I have an HP zt1175 laptop that will not let me get on the internet. I have re-installed Windows and it tells me I need to register the windows first, which I can't do. I can't get connected. I can't even get the Start menu to come up so I can see if my ethernet is there. I have used the same modem and ethernet connection I am using now on my desktop. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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You need a Windows installation CD and the product installation code. The Windows version and the product installation code are printed on the Windows label on the bottom of your laptop. Boot up with the Windows installation CD to begin installing Windows. After Windows has been installed then install the laptop's device drivers. You may need to download these drivers from the laptop manufacturer's WEB site from a computer that has Internet access, then copy and install these to your laptop. Next you need to install your programs and your data. You also need to activate your Windows either via the Internet or by phone.
You need a Windows XP installation CD plus the product installation code. If you do not have a Windows XP Pro installation CD then you maybe able to get one on the internet. To install Windows XP, boot up your laptop with the Windows installation CD and follow the instructions.
insert a CD/DVD copy of windows into your disk drive, then just follow the online screen guide.
You must first set your bios settings, the first boot should be the CD/DVD rom drive then your hard disk. Re-start your PC and press any key once it show during command prompt display.
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Hi, Please don't forget to backup all your data before formatting You can format the laptop form the Windows CD, or other 3rd party utility like OnTrackDiskManager (DM) After inserting CD/DVD, and boot from it, and the hard disk partitions appear to choose one to install windows on it, you can choose a partition and click: ( advanced option in the box below) and choose (format), and do so for etch partition Please tell us your results Good Luck
That cursor is the way in which the BIOS of the laptop is telling you that Windows is completely corrupted and unbootable. You will need to reinstall it so use the recovery cd that came with the laptop.
You need to change the boot order in bios so that the computer starts from CD-rom. Then if it still doesn't start the cd, make it so that it only starts from cd and not the hard drive.
if its still not working theres a problem with the cd try another one.
let me know how you get along with it.
you can try a clean up with malwarebytes, when you run the scan, turn off system restore, boot into safe mode and do a full scan.
If you dont have an up to date antivirus program, download AVG 2011 free or microsoft security essentials
If you are only trying to boot to windows then you'll need files NTLDR, Boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, and NTOSKRNL.EXE on the USB drive. This will boot you to the windows screen. Trick is to get those files off of your windows CD onto your USB...then copy those over to the c:\ and that should also take care of boot problems if it was because of corrupted files.