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I tried to upgrade my 60G to 160G but then my laptop wont recogn

I dont have a a: drv I dont have the bootable cd for xp home ed. If only my computer recognise the new hd I tend to clon for my convinent.

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Get an external USB enclosure like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121006
Then use a drive copying utility to copy the drive contents over. You should be able to find this utility at the drive maker's site. And you'll be able to use the enclosure to access the old drive later.

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WHAT IS .NTLDR .WIN XP HOME


NTLDR is the file that loads the OS. (It expands to NT Loader - all versions of Windows from WIN NT (Win2K) through XP used this file.) The message could indicate the ntdetect.com is damaged.

First make sure that you do not have a non-boot disc in the floppy or CD drive. Similarly, if your computer can boot from a USB device, unplug flash drives or other USB drives. Make sure that your boot device order is accurate (your C: drive should be first) in the BIOS. (Accessing the BIOS depends on your computer, often you need to repeatedly press F1, Esc, Del, or F10 after turning on the computer. There should be a screen that shows you the correct key.) While you are in the BIOS, make sure that your hard drive is recognized by the machine. If your hard drive isn't recognized, try replacing the data cable with a new cable and switching power connection cable with another from the power supply.

If the hard drive is present, the first solution is to get a bootable CD and copy the files back to your C: drive. You can use a Windows XP install or upgrade disk. For this type of source. Boot to the CD (press any key) and then enter the Repair option (R). Choose your Windows installation and enter your administrator password. Then copy i386ntldr and i386ntdetect.com from the CD (D: or E: drive) to the C: drive. (for example: type "copy d:i386ntldr c:" without the quotes )

The boot information (MBR) could be damaged. In that case, the you'll need the Windows CD to run fixboot and fixmbr from the Recovery Console.

If the above doesn't work, you should try a new hard drive and copy the files to it. Make sure that you format the drive to create a bootable disc. (Use a bootable diskette, if needed.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I want to install windows XP in an older laptop that currently has Mellenium, what steps do I take? Originally had Win 98


If you are trying to upgrade just insert the XP cd while you are at the ME deskyop and follow the instructions. You will get two options Upgrade or install a fresh copy you will be prompted to restart and the XP ce will boot (if it a bootable CD) from startup this process is designed to re-format your hard drive in install a new copy of the OS. I hope this works for you.

Aug 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Than you in advance for any and all help pertaing to my issue. Problem: 3-4yr old HP laptop. Did have Win XPsp2 on it. HDD went bad. Used Barts PE to create bootable cd-rom with half working Win XP, but...


Why do it the hard way? If your HDD is bad, most probably the system files are corrupted too and getting/making a bootable CD from the HDD files is just wasting your effort. If you laptop CD/DVD drive is still good, then use the options below: -

1. Go to any torrents site download "hp oem xp" disc from the site & burn the bootable image to a CDR.

2. Go the the Hp support Site & download the XP drivers for your Laptop model.

3. Then you can do a new installations on your Laptop.

Hope it helps.

Nov 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to set up windows xp to laptop without using cd rom


HELLO BROTHER ITS VERY EASY TO INSTALL XP THREW PEN DRIVE PLZ CONTINUE THESE STEPS TO INSTALL XP THREW PEN DRIVE

STEPS:-
1.
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197/</code>

CLICK ON PRIMARY DOWNLOAD SITE & DOWNLOAD USB DRIVE BOOTABLE TOOL

2. AFTER THAT ON THE ABOVE OF THIS PAGE CLICK ON
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=196/</code>



CLICK ON PRIMARY DOWNLOAD SITE

3. COPY XP FILES ON PEN DRIVE WITH FOLDER NAME(WINXP)

4. BOOT FROM USB

5. AFTER COMPLETE BOOTING U WILL SEE THE PROMP C:/>

6. C:/>SMARTDRV

7. CD WINXP

8. C:/WINXP>CD I386



9. C:/WINXP/I386>WINNT

10 NOW UR COMP START SOME FILES AFTER COMPLETING THIS UR COMP WILL RESTART

11. DOESN,T REMOVE UR PEN DRIVE BUT SELECT OPTION BOOT FROM HARD DISK

12. DONT FORMAT THE C: AND CONTINUE UR INSTALLATION AS A BOOTABLE CD

Thankyou
Amit Bhardwaj

May 08, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Unable to Expand a Folder from my XP CD that I NEED!


Have you tried to copy the compressed folder from the disc to your computer desktop and open it there? Give that a try and see if it works.... I have had this happen to a couple customers at work and I just copied the folder from the disc onto the desktop, opened it there and re-installed it. Or you could also try a repair install of the OS but it does carry the possibility of losing your data and programs.

Jul 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 Full Version...

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Nlite Windows XP Pro SP2 not recognized


Dear,

You should use Nero 6 or above version. It is very easy to use.
Just create an image of original disc and then burn it on the blank disc.The copied disc will work fine, I am sure.
Please try it.....

Regards,
Rakesh Kumar

Apr 29, 2009 | Microsoft MS Windows XP Professional SP2

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.drv unknown file


Do you have Diable or some other blizzard game installed. It appears to be related to that.

Always a good idea to scan anyway, do a thorough virus scan, and malwars scan with your favorite scanner (malwarebytes antimalware, superantispyware, Spybot S&D)

Feb 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Wont boot into safe mode, hold up at loading driver acpi multiprocessor PC


do you have XP bootable CD? If yes goto BIOS settings and select primary booting device CD Drive and save settings and exit. After restarting your system You will be asked to press any key for installing the OS.

Oct 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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MBR error


MBR = Master Boot Record
It could be that you have a bad hard drive.
Yes, test the CD in another computer (just abort the install after you establish it is ok).
It could also be that your BIOS may be having a problem (the can boot from CD).

How old is the laptop?

Oct 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Bootable cd


here is the link which will guide you to make a bootable CD
http://users.telenet.be/Robvdb/Tips.htm

enjoy and dont forget to rate ;-)

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