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Re: Installation path change
Change The Default Location For Installing Apps
As the size of hard drives increase, more people are using partitions to separate and store groups of files.
XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/ or directory by using a Registry hack.
Go to :-
- Start > Run
- Type “regedit” (without “” NOOBS!)
- Go to this directory…
- Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. by default,this value will be C:\Program Files. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder and XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.
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This message really is for testing if the installation boots up, you can leave the USB memory but change the boot priority to hard disk instead of USB device at BIOS, in this way the installed XP should start and finishes the installation, copying any file from USB if needed.
When installing Java, use the latest version 6.17 and be sure to close all Internet Browser Windows before proceeding. You may wish to remove all other previous installed Java versions before installation. I would suggest leaving the default install paths chosen by the program.
In the Open box, type a command line similar to the following, and then click OKnew network path\Setup.exe /fvm package name.msiwhere new network path is the full path to the alternative network administrative installation, and package name is the name of the Windows Installer .msi package on the root of this administrative installation (for example, Proplus.msi).
Try a Repair Install with your WinXP Bootable CD.
If Repair option fails you will have to do a Clean Reinstall of WinXP as a last resort. Some details: 1. Boot with your WinXP CD 2.At the "Welcome To Setup" screen, Choose the option: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.DO NOT choose !!!!To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.IGNORE To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3 3. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
4.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.
If Repair is not one of the options, under the Circumstances you are in the next option will be Clean install
5. I this does not work it might be your memory --download and burn to cd memtest (http://www.memtest86.com/) and test your memory for errors.
the Quick verse 7 was made only for 95 98 2000 and XP but you can try this method on how to install the QV 7 on winXP sp3
"Install QuickVerse Essentials version 7 on WinXP w/sp3
QuickVerse version 7 Essentials CD into optical drive & close tray.
This begins the auto run / install process. (Please do not remove CD
until right at the end!)
Installation menus appear. Accept the defaults and choose “Typical Installation” (85Mb)
box appears at the end of the installation: “QuickVerse installation
has encountered a problem and needs to close” Choose “Don’t Send” The
installation program exits.
Navigate to: Start Button / All
Programs / Parsons / QuickVerse 7 / (from drop down list) find
“QuickVerse 7.0” and right click on it. Select “Send To Desktop”
Click on the new QuickVerse 7.0 desktop icon to run the program.
Box appears, “The librarian datafile library.mdb not found etc…” Select
“New” / "Open Book" dialog box appears click on “Close”
QuickVerse 7.0 running go to File / Add Books. “Registration Guide –
Introduction” box appears. Choose “Next” The path to the new collection
to register should identify the optical drive (with the QuickVerse CD
already inserted) Choose “Next”, “Next” and “Finish” ("Registering STEP
Books" msg box appears)
Customize Option: select “No” (default) then “OK”
Go to File / Library management. “Library Management – Maintenance” box appears The Left Hand (LH) pane shows: Default Drive QuickVerse Essentials
QV Essentials in the LH pane. The RH pane shows all the books present
on the CD. I chose to install only the NRSV w/Apocrypha book. Drag and
drop this book to the LH pane i.e. Default Drive.
“Transferring Book Files” msg box appears whilst the book is being copied from the CD to the hd.
Close the dialog, exit the program, remove the CD and you’re away…"
the ntldr.sys file is used to boot your winxp, this should have got corrupted, or your boot sector in the harddisk should have got corrupted.
what file system was used on your harddisk ( Fat32 or NTFS)
if it is Fat32 then you can try this. boot your system with win98 boot cd or floppy. after booting insert your windows xp cd in the cd drive copy the file ntldr.sys from the i386 folder to the os root dir(usually the c:) you will receive a overwrite message. do the over writing. thats all.
now restart your system normally (harddisk). it should be fine.
if the file system is NTFS, i am sorry to say, if you dont know the admin pass, you will have to repair the installation with the winxp cd,
for this boot your system with the winxp cd, on the first screen, press enter( for a fresh installation), then press F8, now you will be notified that there is already a window installation, on this screen press 'R' to repair the installation. follow the online screen.
Actually this is a nothing but just a reinstall of the OS. you may have to reinstall most of the os updates. and a few softwares also.