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Can not install xp

I was trying to install windows xp on sony vaio desk top. orginally it is installed with windows me. i have tried numerous times without any success. i have updated the bios, ran the scan disk and defragment many times. nothing worked. need help please. thank you

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  • Syede Mar 28, 2008

    pcv-rx450. I bought new windows xp home edition.and tried that. did not work. i have more than 13 gb space on c drive. i am suspecting that my hard drive may be bad. i dont seem to find any problems. I tried also orginal copy of Ubuntu and that did not install either. thank for your assitance.

  • Syede Mar 28, 2008

    thank you reggieguia

  • Syede Mar 31, 2008

    thank you for the tips. I tried fdisk /mbr on the command prompt. but is not giving me any info. it goes back to next line without any info. I really appreciate all your helps. thank you again.

  • Syede Apr 02, 2008

    thank you reggieguia, i would try that for sure.thank you again.


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What model is your sony vaio? some brands of sony computer can't install windows xp OS. have you try using another windows XP installer? maybe theres a problem with your installer.

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    Reginald Villodres Mar 31, 2008

    have you try checking your hard drive? if you can go to the dos prompt of the computer or the command prompt. you can check the status of your hard drive by typing these: fdisk /mbr

    if there is no error, your hard drive is ok. and if not you need to replace your harddrive.. thank you Syede

  • Reginald Villodres
    Reginald Villodres Apr 02, 2008

    oh! it means that your harddrive is not bad at all.. you know what, i have the same problem that you been encounter.. i suggest to you that try to install a lower version of windows then after you install the lower version of windows just upgrade your operating system to windows xp.. if theres any problem try to contact me.. thanks syede


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