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Hello guys i need help. i have an hp/compaq nx7010 HDD crash i boughtnew HDD/xp pro with sp2 in the process of installations at the 34minsmark the laptop reboot it self over and over again. please help..thankyou

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  • sing50177 Mar 03, 2009

    I did that already that was my first thought. funny thing is that it keep rebooting at the 34mins to complete istaltion i cant never get past that.

  • sing50177 Mar 04, 2009

    That didnt do it..






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    mdmcxpt.inf cant be fine anyware in windows/inf. this is strange. maybe is time for a new laptop. thanks everybody for trying to help.

  • sing50177 Mar 05, 2009

    all my os work elswhere all my memory are good and my HDD is perfect. tested the board came out clean.

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Bad CD installation, get a new clean CD

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 04, 2009

    at 34min it's installing componments and drivers,, try this then



    • Let the XP hang up at 34 minutes remaining for the first time

    • remove the CD from the CDROM and reboot

    • Dont enter the CD when the installation asks for it, instead open the DOS prompt (Shift + F10)

    • goto C:/Windows and type setupapi.log, hit enter

    • The setupapi.log file opens in a notepad

    • Scroll to the very last few lines in the file and search for the word “inf”

    • You will notice that in the last few moments the installation
      created a file with the extension “.inf” before dying out (in my case
      it was the faulty modem for which XP created the file mdmcxpt.inf).

    • It means that the device mentioned in the last few lines is faulty and you have to make the installation skip through it.

    • Close the notepad and go to the folder C:/windows/inf in command prompt

    • Browse through the files to find the “.inf” which was related to the faulty device.

    • Straightaway delete the inf file (eg: del mdmcxpt.inf)

    • now put in the XP installation CD and Continue the installation

    It will not put in the drivers related to the faulty device and so it wont freeze this time !!



  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 04, 2009

    if it is a new CD and you're sure of it "works elsewhere"

    then it must be the hard drive, cant put data into it you need a spanking new hard drive.

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Hello! I recently did a clean install of my Compaq NX 7010 notebook as I am planning on selling it. I have the original install discs of XP Pro, then I downloaded SP2 as that was what I had running on...


old laptop , is HP compaq now, there is no COMPAQ now.
XP is 3 years, dead OS ,and a virus magnet.
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