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Windows xp I have previously installed xp on my acer 3515 but for some reason seem unable to do so now. booting from the cd it freezes on checking hardware part of it so i dont even get to the initial instal part!

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  • mjddale Jan 24, 2009

    I have tested the cd and player and that is not the prob. It is freezing when it is taking the first action 


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Try cleaning the CD itself and the CD drive as it sounds like windows isn't loading properly

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    megax01 Jan 25, 2009

    OK I did some research and apparently there's a problem with loading Win XP on the Acer 3515 laptop using a normal windows XP CD.
    I found a solution that seems like it could work though, go to this site

    http://soulpass.com/2007/11/10/installin...

    and follow the instructions there using the "Internet and CD Method", it basically instructs you on how to create a XP Boot disk for the Acer laptop, it also gives you links for the drivers to install the other features of the laptop.

    Hope this helps you


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Probably your system has been corrupted, or you have installed a software that caused your system not to function due to conflicts.

The solution that i find to solve your problem is to perform windows xp repair install, which will replace corrupted files on your system in order for you system to run properly.

Follow these step by step solution on how to perform the Windows XP Repair Install.

You should first check if you have these on your system.
1. A CD/DVD Drive.
2. A bootable Windows XP Install disk, depends on the version of your Windows XP , whether it be SP3 or SP2.
3.Idea on how to boot to your BIOS settings, you can check it using your systems manual or you should see a press button (e.g "Press F2 to SETUP").


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Step by step solution on performing Windows XP Repair Install.
1. Insert the Windows XP installer on your CD/DVD Drive.
2. Restart your system.
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* Reinstalling doesnt affect your programs, but will just delete the previous windows xp system files and replace it with a new one.

4. When you are now in the Windows XP Install screen where you can select if you want to install windows xp, go to windows repair console or exit the installation. You should select "to Setup windows XP now press Enter".

Heres the screenshot as a guide.
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