Question about IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook
Have and IBM Thinkpad running XP. Numerous problems with blue screens so off loaded personal file and went into IBM consol and went through restore system to factory settings. Looked good except system would not recognize USB ports through My computer. Attempted to troubleshoot and reinstall drivers no luck.
Decided to reinstall XP from Microsoft disk. Kept the IBM partitioning but installed the latest XP on another. Going through the windows installation screen got to windows install and now stuck halfway through. Error message regarding installation of Explorer intallation.
What mybox258 said -- looks like a bad CD, but you can try a workaround. Please read my whole post before diving in, because you've got several options and things that might or might not work, and it's up to you to decide how to squander your time. =)
Microsoft has some instructions here:
You can get a replacement CD from Microsoft .. I think they used to charge $10. BUT before you do that, you can
A) wipe off the CD
B) download a Windows bootdisk (http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm has them)
C) follow the third set of directions in that Microsoft link I pasted above.
EXCEPT: All this is based on the premise that, well, your computer's hard drive isn't formatted to NTFS instead of Fat32, because Win 98 and ME won't read 'em. It would've been helpful if Microsoft told you that, instead of telling you to use those specifically.
So if you scroll down farther in that Bootdisk.com page, you see some links to NTFS boot disks; get those:
Alternately: Now, you may be able to take that clean your original XP CD, clean it, and see if you can copy it on another computer that may have a better drive. You'll still need your key, of course. And then immediately shred the replacement CD -- I don't know for sure the legality of this, even for private use -- I suspect it's a gray area. If you don't have CD copying utility, the free ImgBurn can do it for you:
There's no direct copy function, but you can make an image of your existing CD; then burn the image to a new CD.
Please write back if none of this gets you anywhere.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
Well it sounds like you have a dirty cd or a bad cd.
Turn the cd upside down and look at it usually when you get the hang it means that the eye stopped moving from either somthing on the cd so clean the cd then try.
If it still doesn't work then see if there is a deep scratch on the cd.
But my bet would be is the cd needs to be cleaned
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