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Q: install winxp on a dell xps 210

I am having a dell xps 210 with vista preinstalled. I am trying to install winxp and i get a msg error about adresses ? PLs advise

A: install winxp on a dell xps 210


Originally Posted by dorakakouri

I am having a dell xps 210 with vista preinstalled. I am trying to install winxp and i get a msg error about adresses ? PLs advise

Hello dorakakouri,

What is the error message that you are getting?

At what point are you getting the error?

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Dell Dimension E520

The machine came with Vista but it doesn't work with any of the applications that we need. We just went out and dropped the wad of cash on Windows XP and resized the hard drive with the Vista Disk Management.

When we boot into the WinXP cd, it loads all the drivers etc but when it gets to "Starting Windows XP" screen at the end of the driver loading (no graphics yet), it suddenly bluescreens and says to check for a virus or run a checkdisk. We tried this a number of times and its not working.

Due to the fact that nothing is set yet for installation, the WinXP disk should _not_ be even yet touching the hard disk, just loading into RAM. The machine is new and has 2GB of RAM on it, more than enough for an XP install.

Does anyone know what could be the issue? I am wondering if we have to find/install additional drivers at the initial XP disk loading, but I am not sure.

Worst of all this is costing us hundreds of dollars just because of Vista. We tried the VMWare image but that didn't work either (see )

Please, any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

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Can I install WinXP Pro from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200 right now and in order to save some money on my new Dell laptop, I'd like to order Home or MediaCenter with the new computer and then install WinXP Pro myself instead of paying the extra $119 to have them do it. I have a Reinstallation CD of WinXP Pro that came with the old Dell laptop; will I be able to use it to install WinXP Pro on my new one?


A:Can I install WinXP from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

probably not no. they are usually pretty good at stopping people install their restore discs onto different systems.

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how to install winxp pro on a stripe dynamic disk created by winxp pro also?
thanks in advance =)

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Hey guys, your help and expertise will be greatly appreciated... I'm desperately
in need of assistance here...

Recently my comp is totally wrecked up, programs doesn't run like they ought to and
startup is a total havoc. My comp is also stuffed with alot of useless info and programs
and I think it is in serious need of reformatting. However I'm a total comp *****
in this and will need your CLEAR and CONCISE step-by-step explaination... sigh

This guy set up my comp for me bout 2 years ago and when he installed WinXP Pro,
i kinda remebered he ****ed up something regarding partitions. Think he made another
partition and thus my comp has been running on 2 partitions but actually only in
fact i'm utilising one... cuz its showed i only have 1 harddrive (c

So right now, i'm pondering how to totally delete EVERYHING from my comp... is tat
reformat of harddrives? I wanna wipe everything out from my comp, like its totally
cleaned and then starting from scratch, reinstall my WinXP Pro again... how can i
do that? And also considering my problem about partitions mentioned above, I would
wanna merge them together and fully utilise the 2 partitions as 1 after i reformat.
How can i do that? I really have no idea at all... I've tried searching for similar
topics but learned little from those replied suggestions.

A:How to Reformat my Hard-drive and install WinXP Pro again? I am currently using WinXP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First go into Bios and find the boot menu make sure it is set to boot from Floppy first(if you have a floppy drive) then your cd rom then your Hard drive.

Put your windows Cd in your cd drive and save and exit from Bios.

1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

Please note that during setup your computer will reboot. When it does you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT press anything otherwise it will just start the setup again from scratch.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I know there is an option in WinXP to recover lost system files using the WinXP CD and choosing the upgrade option while installing. It has worked for me many a time. Is there a way to do it in a non booting WinXP....Here what I mean is an Xp which has got some files corrupted so badly that it wont boot.

Am just trying a new method for it. Will come up with it later. But for now can you people let me know if already there is a option to do that.

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Did you try Disk Defragmenter?

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Gamer Computer: Athlon 1800+, 512MB DDR Ram 2100, KR7A Raid MOBO, GeForce3 Ti 200 (128MB DDR RAM), SB Audigy 2(AGP).

It is a RAID mobo, but i do not use the raid functionality, I did not have a problem before(I have my HD and my 2 roms on ide now). I go through the install steps, and I get to the very very end, where it states you are about to start Windows XP, and then it hangs, and thats it.

I have tried to ensure there are no conflicts, I pulled out my sound card as well as my network card, and 're-seated' my video card and RAM. I have tried looking at using a winxp bootup floppy, booted into safe mode (the only error it detects is the missing RAID, no conflicts detected there). Heck, I even swapped out mouse and keyboard. I tried putting back the good 60gb back in the pc, and reformattin... Read more

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A:Reinstall winxp pro on dell

I've often found that its a smudge, scratch or bad pressed CD that give bad signature or CRC errors during install. Check the CD, try to clean it off and try again. Also, you want to check the compatibility of the new hard disk, some older PCs have problems with large capacity hard drives.

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hello, I have a Dell Dimension 8200 with Win XP Pro, due to a long list of miseries I will be reformatting and doing a clean install.

Question - do I *have* to use my OEM disc which is pre-SP 1? Or if I spend the money to save the agony is it ok to buy a fresh Msoft WinXp Pro that already has SP2 on it?

A UK forum was talking about trouble if you tried to replace an OEM Msoft Win Xp with the "real " thing.

Any advice (besides that I'm nuts to spend the money, but this has taken uncountable hours and energy)??? Thanks!

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i would think you would be fine with the new xp disk
but i also believe you should be able to update your existing xp op system

you have a seperate driver/motherboard disk that came with the computer? a
Dell ResourceCD?

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My Dell Vostro 400 CPU is stuck at 100%, services.exe is 70-90% usage. Paid subscription of Norton 360 protection, updated regularly and do full scans every other week or so. Running XP Home (legit version) 4g max os memory, Intel Core2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33GHz. 
Ran CCleaner this morning including registry cleaner and whabamm problems a plenty. Cannot do a system restore point. Ccleaner cannot merge backup registry back into registry. Barely anything works and when it does, it takes an incredibly long time to progress.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:58:47 PM, on 5/1/2014
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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hello all!
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anyway.. he did.. and I transfered everything over, had it working perfectly. It was slower then my XP, but was still nicer then his old system.

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I came across a PC that is
Dell Dimenstion 4800
P4 2.8GHz
the problem is we though the OS was currupt or something so we decided to format and reinstall CLEAN INSTALL (format c: /v:WINXP)
The reason everythin was VERY slow, if you wanted to open msconfig you would wait for about 45 secoonds for it to popup. If you click on FILE it would make you wait for about 15 seconds, i ran bootvis, ad-aware, spybot,
- protection SYMANTEC CORP (latest definations)
- Office 2003 (all the updates)
- Windows XP (all the updates)
guess what?
Formatting and re-installing didn't help,
- all we have on that computer right now is
- Windows XP (all the updates)
- Office 2003 (all the updates)
- Adobe Acrobat 4 (full) (we had 6 before but lost the cd)
- Symantec Corp (latest definations)
My questions is the computer is sitll same it has not made any difference from before.

Any help out there would be appreciated.


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error 12007, can not access the internet on my daughters dell-winxp. I tried many of the suggestions, still no luck. Any help is appreciated.[Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]

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Hi renn_j,

There could be a number of reasons for the internet disconnection. 12007 means that IE cannot connect so it is trying at least.

If you aren't sure how to do any of the following then repost. I apologise if I have covered old ground from the previous forum too.

Did it suddenly stop working? Has it ever worked? Did this happen after problems with malware?

Do you have another browser installed? Often another one will connect with no problem

Is there a proxy set on Internet Explorer?

Have you checked the security level on your firewall?

Sometimes the add-ons on IE can cause problems so it might be an idea to switch them off and then if that works slowly add them on until the problem add-on is identified.

It is possible that malware is present. If nothing above works then perhaps it would be worth posting in our "Am I Infected" thread.

That's a lot to cover. Hope it's not too much...

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2. Can I set up the HDD in one machine and then use it in the other?
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Hey guys.
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I have a Dell 4300 that I inherited from my dad, running WinXP-home, with a factory Conexant v.92 56K voice modem When I install AOL, or NetZero either, (I tried that too) everything seems to connect fine until it gets to downloading the list of access numbers. At that point, the modem disconnects. I have run all the diagnostics I can find, and connected through Hyperterminal, and it all checks out fine, no problems. I have even installed two other modems, added +MS=V34 to the commands, changed the default to read the same, set the speed to 9600 baud, tried to force it to use Com 3 (it defaults to the next available, Com 5), and I have run out of ideas. Same deal (or worse) every time. I am currently on line with my old computer, using exactly the same phone line, even the same cord. It is slow, I'll admit, because I live in the boondocks, but it does work just fine. So why won't the other one work? I have a feeling that some setting in the bios is causing a conflict, but nothing I've tried there works either. Does anyone have any ideas? Oh, and I talked to my dad, he used the same modem and never had any problems. I am obviously out of my league here...

A:56k Modem Won't Connect, Dell 4300 Winxp-home

If you are not using your serial ports go into your BIOS and disable them. I had a similar problem and XP Home kept wanting to grab the IRQ3 serail port. I could not change the setting in Windows for whatever reason so I disabled the ports. It's not like I use them anyway.

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I have a Dell optiplex GX270 desktop running Winxp Pro OS . My issue is, after my computer was returned back to me from a friend, it was unable to boot to windows. The error message indicated that the following file is missing or corrupt:


I have reset the bios, then I inserted the original Dell reinstallation cd for Windows xp professional . Then, I tried the (ASR) method first; but the problem with that is, it prompt for the ASR floppy disk. (In which I do not have a floppy drive.) Is there another option? Is there a way I can aquire such file and possible download and burn a bootable copy onto a cd? Run it that way?

Please help..... Thank you in advance.

A:System Recovery for Dell Optiplex Gx270 Winxp Pro OS

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the newly created CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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Hi, hoping for a Dell Guru!

I have a problem with a friend's machine and unfortunately I have 'more accomplished user status' than him and somehow got roped into this problem.

We live in China, he bought a new Dell 2010 with Chinese UBUNTU onboard - everyone assured him he could put on English Windows XP when he bought it so he scrubbed the harddrive and loaded on XP (original disk, an amazing discovery in China!!)

So he got it working ok, but of course it has some issues in missing drivers (no resource CD, because UBUNTU OS). And the place he bought it from will only service a Chinese OS, not English OS, so we are a little stuck.

Drivers missing are
1) audio
2) One called SM driver which I believe is 'chipset' and should have been installed first, but I don't have a copy!
3) PCI (no internet/network card connection working so probably that!)

Issue is that we don't have a Dell Diagnostic disk for this machine or a partition backup (it was UBUNTU). And Dell seems to recommend Win7 as the desired OS on it's websites.

Win7 is not most desirable solution (old system, can't update machines and previous compatibility issues make my friend 'unhappy' to do this) - so looking to see if we can get drivers from somewhere that are applicable.

Any ideas most welcomed!

A:Dell Dimension 2010 Ubuntu to WinXP conversion

We looking at the right model >

Dell lists drivers for Vista and Wn7 only on that model.

Lets go with the DEV & VEN numbers form Device Manager>

To open "Device Manager", right click on "My Computer" (Computer in Vista/Win7) select Properties, On the Hardware tab Select Device Manager, if you see any yellow question marks, right click on the device and select properties, on the Details tab select Hardware IDs copy the PCI/VEN and DEV numbers and post them on your next post.

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First off, hello to everyone.

A friend of my dads, his computer had been infected with spyware or viruses or something and he had it taken care of by some other group of people (I do not know who he asked to help resolve the issue), and he said that he is no longer getting sounds from it.

I did some looking around at his request and noticed there was a few other errors and things wrong.

Needless to say, now I am just stuck on aspects of trying to resolve the PCI Card error which is displayed as a Yallow ? on the device drivers page. I did some searching around, went to Dells Support page, and tried both of the audio drivers as well as the COnexant PCI card drivers it mentioned, but nothing seems to be working.

It makes me wonder. If they indeed formatted and had to reinstall the OS, could it be possible they installed things in the wrong order?

He has a Windows XP Home Premium Computer. It is Service Pack 3 as well. It is known as a Dell Vostro 200. He still has the Driver Cds that came with it, and it seems to mention the PCI card could be some form of communications modem. But, I get the feeling that is not the case as he is not getting sound, so I assume it could be something more.

I tried installing the Conexant Drivers, as well as the Creative Labs and Realtek Audio drivers as well for it, but unfortunatly, nothing seems to work.

Could it be possible that I may need to format the computer, install the Windows OS, then the Core Drivers and then the individual driv... Read more

A:PCI Card/Sound issues on WinXP SP3 Dell Vostro 200

What is this "PCI card error" that you refer to?

FWIW: There is no order to install drivers.

If there is a device reflected in Device Manager as requiring drivers...I would simply insert the original drivers CD and allow it to self-install, rather than manually trying to install random drivers.

The Dell drivers for that system can be downloaded from the Dell website, if you choose not to use the Dell CD.


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A few months ago, I purchased two Dell Dimension 3000 systems with2.8 GHz and 1 GB RAM and Win XP Home edition service pack 2. I put one into service back then and the second one into service this week.
Using either IE 6.0, or Firefox, the first one displays web page menu links and cells pooly, with no background graphics (tabs, colors, etc.). Also, it displays type very large, even though both machines are set for the same medium type styles.
On Yahoo, for instance, all three columns don't fit on the screen. The middle column hogs the screen and right scrolls down, then the left column and finally the right column. My second Dell 3000 displays everything perfectly.
Settings on both machines are the same. Display properties are 1024 by 768 and Highest 32 bit color. Both DPI are 96. When I click on Settings- Advanced and then Intel Extreme graphics 2, there is a difference.
The good machine shows Intel 82865G Graphics controller The troubled one shows a message "more visual display options for devices attached... such as Television, digital display... are available here". When Graphics properties are clicked the good machine brings up a properties window with six tabs (Device, colow, schemes, hot keys, rotation, information). The trouble machine brings up a window saying single display monitor with directions for connecting a second monitor. Both systems are connected to Acer AL1913W 19" monitors. I downloaded the Acer driver for Dell and ... Read more

A:My Dell 3000 WinXP can't display browsers correctly

Can you adjust the type size by pressing the ctrl key on the keyboard and scrolling with the mouse wheel simultaneously?

What did you do in conjuction with Dell support? Did they have you reinstall the Display drivers for the problem system?

Also I don't understand why your computer was not under warranty with Dell if it is only a few months old.

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Something or another was wrong with my mom's old laptop and she decided to reinstall Windows to fix it. Now I don't know whats wrong, I don't know a ton about computers and neither does she really. Basically the resolution is stuck on 640x480 and the color 4bit. Its hard to do anything like that, it doesn't recognize the internet either if you plug it in or the video card or the sound card or anything much. I have no clue what to do at this point and we can't afford to get it repaired professionally. Is there anything I can do? Please help if you can, this is all the information I know but tell me if you need more. Thanks.

A:Reinstall WinXp SP3 on a Dell Inspiron 1100 - Now Nothing Really Works

After you reinstalled windows did you then use the "Drivers and Utilities" disks to reload all the hardware drivers?

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Hi,I was probably infected on the night of Dec 13/14th. Noticed that my desktop background had changed to a green background with black text box saying that my computer has been infected. Since I had to go on vacation I just pulled the internet cord out to prevent additional problemware from getting installed on my computer or sending my information over to other computers on the net.I have come back from vacation now and am now beginning the work required to fix my pc. First things that I have noticed - I don't have access to Task manager, rightclicking in the Tray shows me a grayed out Task Manager option Regedit doesn't seem to work. It displays a message "Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator". But I'm running in an administrator account. I can't boot to Safe Mode. When I tried, it displayed a BSOD. I can boot normally and displays my normal WinXP screen with a listing of all the users. However when logging in with password, prior to showing my desktop it shows a dialog box saying that I've been infected by "Worm.Win32.Netsky" and assigns it a '5' rating (from a 0-5 scale). Closing the dialog (using the x) leads me to my desktop whose background is now different. There is a program called "Internet Security 2010" that automatically starts up and is warning me of multiple infections. And is also popping up messages about detecting spyware in SpyBot.Bank32.dll and also detecting attacks from various internet connected compute... Read more

A:Internet Security 2010 infection on my Dell WinXP pc

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.... Read more

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I am not sure how it happened, but my secondary drive (which is a DVD/CD RW) that came with my Dell Windows XP Dimension Desktop computer has recently stopped working. I wont light up, and it wont open or respond to anything, and the computer says its working fine. It does respond for a few seconds when the computer is starting up, however, and If I've pressed the open button, the drive will open the next time the computer starts up.

Does anyone have any idea whats going on?

Thanks a bunch,
Jac Falcon

A:Dell WinXP - Secondary Burner Drive Not Working

No disc in the drive right?

Right Click on My Computer, select Manage, then Device Manager. Uninstall the DVD-RW drive and if you have another optical CD\DVD drive uninstall it as well, then reboot and let Windows reinstall it

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I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 4600 using the WinXP Home System Recovery disk. I'm not sure if that disk was the one that came with that computer or not, but the reformatting procedure was going fine until the screen changed to a black screen with "Gateway" displayed on it in large white lettering with a white scrolling progress bar that animated for a few seconds, then froze. I figured that the reformatting process would take a long time, so I walked away, but several hours later, I found that the screen hadn't changed at all and the computer didn't seem to be doing anything aside from just sitting there, displaying that same image.

Am I doing something wrong, or is there something wrong with the computer itself (e.g., I'm not using the correct System Recovery disc)?

EDIT: I almost forgot -- I'm planning on donating this computer, so I'm not concerned with losing any data on it.

A:Solved: Reinstalling WinXP on Dell Dimension 4600 - lockup?

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My husband's Dell laptop has been having crash problems intermittently for the past few months, usually while using the latest Firefox (not surprising because web browsing is mostly what he uses the laptop for), but he believes it stems back to a Windows update -- not sure which one exactly, but whichever one gave him the new IE with tabs. The computer has been twitchy ever since then.

Last week things progressed to Windows not starting up at all and consistently bringing up a BSoD upon every restart - Normal, Safe Mode, and Last Known Good Configuration.

In the BSoD, there is not a specific file or driver listed as the problem. Here is the STOP error code we consistently see:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x86F59E7A, 0xF79907B8, 0xF79904B4)
(I can transcribe the entire blue screen text if that is necessary)

I tried to use the Dell support site to troubleshoot the problem -- I followed the "guided path" tech support, trying each recommended step, none of which did anything. I stopped when I got to the suggestion to open the laptop and unplug all the third-party devices plugged into the motherboard. Knowing me, I'd get electrocuted. And we didn't alter the hardware once we got it from the factory anyway.

I ran Diagnostics and the memory passed all the tests. On the Dell "Windows XP Blue Screen Troubleshooting" page, it suggests updating the BIOS or rolling back any updates. I have no idea how to do any of those things when Windows won't ... Read more

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My friend and I are having trouble with his Dell 4600 Dimension. It's acting up badly and we think it's due to malicious spyware or something similar. So we want to format the hard drive, but the problem is he has none of the original CDs that came with it, including his WinXP disk. We want to try putting Win2000 on it, but we have no idea how that might turn out. I've never formatted a Dell before and I don't know how picky it is to that kind of stuff. Can anyone lend us some sage advice?

A:Formatting Dell 4600 hard drive from WinXP to 2000?

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On a Dell Dimension 9200 I downloaded and installed the latest MS updates for the WinXP Media Edition. After the install the computer had to restart to complete the install. I let it do its thing while I got a coffee. Half an hour later the computer still had not shut down and was on the last phase of it. I let it go for another 2 hours to come back to find no progress had been made so after not getting any response from Ctl, Alt, /Delete I resorted to helping the shutdown by using the power off button. Since then (5 days ago) I have been trying everything to get it to boot up again; it only boots to before the bios. That is the CDs lights come on along with the numbers at the front bottom and from then the power fan runs at what seems full speed. The numbers showing at the front panel are 3 and 4. Pushing any of the F keys has no effect. Could someone help me here please?

A:Dell Dimension 9200 WinXP MediaEdition Wont boot

Do you know what updates were installed? So you power it on and it can't get to the BIOS? Nothing is displayed on the monitor?

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Hi all.

I need to get some video off of my camcorder, so I bought a 3 port firewire card from Belkin.

I intstalled the card into an open PCI slot beneath my video card, closed everything back up, and turned on the power, nothing happened. My CPU was getting power, but there was no signal to the monitor, or anything else. Windows never loaded, and no other

I changed the card into another open slot and the same thing happened again. I took the card out, and it booted up normally.

I have a Dell Dimension 4550, running WinXP. I don't think there should be a problem like this. I spent half an hour on hold with Belkin tech support before I had to attend to my 15 month old who trapped himself in a closet.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Problem installing Belkin Firewire card on Dell w/ WinXP

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I am temporarily trying to use an old HP Pavillion Monitor which was on a windows 95 system on a pieced together Dell System running windows XP, it begins to load as if everything is fine, then the self diagnosis alert comes up asking if the display settings on PC are correct.. Before I can input any information, the screen goes gray and of course won't accept any information at all. Can someone help me with this ? We are in a very small / remote town and need this until we can replace it. if this is just incompatible, can anyone tell me if the monitor we were using Dell 2007WFP(b) can be replaced with a Dell S 2009 W - what changes would be necessary ? Thank you for your assistance.

A:trying to use a HP win95 monitor on a Dell winXP system settings msj. goes gray

Any VGA monitor should work it doesn't need to be a Dell. The monitors Default resolution may be too low for XP, when Windows tries to correct it, to a higher Resolution, the monitor fails. Try booting into Safe Mode and use the monitor controls on the front of the monitor to see if you can change the default resolution to something higher. Then boot into Normal Mode, Right click a blank spot on the Desktop./Properties/Screen Resolution and try pushing the bar to the right.

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I have a dell 8400 Dell with SATA HD. I decided to format the hard disk, and I received the error message : "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system". I read through the threads located in : .. Therefore, i was able to load the driver via floppy disk as suggested and succeeded to have my SATA detected and copied the xp files , but the problem is that once it reboots i got a black screen, means that i could not see any image (invite to complete the installation). the black screen flashes (comes and goes without having the time to see the screen).. What is the problem and what would be the solution .. thanks in advance..

A:Problem in installing winXp in my 8400 Dell with SATA drive

For that to work did you enable the SATA feature in the BIOS and I would burnt drivers for SATA to CD instead for FD. Check with DELL support to see if their is anything you need to get that DELL SATA HDD working again.

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Good evening,

I work for a law firm that uses Dell Optiplex's ranging from 745's to 790's with all inbetween [745, 755, 760, 780, 790]. Our NJ satellite office also has these Dell model ranges, but all of them have Windows XP SP3 installations. These machines generally either have the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Drivers or the ATI Radeon HD 3400 series card/drivers for those models that do not have an available display port. With that said, all machines have dual monitor setups as well.

The issue, put simply: almost a 1/4 of the PC's in our NJ office lose their second monitor on almost a daily basis, where we either have to re-extend the desktop to the other monitor or we have to play the unplug/shutdown/re-plugin game with the display port adaptors.

We're about to run a report containing the following information for the affected machines: OS, BIOS, Video Chipset, Connector Type [VGA2DP, DVI2DP, DP2DP], Power Save Settings. However, I'd like to throw this forum post out there to see if anyone knows any specific Windows XP Pro SP3 issues that exist with utilizing dual monitors on these machine types and/or how to resolve them. Thanks in advance for those who can assist me with any information.

A:WinXP - Dell Optiplex 700s - Dual Monitor Issues

bump - if this is more of a hardware-related issue, I can move this thread as needed but I'm not sure how to

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Good evening,

I work for a law firm that uses Dell Optiplex's ranging from 745's to 790's with all inbetween [745, 755, 760, 780, 790]. Our NJ satellite office also has these Dell model ranges, but all of them have Windows XP SP3 installations. These machines generally either have the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Drivers or the ATI Radeon HD 3400 series card/drivers for those models that do not have an available display port. With that said, all machines have dual monitor setups as well.

The issue, put simply: almost a 1/4 of the PC's in our NJ office lose their second monitor on almost a daily basis, where we either have to re-extend the desktop to the other monitor or we have to play the unplug/shutdown/re-plugin game with the display port adaptors.

We're about to run a report containing the following information for the affected machines: OS, BIOS, Video Chipset, Connector Type [VGA2DP, DVI2DP, DP2DP], Power Save Settings. However, I'd like to throw this forum post out there to see if anyone knows any specific Windows XP Pro SP3 issues that exist with utilizing dual monitors on these machine types and/or how to resolve them. Thanks in advance for those who can assist me with any information.

A:WinXP - Dell Optiplex 700s - Dual Monitor Issues

I'd suspect an issue with the DP adapters being used.

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I have the problem of "setup did not find any hard disk drives". I have a Dell Precision 690 with Intel Xeon dual core processors. The IDE ATA Controller is Intel 631xESB SATA. The hard drive has 700 GB.

64-bit Windows does not have drivers for some of the most important software I use, so I wish to be able to do dual-booting on this computer. I bought a 200 GB Maxtor drive and installed it. When I tried to boot with a Windows XP CD in the drive, I got the famous message "setup did not find any hard disk drives ?". I have tried all the options discussed in this forum with no luck. In particular:
1. I used nlite to slipstream the SATA drivers which I downloaded from the Intel website. I downloaded both the 32-bit (f6flpy32.exe) and the 64-bit (f6flpy64.exe) drivers. I created the WinXP CD and booted from it. Every time I get the message "iastor.sys is corrupted" and the booting was aborted. I tried all combinations of slipstreamed CDs (Win 2000, XP SP4, etc) but with no luck. Note that I also copied the driver files from the C drive of the x64 installation and got the same problem.
2. I then tried the floppy diskette idea. I saved the driver files in a floppy and during booting I hit F6 and tried loading the drivers (one at a time and in combination). I got the same error message. Sometimes I got the message that the drivers I am trying to install were newer than the ones in the CD. I tried both accepting and rejecting the use of th... Read more

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Hey guys!I've posted in many other forums but I haven't received much of a response at all! Hopefully I will will get one here! My problem is:I was scanning my computer with Malwarebytes on my user account. I told the rest of my family not to log on to their accounts as I am scanning, but another member of my family forgot and logged onto their user account, and came told me that the screen is just black. There was nothing I could do so I held the button on the processor to shut it down. I waited for a bit and then turned it back on. The processor started up but then it shut down and a blue screen appeared! I have posted what the Blue Screen shows below. I have noticed that when I restart and it appears again, some of the information sometimes changes, like the file windows says is causing the problem!What the Blue Screen shows:"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ati3duag.dll <- this bit sometimes changes to something else when restartedPAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA <- This bit sometimes changes when restartedIf this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.If p... Read more

A:Blue Screen - anti3duag.dll & win32k.sys - WinXP - Dell Dimension 9150

Hi .

Do this...Start/Run...type msinfo32 and hit Enter. Click Components/Display. Post what's listed in the right screen for the 1st, 3d, and 4th lines.

Do you have your Dell drivers CD?

Don't do any of the following yet . I need to figure out the correct drivers you need first.

The ati3duag.dll error...should be your video drivers. They are probably damaged, maybe not. In any case, I suggest uninstalling them (using device manager)...then running the chkdsk /r command...then reinstalling the video drivers.

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Click Display Adapter, double-click the specific item now displayed. Click Driver tab, click the Uninstall button.

To run chkdsk /r....Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (exactly as shown here) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to new screen and hit Enter. Reboot the system.

The command will execute...then boot into XP.


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Intel 82562V-2 10/100 Network Card.
It's a dual boot and when I boot into Ubuntu, the networking works fine.
Boot to the XP pro side and nothing.  I can enable/disable the card but when I check status is shows that it's connected and the time its been connected but it shows not packets in or out.
Any ideas of things I could do/try.

A:No network connectivity - WinXP Pro SP3 ; Dell Inspirion 530S; Intel 82562V-2

Just a thought but have you tried something as simple as connect automatically in the internet options settings?(internet options,
connections,LAN,Automatically detect settings)
I know its a simple thing but its easy to overlook,my xp will do this occasionally after using my dual booting Lubuntu,no idea why.
I asked a programer why a clean system would do this and he said even
a small electrical surge could cause a setting change,so who knows.
If that doesnt work it might be time to repair the internet,reset the win sock etc..hopefully you dont have a viral issue messing with your settings.

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I followed the instructions for a clean install of XP Home Ed. Everything goes as described untill the last screen where it says 'system will reboot in 15 seconds to complete installation', I then get the dreaded blue screen after system startup. What did I do wrong? BTW, I've tried many times to no avail.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Can't Install Winxp

We would to know what the stop error is, here is an example: Stop: 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL*** Address x has base at x - filename

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My hd recently died, so i purchased a new one. When installing win xp my setup always hangs on "setting startup configuration..." which is the step after doing all of the inital file copying before it reboots and starts installing in the "light blue stage". If I manually reboot at this point, the boot.ini file is invalid, for which it proceeds to show the windows xp screen, then runs some sort of chkdsk fixes some errors, reboots Gets to the point where it should load windows install, and hangs. Have tried this several times, and keeps doing the same thing. Ran mem test and found no errors(2 times).
Asus mobo, p4

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Folks, I screwed up. In the process of trying to get past the "login virus" I accidently let WinXP installation disk go to Install rather than Repair. Unfortunately, someone, who will remain nameless although I have my suspicions, threw away the plastic CD case with the Key taped to the back, so I can't just run through the setup program until it finishes. Now, no matter what I've tried I can't get out of install, even tho' I cancel when the software asks for the Key.

Firstly, can anyone help me get out of the Install loop? Secondly, what can anyone tell me about getting rid of the login virus, if I can't log on? Alternatively, can anyone tell me how to get past the virus so I can log on and get rid of it?



[email protected]

A:Can't Get Rid of WinXP Install

There are ways to recover the product key from an unbootable Windows installation.
usually you boot into an alternate media (rescue cd for example) then retrieve the file(s?) for the registry.
google product id unbootable

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Trying to install winxp sp2 on an IBM T42 Thinkpad I have tried with the hdd both blank and NTFS formatted .
I go to boot from cd it won't boot says "operating system not found" the cd drive is 1st boot preference HDD is 2nd preference in the bios.
Tried using 98 startup disc entering D:\cd I386winnt and it says " an internal error has occurred could not find place for swap file ....".
Any help will be appreciated.


A:Cannot install Winxp SP2 on IBM T42

Hi Hoss63,

The problem could be the CD/DVD drive. Try using an external USB CD/DVD drive and see if the device will read your CDs. Hope everything works out for you.

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Where can I find instructions on formatting my c drive and doing a complete install of Windows XP

L. David

A:Install WinXp Pro Sp2

Pictures on the left column.

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I also am trying to reinstall winxp on my other desktop computer but it onlgoes so far then it goes to a blue screen and tells me it has shut down to keep from harming my computer Ialso get a tech message that says Stop:0x0000007E (ox0000005, 0x805E70c9,0xBA54F260, 01BA54EF5C) I read the other post but I don't know how to do it I cant download the TSG sysinfo as I can't get on the other computer Thank you, Linda T

A:Can't install winxp

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okay this is what i got when i tried to format my disk using winXp pro bootable disc
To install Windows XP on the partition you selected,
Setup must write some start up files to the following disk:
76317 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBK]
However, this disk does not contain a Windows XP-Compatible partition.

To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above. If there is no free space on the disk, delete an existing partition, then create a new one.
Click to expand...

well i did what it told me to, deleted my C: and D: (but not E:, i have stuff in there) and tried to create new partitions but still it doesnt allow me to install windows in it.

"To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above."
how am i suppose to create a Windows XP-compatible partition?

any ideas?

i got this problem after some fondling with Partition Magic 8.0

thanks in advance....

A:Cant install winXP pro

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I did a complete format on an 80 gig drive through my WinXP CD, the format went well but during the setup theres a message about a missing file it cannot load .dll, I did this 4 times and every time it a different .dll file so who know what that could mean. It gives me the option to Skip file so I skip it , but after complete installation and when it says it's has to restart for a final time, the system never boots to Windows ... keeps booting back to a restart over and over again.
I did 4 other attemted installs ... got a little further this time but error messages on the Windows desktop regarding missing files and complete unstable system. HELP! HELP!

I just baught this older computer for the kids last night but the guy I baught it off had WinXP Black Edition installed and I wanted to do a clean install. Now I'm really thinking WHAT A MISTAKE!

Anyone know whats fried here .. motherboard, hardrive ?? Anything fried or is there something that will quick fix me out of this. It worked at his house with XP Black edition unless he had it rigged for me. PS cant get my money back.

Please help, thnak you

A:WinXP will not install - help!


I am pretty sure the Windows XP cd is your copy and I want to know, does it work on other computers? If the cd does then your copy of windows xp is not the problem.

Have you tried swapping out the cd-drive and see if the computer you bought has a defective cd-drive perhaps? Good luck and let us know the results.

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I want to reinstall XP home because i can't get past this blue screen windows stop error bad_pool_caller.

But now my problem is that the winxp reinstall cd is telling me that there is no hard drive recognizable! ***!?!

So i check in the bios and everything seems fine and i see my drive is an SATA WDxxx.

So i download the Western Digital hard drive diagnostics and as soon as it begins to boot it goes to a black screen and just freezes. Is there any other hdd diagnostic program i can download that will work with most drives regardless of the manufacturer?

I tried running the windows utility and it tells me everything is fine except my printer.

If I don't get this fixed i won't be able to print off my schoolwork and then i will be missing out on some good job opportunities so PLEASE help ASAP!!!!!!!!


A:can't install winxp


windows utility and it tells me everything is fine except my printer

try your reinstall with the bare minimum
no printers, usb ect.

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450 mhz amd k62 , dfi motherboard (k6bv3+) , 256 ram ....

Had win98 on the puter , formated and did a winxp install on my machine and my girlfriends machine. Her machine went through it all just fine. My machine goes through the whole setup proccess, then it does the last restart and instead of comming to the final setup part of the install (where windows prompts you with the tutorials) the screen goes black, and i can only start it in safe mode.
I imagine it has to be some sort of Hardware issue , but i have no idea how to find out exactly what this issue is.
Any Ideas?

A:WinXP install .......

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We are trying to install Windows XP but it will not see our SATA hard drive. What would cause this and how should we go about fixing it?


A:Can't Install WinXP

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I'm trying to install winxp pro on my computer, but it won't copy in the files.
It will format fine, and then when it comes to copying in the setup files it says that it cannot copy in the file, and it is not just one file, it's many..(I tried skipping a file but it ended having many files cannot be copied) If I keep skipping the files, the system will stop and show a blue screen about "page fault in non-paged area".
I took my computer to the place I got it from to get it looked at, and they told me the everything was fine, it's just the OS wasn't installed properly.
I did installation again and still same thing, during setup, the files won't copy.

I have formatted and reinstalled windows many times before, but this time it is really strange.
I even looked up how to do the procedure just to make sure I was doing it right but still the same thing, and I looked at the installation disc and it looks fine, it's not scratched and I have recently used it for my other computer, so I know it works fine.

I don't know what to do...Is there a way to install windows manually?

A:Cannot Install WinXP..HELP

Your Setup CD is damaged goto the place where you bought your computer to get a replacement. If that does not work phone microsoft tech support and them to ship you a replacement CD this will problably cost you a small fee

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I was given this computer with little information on it, other than it is an 80 gb hdd with 512 (some letters I cannot read as they are so small), and 3000+ AMD Athlon.
I am trying to install a Windows XP OEM version with SP2 on a partitioned hard drive, the second partition has Puppy 4.00, a Linux OS, but that should not be interferring with the install.
The first partition is formatted as NTFS.
When I try to install with the new software it loads to the blue screen that says at the bottom "Setup is starting Windows" then it stalls. I was getting the same problem when I tried to use my setup discs for my other computer. It will only exit to the BIOS, no other keys or commands are working. ??? Help? Thank you!

A:WinXP OEM will not install

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I am reformatting a hard drive on a Dell Dimension 8250 and installing the OS newly. When I do the reformat and install everything works fine. The install works and Windows boots up. I am installing WinXP Pro w/ SP2.

After I do the install I run the Windows update and it goes through, downloads and installs the updates. After the updates, however, Widnows won't boot in Normal Mode anymore. I can only boot in Safe Mode. When it starts to boot in Normal Mode it flashes this blue error screen (but very quickly) then just goes back to rebooting again.

Any idea what the problem may be?

A:WinXP Pro New Install


You could start by checking the Event Viewer:

First, right-click on 'My Computer' => Properties => Advanced tab => 'Startup and Recovery' section => Settings button => uncheck the box 'Automatically restart', and check the boxes 'Write an event to the system log' and 'Send an administrative alert'. This will cause the computer not to restart automatically, but to blue screen with a message that may give a clue to the problem.
Go to Start => Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" {without the quotes}
Look in the System folder for any errors about the time you encounter the problem, and double-click to open them. There should be a link to Microsoft's online help that may give a solution.
Otherwise, you'll see a small notebook-type icon. Click this, which will copy the error message to the clipboard. Open Notepad and paste it in. Copy what you get and post it here.

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can i install winxp in my pc....currently im using win7 ultimate 32bit. plz help

A:can i install winxp???

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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So I finally got WinXP to install and everything went fine. But when the computer reset to boot up with the new OS, it just keeps coming back to the error screen where it lets you select to start windows normally or safemode, I use star windows normally and last known good configuration and it just keeps rebooting. I have no idea what is going wrong or anything, please help I need files off of this machine. If you can tell me how to revert back to my old win2000 install that I upgraded to xp i would be very grateful.

did you upgrade from 2000?

Did you change anything else or just the OS?

Before it restarts does it flash a blue screen real quick? ( i had this problem and it would flash it so fast all you could see was a blue flash before it restarted)

Also, do you have another machine you could hook the HD up to as a slave? if so you could do that and just back up your files that way (last resort sort of thing)

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hello all has anyone encountered an error like "error: d: xpsp1\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c. in line 1768" when reinstalling windows. hd has been fdisk'd and no scratches on cd. Please help!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

A:?????????Winxp install help???????????

Are you installing from the original cd? What are the specs of your computer?

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I am trying to install SP3 but after it is downloading for 10 minutes I get a POP UP which says.

Windows- Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file C:\\windows\inf\oem 110.inf. The data has been lost. This error maybe caused by a failure of your computer hardware or Network Connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

Before downloading from Windows Update I shut down my anti-virus and Firewall.
I can download different programs from another site with no problems.
I have tried several time with the same result.


A:Trying to install WinXP SP3

You could try this download and install it yourself, after downloading it.

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I have just installed a new HDD and I've never done a "clean install" before in past I would always use a restore disk when Windows became sluggish.
Everyone always says its much better to do a clean install and I planned to boot up with MaxBlast3 and prepare and format the drive then restart and install Windows XP. However for some reason there was a driver error when trying to boot from the MB3 CD and I was left with the prompt X:\ and Y:\ so instead I just inserted XP and installed it and allowed that to prepare the drive. It worked but I was expecting everything to go really fast however I haven't noticed much increase in performance. Have I done it right? If I can get MaxBlast to work would you recommend doing it that way or won't it make any difference?


A:New HDD WinXP Install

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Hi, I have just builded up a brand new pc. Here's my hardware

ASUS P4B533 mainboard
256 MB DDR pc2700
Intel Celeron 2.0
ATI V7700 AGP graphic card
Western Digital 40 GB 7200 rpm
Adaptec SCSI 2940
Plextor SCSI CDR

I have updated with the newest bios 1.015. I haven't got any error message or warning after I boot up my pc, but when I try to make a clean install winxp, it freezed on the screen where the system is scanning your hardware. So I didn't come to the blue screen where I can select to install winXP or make new partition. Does anyone know what's the problem is?


A:Can't install WinXP

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Please HELP ME to fix my Laptop that is running VERY,VERY SLOW seems like something is wrong with the graphics card.
I am attaching the report from HIGHJACKTHIS:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:40:01 PM, on 12/9/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\MySQL\bin\mysqld.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\Advanced Networking Service\hnm_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\me\Local Settings\Application Data\Skillbrains\lightshot\\LightShot.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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A:Solved: My laptop dell inspiron 9300 winxp running extremelly slow!!!!

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I would like to know what background services I REALLY NEED and what services I have no use for. Can the forum members point me to a guide that can detail the services I can turn off in WINXP PRO SP2.

A:Just finished a New Install of WINXP PRO SP2.

Services Guide for XP

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Please help!

I've just built my new computer and i'm having trouble installing WinXP Pro.

When the WinXP install asks what do you want to do (install, repair) the computer shuts down (first the hard drive stops and then about a second or two later the whole computer shuts down). I've tried both cd drives but that hasnt changed anything. Its not a temp/cooling problem because it shuts down in the same place whether i've just started the computer or if i've had it running for 10+mins.

Has anyone any ideas?

The spec is;
AMD XP 2200
DDR333 512mb
80gb Maxtor
Verto GeForce 4 Ti4600
AOpen 56x CD-Rom
Artec 48x12x48x Burner



A:WinXP Pro install problems

Just some thoughts you might try;
Prior to installing enter the bios and load system defaults.
You stated that the problem is not heat related, what is the cpu temp after a restart?
Installation problems are often caused by ram problems. You can go here and download a ram testing program that runs from a floppy.
I did look on an Abit forum and there seem to be numerous bios issues. Abit does not have an updated bios; however some people have had success with a modified bios. Here is the forum site so you can check it out. All mbs are listed so click on Abit boards.

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Hello everyone,

I hope someone here can offer some advice. I am about to go insane!

My friend's father bought a computer and put it together for him about 3 years ago. It never worked. So I said I'd take a crack at it.

Here's the specs:

ASUS A7V333 Motherboard 1007 BIOS Version
Athlon 1800 XP processor
Antec 430W PS
1 512MB 266Mhz DDR RAM
1 256MB 266Mhz DDR RAM
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP video card
SoundBlaster Audigy Sound Card
120GB Western Digital HD
Yamaha SafeBurn CD-RW Writer
Samsung Syncmaster 152N LCD Monitor

I got it all hooked up, installed Windows. It would occasionaly suffer infinite reboot cycles. His father bought a new motherboard, a MSI K7N2 Delta 2.

I put it in, it installed everything fine. He didn't have the SB CD at the time (for the sound card), so I downloaded drivers from Whenever I installed the driver, it would go into infinite reboot cycles, and I would have to reinstall windows. It wouldn't even boot up in safe mode. I finally got the CD from him, and installed it like that, and it worked for about a week.

He was playing a game, and it crashed, and would not boot up. Now I cannot even install Windows. Here is what happens:

I boot up to the CD, it copies the files, formats the partition, etc all fine. When it reboots, it goes to the windows xp loading screen. On occasion it will go to the "Copying Files" part, and the dots in the lower right corner will flash for about 5 minutes. Then it... Read more

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At work we have two older Pentium 4 computers running WinXP Pro each with an internal Hard Drive. The passwords and recovery disks are lost. I first tried the "Safe Mode" method to recover the pwd in that I rebooted into safe mode both with and without a dos prompt and each time I am actually able to get into safe mode but am still locked out re the alt-ctr-Del "function" followed by a prompt for the password. [inappropriate content deleted by mod] Next I burned a clean copy of WinXP Pro Full Version from Microsoft to cd and tried booting from that disk (with the CD first in boot sequence). I got the message, "Selected Boot device not available, strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". So next I decided to tried Kill Disk and wiped the HD. Then I placed the WinXP install disk back into the CD drive, rebooted, and got the same error message of "Selected Boot device not available, strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". So then I noted the brand and model # of the drive (Samsung HD502HJ) and after a lot of pain online, found a program called DiskWizard supposedly for Samsung HD's. I created this boot disk on another computer and then when I used it on the problem computer, it booted and said it can't locate a Seagate or Maxtor HD (apparently Seagate bought out Samsung hd's?). So after all this, can anyone please help me out. I have one HD that has been killed by KillDisk and another that has WinXP Pro on it b... Read more

A:Frustrated in trying to install WinXP Pro - please help!

1. You say

At workClick to expand...

we have two older Pentium 4 computersClick to expand...

then you continue to say that the passwords and the recovery discs are lost.

I can easily understand how the recovery disc may be lost or mislaid over the time since these computers were new, but I cannot readily understand how the passwords are lost, as all that is required is a password for a user account with admin rights, or the password - for the system admin account, if the generally used, user account with admin rights is corrupted and will not allow Windows to load.

2. You later say
Next I burned a clean copy of WinXP Pro Full Version from Microsoft to cd Click to expand...

and this is the copy you
the WinXP Pro system on a CD I downloaded from the net onto the hard drive! Click to expand...

There are, at least as far as I know, NO LEGAL downloads of XP available on the internet.
There may be many sites where you can download XP on a P2P basis, but you do not know what you are actually downloading of course, and as I said there are no legal fully legtimate downloads - as far as I know.

3. Later on in your post you say
and tried booting from that disk (with the CD first in boot sequence). I got the message, "Selected Boot device not available, strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". Click to expand...

That message refers to the CD being the selected boot device not to the Hard disk drive, so when you then

So next I decided to t... Read more

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hello everyone.
After I received my XPS 720 with Vista installed, games were rather unstable and crashed randomly, plus I dont like Vista anyway.

So I got my old copy of XP which I've used many many times without problems and gave it a try. The disk boots fine, once its done loading drivers and all, the setup quits into a BSOD, I cant even get to the partition setup.

It keeps sayin something about virus or HDD problems... but Vista reinstalled flawless.

Any clue?

tnx in advance!

A:WinXP Pro install BSOD

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i just formatted and installed my winxp becos it was going slow due to the many s/w that i installed. All my hardware can be detected. I have updated everything rom the "windows update" site. Restarted the system. But still no sound.

when i go to the device manager page, it shows that

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

But i have formatted my pc a few times b4, but everything winxp had no problem installing the drivers. But this time.......

ermm.... can somone help me?

A:no sound after install winxp

Why dont you try downloading the drivers for your sound card and installing them.

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I currently have Win98SE installed and I purchased a Sony DRU-510A DVD burner. As soon as I plug the burner in I get blue screens (see post in hardware). So, I decided to try to install WinXP on a different HD and see if the burner works on that okay. Unfortunately, I can get through the entire installation process and get stopped dead in my tracks the very first time I log in. It says:
A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0x80070002.

When I searched the error on the Microsoft site (#310794) it said to edit the registry (HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers and HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers). I managed to boot in Safe Mode, checked the registry, I don't have those keys. It also addresses this as an issue after upgrade on Dell Computer, this is not a Dell.

So, then after 4 different attempts and no success I decided I would attempt UPGRADING, not a fresh install at this point, later. First, I want to make sure I won't get this error message. Second, I just don't have time to reinstall right now, maybe in a week or two. Is it likely I'll get the same error message when I'm done?

Any suggestions as to how to get the fresh install working? What about any serious, short-term problems with the upgrade? I will be reinstalling later but not if this problem persists.

A:WinXP install won't work

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I recently installed Windows xp on my 2nd computer. After 30 days it then came to activation time then I realized that I couldn’t install 2 copies of the same license. It wont let me use a Windows xp boot disk.

How can I reinstall Windows 98?

Thanks in advance.

A:WinXP install issues

Use win 98 boot disk>fdisk>delete non-dos partition>create new partition>format>re-install win 98 assuming you have your keycode for 98

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Hi, i'm trying to install Windows XP with service pack 2 on to a new maxtor 200GB sata2 HD.
The computer recognizes that it is there, but when I boot from the Windows XP cd and select set up windows now it says setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer.

The motherboard is a A7N8X-E Deluxe

Can some one help please.

A:Can't install WinXP on new sata2 HD

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I'm working on an IBM NetVista 2276, OEM WinME, 128 MB RAM.
Trying to install WinXP upgrade.
Originally added 256 MB RAM and began upgrade. Install froze repeatedly and even 'blue-screened'. IBM site suggests that 128 MB/slot may be limit, so I removed the 256 stick and proceeded with 128MB. Problems continued...
Proceeded to wipe out previous ME install and do NTFS format and WinXP install...
Continued to 'hang'.
Did BIOS upgrade.
Still 'hangs'.... each time at a different spot, but on restart always restarts install at same spot (39 min)... pre-Key and area info input......
Any suggestions?????

A:WinXP install hangs...

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I have suse 9.2 linux installed on my computer. I have a second empty harddrive that Linux views as a windows drive. I now need to install winxp for various projects I am stuck doing.

How can I install WinXP on the second (slave) drive without losing Linux on the master? I already know it is better to install windows first but in this case, it would be very, I mean very inconvenient to start over again.


A:install winxp on second drive

Why not disconnect your drive with Linux on and then set-up your other drive with Windows XP as master. You can then re-connect your Linux based drive and use the F11 key to choose which drive you want to boot from.

You may well be able to select which drive will boot as the default drive in your BIOS e.g. you could have a straight boot from Win XP, or if you wanted to use your Linux based drive, just hold down F11 at start up and you will be offered the choice of booting from either drive.

By the same method, you could set your Linux drive as the default drive from a straight boot and then select the Windows drive when required.

PS: Such a set-up depends on whether your BIOS supports the choice of booting from 2 O/S's (if you have an older board it may not), but even if it doesn't you have nothing to lose by trying this.

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I recently just built a new tower but I am stuck on the install of the OS. I purchased an MSI motherboard that uses SATA cables for the HD and the DVD/CD drive. I was able to install Fedora with no problems but I need Windows. When I input the Boot Rom, it gets to the screen stating: "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration". At this point it freezes. I saw some forums where the user let it sit for several hours and then it popped up. But I have tried everything and still no resolve. Please help. I am unable to get this machine working. Thanks in advance.
the gizz

A:Winxp freezes on new install

I've never had this issue. But based on what I've read, ensure your MB SATA settings are correct. There is generally an option for "IDE support" or something similar. RAID should be disabled. Also ensure you don't have any IDE devices connected during the installation. Check for an update for your MB BIOS. You may also want to try another DVD drive. A few of the older SATA chipsets had issues with CD/DVD drives.

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Installed WinXP Pro clean ,on friends computer and selected Format(Quick) instead of Format.I'm wondering if I got a complete format.

A:WinXP Pro clean install

Yes you did . . unless you were having data errors quick is good


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'Nother question from me. Simple one this time, though, I promise it possible to install WinXP Home (my friend has a license key for XP Home) with the XP Pro CD? I have the Pro CD only, and he wants to reformat...before I go burn his drive to the ground and find I'm unable to install XP that possible?

A:WinXP Home install from Pro CD?

I don't believe so, no. I seem to remember my XP Pro CD being referred to as such during the setup. There are significant differences between Pro and Home so I wouldn't expect one key to work with the other product, and it certainly wouldn't activate.


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I just lost a full-page of well-written text which took over 1/2 hour. The server has an issue.

In short, I cannot get my customers Sony Vaio to run a Repair Install. I ran one last chkdsk before setting up a dual-boot with Vista which I think pooched the XP MCE boot files.

I can see both XP MCE and Vista in certain areas when booting to the Installation Disk, but it cannot see the C:\Windows installation files it tells me are there in numerous ways. (I can see them in Vista and they look fine.)

I'm going to stop now, because if the Server is having it's period I don't want to waste time.


It just so happens that i registered because i have a similar problem with my pc. I cannot run a repair install with xp. please help .!! it wont find the files i guess

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I have a Dell Latitude D610 with 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard drive space, Clock Speed 800 MHz-1.7 GHz.

I got it from some guys my dad knew who worked with Dell Latitudes. It had Linux Mint 10 on it, which worked fine. We were used to a Windows environment, though, and I had no knowledge on the coding involved with Linux. I (recklessly) deleted the boot file, causing an error. We got the hard drive wiped (with a disk, so the CD-RW drive is functional) to get Grub out of the way so we could use our windows install CD copy (dad loaned original to a friend, got copy back), but when we tried it...

No bootable devices-Press F1 to retry, Press F2 to setup utilities.
I have tried it on another computer (with Win 7), and it recognized the disc with no problems. Its been a year now, and still no luck. The bios has the CD Drive first.

I had to get a new hard drive, and when I boot from it, it wzrns that windows did not start successfully, and doing anything from there results in a bluescreen. 0x0000007B (0xF8960528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000

Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Really frustrated about Winxp install cd

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Is it possible to install Windows XP Home edition on two separate partions of my HD? I have read a lot of literature about dual installing Windows XP with an earlier version (2000, ME, 98 etc) but nothing on a dual XP/XP install. Any links would be greatly appreciated!

A:Dual Install of WinXP??

It's certainly possible, though I wonder why you'd want to do that. :)

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