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Hardware problem win the installation set up begin my computer hungs up

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Re: hardware problem

You have either got a faulty hard drive if it stops just after the initial setup files installation, or your processor or motherboard is faulty if it just stops before you even get to the file install stage, but it is a process of illimination i'm afraid.

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I have an assus LAPTOP WITH WIN 8, my son install Unbutu erasing win 8, i have repair and recovery discs, how do i proceed to re-install win 8 back.

Restart the computer, press F9 during startup. In some PC's, it is the F4 key. This activates the hidden partition where your factory settings is saved.

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My computer reaches the win xp starup screen then a blue screen flashes theen it restarts

There are a lot of reason why this is happening. It may be a newly installed hardware, one of the hardware is damaged or it may also be the RAM. You can try reseating the ram first. If that does not help, if you have hardware connected through USB, disconnect it first.
Install the operating system (win XP) with the mouse, keyboard and the monitor connected. Other peripherals (hardware) should be disconnected to the tower.

Apr 20, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Windows XP Setup: Typical Approach to Re-Installing XP, this process is basically the same process for Win 7. Windows 7 is simpler just insert the DVD into your drive and reboot and choose either upgrade or full install follow the onscreen instruction.
1. When the Windows XP Setup or Win 7 screen appears, press <Enter> to select To set up Windows now.
2. Read the information on the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and press <F8> to accept the license agreement. Win 7 just follow onscreen instructions.
3. If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and remove the CD.
4. If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select that option.
5. Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and follow the instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times.
NOTE: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the speed of your computer.
NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.
6. When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your location and click Next.
7. Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen, and click Next.
8. At the Computer Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and click Next.
9. If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information and click Next.
10. Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and click Next.
11. If the Networking Settings screen appears, click Typical and click Next.
12. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional and you are prompted to provide further information regarding your network configuration, enter your selections. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.
13. When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
14. When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message appears, click Skip.
15. When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No, not at this time and click Next.
16. When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter up to five users.
17. Click Next.
18. Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD.
19. Reinstall the appropriate drivers with the Drivers and Utilities CD.
20. Reinstall your virus protection software.
21. Reinstall your programs.

Feb 18, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I have Vista OS on my laptop & have never been able to get automatic updates to work. I have had nothing but problems with this OS & want to instal Win 7 but I am told I can't do that until I see...

Don't worry about "compatibility" issues. You can pretty much force Win 7 onto just about any laptop.

What you need to do is backup your files (that is if you have any you want saved)

You need to do a CLEAN install, not the UPGRADE when you boot from the Windows 7 cd.

Delete ALL of the partitions...then hit NEXT.

When it's done installing, run the updates and if you're missing any drivers after the updates post back the model of your laptop / desktop and we'll help you patch the missing ones.

Best of luck!

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Hung my computer everytime I open files in my computer document

This could be due to many things.
1 main thing if your copy of windows is not legal then Media player will NOT install proper and will cause problems.
However if your windows is legit then insert your windows disk and do a recovery to last date it worked and try installing it again but DO that alone don't run any other application while install is taking place.

Jun 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows xp


You don't need to buy another license for XP, you can use your old license.



Feb 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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Just bought a laptop cheap as on trade me for extra battery was told that it was broken but fired it up and works but is asking me for a user name and password to log on to windows. can i over ride it or...

keep the laptop, hope it got a working cd-rom/dvd-drive !(if not, take-out /replace the harddisk)
-win xp has to be removed from harddisk,
the hd must be formatted so you got a blank hd to set up your new system

you'll need :
- antoher PC with internet connection and cd/dvd-burner
- a win98 installation cd or bootable savecopy of it,
- a new win-xp install cd plus cd-key
- a program called PC Wizard(download)
and a bit of time...(one night or two:-)

follow instructions:

if you can enter bios (press F1 or F2 or Del)
during booting), youre lucky...

enter bios while booting, in the menu look for boot otions or devices, change order of boot devices, so that cd/dvd-drive is 1st, then save and exit (F10)
insert win98-CD, boot from cd, try to setup win98, you'll be asked to erase/ format all data/installations/partitions
on the harddisk (drive c:,probably), do so, format the drive using the FAT32-file system,
then end installation without fully setting up win 98.
now you should have a blank disk witout any operation system on it.

now put in win xp cd, go through the whole installation process
install and run pc wizard(it'll tell you all hardware devices of the laptop)
get the proper drivers for the notebook for win-xp from the net(google might be helpful)
install them.
happy computing!

if all this did not work, remove the harddisk,(you'll have to unscrew a lot of the laptop)
replace it by a new s-ata ide-drive()and..
erh.. come again then, this is a long process as well

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 Full...

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Acer computer warnings re " Acer disc can only be used on Acer Computer

That disc is only to be used with hardware that Acer has approved it for.

Jul 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Microsoft Windows 98 for PC Problem is there any software driver for pen drive so that my win98 o.s. computer can detect any type or companies pen drive plz tell me

wow, the 90's are a calling... sure their is a roumor of a usb pen driver for win 98' ....


Windows 98, especially in it's second edition (also known as Windows 98SE), handles USB fairly well, however there are no generic/universal mass storage device drivers preinstalled in the operating system, so you will need to install some additional drivers for it. Some manufacturers do however, provide the Windows 98 drivers on CD, others have them available to download, and others simply do not have them available at all!!!!!!!


generic Windows 98SE USB mass storage device drivers:


instructions?? :

  1. Download the exe file to the desktop
  2. Remove ALL drivers for USB flash drives in Device Manager
  3. Remove ALL drivers for any USB 2.0 controllers (many have an uninstall option)
  4. Remove ALL unknown devices from Device Manager (*carefull)
  5. Run the exe file you downloaded, and follow the instructions, rebooting after installation
  6. When the computer boots up again, it may detect new USB 2.0 controllers, in which case you may need to reboot again


as always good luck! now im going to go back to my windows 95 and play Bioshock on full graphics!! excuse me = )


Oct 13, 2007 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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