I am having the same problem but the difference is that when I am installing xp on my laptop it gets to where it asks serial number and after that the computer restarts by it self and does that all the time. It has enough memory, speed, and hard disk space. the hard drive is SATA can anyone please help me. email@example.com
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Try the following. 1. Remove battery and plug in the AC Adapter and check if it works 2. Check the AC adapter LED indicator if its lighted or not(double check by a multitester) If lighted - it works properly if not - replace 3. Try to reinstall WINDOWS operating system by the use of the installer CD 4. If problem persist - the motherboard might be defective.
Windows WiFi Fix, Windows Zero Wireless Configuration is one of the best programs to run a WiFi in Windows XP or Vista. Most of the other software packages that come with the different adapters have been poor at best in keeping a connection through Windows. Here is the best guide to get you back up and connected. Windows XP: Click Start Right click on My Computer When a window pops up click on properties Click on the Hardware tab Click Device Manager Click the [+] next to Network Adapters Find your wireless card and right click on it. Click Disable Windows may warn you that disabling the device may make it stop functioning. Continue disabling the device. Wait 30 seconds or so. Right click on your wireless again and click Enable. Exit the device manager. Reconnect to your router. You should now be able to connect to the internet.
Click Start Logo Right Click Computer Click Device Manager Windows will ask you about opening Device ManagerClick Continue Click the [+] next to Network Adapters Find your wireless card and right click on it. Click Disable Windows may warn you that disabling the device may make it stop functioning. Continue disabling the device. Wait 30 seconds or so. Right click on your wireless again and click Enable. Exit the device manager. Reconnect to your router.
Get out your OS install CD (I'm assuming you have XP Pro- please state
this whenever you post a potential OS problem) and get into the recovery console and try chkdsk /p.and for more contact http://tinyurl.com/m7ghqz
If you have problems slipstreaming you can during the first part of the XP install by pressing the F6 key to install a 3rd party driver for the hard disk. Windows will prompt you to press F6 so be ready.
Yes, there is. Match the type of drive (Serial ATA or Parallel ATA) you get with what you have. Make sure your Satellite sees the drive in the BIOS. For drives larger than 120 GB, recommend operating systems Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher) or Vista. Older OS's have a 137 GB limitation (they only see the first 137 GB of the hard drive despite its size).
Check the harddrive is there in bios.
You can get into bios by keepnig the escape key pressed while it it booting, once in bios check that the harddrive is beiing detected.
Hard drive may need formatting if it is not formatted already.