I tried 'repairing' my XP by reinstalling it from the re-installation DVD using some instructions I printed from this site. All goes well until about half way through when it freezes. It says it's still installing but it will stay on the "27 minutes left" mark for hours. I then only have 2 options: sit & wait or turn off the machine. I turned off the machine hoping to restart from the beginning. When it starts back up, it automatically restarts the installation process, going until it freezes again. Does anybody know why it's doing this? Does anyone know if the machine & previously saved data can be saved?
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Re: XP reinstallation freezes half way through
When you are running the repair, make sure that you do not have any device connected to the computer, which means that apart from the mouse and keyboard nothing else should be connected (Not even your internet).
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Hi. You need to reinstall again your operating system windows xp. power on your PC then press F2 or DEL to see BIOS SETTING need your first boot is CD or DVD-ROM press F10 to save and exit. insert your windows xp installer CD.if you see "BOOT FROM CD" press enter. windows xp begin installation please read instruction carefully.very easy understand to restore your recent desktop.press R.
Yes it is possible to fix the netbook. All you need to do is reinstall the operating system. You will have to get hold of an external DVD/CD drive or install Windows through a USB drive.
With a DVD/CD drive all you need is the XP installation CD. Connect the drive to the power outlet and then plug the USB lead to the computer. turn the netbook on and hit the F12 key or the key it tells you for "Boot Options". Select the "USB CD-ROM" device and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the operating system. If you haven't got an XP installation CD then you'll have to purchase one.
You can also install XP from a USB flash drive. Click on the link I have provided below for an in-depth explanation for how to install Windows XP from a USB flash drive>>>
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Reinstall Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.
Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users.
Method 1: Start the reinstallation from Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Start your computer.
Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in theInstallation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product keyboxes, and then click Next.
On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.
If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, try method 2.
Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CDNote If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.
To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310064 How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition
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if you are using windows xp try to use operating system CD to repair by booting up to cd/dvd rom and choose the option repair and that is the second repair that the system will ask you. just be sure to check if that is the 2nd repair option. if there are no ( 2nd ) repair then try to save all your datas using any external device and reinstall the whole operating system including the drivers. to reinstall the OS and driver use the OS and Drivers and Utilities cd that came with the computer. but before doing this some dell system that uses xp have ghost capability, that is option of the system for going back to the factory settings. to do this after restarting your computer, press and hold the CTRL key while tapping the F11 key continuously as soon as you see the dell logo screen, if that is successful you will see the screen of dell image factory restore choose restore and just follow the instructions. u can check the instructions at the support.dell.com
Unfortunately no, however that doesn't necessarily mean that you're completely out of luck, if you're looking to retrieve lost data. Depending on the method that you used to reinstall, you can try looking through your hard drive to see if any remnant files were left behind. If not, then what you may have to loo into is Advanced Data Recovery services, in order to try and retrieve any important data that you haven't had a chance to back up yet. Be forewarned that this will usually be costly, but worth it, if the files are that important to you.
Backup all your files to a CD/DVD-writable or to a USB memory-stick.
Reinstall Windows from trusted media.
Access "Windows Update" to get all the security patches.
Reinstall your anti-virus software.
Reload your files from your backup.