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Hanging problem i'm using a priated copy of window xp professional in my acer aspir4720z laptop.earlier it was running properly. but now when i open it it takes too much time to start any one of the aaplication ussually get hang up. i'll scan it for viruses in safe mode but the result was clean. when i run it in safe mode sound used to get off and an error 88780078 ocurs wat shud i do i dont want to format my laptop. because i dont know how to format it and i also dont have operating system cd. iwant to know how can i solve thi s problem please help.

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Look like the winamp audio porblem.
uninstall it.
try to clean up the hard drive by using defregmentation.
reinstall the winamp again.

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I've got this laptop ACER ASPIRE 5742G it runs on windows 7 -- 5GB memory , 500 GB HHD ; intel core i5-460M ... some of my program run on Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service...

You don't want to download any program to run programs compatible for windows XP, you can find a built in program coming with windows 7, and it is very easy to do,
go to control panel and open troubleshoot, then select programs, click next, after scanning it will all the programs that installed on your laptop, then select any programs which has compatibility problem with windows 7,
then you can see one option to start that program with Windows XP compatibility mode, after opening that software, click on next, and save that settings,,,,
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Sir please give me xp sp3 window product key

The product key is a set of 5 5digit numbers that is unique to each copy of xp. If you are running a legal copy of xp and have lost your product key, you can find it by using a program called ProduKey. It is a free program from nirsoft. Go to for the free download. I believe that you can download sp3 from the microsoft website, if your copy of xp is legit. If your xp is bootleg, then go to the store and buy a copy of xp. It is the proper way to do things. Dano

Jul 13, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Dear, i reinstall window xp professional on first it asked me product key which i put after window install it again asked activation code. when i click on it window open and bring a screen with different...

> I reinstall Windows XP Professional .. it asked me [for] product key.

What CD-ROM did you use -- the CD-ROM supplied by the manufacturer (Dell, HP, eMachines, ACER) or a "non-genuine" copy on a CD-recordable disk?

Did you copy the product-key from the decal on the side-panel of the desktop
(or the decal on the bottom of the laptop) ?

Were you connected to the Internet when it "again" asked for the activation code?
If so, Windows has connected to Microsoft, to compare your product-key to a list
of "bad" ("compromised") license-keys, and it found a MATCH, indicating that you
have a "non-genuine" copy of Windows XP.

Please supply more details.

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I unable to install winxp on acer laptop 5732z

Sometimes only an OEM Windows disc can be used on a PC. That means you can sometimes only use the Windows disc that originally came with your computer when you got it. Depending on Acer's policies, you can try to contact them for a new copy of your OEM disc.

Aug 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to fix ntdlr is missing?

substitute the NTLDR file in the right place. if you have access to another computer, copy the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM which is available from the recovery CD which comes with computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, they were available from another computer using the same Operating System (Windows XP in your case). The location was C:\i386\ntldr C:\i386\ then use a bootable disc to restart the computer (the Win XP bootable CD may not work, a Win 98 bootable CD will work). After entering MS DOS mode, copy these 2 files to the C drive in the proper location. After restart, then pressing F10 on start up (used for system recovery on my computer), start the repair of Windows via system recovery (which was not possible earlier). This reinstalled all Windows drivers and system files, while preserving all data on my computer.

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u have a pirated version of windows installed on your computer microsoft are letting u know and will ask u to buy a genuine key to continue proper use

Mar 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How i can make a bootable Windows CD for my personal use

Create a temporary working folder at the root (top) of the C: drive called "XPSETUP" (without the quotes). Actually, you can name it anything you want and put it anywhere you like, but for ease of explanation, the remainder of the steps below will assume that you have created the XPSETUP folder in the root of drive C:. This C:\XPSETUP folder will be where you will create the CDROM directory structure for your bootable Windows CD.

Copy the entire C:\I386 to C:\XPSETUP. When you have finished, you will have C:\XPSETUP\I386. Notice that I said "copy", not "move". Do NOT drag and drop the I386 folder into the XPSETUP directory. If you do so, you may end up moving it into the XPSETUP folder (depending on where you created the XPSETUP folder). It is important to work from a copy of the I386 directory so that if you make mistakes, you can simply go back and start all over again. If you move the directory or drag and drop it, and you make a mistake, your mistake will be permanent. So once again, COPY the entire I386 folder to XPSETUP. It may take a while for the copy operation to complete, but it's safer this way.

If you're not sure how to copy, follow the following procedure: Highlight the I386 folder using Windows Explorer. Right-click the folder and select "Copy". Then open the XPSETUP folder. The folder should be empty at the moment. Right click the empty space in the window and click "Paste". A very lengthy copy procedure will take place.

To verify that you have copied the folder and not moved it, return to the top of C: and check that the I386 folder is still there and that the original files in that folder are still there.

Create an ASCII text file with only the word "Windows " (without the quotes and including the final space after the word "Windows") in it, followed by a new line. To do this, open up Notepad. Notepad can be found in your Start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad. Type the word "Windows" without the quotes and following my case exactly (that is, "W" is a capital letter and the rest are in small letters). Then type one additional space. Finally, hit the ENTER key. Do not add anything else to this file. Do not change anything - for example, do not type everything in capital letters or anything like that. The contents of the file must be exactly as I said, or Windows setup will issue an error message.

Save the file with the filename "WIN51" (include the quotes so that Notepad will not add a ".txt" extension behind your back) in C:\XPSETUP. Again, the filename's spelling and case must be exactly like mine.

If your PC or laptop originally came with XP Home, make a copy of the file you just created and call it "WIN51IC". If you are using XP Home Service Pack 1 (SP 1), make two copies of the file and call them "WIN51IC" and "WIN51IC.SP1". If you are using XP Home Service Pack 2 (SP 2), make three copies of the file and call them "WIN51IC", "WIN51IC.SP1" and "WIN51IC.SP2". All the copies of the files should be in C:\XPSETUP.

If your PC or laptop originally came with XP Professional, make a copy of the file you just created and call it "WIN51IP". If you are using XP Professional Service Pack 1 (SP 1), make two copies of the file and call them "WIN51IP" and "WIN51IP.SP1". If you are using XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP 2), make three copies of the file and call them "WIN51IP", "WIN51IP.SP1" and "WIN51IP.SP2". All the copies of the files should be in C:\XPSETUP.

Note carefully what I said above. You may be running XP SP 2 now, but if your PC came with XP SP 1, you should create the files for XP SP 1. There is an exception to this. If your PC or laptop came with XP or XP SP 1, but you want your Windows install CD to install XP SP 2, create the WIN51 files needed for SP 2 and follow the procedure for slipstreaming Windows service pack 2 (SP 2) into the Windows setup CDROM given in the next step.

If your PC or laptop came originally with XP or XP SP 1 (service pack 1) but you want your Windows setup disk to install XP SP 2, do the following. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

Note that even if you have since updated your computer to SP 2, you will still need to do this step if you want your setup CD to install Windows XP Service Pack 2. The reason is that updating your running Windows system does not automatically update the I386 directory. Your I386 directory still contains the Windows setup files belonging to whatever version of Windows you had when you first bought your PC/laptop.

Download Windows XP service pack 2 from Save it anywhere you like except in the C:\XPSETUP folder. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will assume you saved it as C:\XPSP2.EXE, that is, in the root folder with the filename "XPSP2.EXE".

Important: if you did not configure Windows to show you the full filename you should probably do so before changing the name of the file. Otherwise, you may be inadvertently saving the file as "XPSP2.EXE.EXE" without your knowing. (That is, you see the filename as "XPSP2.EXE" in Windows Explorer but it's actually "XPSP2.EXE.EXE".)

You will need to update the C:\XPSETUP\I386 folder to contain the updated SP 2 files. As a side benefit, the service pack 2 updater will also create a few files (including setup.exe) in the C:\XPSETUP folder. This process of integrating the service pack files into the original XP or XP SP 1 is known as "slipstreaming".

To slipstream SP 2, first open up a command prompt. To do this, click the Start menu, select the Run menu item, and enter the words "cmd". Click the OK button. A black command prompt window will open.

Enter the following line into the window and press the ENTER key.
C:\XPSP2.EXE /integrate:C:\XPSETUP

After the program finishes, you can close the command prompt window. If you look into your XPSETUP folder, you will notice a few new files there.

At this point, the C:\XPSETUP directory contains all the files that will be copied to your Windows Setup CDROM. Don't worry if the directory does not contain files like "setup.exe" which you see on the retail CDROMs. You won't need it for a fresh install from the bootable CDROM. Note: You will only have "setup.exe" if you had to slipstream Service Pack 2 as mentioned earlier. The Service Pack 2 slipstreamer creates setup.exe for you.

Now open the file that you downloaded earlier. Simply doubleclicking it in Windows explorer should do the trick. Go into the cds directory and into wxphome (or wxppro; it doesn't matter which) directory, followed by the files directory. Drag the "w2ksect.bin" file into C:\ (the root directory/folder of drive C:). Don't get creative and place it in some other directory. If you do that, ImgBurn will not be able to find c:\w2ksect.bin later.

You could do all that OR simply download an XP LIVE DVD.. This will  bootup from DVD and work without using/installing to the Hard Drive.

here is the torrent DL link No torrent?  Here >
DL and install.. then click on torrent link and it will DL.

here is a link how to make it.

Feb 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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My system in trouble.why after 15mint system will

1st of all open your cabinet and clean your RAM, and insert it properly,

when you login your system then delete temp. file.......

agar fir bhi system restart hoo to, Power supply cheqe karo ke power properly aa rahi hai ya nhi...

Mar 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Xp professional keeps asking to insert the disk

TRY TYPING Chkdsk in the run command box and hit enter let it run the reboot and try again.richardm69

Dec 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Vista to xp

I think you mean that when you try to install Windows XP on your laptop, it does not "see" the hard drive. So you need the SATA driver so you can press the F6 key and load it (from a floppy?)?

The newer copies of Windows XP have most Sata drivers within the OS, or the laptop translates the Sata to IDE internally. But assuming this particular laptop has the problem as I said above, I'd need the model number to see if they are available.

Often, if the machine came with Vista installed, they have no XP drivers. In this case I'd look for another laptop that has the same device installed, and see if there are XP drivers for that one. Assuming it is the same part (i.e. Wireless Card, Sound, LAN, etc), the drivers should work on your machine.

Jan 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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