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Hi i dont have a windows ex cd with me..i lost it and i need to format my computer and reinstall xp again. can anyone help me? is it possible to download ex from the net?

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Contact the Manufacturer for the Installation CD... they may charge you for it but it's cheaper than buying a new copy of XP... or look on ebay for a recovery cd but make sure it's for the same brand of computer or it wont work

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you need to reinstall it completely ...but first check the ram memory ..sounds like a problem there ...If you tried to format during installation and didnt worked..or it worked to format the partition but it didnt let you load files..to start the actuall installation ..this is a issue of Ram memory ..(it may also give you blue screen errors..)
if you only tried to format it from the windows...there is an issue cause this is not possible for partitions with windows on it ...so you need a windows installation bootable cd and boot from it to reinstall and only then you will see if the issue is indeed with the Ram memory ..or was just plane ...bugged..
so ...if you do not have such a disk ..go here ..download a image ..and burn it by double clcik on it ..(using nero for file association ) ..on a new blank cd-r
after that select the first boot device...(in bios) cd /dvd and restart and see whats going on ...if it fails loading files..it is the Ram memory to blame ..or the Hdd..but if the hdd accepted to be installed in another computer ..it only remain the Ram..
here is the image ...use utorrent to download
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5388204/Windows_Xp_Genuine

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Hi there, my problem is ,my windows xp can't startup. i thought my OS has problem, then i try to reformat it (reinstall winxp). the format process fail to complete as well. I try to format same HDD to...


There are a few things you can try . First , try this : the computer is off . Turn it on and Press F1 key repeatedly or whichever key applies to your computer that enables you to access your BIOS settings . Then , using the arrows you will select boot options or boot settings . Then , you want to arrange the boot order device sequence so the CD is first. Some computers display a boot device options when you first and computer on by pressing a special key, like ESC or F12. You want the computer to boot from the CD ROM with your XP disk in the drive. This should allow you to properly format the HDD and install XP. If that doesn't work , check your BIOS settings and select the default configuration , then be sure to exit using the exit dialogue box and select exit saving changes and then yes when prompted . Then, do the device boot options thing one more time with the CD as the first boot device .

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