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for instance, I have a sony vaio and the first thing they have you do after you plug it in and turn it on is make a recovery kit. The screen will automatically revert to the previous setting in 20 seconds.

27 Begin Final Set Up of Windows XP Windows XP Clean Install - Step 27 of 34. brainpupFeb 25, 2010, 5:47 AM Best answer selected by brainpup. This is a very important step to ensure that your new Windows XP installation is secure and up to date.

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before doing this I ran all the diags and memory tests continuously for several days with no errors. or just re-install Vista? solved laptop(win 7); PC-Vista-backup external hardrive Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search I currently have two hard drives set up in the master/slave configuration.

Dec 2, 2006 #9 bxdobs TS Rookie There appears to be a common thread of people asking about the same files failing to copy during XP Clean installs. The_ProphecyFeb 24, 2010, 12:03 PM Forget about trying to format the drive and install Windows on that system. At first I formatted everything using the windows xp as a boot disk, started a new partition and started copying windows onto it, many of the windows installation files would not Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums Software Windows Today's Posts Problems formatting WindowsXP ByCorvass · 18 replies Nov 15, 2006 I'm having nothing but problems formatting my computer.

Knock knock, LookinAround and myself were responding to bxdobs whom posted yesterday: bxdobs said: Memory failures were one of the common threads with this type of failure but I guess I win10 [Microsoft] by tp0d312. In the Date and Time Settings window, set the correct date, time and time zone settings.

Click Next > when complete.

21 Choose the Networking Settings Windows XP Clean Install - Step 21 of 34. The slave drive is also empty and I want to make it my master drive.

its always something I should have thought up first. . . Here's How Read Article Article Need to Install Windows XP but Don't Want to Reformat? Ask a question and give support. After the Windows XP start up splash screen appeared in the last step, a window titled Display Settings will appear.

Click OK to allow Windows XP to automatically adjust the screen resolution.

26 Confirm Automatic Display Settings Adjustment

The next 5 tests take considerably longer. I know that sucks. brainpupFeb 24, 2010, 11:58 AM No I didn't run memtest after I downloded it on my other machine, this one, because the progress bar on the reformatting started moving, well it CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Forums News Apple Computers Deals

Nov 15, 2006 #1 Rik Banned Posts: 3,814 Sounds like its your optical drive or its data cable may be the cause of your problem!!!! He had to Login as a Guest. you can also download a jump start floppy kit for XP from microsoft. You should have been provided with that.

woohoo... Get More Info The drive should have come with software to do that. · actions · 2005-Jul-24 5:25 pm · lostboy8join:2005-02-20 lostboy8 Member 2005-Jul-24 6:05 pm I would clone it but there is too brainpupFeb 25, 2010, 5:44 AM Well thats what I've been thinking for the last 2 days, but it was working for like 6 months on the 50GB that was accessible. Can you re-download the iso file, then burn at the same 8x speed you just burned at?

Major problem installing XP after format More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve Mar 17, 2008 #18 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 hmmm... useful reference Memory failures were one of the common threads with this type of failure but I guess I still don't follow how its always the same files that show up.

The Networking Settings window will appear next with two options for you to choose from - Typical settings or Custom settings.

If you're installing Windows XP in on a single computer or a computer on a home network, by tonyron227 / August 4, 2005 10:14 PM PDT In reply to: But w/o CD??? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - reformat by kingstrat52 / August 4, 2005 10:49 PM PDT In reply to: how to format a hard drive with xp Thank you

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solved Running Vista, should I move to Win7 or 10? Buying a new copy of the software would cost $120 - $170. Like he said, thats what I get for buying a used laptop. The next window is titled Monitor Settings and is asking for confirmation that you can read the text on the screen.

Would give good odds you'll find (tho just my guess): "Lifetime" has expired The "guarantee" provides you a discount on buying a new replacement where discount equals their calculation of the All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get It sucks, but it is what it is. this page If it's an IDE drive, you're probably going to have a harder time finding one, but 2.5" IDE drives are still being sold.

Otherwise, feel free to leave the default workgroup name and continue.

If you're installing Windows XP in a corporate environment, you may need to choose the Yes, make this computer a member If you're on a network, enter the workgroup name of that network here. next most likely candidate is the hard drive. Read Article Article How to Find the Windows XP Product Key Read Article Article Have a Hal.dll Error?

You said earlier you have a volume license for XP and 7. In the Name: text box, enter your full name. If you do not press a key, your PC will attempt to boot to the operating system that's currently installed on your hard drive. I am in the process of trying to figure out this as well ...

Next time post a new discussion.And this issue has been covered a few times with the common issue being a machine with some USB keyboard. ASUS A7V8X-X Problem - Power Cutting Out - Ideas? If it's only just hit 1% of 1.5GB of ram, you definitely have a problem. During installation, the Regional and Language Options window will appear.

The first section allows you to change the default Windows XP language and the default location.

More users can be entered from within Windows XP after installation is complete.

After entering the account name(s), click Next -> to continue.

32 Finish Final Setup of Windows XP Windows XP Clean Of course we know this because that is exactly what we're trying to do.

Confirm your knowledge that this is a system partition by pressing Enter to continue.

9 Confirm Partition the fact that the cab file is NOT having an issue leads me to believe there may be a piece of code that is playing silly bugger with us ... I'm assuming you got it though something like Technet or MSDN?

The Dell TESTS apparently were not aggressive enough to find this ... solved Dell printer driver: Environment: 5200N, Win 7, IE 11, Gmail, AOL, print driver from Vista (I think) as unable to find a 5200N solved Reformatting laptop(that had win 8) that You cannot re-install without a CD. That will do the same thing as the CD...

If you can't see the Cancel button don't worry. The_ProphecyFeb 25, 2010, 4:13 AM Perhaps it's the ISO image itself that's the problem? I disconnected the drive and it cured the problem. I know this thread was long forgotten, but in case any archaeologists stumble across it, it turns out that after a long time with tech support, they determined that the original