How do I install windows Xp With out the setup Freezing at the beggining
Ok i installed xp once before and then i installed a program that crashed my machine so i had to reboot when i rebooted i got back in windows but then my battery died i when i pluged it in i turned it on and the i had an error that said to use the phdisk but i dont have the restore cd so i continued to load windows but windows xp gave me the blue screen error so after that i put my windows xp pro in the notebook and booted up and the setup loaded the drivers but all it said was "setup is starting windows". ive tried home,and pro, but i get the same problem and later i just installed me and lived with it until i couldnt use some programs. then i inserted my xp pro to try again then i installed it on me half way then xp wanted me to reboot to finnish the rest so i did and i got the phdisk error again ignored it and tried to finish but it said "Starting Windows" and froze again
Re: How do I install windows Xp With out the setup...
This could also be the issue. Hope you were able to solve the problem already.
The presario 1275 was made in 1999, and it is more than likely the CMOS
battery. this was the problem on a unit I recently repaired.
the CMOS battery. If you are inclined to do it yourself, you should be
able to find instructions online to disassemble the laptop yourself.
when you do the job, be careful with the metal heat shield plate. It
has many grounding tapes which should be re-secured when re-assembling
You should be able to find a replacement at Radio Shack (CR1220).
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Is there anything on the hard drive you need? If not I could mail you a copy of compaq presario windows XP restore with drivers and apps. Or i could e-mail them to you thru filesanywhere.com or transferbigfiles.com If this would help, let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
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Which version of xp are you trying to install 32 or 64 bit ?
Your ability to install a second operating system on your Windows 7 system hinges on one thing: partitions. If your computer has only one partition, you can't dual-boot your system without erasing all information on your computer. Two hard drives, or two partitions, enables you to dual boot. Check this information first, before proceeding.
Click "Start" and type "disk management" into the search bar. Click on "Create and format hard disk partitions" in the list of programs to open "Disk Management." Look at the list of partitions and available drives. The information here will be different on every computer. "C" is your primary hard drive and active operating system partition, and this drive contains your Windows 7 installation. You can't install Windows XP here without formatting the system. Check for secondary drives and partitions in Disk Management. Your system may have a "D" or "E" drive. Some computer manufacturers create a hidden partition with recovery software: don't remove this partition. If you have a secondary partition called "D" with more than 2GB of free space, you can install Windows XP here. b> Installing XP b> Insert the Windows XP Setup disc into your CD or DVD drive and close any windows that appear. Shut down your computer with the disc in the drive. Turn the computer on and look for a message saying "press any key to book from CD." Press any key on your keyboard when this message appears. Most computers are configured to look to the CD or DVD drive first, before booting to the operating system. If your system doesn't recognize the disc, you will have to enter your BIOS and change the boot order. Look to your manual for information on changing the boot order. Press "Enter" on the "Welcome to Setup" screen to load the Windows XP setup program. Read the license agreement and press "F8" to accept. Windows will detect that an operating system is already installed on your primary partition and present a list of other partitions to install XP. Use the arrow keys to select your secondary partition ("D") and press "Enter" to confirm that you want to install XP here. Then choose what to do with the partition: leave the file system intact or format the partition using FAT32 or NTFS. Windows XP supports both file systems, but requires NTFS on partitions larger than 32GB. You don't need to format the drive to install XP. Follow the prompts on screen to enter your personal information, serial number, and date and time. The setup program copies files to your PC and reboots -- don't press a key to boot to the CD. When you have to operating systems installed, a DOS screen appears asking you to choose an OS; press the down arrow key to highlight Windows XP and press enter to complete the setup. You will have to choose this every time to boot into XP, otherwise your computer will boot to Windows 7 by default. Hope this helps.
Windows XP is a fairly stable and secure operating system, but errors and other problems will occur from time to time. Unfortunately, some of these errors can damage or corrupt important system files and can lead to Windows XP not booting up correctly. You can repair your Windows XP installation using a process known as a "repair install," overwriting the damaged system files with new versions from your Windows XP installation disc. The repair install process takes approximately one hour, though a large portion of this time will not require any input from you.
1,Start your computer and place the Windows XP installation disc in the drive. If the computer is crashing upon attempting to boot, allow it to restart; otherwise, reboot the computer manually. 2.Press a key to boot from the Windows XP CD if prompted to do so when the computer attempts to boot again. If you are not prompted to boot from the CD, restart the computer again and press the indicated key on the initial BIOS screen to access the "Boot Order" or "Boot Sequence" menu. Select the CD or DVD drive containing the Windows XP installation CD, then press a key when prompted to boot from the disc. 3.Press the "Enter" key on the initial Windows XP welcome screen and press "Enter" again to begin setting up Windows XP. Do not press the key indicated to launch the "Recovery Console," as the Windows XP recovery console is not used to repair corrupted XP installations. 4.Accept the user agreement and wait while the setup program scans your hard drive. 5.Press the "R" key when the Windows XP setup program lists the installed version of XP that it detected to begin the repair installation. If you have more than one version of Windows XP installed, make sure that the proper version is listed before pressing "R." 6.Wait while the Windows XP setup program copies files to your hard drive and begins the installation process. The installation will take 45 minutes or longer, depending on the speed of your computer, during which time all of the Windows XP system files will be overwritten. 7.Confirm your user information as well as the date and time settings on your computer, and enter your Windows XP product key when prompted. Allow the operating system to connect to the Microsoft authentication servers to activate itself. 8.Reinstall any hardware drivers and XP Service Packs that you had previously installed, as your copy of Windows XP will have reverted to the basic installation you had when it was first installed.
Not sure what you have done so far. You need to divide your hard drive into two sections. Install XP first on to one section. Then use a program to manage your computer start up, the one I use is called Easy BCD this is a free program and works great. Once you cut your hard drive and install XP make a copy of your start up partition. Install the Easy BCD program and make a back up again. Then Install Win 7. Then on the Win7 side install the Easy BDC program and set up the menu choices. I run a 3 way boot with XP and Ubuntu. Hope this helps Fix Ya up.
MAny programs that "require" windows XP to install, can be told by windows7 that they are being installed in XP by installing them in a XP compatibility mode.
Open up Computer, and choose the C drive If it prompts you with a security warning, tell it to open it anyways. Create a new folder on the C drive (if you were trying to install Corel Draw for example, make a folder called Corel CD) Open computer again and right click the CD drive, and select open. Re-size/move this window so that you can still see the C:\corelCD folder (for example) single click any file or folder in the CD's main folder, and press CTRL-A then CTRL-C Click anywhere in the new folder you created (ie, c:\corelCD) and press CTRL-V once all the files are copied, single click the SETUP or INSTALL icon (Ususally Setup.exe) right click and choose properties Click the Compatibility tab at the top, and choose compatibility for XP Service Pack 3 also choose run as administrator. Click OK Now double click the setup.exe and it should install under windows7 without issues
Before HP had win7 drivers for many of our printers, that was the unofficial fix to install the print driver from the CD to win7. Later downloads were offered off the website that didn't have this issue - but when a lot of those failed, it was back to "here's how to install the original XP driver" as a solution! Good Luck!
So do mine , I have narrowed it down to have something with the
GPU to wrong drivers beeing installed or setup for the AGP.
Its possible for example to Run Linux standalone , but not possible to install any OS whatsoever.
In order to switch from Vista to XP, you will need to basically erase Vista and install XP.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say you have XP rollback discs but, you will need an actual Windows XP installation disc and product key.
First make sure the BIOS in your pc is configured so that the first boot device is your cd /dvd drive.
Insert the XP cd in the cd /dvd drive and reboot the pc. Your pc should then boot from the cd and enter the text based portion of the XP setup program.
Press the F8 key to accept the licensing agreement and then wait for the setup program to load the files it will need to continue the installation of XP.
Once the necessary files are loaded the setup program will check for an existing installation of Windows and will identify the partition where Vista is installed and ask where you want to install XP.
This is where you want to pay close attention to the information provided on the screen. What you want to do is to delete the partition where Vista is installed and then create a new partition. This will remove Vista from your pc.
After the new partition has been created, you can then install XP onto it. The setup program will copy the files needed for XP to operate and will reboot your pc so it can enter the graphical portion of the setup program.
The graphical portion of the setup program is where you'll enter the product key and then the installation will continue installing the necessary files until it get finished.
Once completed, Vista will be gone and XP will be your operating system.
uninstall it or if you cant start your computer reload windows from disc. media creator may be too "big" for your system. pentium 4 min.required,i should think no easy way out if its crashing your computer
Windows easily uses up to 756MB of RAM to run the O/S alone but can run at a minimum of 512MB.
I have personally seen it run on as low as a 900Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM and on a 10 gig hard drive.
If you decide to install windows XP on the specs you describe above please note the following.
1. System will be very slow and have lengthy start up times.
2. Applications may crash or take a long time to open.
3. With all the updates for WinXP you will easily use 8 gigs for installing XP and its updates. Not to mention whatever software you will use/install.
4. On a system with those low specs, you probably have a low end video card whcih may result in: A. chooppy windows, screen freezing, system crashes and lock ups, low video graphics all around.
I would probably go with windows 2000 instead. If your bent on having XP, at least upgrade the RAM to as much as possible. Then install windows and only install the programs you really need, remove any other junk.
Trojans can be tough to get rid of, the best solution is to reinstall Windows xp, then try installing norton again. Reinstalling windows will rid your computer of whatever program or cookie that contains the trojan. Then norton should take over and keep these forms of malware at bay.