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T30 boots but stop , in windows inst.

Hi to all out there ,

My t30 had problems with the windows xp Prof. that WAS installed, it start to restart alone and I was not available to conect to any web site, (fail t use the IE browser) so I tried to install a Windows xp home edition that I have (original version) from a CD.
Problem.: it seems it has not read or copied all the files to the hard disk.
2.- when it starts to install the windows, it come to a point that stops, and start from the same point it stoped (like a loop) .Then I try to boot from the cd , but always return to the install point it stops before.
I have acces to the bios, with the F12 key
How can I erase the disk, to install again the original windows .
Or is there any other problem?
Perhaps change de HDD , or the memory ?? OR THE LAPTOP :)
Thanks for the help.

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I have a ibm 2373 that will only start up and show the ibm and windows xp logo briefly,then the screen goes blank,but i can hear the fan running.

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It seems like your installation CD has some scratches or dirty on surface. Please clean your CD and try it again. If you have product key sticker at bottom of your laptop then you can borrow any window XP proff CD and install from that CD. You just need to enter your product key.
Hope it helps !! Good Luck !!

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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