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Averatec 2300 wont install windows XP

Friend of mine has a averatec2300 and the harddrive was replaced (became crupt). now she (and I) have been trying to install windows XP. we get it to go to installing files and it stops.... my disk stopped at oembin.dll and hers (recovery media from averatec for the laptop) goes thru its intall eature but when you restart windows logo cfomes up and then goes black... PLEASE HELP!

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  • arthuredick Feb 02, 2009

    Yes the hard drive is a 160GB SATA from Fujitsu

  • arthuredick Feb 06, 2009

    Tried what you said byteguy but, goes to safe mode in begining but when you should get the prompt that your booted in safe mode I get a message telling em that some windows files are missing or crupt and windows is shutting down....

  • arthuredick Feb 07, 2009

    Great minds think alike!!!!

    But didnt work...... tried installing new now, have a feeling its going to lock up at one of the DLLs again. Was told that if freezing up like that could be a sign that my BIOS needs to be flashed.

    OK call me a blond but when I heard that a picture came to mind of me standing infront of the laptop with nothing but a trench coat on... OK locked up on driver.cab... Now when I try to boot with out a disk it comes up with



    NTLDR is missing

    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart



    OK now its offical Im ready to bang my head against the wall

  • arthuredick Feb 08, 2009

    it runs on XP Media Center 2005. was able to get my hands on the two cds and getting the same thing.. its locking up at driver.cab.

    Decided to pull my XP PRo when I got the new harddrive for my desktop and I get to the same and locks up. I did install Media center on my desktop just to make sure its not the disk.

    any more ideas? Lighter fluid and a match is comming to mind

  • spyzampinoy May 11, 2010

    is your new harddrive sata?

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If you get the Windows splash screen (which you indicate you do), then the system is working. Unfortunately, when Windows starts, it is trying to use the video card drivers. It appears that the drivers may be corrupt. The initial way to check this is to hit F8 as it is starting to see if you can start windows in safe mode. If you can, go into the device manager and remove the display adapter you see there. When Windows starts, it should find it and either ask you for the drivers or start with generic drivers that work until you provide the correct ones.

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    Art Ellison Feb 06, 2009

    This is pointing to a corrupt registry. In other words, the Windows installation has failed. If your recovery disk allows, I would boot from it and it should act like it's going to install Windows. (This all depends on how the company set up your recovery disk). The next prompt should ask you if you wish to continue installing Windows or repair it. You could try to do a repair by entering the command chkdsk/R. There is a possibility that this will fix your problem. If this doesn't work, then boot from the CD again and proceed like you did before, only hit enter to tell it to install Windows. You will then get a screen that will ask you to press F8 to accept the terms. At the following prompt, choose to repair Windows instead of installing a new copy. See if that helps.

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison Feb 07, 2009

    I'm thinking you have XP Home. Try this: If you can get hold of an XP Home CD, use that instead of your manufacturer's disk. It will work, but you'll have to use the Windows code that is on the side (or bottom in the case of a laptop) to authenticate it.
    I suspect at this point that the recovery disk they provided you is bad. Bad disk--bad! bad! bad!
    I don't think it's the BIOS.


  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison Feb 08, 2009

    OK--you might now be looking at a hardware problem. Like a hard drive or possibly memory.

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