Question about Sharp PC-UM20, Pentium III 750Mhz, 12in., 256MB Ram, 18.6GB HD, 56k, 10/100, CD-ROM, Windows 2000 (LY115718) PC Notebook

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I reformatted my c drive and now cant install windows

It gets to the windows setup screen and then asks for windows xp home edition service pack 1 cd and i dont have that anyway to start over and try again because before that came up it would have allowed me to put the product key in


p/s this is a sharp laptop

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  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    WELL IT DOESNT LET ME GET BACK I CANT BACK TRACK

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    I AM TO THE SETUP SCREEN AND IT ASKS FOR THAT DISK AND DOESNT LET ME GO ANY FUTHER WITHOUT IT I TRIED ESC WHEN I FIRST STARTUP TO TRY AND REFORMAT AND I CANT DO IT I WANNA REFORMAT AND REINSTALL

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    its a sharp PC_GP22W i got the computer from my paran so thats y i dont have all the disk

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    what else u need to know i wil try my best the link rink sent doesnt work

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    i already have an install disk i have went an bought an windows xp home edition disk so where do i go from there

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    I DONT KNOW WHAT A USB KEYBOARD IS SORRY I AM USING THE KEYBOARD ON THE LAPTOP AND I TRIED REINSTALLING THE WINDOWS XP ITS ASKING FOR THE SERVICE PACK 1 DISC I DONT HAVE THAT R I CAN PULL IT UP FROM A FILE SYSTEM IT SAYS BUT I DONT KNOW WHICH ONE AND IT DOEST LET ME REFORMAT AND START OVER BECAUSE WINDOWS IS HALF WAY INSTALLED WHEN MY BATTERY WENT DEAD I WAS AT THE PRODUCT KEY ENTRY AND THEN WHEN I RESTARTED THE COMPUTER IT WOULDNT BRING ME BACK TO THE PRODUCT KEY ENTRY IT SAYS IT WANTS SERVICE PACK 1

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    WHEN I TYPE THAT N IT COMES UP WITH THIS THE FILE 'asms' ON WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION SERVICE PACK 1 CD IS NEED SO WHAT NEXT

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    OK DID THAT SAYING SAME THING

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    IM USING XP HOME EDITION

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    WELL WHEN I TURN IT ON IT SAYS CHECKING BOOT CD-ROM AND THEN GOES TO THE SETUP SCREEN AND SAYS I NEED FILE ASMS FROM WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 1 DISC AND I DONT HAVE THAT

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    GOT IT I THINK THANKS ALOT WILL LET U KNOW N A MIN IF ITS WORKING RIGHT

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    OK I HAVE TWO OPTIONS SETUP OR REPAIR WHICH ONE

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    OK I WANNA START FRESH SO I CHOS TO SET UP AND DO U MIND WALKING ME THROUGH THIS I DELETED THE PARTITION AND CREATED A NEW ONE AND CREATED A UNPARTITIONED SPACE AND SETTING UP XP NOW

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    WILL DO YALLS HELP WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!!

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    ITS NOT WANTING TO SETUP CNBJMON.DLL FILL WHAT TO DO ESC TO SKIP R KEEP RETRYING

  • sljw2006 Nov 19, 2008

    OK THANKS

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008

    ok got the new disk and when i turn it on and press any key to boot from cd it goes to the checking computers hardware configuration settings and reboots.......help sorry guys

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008

    ok so how can fix that see it never did it before untiil i got it to work and install the windows and stopped n the middle of install because leecom72 said my disc was damged and i needed a new one so i got the new and now its doing this if i dont strike any key to boot from cd it says ntldr is missing im thinking its because i didnt finsh the install but idk........

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008

    ok did what u said and this is whats going on it starts up and goes to say press any key to boot from cd.... i press any key it says setup is inspecting your computers hardware configuration.... and then it goes back to the boot screen and says ntldr is missing press ctrl alt del to restart and it didnt do that until i stopped the installtion process because the cd was damaged.....

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008

    yea it came from walmart n the box with a product key it came in a green folder

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008



    i dont understand it was working fine until i interupted the installation process meaning it was installing windows and now its doing this

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008

    i agree totally talk n a couple hours thanks for everything

  • sljw2006 Nov 20, 2008

    Anyone figured anything out yet????

  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom May 11, 2010

    What make and model computer?

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The computer should have came with a Windows Restore CD, or there may be an onscreen display telling you to press a key (i.e. F12) to boot recovery mode.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 19, 2008

    Here is a link to Sharps website, choose your computer on the left.

    http://portal.knowledgebase.net/display/...


  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 19, 2008

    Sorry about the bad link, it timed out. Here is Sharps Website....

    http://www.sharpusa.com/products/support...


  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 19, 2008

    This might be a better link to their Knowledge Base...

    http://www.sharpusa.com/products/support...


  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 19, 2008

    Install Windows with your XP Home Edition Disk. There most likely be a spot where it says that a previous version exists, if it does, you can delete it and install fresh.

    Take all the defaults, except correct the Time Zone and Give it a User and Computer Name when prompted. Give it the Product Key Code when asked, it should be on the CD case. After Windows is installed, check the Device Manager and see if all devices installed ok, or do some have yellow exclamation marks, requiring proper drivers.

    If some need drivers, choose those devices and tell it to update, and have your Sharp disk with drivers, or pre-download the drivers from the Sharp website.





  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 19, 2008

    When it asks for the Windows SP1 Disk, are you able to redirect where those files might be found?

    Your windows cd image might be in a folder on your hard drive.

    Try looking for a folder like C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS




  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 19, 2008

    From Microsoft: The
    file 'Asms' on Windows XP Professional CD-ROM is needed. Type the path where
    the file is located, and then click OK.


    The ASMS folder is under \i386 folder

    Look for something like C:\Windows\Options ... \i386\asms

    -or-

    On CD D:\i386\asms





  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom Nov 20, 2008

    If your booting from the CD and crashing with a reboot, you may have some bad memory!

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When you get past the user agreement page ( F8 ) you need to delete the partitions on drive "C" this will wipe out any previous editions of xp, providing you have an XP install cd it should allow you to install and input the product key

keep us informed so we can asssist further if needed

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The Fixya Team

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    you need to get hold of your recovery cd or purchase an XP install disk, you cannot get past this screen without one, do what ricky says and download the recovery cd from the link he provided for you, if you do not have these disks and the recovery partition does not work (as some don't) you are stuck!!! if you do have a recovery cd or install disk then you will have to give us much more detail so that we can help you.

    best regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    oh dear, not good, it would seem that you cannot download the recovery disk ( i have tried myself - the link does not work ) this means you will have to go out and purchase an install disk yourself to complete a clean install.

    its an inconvenience i know, but this has to be done before we can help you further

    best regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    are you using a USB keyboard at all?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    it shouldn't matter if the installation was half way through you can still reformat the drive, go into the bios (F2) and change the boot order to the CD drive, save changes (F10) and reboot with the install cd in the rom (make sure the laptop is connect to AC power, that way no battery is used ) start the re-install, it may ask you to "press any key to boot cd" when you get to the part which shows drive "C" delete the partition and install windows, if it asks for files during install do not skip the file because windows will not install properly, you will need to get another disk

    hope this explanation helps

    regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    you can choose the repair option if you want

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    ok just keep us informed if you run into problems

    regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    the cd is damaged and windows will not install,you need another install disk now, bookmark this page and come back to it when you have another disk


    regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    take the memory out and clean it and put it back, go through the same proceedure as before "go into the bios (F2) and change the boot order to the CD drive, save changes (F10) and reboot with the install cd in the rom (make sure the laptop is connect to AC power, that way no battery is used ) start the re-install, it may ask you to "press any key to boot cd" when you get to the part which shows drive "C" delete the partition and install windows"


    make sure the lens ot the cd/rom is clean and free of dust and also the install disk


    get back to us if you have more problems or the same one still exists 


    try to explain in detail what is going wrong


    sometimes you have to go through the process a few times before you get it correct


    good luck

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    is the new install cd that you got authentic?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    try to re-intall again, this time remove the laptop battery and use AC power only, what you are describing is strange and you should have no problem with the cd at all
    the only other problem could be hardware i.e. the hard drive or cd drive is faulty, check to make sure that the system fan is booting with the machine

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    remove all power from the laptop and leave it for a couple of hours, then come back to it after you have given your head a rest and your fresh.
    Then we will have another go at it, i don't want you getting frustrated, it could be nothing! I will endevour to help you through this

    take a break for a while

    regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    ok, take out the hard drive and perform a dummy install to see if the laptop reboots itself like it did before, don't worry about the hard drive being out the XP install disk just will not pick it up

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you can do a clean install from your usb. i use this setup for all my flash drive boots.
WinSetupFromUSB - Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive

This guide will show you, how to use WinSetupFromUSB to create a bootable USB Flash Drive including all Windows source files, plus the following installation of Windows XP. Compare to the different USB_Multiboot versions, WinSetupFromUSB comes with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and is in my opinion easier to use.

Here you can get the latest version of the program and you will also find many detailed informations about WinSetupFromUSB.

I've tested this guide with a 32-bit version of Windows XP and a 64-bit version of Windows Vista and it worked flawlessly.
Prerequisites:

All you need is:

a USB Flash Drive with at least 1GB of storage
the original Windows XP Setup CD
WinSetupFromUSB

If you use nLite to slim down your version of Windows XP, please keep the following in mind:
DO NOT remove "Manual Install and Upgrade"
under Operating System Options!

I also recommend to integrate Service Pack 3 into your Windows XP source files.
1. Preparations

Download and install WinSetupFromUSB. Default installation path is C:\WinSetupFromUSB.

Create a new folder with the name WINXPCD in the root directory of drive C:\ and copy all files from your Windows XP Setup CD into this folder. Depending on your version of Windows XP, the content of C:\WINXPCD should look approximately like this:

Content of WINXPCD

The following files will show you, which Service Pack is already integrated into your CD:

WIN51IC.SP1, Sevice Pack 1
WIN51IC.SP2, Sevice Pack 2
WIN51IC.SP3, Sevice Pack 3

2. Start WinSetupFromUSB

Connect the USB Flash Drive to your PC and start WinSetupFromUSB. It should show up under USB Disk Selection :

WinSetupFromUSB - main window
3. Select your Source Path

Click on Browse under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source and navigate to the folder with your Windows XP Source Files. It should be C:\WINXPCD:

Browse to Folder

Click OK and C:\WINXPCD should show up under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source :

WinSetupFromUSB - source path
4. Format USB Flash Drive

PeToUSB or HP Format Tool are used to format the USB Flash Drive. There is no need to download these programs seperately as they are already included in WinSetupFromUSB.

USB Flash Drives up to 2GB should be formatted with PeToUSB in FAT16, USB Flash Drives with 4GB or more with HP Format Tool in FAT32.

I will use PeToUSB to format my Kingston Data Traveler with 2GB.

In the main window of WinSetupFromUSB click PeToUSB under Format target using to start the program. The USB Flash Drive should show up under Destination Drive. Check USB Removable, Enable Disk Format and Quick Format. Uncheck Enable File Copy under File Copy Options :

PeToUSB

Click Start and answer the following two questions "Continue?" with Yes.
All existing volumes and data will be lost!

If everything goes well, the message "Operation Completed Successfully!" should appear. Click OK and close PeToUSB.

The process with HP Format Tool is similar.
5. Copy Windows XP Source Files

To start the process of copying the Windows XP source files to the USB Flash Drive, click GO in the main window of WinSetupFromUSB. Depending on the write speed of your USB Flash drive it may take a while to copy all files.

WinSetupFromUSB - file copy

At the end the following notice about the Windows installation process should be displayed:

WinSetupFromUSB - notice

Click OK and close WinSetupFromUSB with EXIT.
6. Windows Installation - Part 1

Connect the USB Flash Drive to your PC and turn on the computer. Press ESC at the boot screen and you will be able to select the USB Flash Drive as your boot device from the boot menu.
The ESC key is used by ASUS for the Eee PC series.
Other manufacturers may use other keys, e.g. F8 or F12.

After booting from USB Flash Drive, the following menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to start the Text mode part of setup. During this part you can create, delete and format partitions and finally the setup files are copied to your hard disk. At the end the system will restart automatically.
7. Windows Installation - Part 2

After restart, boot the PC again from your USB Flash Drive. The same menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to start the GUI mode part of setup. During this part you will be asked for your product key, timezone, usernames and other necessary informations. At the end the system will restart automatically.
8. Windows Installation - Part 3

After restart, boot the PC again from your USB Flash Drive. The same menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to Start Windows for the first time. The Windows installation process will be finished and finally the Windows Desktop will appear.
DO NOT disconnect the USB Flash Drive too early!

At next startup you can boot into Windows from your hard disk.
Notes:

After successsful installation, the following boot menu will always be displayed during startup:
Please select the operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

If you don't plan to use the repair option and want to boot directly into windows, you have to do the following:

Open the file boot.ini in the root directory of drive C:\ with Notepad:
[Boot Loader]timeout=30
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Delete the following line:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
DO NOT delete the wrong line!
Your computer may not boot the next time!

Save changes to the file.

At next startup the boot menu will not be displayed.

If you want to keep the repair option, you can reduce the time to display the operating system options from 30 to 5 seconds:
[Boot Loader]
timeout=5

Save changes to the file.

At next startup the boot menu will be displayed only 5 seconds.

gd luck

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Install the XP discs and restart the machine. It should boot from the discs. Then follow the onscreen instructions. You will want to reformat your main drive. (C:)

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Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.

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I have i think a copy of Windows Home edition with service pack 1 which with the online updates has now been updated to service pack 3. Now I want to reformat my computer but when I put the disc in it wont...


You will have to boot from the CD to do what you envision. Put your CD in and turn on the computer ... if it boots from the Hard Drive ... you must go into the BIOS and change the boot priority. You will probably have to hit f2 or f8 or f12 or some other key depending upon your computer manufacturer - during the POST (Power On Self Test). Go to the boot priority screen ... make the CD a riority over the hard drive ... reboot and try again.

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Very rude of you to just end the session like that.
rasheedtalib:See, I have an original Home edition CD which was purchased. If and when I insert it into one of my floppy drives, what option I must choose from among those tht come up on the monitor screen as soon as I open the Home CD. Please answer. Rasheed.
Ekse:You select, "enter to continue setup" Not Repair, Not Recovery.
Ekse:then the agreement comes up, and you need to press F8
Ekse:Then you are shown a list of previous installed windows versions, press ESC to not repair them
Ekse:Now, you can format the C drive by deleting it, and then pressing enter to install into the unpartitioned space
Ekse:then you are asked to select FAT or NTFS filesystem and quick or long format
Ekse:then the setup goes on as normal
Ekse:note that this does not work if you are in windows, you need to turn off the computer, then power it on, press a key to start from the cd and then follow those instructions, if you have problems please read this page for full set of instructions on how to install window.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575559-step_by_step_howto_install_windows_xp

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hey coco

nothing happens when you try to use the recovery console right by pressing "r".

try this again and again , sometimes it idles but its still running, if the error appears, restat again.

some corruptions maybe beyond our control and sometimes the only solution for this is to recover the inportant files you have on that HD and do a reformat...

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Reformat HP pc hard drive.


to perform a clean install of your XP. follow this steps.

1.    Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2.    When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3.    At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4.    When you see the End-User License Agreement, press F8.
5.    Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP. This would be your c:\ drive

note: when formating the drive do not choose the quick format option.

6.    Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

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