Hi, hope you can help. Dell does not seem to be able to help me fix this. I had a problem with IE7 and had to re install windows. After a day on the phone with dell I am still nowhere. Currently I am using an old hp with very little ram.
I have a dell demension 2400. 1.5 gb ram., changed the hard drive at dells recommendation. The problem is when it gets to 100% formated it starts all over again. Just going around in circles. Hate to waste another day on the phone with them and still be nowhere. Thank you,
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Re: Windows xp will not install
The times I have had this happen, it was a bad hard drive.
Even though you said you just replaced it, it could be a defective unit.
The problem happens when it cannot write the MBR (Master Boot Record) and it begins the format all over again. Or it hit a dead spot in the disk, and starts over.
I've had it happen at least 20 times (I'm a Sys Admin for a company).
Depending on the size of the drive, you may want to experiment by creating a smaller partition (like 10GB) and see what it does. If it blows up on a smaller partition, it is the MBR, if it works, it's a dead spot elsewhere on the disk.
1.5GB of RAM is plenty, unless you are doing hardcore gaming, or HD number crunching.
Yes, the 2400 is an older unit, but they are workhorses, and seem to run forever. (My daughter has one that is 7 years old, and it still runs every day).
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Hi, go to the shop and buy Windows Xp Sp 3 (edition by your needs ;)) then when you have bought the DVD/CD - turn the PC on keep pressing F12 (just keep pressing it until you see a screen with boot options) insert the DVD/CD select the option to boot from the CD/DVD then follow the instruction the setup gives you
I hope this has answered your question, glad to help!
Ther are known conflicts with Vista and IE8 - particularly with Vista 64-bit.
I would suggest uninstalling IE8 and reinstalling IE7 or using an alternative browser such as "slimbrowser" (excellent program) or similar.
IE8 can be uninstall by using Add or Remove Programs module in Windows XP, but in Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer 8 is not considered to be a ‘program’. Instead, IE8 is categorizing as an ‘update’. Thus, users will not be able to find Windows Internet Explorer 8 in “Programs and Features” of Windows Vista.
To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, go to Control Panel, and click on Uninstall Programs link or Programs and Features icon. Then on Tasks pane on the left, click on View installed updates link. Locate and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 in the list of installed updates, and then click on Uninstall button. Click on Yes when asked that are you sure want to uninstall the update.
If there is no option of IE8 been found on “Programs and Features” or “Add or Remove Programs” dialog box, or uninstallation of Internet Explorer 8 is unclean (causing error message such as setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer has been detected on this computer when trying to downgrade to IE7), try to manually run the spuninst.exe.
To do so, go to C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst\ folder (your drive letter may be different), and run spuninst.exe.
Restart the computer after uninstallation completed.
Try uninstalling IE8 and it should put IE7 back in. Failing that uninstall 8 then 7 then update to 7. Of course if they want you to use 8 then they probably took 7 off the udate page. Then you could backup hard drive, re-install windows, put in the service packs and get back to IE7. Option 3: learn to live with 8.
Yes Min. requirement is Windows XP, IE7 is not a requirement, check you have sufficent memory both RAM (atleast 128 MB)and Hard Disk Space(Min. 2 GB free should be there.), Hope you have a genuine copy of windows a must for Windows media player and not mandaotry for Real Player. Get the Framework 1.1 and 2.0 and 3.0 for windows xp if you dont have already. And check your sound card but not mandatory.
This problem only occurs in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
So, you can upgrade by downloading SP3 and IE7 or you can download the hotfix from Mircosoft @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894391
Scoll down to:
Windows XP, 32-bit versions
Download and install.
Let me know if this helps.