I am tryin to install fresh OS on my A15, but cannot get through it. It does the install upto the point where it says copying files and then starts giving me errors that cannot cave **.dll and other files one after the other and just gets stuck at this for hours.
I tried formatting the drive and deleting the partitions, but, still no progress.
I got an error once that it cannot partition the drive, so I am thinking that it is the HDD itself. I have ordered another hard drive and will try again. Meantime any suggestions will help....
Yes, a non-copied version, or the original disc, a "certified" os.
It's possible that your HDD is failing, but 9 out of 10, it's the software. Did you check to see if everything was seated properly. Your HDD was full plugged/inserted in? This can cause issues as well.
I will agree, that uncertified OS often come back with refusals to install certain files as those files weren't copied correctly.
It's also possible that your OS disc is old and very scratched, which could cause information transfer issues. I suggest either using, or getting a DiscDr. if at all possible. They really do work, and it might save you from having to purchase another OS.
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It sounds possible that your Windows XP install CD does not contain the necessary hard disk device drivers for the drive used in your Dell Vostro laptop and you would need to load these drivers separately during the XP install when the option is given to use third-party device drivers.
Some laptops may provide options in their BIOS settings to use a compatibility mode of operation for newer SATA hard drives that will make them visible to bootable utilities such as disk imaging software and older OS install CD's.
You need to get into 'setup' (watch the screen as it starts) and delete the hard drive, then reinstall it. Be sure to save and exit. When windows starts to install, it will see an un-formatted drive and offer to format it. Select 'NT' file type and let it proceed. Windows will install as on a fresh drive.
I see ..either teh installation didnt complete the loading of the files..or you didnt format the Hdd proper...try to reformat it in the NTFS normal mode...and change the installation cd ..cause in the proces there might have been a file it couldn't copy ..and skip it ...keep trying cause sometimes it does that ...if the server went fine ..this means that the HDD its ok ..and the problem is the installation disk ...with xp on ...
try starting windows in safe mode and go to an earlier system restore point if that wont work try installing windows again if windows wont respond to this it will be a hard drive issue it will need replacing
turn on pc enter bios setup select default settings save and restart.have os disk in drive wait for screen display any key to start from cd.press any key to load disk.in options select install windows ( not repair) your system will find existing os ,now you can choose repair or install fresh copy.if you choose to install fresh copy delete partition first and create new partition and format.