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 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.
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.
This is generallyhow your format the hard disk and install Windows. First you need a Windows XP or Windows Vista installation CD and the productinstallation code, which is printed on the Windows label on the bottom of yourlaptop. Boot up with the Windows installation CD start and follow the instructions toinstall Windows. Next Delete the existing Windows partition. Next Create a new partition. Next format this new partition - Format the partition in NTFS not a quickformat. This will prepare the Windows for a clean install. Next create a User(name) and company name (normally Home is all you need). Further into the installation, you will be required to put in the Installationcode.During the finalstages of installation you need to create an User or Users that will use thiscomputer.When you finishedinstalling Windows you need to install the laptop's device drivers. You need touse a computer with Internet access to download these drivers from the laptopmanufacturer's WEB site and install these drivers on your laptop. Next connect a LAN cable to the LAN port from your computer to your DSL orcable modem and you need to Activate the Windows installation on the MicrosoftWEB site. Next up need to upgrade Windows from the Microsoft WEB site including Servicepack. Next you need to install your programs
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.
Hope it helps..
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.