Says windows has shut down to protect and that may not have enough hard drive memory. its partitioned and is down to under 7%on c but has 98% on D drive. tried to reboot in safe and last know configuration but it still goes to the same screen. it does give a stop code. HELLLP!!!
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Windows need at least 50 to 60MB just to function this does not include windows swap file. Windows will not go to D drive for this space. You have two options. Buy a larger primary hard disk drive for windows and all your data. Two, delete D drive partition. Personally I would buy a 250GB or 300GB drive and install windows fresh. Once windows is installed and updated I would jumper the old primary drive to function as a slave drive and connect it into the system. By doing this you will not loose any data from the old primary disk drive. You can copy most of you're data to the new drive but will still have to reinstall other programs. Lastly you can reduce the D drive partition. To do this click start and type diskmgmt.msc into the run window. Delete the D drive. Windows will add the freed space to C drive after a reboot.
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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.
this is becuse of the error in the hard disk remove the error hard disk and conect as slave to a working computer make the working harddisk as first boot my clicking boot in bios right click my computer and click manage then click disk management you will see the two drive partition now scan the faulty hard drive or format the drive and install the windows
avg makes a down-loadable boot disk download this and burn to disk select your dvd/cd as your first boot device then and follow on screen prompts. the virus as corrupted the MBR (master boot record ) that may have to be repaired after the virus is removed
Main cause of the problem is a corrupted operating system which can be cause by a virus or a defective hard disk or a defective memory module. First to try is to replace your memory with a certified good one. If the problem persists, Try to reinstall you windows using your CDRom. If there still the problem, replace hard disk.
try this... boot to the original windows vista disc, DO NOT click on install now, there should be an option to repair you computer at the bottom of the screen. click on that, choose language and keyboard. choose startup repair.
if you've already tried that, ran a custom test on the hdd. first run the initial diags, press and hold FN while you turn on the computer, you should get a message diagnostic boot selected, release the FN key, wait for the result. if you don't get an error message continue the test, until it goes to a point if you like to continue the remaining memory test. choose NO, then press any, then choose test system, then choose CUSTOM TEST, select the HARD DRIVE at the bottom of the list, wait for the result for possible faulty hdd. hit me back on the results.
You should try to delete the partition in the Transcend memory stick and creat a new partition. You should copy any files that you need off this memory device before you re-partition it because you will lose all the data that is stored on the device.
Go to the Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Magament.
Scroll down until you see your removeable device the 16Gb memory device, click once on this, It may not show it as Healthy.
Right click in this disk (make sure you do not select the C drive) and click on Delete Partition to remove the partition.
Right click on this unpartition drive and Create a partition.
You may not have to format this partition, it should now show this as a healthy drive.
Exit out of Disk/computer Management and Control Panel.
Your problem could be several things. Your hard drive is either over 90 percent full and the windows swap file is dumping the computer to shut down. the hard drive has a bad spot i it and when the system writes to it, then computer shuts down. Your memory has a bad spot in it and when the file useage of the memory gets high enough and finds the badspot, the computer shuts down due to the error. I would run a memory test program on the memory to ake sure it is not a memory error. Also rin a utility like spinrite on the hard drive and see if it can repair any bad sectors it finde and recovers any lost information on the drive. If your computer is new enough you cn go into the bios setup and look at the system utility for the power and fan system on the motherboard. This will tell you if the power supply is putting out the correct power voltage for the system. Regards, rcampsr
from my experience this might be one of two things...
if it's shutting down while you're installing windows, i'm thinking you might have a problem with the motherboard channel for your CD drive. i saw this happen to a computer at work - we couldn't install windows because it cut off halfway through and blue screened on us.
it might also be a case of a bad hard drive, if you have any testing utility like drive fitness test i'd give that a shot. it sounds like a new one, but they're bad out of the box sometimes.