drive inside, and none of them were detected (good start...) so I tried connecting them to different places and tried some different commands in the BIOS menu. After a while I decided to try to put one of my HDs in my external HD box and to simply connect it by USB. This box is old and hadn't been used for a while, but I don't think that affects the problem. But when I connected it and launched my computer, windows wouldn't start anymore. I get up this black screen with written that there has been a problem and that Windows can't start. It asks me if I want to run a "Lauch Startup Repair" (which doesn't launch anything when I select it...) or to start Windows normally. But starting Windows ''normally'' just restarts my computer.

So I tried to disconnect all the HDs that I had added, setting back everything to standard in the BIOS, and the problem was not resolved. I decided to try to reinstall Windows Vista, but when I do I am not capable to install it anywhere, because when I select one of the drives to install it on, I get this message: "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation".

Right now I don't really care about getting my old HDs on the computer, I just want to be able to use it again...

What do I do to be able to make it start again?

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Hi there. I recently reinstalled windows XP on my Advent T9204 Desktop PC. Now I have a problem getting my Creatix 405 Wireless Network Card to show up, and I am unable to link to the internet. Is there anybody who can help me?

Thankyou

Graham
 

A:Problem connecting to the internet after reinstalling windows Xp

Welcome to TSG!!

I guess the obvious question would be: Did you install all of the device drivers? Chipset, NIC, wireless NIC, etc.
 

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ive spent my last 3 days attempting to install vista on a secondary drive. first of all it would be nice to know if its possible to run xp on one hard drive and run vista on another. second of all, every time i attempt to install vista it always freezes at the "completing installation" process. ive read many forum posts simular to this..but none of which have been able to help me. ive tried installing vista with just one hard drive. its about the only thing i CAN try. i have a rather limited bios and there isnt an update for it. its been a very irritating problem and its been holding up lots of mmy progress with my other computers, which also need some work.

thanks.
 

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I have the Vista install disk. I put in the disk, typed in the key, selected ultimate, and finished the installation.

Then when vista is booting up to the first configuration screen, it gives me this error:


Quote:




The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, an dthen restart the inhstallatino.




When I click OK, it restarts and shows me the same error again.

I know the disk works because I used it to install Vista on another computer.

My computer specs: (the one with the error)

Quote:




CPU: AMD Athalon XP, 2333MHz
RAM:1034MB DDR SDRAM
Motherboard: DFI NFII Ultra Infinity (all it shows in Everest)
Chipset: nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
Video card: Radeon X800 GTO (256MB)





What's causing the problem?

A:Problem installing Vista.

The video card was the problem. I replaced the Radeon video card with my old nVidia card and vista installed fine. Then after the installation, I put the radeon back.

I found the problem a while back, but forgot to reply with the solution here.

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I can reboot all day long with no problems but when I do a shut down I will often get a BSOD with Stop: 0x0000007E. The only way I can get the computer to boot up is to do a system restore from the Vista install disk. Of course I am then back to SP1.

Does anyone have a idea what could be causing this?

A:Problem after installing SP2 on Vista x64.

You may receive a "Stop 0x0000007E" error message after you enable the BitLocker Drive Encryption feature in Windows Vista
After you enable the BitLocker Drive Encryption feature in Windows Vista, you may receive a "Stop 0x0000007E" error message that resembles the following: STOP 0x0000007E (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
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CAUSEThe problem may occur when certain drivers, such as a chipset driver, are insta...
The problem may occur when certain drivers, such as a chipset driver, are installed on the computer before you enable the BitLocker Drive Encryption feature. Back to the top

RESOLUTIONService pack information To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pac...
Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 935791 (How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack ) How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
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Hotfix information

To resolve this issue, install the hotfix that is described in KB 929637.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 929637 (Error message during Windows Vista startup i... Read more

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Hi,

I've tried on numerous occasions to install SP2 on my computer but keep getting error 490 - failed to install.
Doe's anybody have any ideas?
Thanks

Merv

A:Problem Installing Vista SP2

Did you follow the directions here:How to install Vista Service Pack 2

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hey this is my first time using vista, and after a while i start noticing a lot of slowdown on my programs (which i didnt when i had XP)

so my friend suggested i dual boot. but when i tried to install xp onto my d drive (vista is on c: ), at the screen where i'd usually be able to choose whether to clean/redistribute my partitions, it just says drives can't be detected or something to that effect. it only picked up my memory stick (which is also weird.. but i digress) but nothing else. i tried moving up and down to select the drives, but it won't even let me do that .

does anyone here know a solution as to how i can make it recognize my drives again?

thx in advance
 

A:very big problem while installing xp after vista

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It's requesting drivers for my DVD drive, which I assumed was plug and play. The drive had no problem during last week's windows XP installation.

So, the drive is LG GH22NS50. I can't find drivers for it, nor can I get past this screen without them.

A:Installing Vista x64 problem

Hi -

If the Vista installation is asking for drivers for your DVD drive, how are you initially loading the Vista OS -- i.e., do you have a second DVD drive that is working?

Vista uses the legacy driver cdrom.sys for DVD drives.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a retail copy of Vista 64 (version 66R-0002), that appears to not include SP1. I currently am running XP x86, and want to add Vista 64 with a clean install on an open partition for dual boot. I have run the install from the DVD drive boot, and it gets up to the first auto-reboot and then shortly after that it blue screens too quickly to read and then reboots. My first attempt was with a full 4 GB of RAM, but after reading of problems, I reduced this to a single stick of 2 GB. All USB connections except the keyboard and mouse have been removed. No other peripherals installed other than X-Fi sound and two XFX 8800GT video cards in SLI. I was going to build a slipstream DVD, but the tutorial says that x64 slipstream can only be built from an already installed x64 installation. I am suspecting that this is an older version of Vista, and doesn't include drivers for the newer 780i motherboard and quad processor CPU, but I am guessing. I know that people who are using SP1 are doing OK with my MB and graphics cards. Where should I be looking to find out what is blocking the install? I would greatly appreciate any assistance that any of the forum members can offer. I really need x64 to fully utilize my 8 GB of RAM, and I need the RAM for some of my applications. Thanks,

Doug

A:Installing non SP1 Vista 64 Problem

Originally Posted by Doug Keene


I have a retail copy of Vista 64 (version 66R-0002), that appears to not include SP1. I currently am running XP x86, and want to add Vista 64 with a clean install on an open partition for dual boot. I have run the install from the DVD drive boot, and it gets up to the first auto-reboot and then shortly after that it blue screens too quickly to read and then reboots. My first attempt was with a full 4 GB of RAM, but after reading of problems, I reduced this to a single stick of 2 GB. All USB connections except the keyboard and mouse have been removed. No other peripherals installed other than X-Fi sound and two XFX 8800GT video cards in SLI. I was going to build a slipstream DVD, but the tutorial says that x64 slipstream can only be built from an already installed x64 installation. I am suspecting that this is an older version of Vista, and doesn't include drivers for the newer 780i motherboard and quad processor CPU, but I am guessing. I know that people who are using SP1 are doing OK with my MB and graphics cards. Where should I be looking to find out what is blocking the install? I would greatly appreciate any assistance that any of the forum members can offer. I really need x64 to fully utilize my 8 GB of RAM, and I need the RAM for some of my applications. Thanks,

Doug



Yuo haven't taken out ALL unnecessary hardware. This will include your X-Fi sound card and one of your graphics cards.

Have you over-clocke... Read more

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Hi, I'm trying to install the new win vista x64 os on to my new hard disk but during the installing ,it keep prompt me with this message " Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation. "

The hard disk i uses is Hitachi Deskstar HDS721616PLAT80 ATA/IDE drive

Anyone can help me to solve this ?

Thanks

A:Problem installing win vista x64 OS

Please read the URL below for explanation and solution:

You cannot select or format a hard disk partition when you try to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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I am trying to install Vista on a Dell Dimension E521. I keep getting a no Drive "0" although the Bios recognizes the HDD. After not being successful using the recovery part ion I installed the OS on part ion (3). Part ion (2) being recovery part ion. the computer is working this way but I want to set back up with the recovery. Any ideas?
 

A:Problem installing Vista

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Hello,

I have recently installed Vista on my new computer. I do not know the specs of the computer off the top of the head but all the parts are new and vista ready so that should not be a problem. Everything with the operating system went well. I am having a problem when I download from the web and try to install a program. (for ex firefox, aim etc). Vista just says the file is corrupt and closes the install. If I install from cd or flash drive I have no trouble whatsoever.(ex antivirus, a game i had). It's only if it comes from the web. I have tried saving the install file to the desktop and running it locally. I have also tried putting the security levels as low as they could go and disabling my antivirus, windows defender, and firewall. So if you have any ideas they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

-chris

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Hello, I've recently decided to install vista along side my XP install. When I boot from the vista cd three things happen.

1. The "windows is loading files" progress bar fills
2. There's another progress bar with green scrolling lines
3. Then a green/blue screen comes up, a cursor appears, and then nothing.

It hangs on this screen indefinitely. I can move the cursor around, but there's nothing to interact with. I've searched for solution, though everything I've some across was freezing after the installation finished.

My specs
nforce 780i
intel core 2duo
3ghz nvidia 9800
2 sata HDs 80 GB
 

A:Problem Installing Vista.

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I had a problem after using a usb stick which resulted in music files not playing properly and a message that an error in relation to RPC (I think) had ocurred. Eventually I decided to re-instal Vista and having put the disc in things seemed to be going OK but them stopped and I thought it was simply doing a normal re-start but nothing happened.
When I restart with the Vista disc in it says under the heading :Windows Boot Manager:-
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem 1, Insert your Windows installation disc & restart your computer
2 ....... 3 Click 'Repair your computer
It then says If you do not have this disc, contact your sytem administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance followed by:-
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info : An error ocurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I can't get any further (It's Vista Home Premium 64bit software) and the comp manufacturer (acmw) has gone into liqidation.

Any assistance would be gratefully received

A:Problem Re-Installing Vista

Hey deedee67, welcome to the forum!

I don't know how far along you got on the install, but starting over is probably your best bet. Go into cmos and in the bios go to the Boot Priority section and make sure the cd/dvd-rom that the windows disc is in is selected as the first boot. Also if you still have the usb stick attached make sure it isn't the first drive selected in the hard drive section. Try the install again. Good luck.

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Hi

I bought a new "Compaq 610" with Dos.

All my attempts of Installing Vista are failed.

After first auto reboot... it sticks to "Completing Installation... " after taking quite a long time here it jumps to a blank screen.

*** It didn't even ask me for serial number, instead it automatically skipped that page.
- I am using a pirated version.
- Its Vista Home 32 bit
- Laptop has 3GB Ram & 320 GB HDD
Plz help
 

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Im having problems re-installing vista on my computer.. I can get into the installation setup but when i reach the point that asks 'Where i do i want to install Windows' but it says it cant find any of my drives.
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Computer
Floppy Disk DriveA
Local DiskC
CD Drive
BootX
If i click Local Disk it says: You need to format the disk in drive C: before you can use it. Do You want to format it? Format disk - cancel

When i click format disk i get: Windows can't format C:\
Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly, make sure that the disk is not read-only, and then try again. For more information, search he for read only files and how to change them.

My Hard drive is the Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache.lp

This is very frustrating and i've try a few suggestions that i've found while searching google but none work and dell support isnt much help.
 

A:Problem re-installing vista.

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Just wanted to let moderator that closed my thread know that he obviously misunderstood me. I HAVE an original copy of windows but I "tried" a warez copy to see if there was a problem with my copy. Please read properly next time. Thanks

A:Re: Problem with installing Vista

sorry but since you never used the term original and you said "I have even tried using a different "warez" copy of Vista " it implied that the first copy was also warez.

It was read properly and imo, it was acted on properly.

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Hello Forum! First of all, here is what I have:

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Processor

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320-P2-N811-AR Video Card

ASUS 20X DVD?R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Business for System Builders Single Pack DVD

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails

Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

I am having a little problem completing the installation of the operating system. I get to the point where the installation asks me where I want to install WINDOWS. There is only one option and I am glad that the installation program recognizes it. I select it. Then I select the option to "Load Driver" and I go to a procedure where the installation program searches the CD or DVD that I provide. I have three options. The Vista CD intself does not have the driver. I have a DVD that I have made myself that has drives that I have downloaded from Western Digital's website. This does not work. The Vistal installation program says that this DVD does not contain the proper driver. I have the CD that came with the motherboard that has drivers on it. The documentation that comes with the motherboard says that I sho... Read more

A:Problem Installing Vista

If the installer finds the drive where you want to install windows you don't need a driver.
Just select the location and continue.

Welcome to the forum!

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Hello guys.
My sis asked me to reinstall her Win 7. So, without hesitation I did a back up of all her important files and reinstall Win. Later she complained me she can`t open some of her Excel files. And asked me to help..ofcourse. I have tried to fix it somehow, for example opened excel in safe mode, used «open and repair» - it doesn`t work.
I have no idea what it can be and how can I cure it. Maybe reinstalling of Windows is cause of these troubles..Does anyone know the solution?
 

A:Solved: Problem with excel files after reinstalling Windows

Did you reinstall her Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel and etc.?

NOTE: All programs were wipe out when you reinstalled Windows, so you will need to reinstall ALL of her programs.
 

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I had to reinstall Windows 7, and after doing so, now when I try to use certain filters in Photoshop, or open my webcam software, I receive an error about not having the proper video graphics card or its driver installed.

I haven't changed any hardware, and those programs worked just fine before, so I'm guessing it's a problem with either recognizing the card or the driver? I'm not sure, any help is greatly appreciated!

A:[SOLVED] Graphics card problem after reinstalling Windows

Hi,

It would be easier to help you if we could see some system specs.
Please download Speccy System Information Tool and save it to somewhere convenient such as your desktop.
Close any programs that may be running including your browser and double click Speccy.exe to run the tool.
Watch out for any offers to install other programs such as google chrome and untick the box(es) if you don't want them.
Speccy will very quickly scan your pc and create a report.
Top left of screen click file and select Publish Snapshot...
Click Yes to proceed.
Copy the URL to your clipboard and paste it into your next reply.

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I've had to reformat and find the Dell reinstallation disc for drivers and utilities is unfindable. Dell no longer supports that system and cannot supply a replacement. Any ideas on how I can complete this reinstallation? The OS is installed and IE, office XP small business is installed.

Thanks for any help.

Vern
 

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http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
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A few weeks ago I had to completely wipe my hard drive clean, and do a reinstall of Windows XP from original XP CD. I also downloaded all of the updates to the software from the Microsoft Website. It seems that during the installation, something went wrong. Because about once a week, programs will just stop working. I lost Microsft Office and had to reinstall, then both my CD ROMs stopped working (twice), problems with my mouse being recognized, itunes suddently stopped working and can't reinstall. Everything is pointing me towards a Windows XP problem.

So in put my XP disk (WIndows XP Home Edition Version 2002) in to try and repair the installation, and it says that the version I have installed is a newer version, and it won't allow me to use the CD. ( I assume because I downloaded all of teh updates).

How can I go about repairing the XP installation in this case?

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Did you install IE7 Beta 2 ??

Was it acting like this from the first startup after the OS reinstall??

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I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

After reinstalling, I found a single user account had been created named "DELL".

All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

How do I make the change of account name effective for all the relevant user folders? There is no facility to rename C:\Users\DELL; is there some other way?

A:After reinstalling Windows 7, problem with changing (single) user name

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab


I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

After reinstalling, I found a single user account had been created named "DELL".

All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

How do I make the change of account name effective for all the relevant user folders? There is no facility to rename C:\Users\DELL; is there some other way?


Welcome Hershmab to the windows 7 forums.

The best advice I can give you is to create a userid for Brian making sure that it has the same security level as you used to have. Then log off dell and log on to brian and copy all the files to your new userid and then you can remove the Dell userid after your satisfied that everything is there.

Rich

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recently, i have been using my windows 7 for months but yesterday only,it crashed and when i am restarting the pc, its now even showing the repairing options upon inserting the windows 7 installation disc. i have my computer practicals in this week, and my pc has crashed and its not booting up.
and when i insert the windows 7 disc, it shows this following error(i am uploading the image of the error).please look into my matter carefully because i am in a big trouble.i am on verge of losing all my personal data because this pc is not allowing me to install fresh windows 7 at least.

here is the link to the image :

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A:windows 7 booting & reinstalling problem, bootmanager related

Well if you install over the current install then you will lose all of your data! You must rescue it first if all attempts to repair it fail, before reinstalling.

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1. Receieved following message when starting up computer:

"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system" and
"You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair."

2. Inserted re-installation CD and rebooted. Got same message as above.

3. Tried F2. Selected Boot sequence and changed to 1. IDE CD-Rom Device. 2. HArd-Disk Drive C: 3. Diskette Drive. Then rebooted and got same message.

4. Tried F8. Selected "Last Known Good Configuration. Got same message as above.

5. Tried F12. Selected IDE CD-ROM Device. Got same message as above.

Arrrgghhh! What am I doing wrong? How can I get to the CD to reinstall?

thanks for help.

A:problem reinstalling Windows XP Home system32 error

Hi Helaman, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If you have changed the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device, the computer should boot from the CD when it is restarted.

Most re-installation CD will revert your computer to the way it came out of the box. You will lose all of your data, pictures, videos, documents, e-mail, etc. If you don't mind this, then this can work as a solution for you. In order to provide you with more detailed options we will need the make and model of this computer.

Do you have or have access to a retail copy of XP? It will need to be the same version as the copy installed on this computer, eg. Home or Professional.

If you have a copy of this disk you can perform a repair installation which will not effect your data.

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Hi, I am trying to install Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on my machine, but when the installation process reaches about 30% of the "Expanding files" the proccess stops and a message pops up saying that I cannot install it etc... and gives me the error code 0x8007054d.

PS: I have been using the same Vista copy for about 3 months on the same PC, with no problems.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Installing Vista 0x8007054d Problem

Have you looked here?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-7deed32ff430/

The title of the webpage has a typo in the error message but the user describes the same one you have.

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so what do you do if you cannot get the disk? this notebook that a friend bought, didnt come with the disk. and he cannot get a hold of the person he bought it from... so we cannot do anything. We wouldnt mind formating and installing xp, but we cant seem to do that without a vista disk...any suggestions?
 

A:Problem installing xp with vista pre-installed

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Im trying to reinstall vista basic on my laptop. It works well up into the expanding files part. it goes half way and then i recieve an error message
Windows cannot install required files. This file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.
Error code: 0x80070570.

Any Help Will Be Greatly Appreciated
 

A:Problem Installing Vista..error

How are you "reinstalling"? This error usually means corrupted cd or dvd and it could be scratched as well.
 

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Hi

I have been ripping my hair out trying to figure out why the following is happening.

Just like many times before I am reinstalling Windows Vista Ultimate (SP1 inc). Except this time when I get to the first install screen there is no mouse, no keyboard and no touchpad on my M1730 XPS laptop.

I have updated the BIOS to latest, tried different mice, tried different USB ports all with no luck.

This is driving me crazy. I cannot understand how anything else could be affecting this? Any ideas? Thanks

Without any mouse or any keyboard I cannot do anything. I have tried pressing every key on the keyboard. I have even tried using a different "warez" copy of Vista I dowloaded to make sure it wasn't that either!!

Any ideas appreciated.

A:Problem installing Vista Ultimate

sorry we cant help with illegal activities please read the rules

thread closed

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Hello all, I have had this computer for a little over a year. A Dell XPS 410 Desktop with Vista. I usually use my laptop but got on the desktop to realize that SP1 was not installed. I go to install it and it recieves an error and needs to Try Again. Still does not work. Then I realize my Adobe Flash is out of date so I download new one and it comes up with security warning and the button to click Run but then it does nothing. I try to install a program and it downloads. Then I click Run. Then nothing happens. What is going on here? Is this a common problem and how can i fix it? Thanks alot guys

A:Problem with vista. Programs not installing.

*bump* no idea. Hope it works out though...

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Hi!

I'm currently using WinXP Home, and trying to install Vista Ultimate, but when I've started the installation it says:

You need to do this before proceeding with your installation:

*Close the installation, go to Program and uninstall the following program:

---- Windows SharePoint Services

The problem is I can't find it anywhere on my computer, I've tried both searching it and the net for information. I've even tried to download it from Microsoft.com just to be able to uninstall it. What I've realized is that it's a program used mainly by companies in the OS Windows Server 2003, and that it works closely with Office. I can't even download it because it needs Server 2003 to work.

But now I'm stuck, how can I uninstall something that I can't find? Can someone please shed some light over my problem?

Thanks!

Erik

A:Problem when installing Vista Ultimate

backup what you need to save and do the clean install option

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hey all, i just got the Windows Vista Beta 64bit version, and tried to install it. But i got a problem that keeps me from installing it.

When i reach the "Select drivers" part in the beginning of the installation, this message pops up:

No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.

If i click OK, the installation thinks and comes up with the same message again.
My computer specs:

AMD 64bit 3500+
ASUS A8N-E
GeForce N7800GT
Kingston 2x1GB RAM (PC3200)
ViewSonic VG720 LCD screen 17"

A:Driver Problem While Installing Vista

im having the same problem can some one help please!!!!!!

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Hi, I'm not sure where this was supposed to go sonce it involves both Vista and XP so I decided to put it here, please move is necessary.

My friend has a Dell Dimension E520 that came pre-installed with Windows Vista, he has decided that he wants to go back to using Windoes XP.

I inserted the Windoes XP CD into the PC and tried to boot from it but was given an 'inaccessible bood devise' error screen.

The next step I tried was to completely erase the Hard Drive using dban but it (and other pieces of software that do the same job) coule not detect the SATA Hard Drive, I then formatted the Hard Drive using a Linux installation that was successful but when I next tried to install XP I was once again delivered the same error screen.

There was nothing actually wrond with the Hard Drive since I could still use the Vista DVD to re-install it but when I try to install XP i get the 'inaccessible bood devise' error message or the 'problem has been detected' screen that tells you to run CHKDSK yet i can still boot from the Vista DVD and re-install it.

The next thing I tried was to re-install vista and then run the setup again to re-size the partition and then install XP along side it (i followed the instructions here) but when i inserted the XP CD and restarted I once again was given the 'problem has been detected' screen but this time could not boot into Vista, I once again had to re-install the Vista OS from the DVD.

Someone on a website that I came across said somet... Read more

A:[resolved]Problem installing over Vista

Couldn't see anywhere to delete/edit the other post.

Problem is solved, it was just a case of altering the RAID settings in the BIOS.

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Whenever I attempt to install Cubase Le on my new notebook operating on Vista, I get an error message near the end of installation that says:

"C:\Windows\system32\Regedit.com is not a valid Win32 application."

Then the installation cancels.

Please Help. I spent hundreds of dollars on this program!
 

A:Problem Installing Cubase Le on Vista

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