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Trouble Installing....ANYTHING - That's downloaded.

Q: Trouble Installing....ANYTHING - That's downloaded.

Heyo again,

I have downloaded windows messenger live also zonealarm, the setup is situatued on the desktop however, when I double click it or any other setup it displays errors. The only error with information if you like is zonealarm it says:

Could not initialize installation. Could not extract Wise0132.dll to C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\GLC10.tmp', CRC Click to expand...


A: Trouble Installing....ANYTHING - That's downloaded.

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Hello experts,

I have a unique problem. I have a PC with windows vista installed. I recently bought windows 7 home premium and installed a fresh copy of it. Every time I download some software like Chrome, VLC, iTunes , it downloads fine, but when it has to install it gives starnge errors. I have seen all kinds of errors.
eg: VLC gives NSIS error.
Microsoft Security Essentials gives "File Corrupt Error".
got certificate invalid error for some other software. if I download zip files, they fail with CRC check

Just to be sure t wasnt hardware issue, I installed vista as a second OS and that works fine. I am really uncertain what is causing the issue(seems network related though).

I had an old router and just purchased a new linksys router. other configurations are:
Core 2 Quad, EVGA SLI ready motherboard, 4GB DDR2 ram, ASUS EN210 gphx card.

I am really lost as what can be the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated.

thank you.

A:Trouble installing downloaded softwares on win 7

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I use AT&T YAHOO DSL service. recent downloads included a Yahoo version of IE 7. After the skanky version downloaded, I lost the ability to access Internet Options via the Tool link in the browser. Tried going through Control Panel, but when I click on Internet options there, you can see a window open then immediately close. I dont know any other ways to access these options. Could someone help? Thanks


FYI...using Win XP Pro sp 2, AVG Virus Protect, Adaware malware detection

A:Downloaded Ie 7 And Now I Am In Trouble

welcom to this forum
may I suggest to start with why not try a system restore to before IE7 was installed and see if IE6 still works?

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What a pain
every thing I dl'd via every loophole I can think off
won't play on any media player
it has to be done via proxy but it causes problems
this is a rolling question
love you all

A:trouble with downloaded films

Are your downloads from Loophole 100% legal, or are they pirated versions of programs ??
This often leads to downloaded versions not playing, as you would hope -

Thank You -

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Okay, I'm having serious issues with my computer after the virus/spyware trojan.zlob was installed somehow on my computer. I bought the anti spyware/virus program Defender Pro 5-1 and think that some of the issues have been deleted, or rather the multiple alerts that kept telling me my system was infected have since ceased. However, internet explorer is still acting retarted, and by this I mean it loads as a about:blank screen. When I try to open like updates or any sort of link it starts going crazy like bringing up 45 different internet explorer windows which would indicate to me the problem isn't fixed. Any help in regards to this issue would be greatley appreciated.Now to vent a little bit, I have no clue how this thing got on my computer or how the numerous files got on my computer as I haven't ventured away from the few websites I visit. However, I'm not the only person on my computer so I understand that someone else may have. Now with that being said I have Norton 360, which as one of the support techs told me, it's suppose to prevent these problems not fix them. Well in my opinion its the biggest piece of crap out there and their techs ain't real smart either. It did however identify the aforementioned virus as well as one called infostealer. Again any information on this topic is not only appreciated but desperatley needed as my computer is basically my classroom due to online classes. It also contains my homework which I submit reg... Read more

A:Trouble After A Virus Was Downloaded

Try running Superantispyware. be sure to update fully. If your computer will start in safe mode, restart the computer into safe mode and run a Complete scan Let SAS remove anything that it finds. Let us know your results, please.

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I have found this site by searching google for a troublesome programme called gay_sexy_gb.exe

I have this installed on my computer and have no way of getting rid of it. Since it has appeared I am receiving a million pop-ups most of which are links for pornography!

I would really appreciate some help in getting rid of it. It seems to me that the done thing is to post a HijackThis log so here's mine:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:03:28, on 05/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Trouble with programme downloaded by stealth

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I am having trouble once i have downloaded a program most wont let me use them as the come up with error message telling me that files are corrupt or that the exe file is an invalid win32 application. I have run my anti virus and nothing was found as well as spybot search and destroy. Also when downloading a file sometimes it will stay on a certain downloaded percentage for a long time is this normal? Or could that be the problem it not downloading the file at that point properly. I also have been trying to download another anti-virus to try but have had no luck getting one to load yet. Can anyone help or tell me what these problems are?

Thank you for helping

A:Trouble Running Programe Once Downloaded

Kasperky Online Scanner should be an easy access scanner and its thorough so it might pick up what your AV didn'tas far as the corrupt files etc Where are you downloading them from? maybe hte site/place that you are in fact dl'ing them from is bad or contains malicious programs, Or is in fact useless..Maybe something to do wiht your windows is corrupt in itself..just a couple of thoughts

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Hi. I have downloaded a legal program but don't understand how to install it. The instructions said to extract the rar file which I've done but no joy. The instructions seem to assume some knowledge! I have the following files: an nfo file, 21 files named *.r00, *.r01 etc, an sfv file and a rar file which I have extracted...there are now a bin file and a cue file in an extracted files folder. What on earth do I do next? Please can someone help me with step by step instructions for a complete dummy !! Thanks.

A:Installing a downloaded program

Hello Rubi. I am a little confused with what kind of file you want help with so I am providing the instructions regarding the *.bin and *.cue files.

How Do I Use or Open Bin, Cue, or ISO Files?

If you are looking for instructions on extracting the *.rar and *.r01 files, then please go here.

Hope that helps.

-- Goku

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Hi. I'm asking for a friend of mine who has Win 8 (I'm on Win 7). How do you install downloaded apps? WHere are they?



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Where do downloaded updates go to before installation takes place?
I'm getting truckloads of updates downloaded but they won't install; the process begins and then locks up. Is there a file I can empty or delete and start again?

A:installing downloaded updates (RESOLVED)

I would make sure that all spyware/adware is removed before attempting to install an update. Run programs like Adaware and spybot before installing windows updates. These programs can sometimes hault the update process.

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Recently I have been trying to download trial versions of video editing software. With two of them the download finishes, but when I run the installation process I am informed that some of the downloaded files are corrupt. I have sought help on the relevant help forums but am always told to keep repeating the downloads until the installation finally works. I have done this many times (with my anti-virus on and off) but without any luck. The third trial downloaded successfully (like the others) but when I click on the application in order to install it, nothing happens. There is obviously a problem on my computer but I don't know what it is.

A:Problem installing downloaded programs

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Hi I'm running XP pro with sp3 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop.

In the last 24 hours I've tried to download and install an Nvdia video card driver and Win media player 11 on my desktop by downloading them on my laptop. Both downloads where from the official software vendor sites.

Can download the files without any problem, but cannot install them....

...the error message mentions 'cannot unpack cab files - a lack of disk space - file maybe corrupted'. This is both on my laptop and my desktop (which isn't connected to the internet - XP pro sp2)

Notably xp isn't recognising the 'publisher' on new downloads but does on older downloads.

I've uninstalled all xp updates backdated till the 13/01/2010 - but with no success. I have also ran CCleaner, XP_Fix logon, Lavasoft, and a full Avira scan. Problem remains?

Any help appreciated
thanks dom

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My daughter's Dell 8400 PC went blue screen. Since the hardware tested OK, I reinstalled XP from CD, downloaded and installed SP3 and other security updates (making it current), then reinstalled Office 2007 and updated it online. Since she had no CD for the driver for her HP 5150 printer (installed via USB port), I went to the HP website and downloaded a driver for it. I see it on the hard drive, but I know of no way to install it. MSFT repeatedly recognizes its presence and offers to help install a driver, but expects it to be on a CD drive, and complains about not finding it there. I guess that I could burn a CD to contain the driver (which is at the end of a sequence of about 6 subdirectories). But is there another way to skin this cat? Thanks.

A:Installing a downloaded printer driver

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

I recently got this Samsung R440 laptop and I've been having trouble installing downloaded programs, (ex. AOL IM, iTunes).
Itunes won't even appear when I run the installer. AOL will say "NSIS Error: Error Launching Installer".

I've tried numerous things: run as admin, cmd.exe (force install), and changed .exe into .msi. I'm wondering if this may be a problem with the registry, however I've even used Registry Cleaner with no luck.

Does anyone have a solution? Do you need to look at my cmd.exe (/ stat)? hijack this? anything else?


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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

I recently got this Samsung R440 laptop and I've been having trouble installing downloaded programs, (ex. AOL IM, iTunes).
Itunes won't even appear when I run the installer. AOL will say "NSIS Error: Error Launching Installer".

I've tried numerous things: run as admin, cmd.exe (force install), and changed .exe into .msi. I'm wondering if this may be a problem with the registry, however I've even used Registry Cleaner with no luck.

Does anyone have a solution? Do you need to look at my cmd.exe (/ stat)? hijack this? anything else?


A:Problem installing downloaded programs

I would check for:
1. Viruses (Microsoft Security Essentials is FREE for home and small-business use)
2. Integrity of system files
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Option TWO, point three (3.)

There is also an interesting FREE solution by Kaspersky Labs called GetSystemInfo Parser 2.96
It troubleshoots with the report:

Installation Issues
Activation Issues
Computer has become slow
Update Issue
Web Browsing Issues
Blue Screens

You can read the review here or check out its website

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Hi I'm running XP pro with sp3 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop.

In the last 24 hours I've tried to download and install an Nvdia video card driver and Win media player 11 on to my desktop pc by downloading them on my laptop. Both downloads where from the official software vendor sites.

Can download the files without any problem, but cannot install them....

...the error message: Extracting file failed. It is most likely caused by low memmory (low disk space for swapping file) or corrupted Cabinet file.

This is both on my laptop and my desktop (which isn't connected to the internet - XP pro sp2). Both have 1gig RAM and plenty of hard disk space.

Notably xp isn't recognising the 'publisher', even on a microsoft download, and other downloads but does recognise the publisher on older saved downloads.

I can download and use files which do not have install operartion??

I've uninstalled all xp updates backdated till the 13/01/2010 - but with no success. I have also ran CCleaner, XP_Fix logon, Lavasoft, and a full Avira scan. Problem remains?

Any help appreciated
thanks dom

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I have Windows 7 32 bit OS. The PC runs well and I have checked the memory and keep the machine clean from viruses and garbage using Advanced System Care and Avast. Here is what happens. I download a software program and when the download completes, I click on run and the little blue circle starts as if it is beginning the install.
This hangs up forever unless I hit ctrl-alt-delete and then the window comes up to allow the program to continue. Closing out the ctrl-alt-delete window, the program continues and installs as it should. I have never had to go through these steps before and am stumped as to what is causing this and why? Any help or suggestions are most appreciated.

A:A puzzling glitch with installing downloaded programs

I'm not saying this is the solution, but I always download software and save it before I install it.

This serves two purposes:

1. You can scan the software for viruses before you install it.

2. You have a copy that you can re-install should you ever re-install Windows.

You say you are using Advanced System Care and Avast. Are they both anti-virus programs? If so, you need to ditch one of them because running two A/V programs at the same time can cause problems.

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I recently built a computer out of some parts my friends had given me and everything seems to be running fine except for one thing, I can not install any programs or updates that have been downloaded from the internet. If I download on a different computer and put the installation file on a cd then run it on the computer it installs fine. I can also install from an external hard drive as long as the file was saved to it from a different computer.

I am running windows xp pro with a p4 1.6 processor on a msi 645 ultra-c mainboard.

The error messages I get vary depending on the program or update I am trying to install, but here are most of them.

Could not initiatlize installation. Could not extract Wise0132.dll to ' c:\DOCUME~1\illumin8\LOCALS~1\TEMP\GLC27.tmp', CRC does not match.

NSIS Error. Installer corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a failed download or corruption from a virus. If desperate, try the /NCRC command line switch (NOT recommended)

An I/O error occurred while installing a file. This is normally caused by bad installation media or a corrupt installation file.

or the

"(file name.exe) has encounterd a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." error

I never get all of those at once, just one of the above errors depending on the installation file.

The hard drive I am using was reformatted and I installed xp on it and I had this problem since the beginning, so I didn't think it was a virus or a... Read more

A:Problem installing downloaded programs and updates.

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msn messenger and buddy spy aint working on my computer..

the installer wizard unable to open is the files..

is there some other file that does the same function of that of buddy spy??

win xp far better than xp, for a low scale user.. ( a game freek)??.. hehe

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Bought new computer 4 days ago.Trying to redownload games.Publisher sent me registration keys etc. i downloaded them from the link in my email .Fizzball and Prime Suspects worked but they didnt go to the desktop.Didnt know what to do so I went START,GAMES (on right hand side),Didnt know how to get the icons there so i dragged it over.This seems to work.Is that method ok?
But underneath Fizzball it says shortcut. Why only there and can i remove that wording?
Cake Mania has not arrived at the same place.How do i find it? Where do i find it? If thats easy,how do i then get it to the desktop? This is not my computer-am very wary about fiddling with stuff.please answer in laymans terms with easy directions please.thankyou.hope someone can help ...

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Hi ! I am new to this forum. I am here because I desperately want some advice.
I installed Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) free version 5 days back
After the very first time I used (DAP) and rebooted I found myself to be infected by virus W32/Almanahe.B
I used Avira in safe mode and with system restore turned off. Now Avira scan has no detections
I find these three files in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SpeedBit\DAP\Offers
1. mailinfo30.exe
2. spo3.exe
3. VA22_DAPSO.exe
I have never asked these files to be downloaded. Dont know how they got there. Are these viruses ?
I have Toshiba Satellite. Windows XP Home SP3. Intel Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz and RAM, WiFi Internet connection
Anti Virus: Avira Personal edition
Anitmalware: windows defender, Spybot S &D, a-squared

A:Unknown Files Downloaded After Installing Download Accelerator Plus

Sometimes programs like DAP come bundled with other software that users may not know about. For example spo3.exe appears to be related to SpeedOptimizer.Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following links:? BC's File Database? BC's Startup Programs Database? ThreatExpert Malware Search? File Research CenterAnytime you come across a suspicious file which you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.-- Then post back with the results of the file analysis.

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Hi all,
I had some trouble with my laptop and I had to install XP home again and format my computer. Everything went well until after the preparing installation bullet. While going to the installing windows bullet now, I get a message with serveral files cannot copy, so I click browse from my windows XP cd which is D:\ but nothing happens, I can cancel that file from being copied but window after window pops up in the same manner with the same message. Can anyone please inform me on how to fix this situation.

My thanks in advance to all.

A:Re-installing XP trouble during installing & coping.

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I ran adwcleaner and it did not fix it.  Tried an ip flush, but got a message media is unplugged when I entered the media renew. I have been here before on my computer.  So I thought I would try what I was told to do. I am on my moms computer now..  Neither worked.  I don't know what else to do.  here is her dds file.  I imagine there are many other problems then just the ads but I don't know. DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16611  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2Run by clairemarie at 18:55:13 on 2013-06-25Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6127.3650 [GMT -4:00].AV: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Updated* {E0D97DD4-42BA-B3F2-A5A7-22E9ACE81FC7}AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Updated* {5BB89C30-6480-BC7C-9F17-199BD76F557A}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}FW: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled* {D8E2FCF1-08D5-B2AA-8EF8-8BDC523B58BC}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSc:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\Syst... Read more

A:Had Trouble Updating Flash, Accidently downloaded Flash Extreme, Browser Ads

sorry I wrote media renew instead of ip renew

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I just purchased a new BTC 16X DVD ROM. Right from the start, it refused to work if installed on the same cable as my CD-RW. The computer would make it up to the Windows XP loading screen, but the screen would be very dim and the computer would freeze there.
I tried running the computer with just the DVD and everything seemed to run smoothly. I left it in this state for a couple of days while enjoying Sacred Underworld. When I decided to try changing the jumpers on both drives my power supply suddenly died--It was a crappy 300 watt supply.
So now my new 500 watt supply just arrived and I find that I can't get the computer to boot with the DVD at all. It doesn't matter if the CD RW is installed or not, or what position the jumper is in. The computer stops at a very dim XP loading screen.

Info about my computer: Mother board:Gigabyte GA 7N400S
RAM: 512 MB PC2700 (PNY)
CPU: Athlon 1.1 Ghz
Video: Asus V100 (32MB ram)

Thank's for any help

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I bought a Gateway DX4822-01 with Windows 7 preinstalled. The motherboard lacks any IDE ports so I had to buy an IDE-SATA adapter for my old 250 GB Western Digital drive from my old PC.

After plugging everything in, I powered up. With the device plugged in, Windows 7 takes longer to boot and when it does, it does not detect the IDE HDD at all.

I believe I may have to format the drive. The old drive still has XP installed plus some remaining files. Unfortunately, I can not do this with the Windows 7 disc as Gateway didn't include one. There's an option to burn backup and boot discs to DVD but I do not know if that will be what I need.

Formatting in the old PC is no longer an option. It's been stripped for parts and some of it already sold off.

Is there any chance to use this drive or should I write it off?

A:trouble installing a 2nd IDE HDD

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums
Do not write it off,im fairly sure can be fixed.
First,double check to make sure it is installed correctly.
Then go to control panel>system>device manager and see if you can see it in there.

If so,
control panel-> system and security-> create and format hard disk partitions>right click on the hdd >change drive letters and paths>add drive letter.

Then check in the devices and printers portal from the start menu.

Let me know if its possible and if it works,

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Hey, I recently built my first computer and I'm having some trouble partitioning my hard disk. I'm new to the installion of an OS and any help would be really appreciated. I get the error message: "Setup was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged. Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated."

My computer specs are:
EVGA x58 LE mobo
OCZ Tri-channel DDR3 RaM (2gb each stick)
Thermaltake toughpower 750 PSW
HP dvd 1270i disk drive
Seagate 7200.10 rpm 250gb hard drive

Any help on what to do would be insanely appreciated Thanks

A:Trouble Installing

Having a look around on Google, some suggestions have arisen saying that the drive might not be partitioned (which doesn't sound right to me, since I have built a few computers without encountering this problem).

In any case, you might want to test your hard drive for any issues. Download SeaTools for DOS (, you have to complete the registration form to proceed), burn the image to CD, and run the tests provided to check the status of your drive.

You can view the help guide here:

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I decided to finally give a shot at building my own PC - everything was seemingly going fine until I got to the Windows XP Home installation.

I booted up the WinXP CD, partitioned and formatted my HD, and after rebooting it fails to load from my HD. It copied the Windows Boot files to my HD just fine though.

I've edited the BIOS and made sure that it is explicitly attempting to load my HD first - but it can't seem to find it. After faililng to load from the HD and CD it goes to my OnBoard LAN (I can disable this in the BIOS, but it makes no difference).

My HD is a Western Digital Raptor (37GB) S-ATA... From what I can tell this is a BIOS problem. If anybody has help they can offer me I'd really appreciate your assistance.

edit: You'll probably want to know that my MB is a Gigabyte K8 Triton (GA-K8NF-9, nForce4 chipset).

A:New PC, Trouble Installing XP

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Try putting the BIOS settings back to default

You may want to run a diagnostic utility. Go to this link and download the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Floppy) . You will make a boot floppy, insert it in the floppy drive and run the test.

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Ok, I'm trying to install Windows XP on my laptop. I go through the installation, but when I get to the partitioning, it says "Unknown Disk" and on the next line it says "(No disk in the drive)". If I hit any key at this point, I go to a BSOD with a message saying "Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area"I think it might have something to do with not having a SATA driver. I downloaded the driver package at:;uid=215240538After unzipping it, I noticed it has two folders for floppies, and various other files. This laptop has no floppy disk, so I don't understand how I'm to install these SATA drivers.Thanks in advance,geoguroo7

A:Trouble Installing XP

Probably with an external USB floppy drive.

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Hi everyone. Hope you can help.

We are having trouble installing OS's on our computer. We first had ME then upgraded to W/2K. Well, that crashed and we needed a new hard drive so we upgraded that from 20GB to either 80GB or 160GB. After installing the hard drive (with everyhting wiped out) we decided we wanted XP.

Now with all that said, we DO NOT HAVE A CD ROM XP DISK with a bootable file. Therefore my friends, we went to Microsoft and they suggested downloading the 6 floppy disks for the reboot.

1. I downloaded the 6 floppies
2. Went to install and while running the second floppy, the set up hung up on "windows.exe"
3. It was suggest to set on the BIOS set up to Floppy, CD ROM second in this order (ok will do that when I get to the computer that i'm troubleshooting)

The problem is we NEED to get this computer booted some how since it doesn't have an OS so that we can install XP. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.


A:Trouble with installing XP

hi you may try to boot from win me boot floppy and the go to cd rom drive
then cd to "i386" folder then type winnt.exe and hit enter.

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I have DDR ram with 184 pins and trying to install new ram. I have a NF61S Micro 754 6.x motherboard and the new ram is Samsung 1GB DDR RAM PC-2700 ECC Registered 184-Pin DIMMThe computer turns on, but monitor does not. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Trouble installing ram

It would be nice to know what motherboard and what specific RAM you're talking about but without that I'd say incompatible RAM or wrong RAM voltage.

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Upgrading windows 98se to windows xp. It was a new hard drive that I installed windows 98se and decided to install windows xp home sp2 oem instead. I get to the setup screen that says This portion of the setup program prepares microsoft windows xp to run on your computer. I press enter to set up windows xp. Then the following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.
c: partition1 (Fat32) 29310 mb (28918 mb free)
I press enter to set up windows xp and it gives me the option to convert the partition to NTFS or leave the current file system intact (no changes) which then throws up a caution a\windows folder already exists that contains a windows installation and if i continue it will overwrite it. I don't have any files I need to retain as it is a new hard drive, but I am having issues. Once it installs the necessary files, I start getting
cannot copy the file: bootvid.dll
and then kdcom.dll
then c_1252.nls
then c_437.nls
then l_inst.nls
then vgaoem.fon
And on and on I guess if I continue. Please advise! I need this up and going today as it is a gift for my mother this weekend. I don't know what I have done, but I sure need some help. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

A:Please help, trouble installing xp!

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I had a few viruses ...spybot ...backdoor assasin etc. Seemed to get rid of most of them I think but having trouble installing almost anything? From Norton to Windows Anti-Spyware programs? They will install and just prior to completing instalation it just quits and no more?

Any help ?

A:trouble installing

Any error messages? And what did you use to remove viruses and spyware, and what was you infected with? Have you ran HJT this yet?

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I recently downloaded IE7 but i am having a problem with installing it. A message comes up each time telling me it cant verify the integrity of the files and to make sure the cryptographic service is running. i have checked the cryptographic service and it was and still is running. Can somebody help me please.

A:trouble installing IE7

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I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP and when it loads a few things into memory it just shuts the entire computer off. It loads about 15 or so files and then shuts down. I reformatted my Hard Drive previously and am wondering whether it is a hardware problem or something in the bios. Can anyone give me ideas of what I can do to fix the problem.

A:Trouble Installing XP

Update: Now it doesn't load any files and cuts the power. Also previously the computer was slowing down a bit when I can normally could run several programs at once without a problem but 3 was making it lag very bad.

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I have an old PC with Asus p4s533x motherboard and hdd maxtor 120 gb with no operating system installed. My CPU was dead and yesterday I got another one. The problem I have is the following.When I tried to install win xp sp2 I put the disk into the drive and set the cd drive to be the first booting device in BIOS. After that it showed on the screen " ATAPI Boot from cd no emulation" and the line bellow "press any key to boot from cd.." So I pressed enter and proceeded to the installation process. I have done everything correctly - formatted the partitition,and waited for windows to copy files. After that the computer rebooted and after it started again I saw again the things I mentioned "atapi boot from cd rom no emulation" and press any key to boot from cd.." After I touched nothing and that screen passed nothing was shown on the monitor and I was not taken to proceed with my installation. The screen is black and the power indicator on the monitor is switching on and off like it has no signal. That happened with every 3 bootable cd's I have and I am desperate. Any ideas? Pls help..

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A:Trouble installing XP SP2 on old PC

Just a guess, Sounds like the computer is not reading the cd player, Check your bios set up to make sure the cd player is set at ATAPI device, Another thing is this a original copy of XP or a burn't copy, Sometimes Burn't copys will do this. Hopefully this helps. If not maybe someone here will have a better answer. GoodLuck

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Due to a virus I needed to reinstall and but I have getting an error: "windows cannot be installed to this disk the computers hardware may not support booting to this disk". I have two raid 0 setups one is of 2 ssds and the other of 2 hdds. I have and Asus deluxe 99 motherboard and am trying to reinstall windows 10. I have been trying to fix this for days but to no avail.

A:Having Trouble Installing

back to the bios, try setting to AHCI and see if smart is enabled. beyond this I cannot add more as raid setups goes further then my own machines.

if not, return to bios for other possible and consider the connections for the drive/s are correctly fitted.


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I am trying to do a fresh install of XP on my PC. I have a 500gb SATA HD, i have reformatted this and put the XP disk in on startup, it went through the options, did a quick format of my drive and then installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer and then went back through the same process as if i hadnt done anything. I tried setting my HD to boot first, but this just puts my PC into a booting loop, so after detecting any IDE drives it will just restart the comp.

I have also tried installing Win98 first, but once it is installed it wont load up, only in safe mode which isnt much help.

Can anybody help me??


A:Im having trouble installing XP...


installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer

At this point are you getting instructions to remove any disks and press any key to restart? If you've been removing the XP CD and pressing a key to restart, don't do either. It'll take a several seconds for your computer to reboot and you'll feel like it's taking forever; but it's okay. Setup will continue after that.

That's how it works when installing XP Home. Maybe it's the same for Pro. Or if you've been leaving the CD in, then try taking it out when it restarts.

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I'm trying to install Win7 SP1, and am unable to. Here is the contents of my Checksur.log file:

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 15.0
2012-07-30 11:45

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-TW~7.1.7601.17514.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Seconds executed: 1129
Found 2 errors
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 1
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 1

Unavailable repair files:
Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Trouble installing Win 7 SP1

I don't have a VirtualPC package on my system,. Could you describe how you are installing Windows 7 SP1 and some details about your system, such as, are you running a Virtual OS version of some type?

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I just ran fdisk on my computer and am attempting to reload windows XP professional (Legal software).

When I enter "E:setup" (my cd rom is E drive), I keep getting the following error - "This program cannot be run in DOS mode".

What am I doing wrong?

I have done this before on other computers with no problems.


A:Having trouble installing XP

You cannot install Windows XP in MSDOS. Boot the computer with the Installation CD and follow on screen prompts for installation.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 596962 MB, Free - 454266 MB; D: Total - 13515 MB, Free - 1847 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 473244 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET, 3.02, MS1C93R62800103
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I'm having trouble installing IE9. Do i have to delete 8 first, or disable my Norton Internet Suite?


A:Trouble installing IE9

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I have this major problem that is killin me for about a week now i bought a new motherboard and it has only one IDE slot and 4 SATA slots so i tryed to install a fresh copy of xp and a new HDD i booted from cd did everything right formatted the HDD and the installation started just like every other time after the first step of the installation when your computer has to restart it didnt act right it came to the startup screen and gave me an error message cant boot from HDD i asked around and people told me that i need a SATA DVD ROM because i was tryin to install Windows with a IDE DVD ROM connected parallel with my IDE HDD because my new motherboard has only one IDE slot i had to to it like that so people told me that the DVD ROM and the HDD must be seperated
So i listened to some people and went and bought me an SATA DVD ROM connected to my mother board with a sata connector and then connected my HDD with an IDE connector and started my computer with hopes that this will fix all the first step again went fine and again after restart my computer wont continue the installation process i am just goin mad i have tryed everything in the BIOS settings but it just wont work please anyone

A:Trouble installing XP

You mad a basic mistake doing a full reinstalling WinXP

You fail to state, but if your new HD is SATA, WinXP does not have SATA drivers, so it cannot see your STAT devices. When you run WinXP Setup, at the first screen on the bottom Statusbar should be a option to install additional drivers. You MUST use this to install the SATA drivers before the setup runs. The drivers should be on a CD provided with the HD. You will have a problem, because if you have only one CD-ROM drive, you cannot remove the WinXP Setup CD after setup starts. You need the SATA drivers on a floppy or Flash Drive (if accessible).

I know it's too late, but what you SHOULD have done, is using your old C: (which I assume is IDE), is perform a WinXP Repair Reinstall. You boot to the WinXP Setup CD and go through the install option, but Setup should see you already have WinXP installed and display C:\Windows as the location. On the bottom Statusbar on this window is a Repair option (the 2nd such option), using this would have started a WinXP Repair Reinstall that would have left your current configuration and applications intact. The only thing you would have to do, AFTER you are sure everything is OK, is to rerun ALL Win Updates.

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I recently bought 128 MB of RAM for my gateway at 300 MHz computer, which had 64 MB. I also recently installed Windows 98 second edition. After putting the RAM in, I got various error messages, such as Windows protection error and in valid VxD dynamic link to device number three. I tried re-seating the RAM, but I keep getting error messages. I can't get back into Windows. When I take the new RAM out again, it works again. Can anyone please offer any suggestions? Thank you.

A:Trouble installing RAM

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I recently got my computer upgraded with a brand new harddive.

When I try to boot the Windows XP SP2 install from cd or floppy, it doesn't work. I went into the bios and set boot from cd first, didn't work. Also boot from floppy didn't work either. I have a bootable Win XP SP2 cd and also the 6-diskette bootable for Win XP SP2. Nothing seems to be working...

Can anyone help me out?

A:Trouble installing XP on new hd

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Is this an OEM cd or a burnt copy? Make sure it is clean from smudges and scratches. Also you might want to clean the lens on the cd-rom drive or whatever drive your using

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I have been going a little crazy over this. Trying to install CS3 on my computer (Windows 7 Home 64 bit operating system) I did have a trial version, so that has been uninstalled (used the programs, uninstall, and then used the cleanscript from Adobe). I have tried copying the DVD install info to my computer installing that way. Ran as admistrator, no go.

The only thing that comes up is the - initializing Adobe Photoshop CS3 - bar fills up, and then it disappears.

I am now getting a 1402 error. I tried to fix the permissions on the registry errors I was getting, it tells me I don't have permission to change the permissions.

There has to be an easier way to get this program to install.

*please help me*

editec to add - error log -

[ 5196] Fri Apr 23 16:59:41 2010 ERROR
-------------------- BEGIN - Initialization Failures - BEGIN --------------------
Fatal error initializing from proxy files.
The following proxy files could not be loaded
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Installers\719d6f144d0c086a0dfa7ff76bb9ac1\payloads\AdobeBridge2All\AdobeBridge2All.proxy.xml
-------------------- END - Initialization Failures - END --------------------

A:Trouble installing CS3

I wish I could help you. I completely understand how you feel. I am having similar issues and came to your thread hoping for an answer here. I also started my own thread about my CS3 problems. I hope you find the answers you need.

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I've put this in this forum but it's related to an XP problem so it's a bit of both.

Last week my computer finally gave up the ghost - near as I can figure through limited info, the boot manager is corrupted.

Long and short of it is that I now cannot load my PC at all - it will go as far as the options screen for safe mode, last known config etc, then to the loading screen then it restarts itself. If I do nothing it will go through this circuit ad infinitum.

Today I have received a new copy of windows 7 - the intention was to install this and format the drive to wipe everything previous (all my files are on external hard drive and there have been a lot of probs with my XP that I haven't been able to remedy).

On trying to install windows 7 I get the 'missing CD/DVD drivers' message that lots of people have had trouble with - I've tried downloading the up to date drivers for my DVD rom on a USB pen disk but it wouldn't pick them up. The only option I have as far as downloading anything is to fetch it via a friend's lap top - I literally cannot access my own desktop at all under any option.

What can I do? My puter is old - 2002 ish - it's a Cybercom but not sure on the model at the mo. I'm not PC illiterate by any means but my knowledge is limited when it comes to problems like this!

A:Trouble installing W7

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i downloaded .net framework 1.1, but it would not install, said publisher unknown.i downloaded from microsoft please help .thanks

A:Trouble Installing

Try downloading it again.

BTW the .net framework is not an essential windows component.

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What would be the appropriate section to ask for help with installing .net 3.5?

A:Having trouble installing .net 3.5

Hello Lamey, and welcome.

Software or this one. What is your problem?


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ok im back. I posted last week about help to replace damaged motherboard with new and ended up finding a used mb same as old one and ordering new ram like worked on the old one. So now I have installed the used mb and ram. It posted (I think) so I must be doing somthing right. It called to insert system disc, so I put my xp disc in. I was looking for the second repair option, not to repair via recovery console. I got to here: the following list shows the existing partitions and umpartitioned space on this computer. It showed unknown disc ( there is not disc in this drive) 4 times. I chose to set up windows on the selected item, but no item was selected, and press enter. When I press enter I get this : stop: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x8081a799, 0xf6eb9778. 0x0000000) I shut it off , pulled one 1gb ram stick, there are 2, and restarted again, same thing, so here I am seeking more info on what to do next. Thank you

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I have two hard drives. A Western Digital 120 GB IDE drive, and a 120 GB Western Digital SATA drive.

I want to install Windows on the SATA (Master) Drive. When I go to install windows, It says:

Unpartitioned Space 114471 MB

I push C to create a partition, it doesnt allow me to choose which type of Partition. I can only choose the size of the partition. When I create it, it names itself Partition1 [New (Raw) ].

When I try to install windows on it, setup tells me that it is not a windows compatible file system, and that I need to remake the partition.


Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Trouble installing XP

It depends on your type of PC but maybe you need a large drive enabler (or a Bios flashup.) It is a small routine to allow the drives to be partitioned, in fact it creates a partition.
This little program must be available on your manufacturers site.
Here you find a guide for XP reïnstall.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a new harddrive I have bought but when it goes to install it does the copying files (first step) and instantly goes from 0 to 100% and errors on the next step (expanding files). This happens to me no matter if I have the hard drive in the laptop it was meant for or another laptop that I use. I have tried multiple different ISOs with multiple different computers and different programs to make sure it was not my install disc. I have yet to try a bought DVD of W7. Does anyone know what this could be?

The new HDD is a brand new HDD with SSD 4GB hybrid and advertised to work with no drivers and they do not supply any.

My current assumptions at this point is that it still could be my install disc is corrupt or something. Also could be incorrect hard drive formatting or worse faulty hardware. The part that disturbs me is that I can not get it to install on my own personal laptop that I use.

Can anyone suggest anything? I have been told to supply the SATA drivers for the MOBO at install but that was a nightmare. I think the reason it didn't work was because the drivers were for XP or Vista and did not have explicit compatibility for W7 but probably still would of worked.

A:Trouble installing W7

Change your sata controller this problem happens to me thats why i posted a topic

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My computer seems to be operating a LOT slower after I have installed service pack 2 for xp, I've included my hijack log in case it might help but if anyone knows why it would be so slow, SEEMINGLY just internet wise, but i haven't tried much else. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 5:25:05 PM, on 8/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Gaim\gaim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Trisky\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = about:blank
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - C:\Program Files\TV Media\TvmBho.dll (file missing)
F0 - system.ini: Shell=
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Userinit.exe,
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00041A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Recommended Hotfix - {0421701D-CF13-4E70-ADF0-45A953E7CB8B} - C:\Program Files\Recommended... Read more

A:Pc trouble after installing sp2

You could just be having compatability problems with sp2.
Did you create a system restore point before you installed it?

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in need of some help. A while back I got a new windows XP OS disk but never used it. I have since tried to install it on to my computer but I cant get the Network connection to work therefore I'm unable to connect my pc to the internet. Before I started playing about with everything my PC had windows 7 on and connected to the internet fine. Please can someone help me with this! I think I've killed it!!

A:Trouble installing.

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So I'm trying to reinstall my copy of Win XP. I start it up with the CD as usual, waits and presses enter to begin installing. Right there the installationprogram halts and says that it can't find my harddrive and tells me to check that it is connected.

The weird thing is that my harddrive is working just fine while using the installation of XP I currently have installed. Should I dig in and check the cables or is there anything else I should check into first?

A:HDD trouble while re-installing XP

is it a PATA or SATA hdd?

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I am trying to do a fresh install from a Bootable XP PRO disk that is known to be good on my other machine and It keeps looping. It loads the installation files and gets to the point where it has to reboot to coninue installation and then it just starts the process right back over... Tried Other disks to , home and W2K nada. tried on another harddrive ,nada, seems to be the bios or something with the HP Pavilioin machine , I went into the bios setup and it is set to boot from disk then HD in the boot confige so I dunno why it keeps looping , this is driving me bonkers......

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I have a computer that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. A little over a year ago I did a clean install of Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and have had no issues with the machine until recently. A couple weeks ago the computer would not boot past the Windows Logo. No new hardware or software had recently been installed. I attempted to to do a system restore back to an earlier point but that did not help. I also attempted to do start up repair using the Win 7 disk and was not able to fix the issue. I then decided to try to just re install the OS. I re-formatted the hard drive and attempted a clean install and the was able to get to where it stated it was finishing the install and it would just hang there and not complete the install. I attempted this a few times with no luck. I then attempted to re install the original OS and put Vista back on the computer. I was able to successfully install Vista on the Computer. I decided to try the Win 7 install again and just did the upgrade option and it would still hang near the end of the installation.

Any ideas on why Win 7 will no longer Install on my PC?

Vista Home Premium
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
64 Bit

A:Trouble Re-Installing Win 7

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I have constantly tried to solve my problem on my PC - running system Microsoft XP Pro version 2002 Service Pack 3. My computer also is AMD Ath/on (tm)XP18004. I run IE7.

I fully believe that my problems with my computers started after I installed SP3 a few months ago as one of my laptops has exactly the same problem as this computer - it has XP Pro same version and sp3 as above and same IE7 - it is an Intel(R) Pentium(R)M. I am on Broadband DSL with both desk top and laptop computers. I have a router Netgear.

There are certain websites that I can't reach, it comes back with the message that Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage - mostly when I try and click through from another website. I also cannot display any ads including adsense but I have javascripts enabled. I've searched for help and tried to solve it many times - in fact hours and hours have been spent on it. By the way, I also get a similar message with Firefox and Opera.

I don't have any problems with any of my secure sites ie Bank and google site for example, so not necessarily all secure websites. In the forum, I saw that and was mentioned as possible problem sites but I could link to them no problem.

I also have another laptop computer which has IE6 installed and windows 2000 Pro - I have no problem whatsoever with that. I use a wireless connection with that computer. When I can't see websites on my 2 XP computers, I go onto my windows 2000 comput... Read more

A:Trouble with my XP since installing SP 3

Hello brenda and welcome to TSF,

The point about you being able to access secure websites but not other sites probably points to the certificate for the website it is looking for. No certificate no access? Can i recommemend rolling back and re-installing IE6 as a quick fix? I had a problem where IE7 would not load a hotmail inbox, i think there are so many bugs in IE7. I must admit my personal PC has IE6 and will probably stay that way.


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A few days ago I decided to clean up my boot drive and inadvertently deleted essential programs. I was unable to save the operating system (win 98) so I finally reformatted.

I had anticipated changing operating systems soon, doing a clean install, so I had created the four windows 2000 setup disks from the windows 2000 CD ahead of time. I figured, therefore, that I would not have any trouble getting the CD-ROM drive recognized and the system installed. I was wrong.

I first tried installing from the CD. During the self-test, the system noticed there was a bootable CD in the drive and asked if I wanted to boot from there. I said yes. win 2000 stuff loaded and loaded and it looked like it was going all right but then I got an error. I am sorry I didn't copy the exact words. It said if this is the first time you got the error, you may have a virus or something else I have forgotten. It said to restart, as I recall, and I did. The error message suggested that it was no longer able to read the CD-ROM drive, even though it had been loading from it up until then.

So I tried installing from the four floppy disks. That process went well, until I had gone through all four, then I got the error message again. I do not recall if it was exactly the same one. I believe it simply said it could not find the CD-ROM drive.

I tried another time, this time with teh "ultimate boot disk" and windows 98 instead of 2000. ANd again, with the standard win 98 startup disk and the 98 ... Read more

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Ok well i have a dell optiplex gx260 i got it running windows xp i wanted to see how it ran with vista so i upgraded it to vista after a while i realized xp was much better for it so when i go to installing windows xp i face a problem......I am booting from a usb since thats what i have my iso on and after it saying windows is loading files and windows is starting setup it blue screens... i knew that i forgot to change my bios setting to ahci or ata or ide, whatever the option is for installing xp but when i go into my bios which is version a09 i dont have the option to change or configure sata as please help i really need xp running on this machine -all help appreciated-

A:-PLEASE HELP- Trouble installing XP

Have you tried installing XP from the your USB more than once? If so, does it always result in the same blue screen? Could you post the error code for the bluescreen you get? Maybe you can Google it and see what it relates to so that you will know where the problem lies since a bluescreen can be result of a wide variety of problems. Doing this would help narrow it down.

Personally, the first thing I would do is wipe the drive clean with a utility called DBAN. I've never had to downgrade my OS to a previous version of Windows but if I would, that's the first thing I would do to make sure the drive is completely clean and therefore doesn't result in issues when trying to write over it when installing the new OS (XP in your case).

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Hey folks! So I just bought a new laptop as well as a new SSD to go along with it. I'm trying to migrate all of my info from my HDD to my new SSD and then run everything off of the SSD. This is turning out to be the most frustrating thing in the world. Tried Acronis and it will only create a backup, no cloning. I broke and bought Paragon for the migration but halfway through the paritioning it says "Disk I/O error" Error in disk 1 etc...

I'm running windows 7, let me know if you need any other information.


A:Trouble Installing New SSD

Acronis has a cloning feature, its available from both the Windows interface or the bootable disc(highly recommended). Here's a guide:

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I recently got a new computer and I'm trying to install windows, I can't find the original install disc (haven't used it in years). I had saved an ISO of the disc on my computer from when i had installed it before. I tried creating the ISO image but when my system goes to boot from disc i just get stuck in a loop were it resets every time it loops through again. I streamlined SP2 to the disc, could that have caused a problem? Please advise, thanks.

A:Trouble installing XP

lets see if im understanding this correctly. u now have a brand new computer?are u trying to use stuff from an old computer?didnt the brand new computer come with anything like a restore disk? what version of windows xp home or pro? what brand of computer do u have now? the more info we have we can help u better to solve this for u.the only thing i can think of right now that might be the problem is if the copy u made of the restore disk is from one brand of computer and your trying to install it in another brand of computer. in other words u cant mix apples and oranges. restore disks have to be used like this dell to dell, ibm to ibm, hp to hp etc. hope this helps u.

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i am trying to re-install my xp-pro because my computer has become way too cluttered and i want a new fresh start. so, when i pop in the xp cd, i click install, select the second option (not upgrade), make ntfs partition.. then it restarts and goes to xp pro setup. from there, i dont know what to do. i get to a screen where it shows the partitions and asks which one i want to install the os onto. when i click the only one that it shows, C, i get a "its not recomended to put two OS's onto one partition". what do i do from here? im kind of confused because in the beginning i chose "fresh install". when i reboot and try again, the same thing happens.

A:trouble re-installing xp-pro

You have to format the old partition to install a fresh copy of XP . You can also delete the partition and create a new primary partition then format , which is more complete than a format . You still have the old copy of XP on your drive thats why its telling you about 2 Operating systems on 1 drive

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Im installing XP home edition on my comp ans after i boot disk load and format my drive i get to the part where it starts copying .dll files and stuff like that.

It copies some of the files but every 15 files or so it says that it cant copy the files and to make sure that the XP cd is in the drive, which of course it is.

I dont know of its just dirst or something (looks fine to me) or maybe its a common problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. TY

A:Trouble installing XP

Some files cannot be installed like dvd dlls if you don't have a dvd rom drive.In saying that are you given the option to press esc to continue ?

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Help! When I install IE 8, I cannot open up a browser at all. Error mess: "C:WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

My only solution is to uninstall IE 8 and revert back to IE 6.0. Any suggestions? I have received warnings that certain websites will no longer support my browser, so I need to upgrade ASAP.

Thank you!!

A:Trouble installing IE 8

Hmmm, this is an odd one and possibly due to Internet Explorer's security settings. It's a long shot but worth a try...

Reinstall IE8
Go to Control Panel
Open Internet Options
Choose the Security tab
Click on Reset all zones to default level

Hope that helps

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I'll try to be pretty clear on what my problem is, since surfing the web has produced many sites with the problem and none with what seems like a correct diagnosis.

I'm installing XP, which i've done with this disk a dozen times before, and i'm getting the error "Setup could not read the CD you inserted, or the CD is not a valid Windows CD."

Here's how it happened: I'm redoing my main drive to increase my XP partition, and at that point i was not having this problem. I deleted the partition XP was previously on, as well as another partition i wasn't using. Then i decided i would just format the whole drive, but there were a few files i needed before i did it. So, i exited setup not realizing (duh) i had just deleted windows. Now, i've since comed to terms with that mistake, but the problem seems to be that windows wants a full version disk, or does not recognize the flawless disk that's in there.

The rub is that this disk is flawless, is "full version" as it's the only disk i've ever installed windows with, and neither the CD nor the HDD seem to be malfunctioning. Am i screwed?

A:Trouble installing XP

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I have an MSI 845 Ultra series mother board and I already have 128 mb DDR ram in there. I bought another 512 chip and put it in, but the computer just wouldn't start. I tried many different slots and combinations with this one in that slot and that one in this slot, but I either got to the windows screen and the computer would shut off, or I got a message saying I was missing some file.

I tried the 512 chip on its own and first it gave me the WinXP blue screen of death, then I changed slots and it kept turning off again.

WHat shuold I do? Thanks

A:Having trouble installing new RAM

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hello i didnt know that i downloaded the trial version so the other day i was on for the first time in awhile some of you guys that work this knew i had a problem where i couldnt even log on my computer. well i finally fixed it. now i relalized i had a trail version so i thought i uninstalled it properly so i could just have the free version so i tried to install that and i keep getting:Installer initialization failed due to the following error: Warning: Internal error. Dialog with id "AvgDetectedDlg" was not found in the setup.what should i do?Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:trouble installing avg

i thought i uninstalled it properly so i could just have the free version so i tried to install that and i keep getting:Installer initialization failed due to the following error: Warning: Internal error. Dialog with id "AvgDetectedDlg" was not found in the setup.what should i do?Please follow the instructions found in this AVG 8.x Uninstall / Re-Install Instructions

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i have had this problem for some time now and still can't solve it. i figured i'd register and ask the experts. the ONLY reason i want to use wmp11 is for the file sharing with my xbox360. winamp remote is ok, but i prefer wmp11. i have had it working before,but rebuilt my comp and now i get 3 errors.

WMP has encountered a problem and needs to close.

microsoft WMP setup utility has encountered a problem and needs to close

the 3rd error is a drwatson postmortem debugger error

what's causing this and how the heck can i fix it?

my media library loads onto winamp with no problems, if that helps.

A:trouble installing WMP 11

Hi BCUZICN and welcome to TSF !

What do you mean by "rebuilt my comp" ? Do you mean you reinstalled XP from scratch ? If that's the case you may need to reinstall all the latest critical updates from windows update and the latest drivers for your system.

Have you tried rolling back to WMP10 (or even WMP9) and reinstalling WMP11 ?

Do you have an XP SP2 CD ?

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Hi, hope someone can help, i'm new this year to the world of pc's so knoledge is limited, i bought an old pc of a friend, hooked up to broadband, the system i know little about except its 512 sdram, 10 hard drive, windows xp sp2, problem is bought new digital camera and tried to install, apparently it should of picked it up on wizard but didnt, got told probably using usb 1.1 and camera needs usb 2.0, purchased, but wont install! is this pc too old to install modern equiptment? would love to upgrade but funds are a problem greatfull for any advise,

A:Trouble Installing Usb

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Okay so first and foremost I'm trying to re-install vista and wipe out my current hard drive as it has a nifty little malware calling itself windows vista recovery implanted in it. I've seen a couple possible solutions to try for getting rid of this trash but I feel the need to start fresh since I have a lot of programs I don't use anymore on my pc. I've also followed a few steps on wiping a pc clean but as it is with humans, computers are often completely unique so I hope to tailor this thread to my pc as much as possible.

Anyway, I put in my windows vista home premium disc and tried to boot from disc but don't think it did anything. I did setup the bios so 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sources for boot were all my disc however once I continued it just sat on a blank vista background halfway through startup.

What I want to know is if, for one, am I doing everything right so far to proceed with a full wipe/re-install and if not how so?

I'm at work at the moment so later today I can give definite specs/hardware if needed since I'm not 100% sure from memory.

A:Trouble re-installing

and welcome to the Forum

Enter the BIOS and set ther first boot device to be the DVD drive and the second as the hard drive. . put the DVD in the drive and reboot. You should see a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD"

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Hello all. I am brand new to this sight and am in need of help.

Built new box yesterday. BIOS is recognizing all drives. Put Win XP pro in DVD-R and am told to reboot and select proper boot device. Have been through BIOS, can't understand why this happening. It's so frustrating to stall this far along in the build.

Please help

A:Trouble Installing

Did you change the boot order in the BIOS to boot to the CD first?

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Hi all.

I recently(last thursday) formatted my hard drives and attempted to reinstall Windows XP (Home) but haven't had any luck.
I'm running on an Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard, Intel core2duo e6300 CPU, an XFX 7900 GS video card, a generic DVD/CD drive, and have 2 hard drives- a 60gb Hitachi and a 200gb Maxtor (both IDE).

I have formatted and re-installed XP a few times onto my PC, so I know how it should go, but this time it's not working. I've run into a slew of different problems throughout the past week, ranging from an inability to find a partition(couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)) to an NTLDR error...

But in the past 2 days I've been getting to the XP install screen (This guy) and it gets to 33 minutes remaining, and then the interface goes away, I get a friendly blue screen(not of death, yet) and it tells me that it can't load an installer for XYZ

Then, it goes to a BSOD about Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error. The error is..
*** STOP: 0x0000007A (0xE11ABB9C, 0xC000000E, 0xBF8AFA02, 0x28985860)
*** Win32k.sys address BF8AFA02 base at BF800000

Putting the hard drive into a different rig(an old dying Dell, from which I'm posting at the moment), I can install XP perfectly fine, and it will boot up nice. Sticking it back into my own rig, it goes through troubles again.

Any ideas? I've got up-to-date BIOS, and they're reset to default settings.. I&... Read more

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Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

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Take hart, you are not alone.
Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker

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Nice one Bill.

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My computer was constantly rebooting and I had no way of keeping it going to reinstall windows xp pro, so I formatted the c: drive. Now the problem.....
It will not let me install getting error message saying "setup found a compressed volume or a disk cache utility on your computer. Quit setup and check your compressed volume with your disk compression software or remove disk cache utility.
Please explain thanks bondi

A:Trouble installing O/S

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and have this problem

If I download a .zip file I sem to allways get error saying file currupt, If I download and .exe file sutch as the new iTunes from Apple website I get to the Open File Security Warning then the install just stops (UAC allready on the lowest setting) BUT if I download from a torrent site things work fine!

If I try a direct install from the browser either Chrome, Firefox or IE it tells me the certificates are not supported/reccognised and just stops the install with no other message

I have tried loats of things including

UAC to lowest setting
Install as Administrator
Trouble shoot compatibility etc


A:Trouble installing

Install and update Avast 5, schedule a Boot Time scan and restart to complete it.

In the future, rightclick scan any downloads upon completion.

Can you System Restore to before this problem began? You still need to do the virus scan first.

If not, run sfc /scannow to see if System Files are damaged and reparable..

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Needed to REinstall Win7. So I burn an iso on my mac and put it in the tray. Reset boot priority to cdrom: disk boot failure.

I put in an old win XP disc that I know works and it seems to work fine. CD will work but DVD won't? Or something wrong with the burn? I have another pc and it seems willing to install from inside Windows. Made 3 copies of Win 7 and none work. The first I burned I think incorrectly by just burning a straight ISO. the Second and third I burned all the data on the disk right onto the DVD using Toast Titanium and it was a verified burn. USB key unfortunately not really an option at this point unless I can do it from a Mac. (I have my wife's work PC but it's locked down and the command prompt doesn't give me access to system 32). Thank you!

A:Trouble installing Win 7

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Prior to installing cr-rw today, pc reflected the following drives:
a: 3 1/2 floppy
d:cd rom

I had this pc built for me and didn't realize they had also mounted the old hard drive in this pc. It didn't show up as a listed drive. After installing the cd-rw and booting the pc, drive d: is now the old hard drive, drives E and F are the cd and cd rw. When selecting either drive E or F in Windows Explorer I get the message E\: is not accessible or F:\ is not accessible.

I noticed that there is a jumper on the back of the cd-rw on the 'master' position. The cd-rw was connected by the same cable as the cd rom. The cd rom does not have a jumper on it.

I don't know how much of this is relevant but I'm not a very technical guy and sure would appreciate any help.

A:Trouble installing CD RW

You will need to either jumper the cd rom as slave or temporarily until you get a jumper disconnect it from the ide cable. Must be jumpered to work. Don't know why the old drive showed up unless you changed something on it.

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Hey all,

I've seen several tutorials online for installing themes on Windows Vista. I've patched the necessary files using VistaGlazz, and have downloaded themes from various sites. The instructions tell you to move both the folder and the .theme file into the C:/Windows/Resources/Themes folder, but all the file seems to download is the folder. Where would I find the .theme file? All of the tutorials that I've seen just seem to assume that there's a .theme file there, but in all of the themes that I've downloaded (from various sites), there doesn't seem to be one.

Help would be appreciated.



A:Installing a theme - already downloaded, trying to locate the .theme file

Mine is located here (look at the path on the 'address bar')

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I get an error message and the game never installs:

"Error Number 0x80040702
Description: Failed to load DLL: FirewallInstallHelper

Setup will now terminate"

I copied the DVD onto my hard drive and still no luck...

Any help is appreciated while I still have hair left!

Windows Vista 64 Home Premium
AMD PhenomII X4 810
MSI 790FX-GD70
8GB (4x2gb) OCZ 1600 @ 1066
2x ATI HD4770

A:Trouble Installing Gears Of War

hello kdeuser,
it seems you have to put the dll into system32 folder, this link may help, its not gears but its the same problem and the solution may work for you. (a user said it worked on gears), good luck

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I'll try to not get into too much detail here on the problem I am having, since I have a habit of overstating things.

I am getting blue screen stop errors when trying to install Windows XP Pro. The error is the well known 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA (number I am sure of, but that text may not be exact). It happens in the section of the install that says registering components, that's the closest I know of exactly when it is occurring. Here's what I have been through so far.

All Peripherals are unplugged at this point. I have 2 CD roms and 2 HD's, but only one of each are plugged in. Sound card is unplugged, as is the firewire card. The only other thing connected (besides the basics) is the neons on the case I have and the front LCD display of the case.
I have tried different combinations of the 2 CD drives and HD's I have. Errors seems to be consistent when switching between them, but I have tried so many different things it's hard to tell at this point.
I reseated the RAM, and tried moving it to another slot. No help. Also, I booted up memtest+ and let it run for about 8 hours (it went through the cycle of tests about 20 times), and it found zero errors.
The Windows XP Pro CD I am using is just about brand new, and doesn't appear to have any scratches.

I have received a few other errors in some of the attempts I have been through as well. File copy errors (but these seem to have gone away after disabling DMA and lowering the PIO mode), and CO... Read more

A:Trouble Re-Installing Windows XP


If you're positive it's not the RAM, try checking the integrity of your CD. They have a tool to check your CD for any errors it may have. I doubt that'll do anything for you, but it'll take your mind off of the memory. Your motherboard may be going bad as well. Those are the only two things I can think of. *edit* Try alternating between memory modules if you have more than one, or borrow a compatible stick from a friend if they have it.



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Tried twice to install IE7 with no luck. Read a few things to do before doing this install, but I don't know if I did them right or not. Could use a little help.

HP Pavilian 753n. 2.53 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Proccessor, 1024 MB Memory, 80 GB Hard Drive, CD-RW, HP DVD Writer 640c, Windows XP, Norton 360

A:Solved: Trouble Installing IE7

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I have been recently getting this error message when installing certain programs.

Pic of error:

Any help is appreciated.

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Hello, I recently did a clean install of Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 8200.
Now I'm working on installing the drivers...
After a little research I learned that the drivers have to be installed in a certain order for the computer to work properly.
First on the list is the DSS (Desktop System Software) driver. I downloaded it(from a different PC) from the dell website, copied to CD and loaded it into the Dell 8200. Now when I click on this program a window pops up that says, Windows cannot open this file. To open this file Windows needs to know what program created it.
Any idea what I have to do to get past this window and get this driver installed?

A:Trouble Installing 1st Driver

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My laptop got a virus about a year ago that rendered it completely useless. A computer-savvy coworker of my mom's reinstalled Windows on it, and once we got it back, we didn't use it for several months. However, about a month ago, we decided to get the laptop back out. He had left a slip of paper on it with the activation key, but when I was prompted to enter it, the key was invalid. There's really no way I can get back into contact with the guy who fixed the computer, so my uncle gave me a Windows XP Pro SP3 installation CD with a new activation key. When I enter this key, it doesn't work, but he did tell me that I would need to reinstall Windows and then use the new activation key.
Problem is, 10 minutes ago, the CD drive on my laptop was working just fine, and I was able to get through the initial setup stage...until it prompted me to restart my computer. At that point, I got to the blue screen where Windows is supposed to continue installation, but got a message saying that the CD was not found. Now my CD drive is not only not being recognized, but I can't open it either; it's just not working.
There's very little I can do with this laptop right now, because it's asking for an activation key and everything (with the exception of the internet, it seems) is pretty much on lockdown.
Please help! I'm at a loss for what to do.

A:Having trouble installing Windows XP Pro

May want to call Microsoft on that one.....generally it's pretty difficult to swap OS's and have the key's still work. You may need to purchase a valid copy and reinstall from that.

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i recently reinstalled XP and i can't install my sound. I didn't get no CD for a soundcard or motherboard. From EVEREST, it said my sound is called VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller.
The last time i installed my sound this is what i did, i went to device manager > other devices > multimedia controller > reinstall driver > install software the software automatically (recommended) and it would find the files and it would work. Now it doesn't find anything, but i went to install from list and i tried the XP cd and i went to "i will choose the driver to install" > i found VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller from the list, it installed properly, but i hear no sound!

A:Having trouble installing sound

going to hate this comment but have done it more than I care to mention...are you in the right jack...IE not the mic or headset jack... are the speakers they have power??? Do they work on another PC

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Client Machine started getting the Google work at home pop-up ads at various intervals even when not surfing the internet. Went to to download the latest version of Malwarebytes for that client. Saved the installation file and then attempted to run it. I receive the following error message at the end of the installation:

Unable to execute file 'C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe'.

Create process failed; code 2
The system cannot find the file specified.
I am logged in as a user with computer administrative privileges and forgot to mention that I am running XP Professional. I downloaded the file from download. com on to a different machine and then jumped it over to the client in question and still got the same error message.

What should I do next to try to get Malwarebytes to install? If I am barking up the wrong tree and the pop-up work at home ads can be taken care of a different way, then I am up for that advice as well. Thanks!

Amended with HJThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:57:43 PM, on 10/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
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ok, so I just bought a new WD 250GB SATA HDD. I had to get a PCI/SATA adapter card since my Mobo doesn't have the serial ports on it. I then went to the WD website and created two floppies; 1 for the controller drivers and 1 that was suggested if installing just an SATA from scratch which sets up the HDD to install Windows. First, I boot up with the HDD setup floppy disk. This brings me to a Western Digital menu system and I select to set up the HDD to use. It goes off and does whatever it needs to and is done relatively quickly. I then put the Windows CD in, boot up, it does it's thing for a bit, then comes in to the Windows installation menus. I press F6 when it says to (for RAID/SCSI drivers), but nothing happens. The setup continues until it gets to a screen saying it can't find a hard drive. I put in the drivers floppy, press "S", and it recognizes that the XP drivers are there and it seems to continue successfully. After a minute or so of extracting and installing the basic files, it eventually gets to the actual Windows setup. I press ENTER to start installation, but it says a HDD can't be found, then forces me to exit. I made sure BIOS is updated and have hit a dead end with trying anything. Any thoughts?

A:Trouble installing Win XP on new SATA

Don't go into the setup for RAID/SCSI drivers. You don't have to do raid. I have a RAID compatible motherboard and everything but I don't do it. SO just skip that and go right into installing windows. It should have some option to skip that part. I can't remember what it said though.

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I have been having some trouble installing Windows XP Professional edition. I posted in another thread about this, but Geek Girl said it would be best to start a new one to get the help I needed. Basically, I went to install Windows XP Pro on my new computer (the hard drive was blank), and everything went fine. I partitioned the drive, and installed the OS. It came to the screen where it said "setup will continue after system restart, restarting in X seconds" where X was counting down from 15. After my computer restarted, it didn't load Windows! It just brought me back to the CD and asked me if I wanted to install it again. I checked the order that my drives boot in, and hard disk is set to boot before cd, so I can't figure out what the problem is. I'm running on GA-K8N Pro-SLI Nforce 4 motherboard, with an athlon 64 X2 4200+ cpu.

A:Trouble installing Windows XP Pro

were you supposed to remove the cd at that time? before she rebooted?

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I'm building my own computer, and I'm just getting started. I got my MOBO, CPU and memory in a barebones kit. I have watched 2 installation videos, and read instructions from at least two different sources.

I am certain that the socket and CPU are compatible.

The chip seats as pretty as you please, but the arm-jigger won't close. I've turned the chip 'round and 'round, and examined the pins, especially the dummy spots. When I press the arm-jigger (you can tell I've worked really hard studying technical terms ) When I press the arm-jigger, it moves less than 1/8" and the whole grid shifts away from the hinge. What else is there to do?

A:Solved: Trouble Installing CPU

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I am not sure if this is the right forum for this and if not would ask one of the mods to move it to the correct forum. I have also posted this in the web & e-mail forum as I wasn't sure which forum was the right place.

I had to do a complete new install of Microsoft XP Media Center Edition, and after doing the install download and installed all 80 updates from Microsoft.

A program I use requireds .NET Framework 2.0 howver am having problems installling it so decided to try 3.5 and again installation does not finish.

With 2.0 I get the following error

Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 -- Error 25015.Failed to install assembly 'C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Vsa.dll' because of system error: 0x80131107

I found an article on resolving this error at Microsoft but don't understand what they are instructing. Below is their response. If anyone can help me install either of these versions or tell me what the message below means I would appreciate it.

Turns out the customer had their COMPLUS_VERSION envionrment variable set to 1.1.4322 (the 1.1 framework). This caused mscoree.dll to load the 1.1 version of framework and use that to GAC the 2.0 assemblies.
The workaround is to delete that environment variable and rerun the install.

Below is the error log when installing 3.5
[04/17/10,13:25:57] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI ... Read more

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I have been having trouble installing windows. Whenever it starts to copy the files needed to install itself, the percentage bar gets somewhere between 50 and 60 percent complete and then I get a message stating that a certain file couldn't be copied (something like shell32 but the file is different each time I attempt to reinstall) because it says that it is not a valid windows xp image (or something like that).

I've tried numerous things to get around the problem. I've tried two different copies of XP (one the home version and the other Pro). I've changed the motherboard. I have tried two different hard drives and two different dvd/cd players, but the result is always the same.

Could it be the CPU (I have an Athalon XP 3000)? All help is greatly appreciated, as this one has me stumped. Thanks.

A:Trouble Installing Windows

Are both disks clean or are they scratched up. A scratched disk can cause things like this.

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