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Installing xp with fast speed

It practically takes 1 hr. to load xp on new blanck hard disk by conventional cd. is there any technique with that a hardware engineer could install it fast.

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The speed depends how fast is you hdd 5400 or 7200 and is it 8mb or 16mb speed overload. also it depends how much u have memory

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Mbr infected windows xp

Hi. If you have the XP instalation disk you can fix the MBR from the repair console.
First you will have to boot the PC to the install disk.Put the XP install disk in the cd/dvd and start the PC up if you are lucky then your PC is set up to boot to the CD/DvD automatically, so first time just start the PC with the install disk already in the disk tray and look out for the Press any key to boot from CD, if you see it press enter.
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Once the PC boots from the disk which may take a while as the disk loads quite a lot from the disk on to the hard drive. Do not press any keys until you see the welcome to setup screen. at this screen press thr R key for the recovery console, next you will be given a choice of which instalation you want to recover, this only matters if you have more than one select the one you want or if there is only one then press the 1 key and then enter key.
Next it will ask for the Admin password, type it in and press enter.
If you dont use a password then just press enter.
Now you should be in the recovery console...
Type fixmbr and press enter
The fixmbr utility will repair any corruption or damage that the master boot record may have.
when it has finished 15-25 minutes, remove the cd from the drive and type exit and press enter, this will re-strat your PC.

If this all seems to daunting or you do not have the xp install disk I found this at the gizmo's freeware site
aswMBR 0.9.9 from Avast

in the review they say it allows you to run FIXMBR from within windows rather than running it from the install disk I have no practical knowlege of this programe but I use loads of stfuff from Gizmo's and their reviews are normally good.

direct link to the scanner download page.

hope this helps

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Defragmenting and checkdisk can find faults and bad sectors and tracks that slows down the performance of your PC.

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Please use the recovery discs or windows installation cd.

To either perform a full system restore with the recovery discs.
Or to perform a repair installation with the windows installation cd.

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

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1) If you are trying to install from a bootable disk and trying to make a fresh install, you will not come across this error.

2) If you are trying to repair the existing installation, you might need to use FIXBOOT command and try. Please refer the below link before you try this.

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