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450sx4 freezes half way thru setup

When I entered the boot disk windows XP it asked if i wanted to boot from cd, i selected boot from cd and then it proceeded to the screen that prompts me to hit enter if i want to continue or press R to repair. It then freezes.

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Re: 450sx4 freezes half way thru setup

E-mail CHID: 5736 So basically it freezes trying to intialize the setup. ... try rebooting the computer into safe mode and run the setup through safe mode.

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How to partition and format the hard disk using the Windows XP Setup program loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); You can use the Windows XP Setup program to partition and format the hard disk. To do this, use the following steps: Step 1: Partition the hard disk loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup program.

    Note If you are using the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each additional disk when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.
  2. If you are prompted, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD or DVD drive.
  3. If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver. For more information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314859 ( ) Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup
  4. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

    Note If you are using the Setup disks (six bootable disks), the setup prompts you to insert the Windows XP CD.
  5. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
  6. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.
  7. All existing partitions and non-partitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select an existing partition, or create a new partition by selecting the non-partitioned space where you want to create a new partition. You can also press C to create a new partition using non-partitioned space.

    Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition. You can press D to delete an existing partition, and then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this step for each existing partition that you want to include in the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining non-partitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.
  8. To create the partition with the maximum size, press ENTER. To specify the partition size, type the size in megabytes (MB) for the new partition, and then press ENTER.
  9. If you want to create additional partitions, repeat steps g. and h.
  10. To format the partition and install Windows XP, go to step 2.

    If you do not want to install Windows XP, press F3 two times to exit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps in this article.

    To format the partition without installing Windows XP, use a different utility.
Step 2: Format the hard disk and install Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER.
  2. Select the format option that you want to use to format the partition. You can select from the following options:
    • Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)
    • Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)
    • Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
    • Format the partition by using the FAT file system
    • Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
    • If the selected partition is a new partition, the option to leave the current file system intact is not available.
    • If the selected partition is larger than 32 gigabytes (GB), the FAT file system option is not available.
    • If the selected partition is larger than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press ENTER to confirm).
    • If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.
    • If you deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing Windows XP on a different partition, you are prompted to select a file system for both the System and Startup partitions.
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install Windows XP. After the Windows Setup program is finished and you have restarted the computer, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions. For additional information about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition and format your hard disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 309000 ( ) How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
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Mar 23, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Gateway MX6455 - AMD Turion 2.0Gb with 1Gb Ram Stops working and goes to black screen after POST. Will not boot into windows. The more I try re-booting, the faster it stops.

If you recently installed and any new program it could be a corrupt driver. Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 and delete it. If you didn't, you will have to remove drivers individually. Failing hardrive is another culprit.

Mar 04, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Windows xp will not boot on my hp mini 110.Keeps flashing to start up screen

Try selecting Last Known Good Configuration, or Safe Mode, and use System Restore option to go back to a date where the system booted correctly.

If neither of these options work, then you need to try to get into Recovery Console:
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive and restart your computer. If you are prompted, select any options required to start (boot) from the CD.
  2. If you are prompted to Boot from CD, you need to change your Boot menu Order in BIOS or Setup to boot from CD before it boots from Hard Disk.
  3. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R.
  4. Type 1 to select C:\Windows
  5. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. (usually blank, so just hit the Enter button on your keyboard.
  6. Type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and press Enter.
  7. The process may seem to take a while and freeze at times, but it's working. Just allow it to finish on it's own. Once done, you can type exit, and press Enter. Remove the CD before the system starts up again.

Jan 15, 2010 | HP Pavilion 110-1030NR Notebook

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How to install xp in HP Pavilion dv6 1030 us Laptop and how to repartition my C: drive especially I have still 150 GB free space in C drive Please help me in this case Thanks in advance.

get a winxp installer CD, you can repartition your drive on the first part of the winxp installation process. Prepare your drivers for your machine especially the network and USB drivers which you will need to copy and transfer files firstly.
If u meant of installing an additional OS like winxp to your extra space, you need a boot loader to switch between OSes.hope this helps

Aug 17, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6-1030us Notebook

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Not booting past windows screen

I suggest you boot up with your XP installation disk and run a repair - don't use the repair console use the Repair facilty that comes after that screen

Mar 27, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad R61e Notebook

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Brand new notebook .. windows then, screen freeze..acer picture

This may require a "repair" of windows.

Get a Windows XP Operating system disk with the correct service pack that the notebook has installed (usually XP SP2).

1. Boot from it (put it in CD drive and restart the laptop).

2. If you still get the same problem start up, you need to set the laptop to boot from CD.

3. Restart laptop, press Delete key or F2, or F12 (it should say one of these on the screen) to enter the Setup. or another key to get "boot options"

4. In Setup (BIOS) Use Right Arrow to find the Boot Options. Use the instructions to move the CD-ROM to first position, above HDD (hard drive). Press Esc, then F10 to save your changes and exit.

5. The XP CD Rom should now run. It should come to a screen where you are asked to press R to repair windows.

6. When it comes to the command prompt, restart the laptop

Hopefully the laptop should boot OK again.

Jan 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Okay thankx

Hi friend,
so you want to know how to partition the hard disk. there are many software are available to partition the hard disk. you have the windows operating system cd. there you can partition your hard i tell you the step by step method to partition the hard disk with windows operating system cd installation.

  1. insert the cd into the cd drive.
  2. press the F8 key while the computer before the beep sound comes.
  3. choose boot device to boot first, now choose the cd drive to first to boot.
  4. it enters into the setup of the windows.
  5. after entering into the setup it ask you to copy the windows directory into which drive.
  6. after that option you can select the drive and format the hard disk partition the what type drive you want and how much space you want in the selected drive.
ask me if you cant do it and inform to

bye friend.

Jun 21, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Freezing or shutoff on boot, setup or minutes into operation

Try this:

Boot the system with your Windows XP installation disk. When the boot options window appears select R for recovery console. Once you have logged into the DOS session type: fixmbr and hit the enter or return key and select "y" for yes you want to do this. Type: fixboot and hit the return key again, hit "y" for yes.

May 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook

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Install Windows XP without a CD drive

You'll need to assign the CD drive (which should show up as USB devicein BIOS or setup) as first boot device, if capable on your model/Computer. After you press power button, you should see a menu or dialog that shows something like 'press F2' or 'Delete' to enter setup. Once in setup, you should navigate thru until you find boot options or something of that nature. Select 'Boot from CD' or ' USB Device'. You should now insert your XP CD into the drive, close the tray, then choose 'Save'. It should now let you boot from the XP CD. At the first screen, you should select 'R' for repair console. It will then ask you to select an installation, type a '1' and then press the 'Enter' key. Next line will ask you to type an Administrator password. If you have one, type it, then press Enter. If no password, just tap the Enter key. Now, at the prompt, type CHKDSK C: /r as in (C: a space /r). then tap the Enter. It shoild now attempt to repair your Windows 2000 installation. When it finishes, reboot, go back into Setup and change first boot device to hard drive. Select Save and reboot LT. Have fun!

Jan 06, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCG-K25 Notebook

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Hard drive cant boot

If you're running Windows XP, put your Windows XP (or recovery) disc in, load Windows Setup, then press R for Recovery in setup. You'll be asked eventually which installation of Windows you want to use, it's usually 1. It'll ask for an admin password, if you haven't set one, hit enter. Then type "fixmbr" and confirm the action. Restart, then that should sort your problem.

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