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Computer won't let me install xp System restore disks (vista) won't work .. Claims iso is missing Xp starts to install collects information needed for installation then restarts only to boot again from the cd and repeat the process

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IT's because bro the platform of your system hardware is only capable for vista and it was built for vista operating system.

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SOURCE: Computer won't let me install XP

If your trying to install XP on a system that previously had VISTA on it...you need at least service pack 2 because of certain drivers

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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Restore Disks for Sony Vaio Notebook Model PCG-491L


Download the SP3 installation ISO. Save it to your Desktop. Download ImgBurn and save it to your Desktop. Double-click the installation executable for ImgBurn and click "Next." Follow the remaining onscreen prompts and click "Finish" to complete installation of ImgBurn. Insert a blank CD-R/DVD-R into your DVD drive. Open ImgBurn by going to "Start," "Programs" and "ImgBurn." Click "File," then "Browse for a source file." Navigate to your Desktop and select the SP3 ISO file. Click "Open." Click the blue "ISO to CD" button located on the bottom left of ImgBurn. The program will begin creating the Windows XP SP3 installation CD. This process may take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to complete depending on the speed at which the CD-R/DVD-R is being burned. Click "OK" once the CD-R/DVD-R has finished burning. You've successfully created a Windows XP SP3 installation CD.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en xp pro sp3 iso http://www.imgburn.com/ Download the iso also download the imageburn or

http://windows-xp-pro-startup-disk.soft32.com/ Bootable disk for XP Professional. The Windows XP start up disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system. Hope this helps.

Dec 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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BOOTMGR is missing


If XP, boot the XP CD, go to recovery console (R at first prompt) Type the command BOOTCFG /REBUILD
Microsoft instuctions are here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184

If Vista boot to the Vista DVD, and run a startup repair per this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Dec 18, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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My daughter (aged 12) has loaded a copy of Vista (which were discs from a computer her grandmother no longer owns and has been scrapped) onto her laptop which had Windows XP installed. She does not have a...


Hi.

If she did not format the hard disk, then the Windows XP startup option will be present in boot option. When computer startup you will get a choice like this:

1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition.
2 Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

In that case you can restore XP, starting on XP and editing the file winboot.ini, that is an hidden system file located on C:/ drive.

See:How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP.

If instead Windows XP does not start, or if you do not get the boot option, that means that Windows XP system file had been deleted.

In that case the only way to get back Windows XP is reinstalling the system from scrap, using a Windows XP install disk, and the number listed on the licence sticker.

Regards.

Oct 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Reboot


To Reboot a computer is to turn it off, wait at least 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

A.If you're thinking of Reboot, as to reinstall the Operating System, you use a Restoration Disk, (sometimes listed as Recovery Disk), insert it in your CD/DVD drive, and restart your computer.
(Just press the CTRL, ALT and Delete keys AT THE SAME TIME.
Not shouting. Windows XP and Windows Vista are examples of an Operating System)

B.If you're trying to install an Operating System, from a CD disk that you bought, I suggest you go into BIOS Setup, and in Boot Order, change the first boot device to CDROM. Insert the CD disk in your CD/DVD drive, and restart the computer.

If you buy a Full Installation CD disk, as listed above, you have to change the Boot Order.
For example:
1.You have Windows XP on your computer now. It has problems, and doesn't work correctly. Instead of getting the Restoration Disk from your computer manufacturer, you decided to just buy a genuine copy of Windows XP, and install it. (This is a Full Installation Disk)

The Windows XP you have installed now, will not let the one you bought install over it, by just putting the disk in the drive. Change the first boot device, in Boot Order to CDROM, and it will. The Windows XP you have now, will 'see' the Windows XP you're trying to install, as just the same version. You have to install a better version of Windows, in order for it to write over what is installed.
Such as Windows Vista.

2.You have Windows Vista on your computer, and are not happy with it. You would like to put Windows XP on instead. Windows XP is considered a lesser version, and Vista won't let it write over it.
Go to BIOS Setup, change the first boot device in Boot Order, to CDROM, and it will.


May 10, 2009 | Compaq Presario R3000 Notebook

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Are certain restore disks interchangeable?


Unfortunately you cant use a vista restore disk for a XP operating system.

You could install vista on it and then use XP compatibility mode for whatever programs you want to run. Simply right click on the program and select the compatability tab..change to XP.

Apr 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I can't get my system recovery disk to work so i can restore my computer to the orginal format


If your recovery CDs have failed you have some options

1. you can call the company who made your computer about a new set of restore discs

2. you can buy an operating system disc such as XP or vista

XP or Vista , Operating System Installation CD will setup the computer nicely , you may need drivers for certan things but not likely.


Malfunctioning restore CDs really **** me off

I just chunk em and load my XP pro disc

( multi machine volume license required if you wanna put it on multible computers )
( same with vista )

but in some cases you may find that XP pro will install on many machines just fine.


Thank you for using FixYa!



Az.

Sep 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Veo Advanced Connect Personal Web Camera


Hi

It seems VEO went out of business or their site has been hacked. (Their site - http://www.veoproducts.com/ is now a weird search engine).

It is hard to come by the drivers now, but a Nero Image and ISO Image is hosted here

Nero Image - http://www.nztechie.com/downloads/ISO/VeoInstallCD.nrg
ISO Image - http://www.nztechie.com/downloads/ISO/VeoInstallCD.iso
NB: About 154MB

The install CD claims compatibility with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. It should be compatible with Windows Vista when compatibility mode is used.

Mike

Mar 27, 2008 | Veo Advanced Connect Webcam

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Veo webcam compatability with windows vista


Hi

The general install procedure for USB devices is to install the drivers/software first then connect the device. The PC should then detect and initialize the device.

I however recommend you check and follow manufacture's guidance/steps.

If you don't have the drivers/softwrae, download the drivers/software from the link below.

Nero Image - http://www.nztechie.com/downloads/ISO/VeoInstallCD.nrg
ISO Image - http://www.nztechie.com/downloads/ISO/VeoInstallCD.iso
NB: About 154MB. You need to extract the CD Image file or burn it to CD using appropriate software.

The install CD claims compatibility with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. It should be compatible with Windows Vista when compatibility mode is used.

Mike

Mar 25, 2008 | Veo Advanced Connect Webcam

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