When the computer is bootingup the Windows installer begins to try to install a DVD-It Starts with the Windows Installer preparing to install, then says please wait while Windos configures WIN DVD, then it says the feature is on a network that is unavailable. Pushing Cancel only starts the process all over again. I have to end the process by doing CTRL-ALT-DELETE. But the next time I boot the computer it starts all over again.
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You need a Windows installation CD and the product installation code. The Windows version and the product installation code are printed on the Windows label on the bottom of your laptop. Boot up with the Windows installation CD to begin installing Windows. After Windows has been installed then install the laptop's device drivers. You may need to download these drivers from the laptop manufacturer's WEB site from a computer that has Internet access, then copy and install these to your laptop.
Well it might be a factory default problem with the board, some times when systems are not fixed properly, it come up with such issue. I will advice you take it to service centre near you so as not to void the warranty.
insert a CD/DVD copy of windows into your disk drive, then just follow the online screen guide.
You must first set your bios settings, the first boot should be the CD/DVD rom drive then your hard disk. Re-start your PC and press any key once it show during command prompt display.
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Yes you can ...
Fisrt of all download the Windows 7 upgrade advisor for the microsoft website and scan your computer .
Get to near by store purchase a retail disk of Windows 7
Put in the retail disk in the computer
While booting up the computer keep on tapping the ESC key on the keyboard to get to the oen time boot menu.
Try to install the OS from the One time boot menu.... Select the CD/DVD group...
Press any key......
It will start Installing the Windows 7
Your hard drive went bad. It seems that the kernel and some sectors on it unable to accept any data for installation. Try to use a Partition Magic software before installing Windows operating system by doing the format manually. Then you can install you Windows operating system that you want. Thank you.
It's a relatively simply procedure, 1st download all of the necessary drivers for your laptop from Compaq's website under the support section. You'll want the drivers for Window's XP. Either burn these drivers to a CD or place them on a flash drive. Also if you already have documents or data on the laptop that you would like to keep you'll need to back that up as well to either a CD/DVD or a flash drive.
Next you'll need a Windows XP installer disk. Place the disk in your laptop and reboot. The system should prompt you, asking you if you'd like to boot off of the CD press any key. Hit any key and the computer should boot from the XP CD. The system will take a while as it loads up the installer shell. If the system does not boot from the CD you will need to go into the BIOS or CMOS and change the boot order for the computer to make the CDROM or DVD ROM the 1st boot device. The 1st prompt on the installer should be a license agreement, hit F8 to continue. The next steps will pretty much be up to you. Things like where you want to install windows XP, do you want to format the drive, etc. This sounds like your 1st install so you may want to leave everything as default. Windows should detect your Vista install and by default install it as a seperate installation allowing you to boot into either OS.
After the OS has prepared the hard disk and copied all files the computer will reboot and will boot into a installer kernel and will prompt you for even more selections. This process will take longer than the initial portion and most of these settings you can leave at default as well. When this part is complete the system will reboot again and your installation of XP should be complete.
When the system boots into windows it will ask you to create a user name, create a user name or multiple ones. Put in your driver CD or flash drive and proceed to restore your files and install your drivers. That's the revised version of it anyway.