Unable to install my monitor;no sound, grainy graphics...
I had to reinstall the operating disk of Windows XP. My original was home edition, but all i could get my hands on was pro.edition. i have gone to control panel and tried to fix color, increase screen resolution, etc. but cannot. monitor is set on default, and unable to change. i had sound before and now nothing. says to install sound device. not sure what i'm doing, or supposed to do. please help.
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Re: unable to install my monitor;no sound, grainy...
You need to install drivers for all your hardware (video card, sound card, modem, etc..)
Drivers are a piece of software that tells the computer how to use hardware components, they contain all the instructions a computer needs to turn on and use the components.
Do you have a driver disc that came with these parts or the computer itself?
If not the only thing I can tell you is find out the make and model of the hardware components, then visit the manufactures web sites for the drivers.
Without drivers you computer dosn't know how to operate hardware properbly or at all. It needs them.
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Sound like you have two versions of the operating system out there. Not sure what your question is. If you want to remove the old version you should have done that while you were doing the installation. That would have been easy by just telling the system to do it for you.
Now you will probably need some type of partitioning software and i'm not sure if you just delete it if it will cause problems when you try to boot because windows knows it's out there.
If I were you, I would just reinstall windows and clean the disk of everything. It shows you what it finds out there as far as operating systems, so just delete them both, then do a quick NTFS format of the drive and reinstall windows.
Find a friend with either a "retail" Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM disk,
or with an 'OEM' ("original equipment manufacturer") equivalent.
Use that disk, plus the 25-character product-key on the label on the side of your computer,
to reinstall Windows, or first to try to "repair" your installed copy of Windows.
Or, if you have a "brand-name" computer (Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Acer, Gateway, eMachines)
telephone the manufacturer, and order a replacement "System Restore" set of CD-ROM disks.
Probably about $20, plus $20 for overnight-courier.
No sir you can just convert your windows into xp home original.you will have to format the pirated windows which you have then re-install your new xp home into it use your xp home cd to format your hard disk by booting your system with the xp cd and then install your windows Feel free to ask anything Thanks
as windows black is a not official version of windows ( as far as I know ) and it was cracked from the original version, there can be a hundred reasons of why you experience problems. I recommend using your own "classical" version instead of this black version. Just slam the original win cd into the drive and reboot. It then asks you to boot from cd... you just push any key and install the original.
If you use his disk, that will be better, because if it is original HP disk, it should install all original drivers at all, however this may delete all files on the computer depending on the type of installation you do.
Installing an older version of XP home does not make a big difference , as windows will update the system using automatic updates. What must be done, is ensuring that all proper drivers are installed.
Check device manager, in control panel/system, and see if all devices are installed with proper drivers.
Have you added or changed your computer's hardware since you purchased your computer? Your Dell reinstallation disk will probably only work for the original configuration of your machine. If this is the case, dust off your old parts, remove your newer parts, then reinstall your old ones to get your system back to its original configuration. Once there, try the reinstallation again.
If this does not apply to you (or you can't get it to work), you can always purchase the operating system new (from newegg, tigerdirect or similar) and install from a disk that will have all of the drivers you need. OEM versions are cheapest, but you are on your own for support in the event of a problem. I hope this helps.
You cannot uninstall Windows Vista, but you can reinstall your previous operating system, which then replaces Windows Vista. To reinstall your old operating system, you must have the original installation disc. Back up your programs and files, insert the installation disc into your computer, and then reinstall the old operating system. To regain the hard disk space used by Windows Vista, reformat the disk during the reinstallation process. After reinstalling your previous operating system, reinstall your programs and files.