I recently done a complete wipe of my hard drive.i then loaded a new copy of the full version of win. xp.for some reason windows put my plug and play hp mx70 monitor into default.i can't set my screen resolution or color bits.so everything is very large on my screen.do you have any idea how to get my pc to recognize the plug and play monitor and get it out of default????
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you would need to insert to XP disc in the cd drive and reboot the pc. As the pc reboot whatch for "Press any key to boot from disk". This will make the pc bypass the hard drive and load the boot file from the XP disk. Once you have answered the inital start questions, it will give the option to format the hard drive or create an extended drive. If Win 7 is not needed any more, I strongly suggest doing the format and have a fresh, new install of XP, Genuine copy.
Are you using a full version retail or OEM copy of WIN XP to install? Or is it a recovery copy from another PC or laptop? You will need to use a full version disc to perform the retrofit. You will also need to download the WIN XP Drivers for your laptop from the Dell Site. You CANNOT "upgrade" install WIN XP over VISTA and keep your drivers, settings, files. Performing a WIN XP install will require a total wipe of your hard drive. Therefore you will have to save off all your personal files before you do this. Microsoft doesn't provide assistance for downgrade-type installations, so you must basically wipe your hard drive and then reload the OS.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
NTLDR is short for NT loader – a program loaded from
the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT
startup menu and helps Microsoft Windows NT load. So when it goes
missing for some reason, your windows cannot load. Cause:
1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6. New hard disk drive being added.
7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. if there is attached drive ,remove the drive first before restarting the system if not then if you had access to another computer, copy the NTLDR and
NTDETECT.COM which is available from the recovery CD which comes with
computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, its available on microsoft site or is available from another computer using
the same Operating System (Windows XP ). The location may be
use a bootable disc to restart the computer
(the Win XP bootable CD or Win 98 bootable CD worked).
After entering MS DOS mode, copy these 2 files to the C drive in
the proper location. After restart, then pressing F10 on start up (used
for system recovery ), then start the repair of Windows via system recovery This will reinstalled all Windows drivers
and system files, while preserving all data on your computer.
The disk itself may be corrupt , go to microsoft and download xp home or pro , whatever your using and burn to a disk .If you don't have access to another computer , go to a repair shop and you can usually buy a burn't copy of xp for 5 to 10 dollars . RE-install as usual. please note !!! you must know what service pack is needed for the install . SP1 - SP2 ....OR to be on the safe side just get XP SP1. good luck!
please edit through a dos bootable cd of windows 98. and it should have edit function on the cd. you can edit the boot.ini drive and modify the settings to boot from win xp32 bit by default, it must be second on the list. if you cant succeed back up your important data from the drive and format the drive back up can be done by imaging softwares.
which is the version of xp u have.. i think xp sp2 has the xp drivers or you can manually load the drivers when trying to install xp pressing a f6 key.. for which you must have the floppy disk with the sata drivers from the hard disk manufacturer..
I think the first problem was that you did not load the drivers for the on-board video. And the problems you are having now may also be due to not loading drivers - in this case the chipset drivers for the motherboard. If you go to the vendors web site for the machine or motherboard, they should have all the drivers you need to get your machine running properly. If you give us some info on the brand of machine or mobo, we can then tell you where to get them.
If you replace or upgrade your os the nothing to worry to remove privious version do one thing:-right click on your my computer icon - properties- click on advance tab- go on startup and recovery-setting-select default operating system-edit-delete the old operating path file and save it.