You might need to install the graphics driver. Right-click my computer and click "Manage". Thick "Device Manager" in the left pane. Does "Display Adapter" appear in the right pane? Does Unknown or Standard Display Adapter" appear anywhere with a exclamation point next to it? That would mean you need to find out which graphics card you have and obtain the correct driver for it.
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Are you aware that Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft after April 2014 and will then be open to hackers worldwide, it is highly recommended to upgrade to Windows 7 on all PCs and devices. Could be Sky are ahead of the game and have already dropped XP.
If you're running Windows XP and Windows crashes or becomes unusable, you may have to run a Windows XP recovery setup disk to make your computer usable again. When purchased, many computers don't come with a Windows XP recovery setup disk, but you can download one for free from Microsoft. The Windows XP recovery setup disk holds the computer software and files that you need to assist you in rebuilding your operating system.
Place a formatted floppy disk in your floppy disk drive. You will need six formatted floppy disks. Visit Microsoft's Download Center and download the version of the setup disk for your version of Windows (see links in Resources). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8 Home Edition http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=8030 Professional Edition set up disks for floppy http://www.download3000.com/download_17676.html XP Recovery CD Maker Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional Edition have their own recovery setup disks and you must use the correct disk for your version of Windows. Click "Download" and then "Save." Find your floppy drive or optical media drive on the menu and click "OK." If Windows isn't functioning at all, you will have to perform these actions from a working PC. Remove the last floppy disk when the Windows XP recovery disk download is complete and place it in the computer on which you need to use it. Shut down your computer and then turn it back on. If your computer prompts you to boot from the disk, press Enter. If it doesn't, you'll have to go into your BIOS to set the computer to boot first from your disk drive. When your computer boots from disk it will automatically start running the Windows XP recovery setup disk from which you can then set up Windows XP. Hope this helps.
Just boot from the xp professional cd and run the recovery console. Download
the operating system from this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en or if you have it, install it using the procedure below:Boot From the Windows XP CD
You must boot from your XP . Please make sure it is
the same version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer
(ex. XP Home cannot repair XP Professional). Place the CD in your CDROM
and start your computer. Newer versions will work as well (ie. Windows
XP Pro SP2 CD will work on an older WinXP Pro SP1 installation)
you will be asked to press any key to boot from CD, so do just that.
Step 3: System repair steps
A blue screen will appear and will begin loading XP setup from the CD.
simply let the CD load without pressing F6.
Once completed, you will be confronted with "Windows Setup". You will be
asked to setup up Windows, or repair Windows with the recovery console.
Choose the FIRST option, NOT recovery console.
Choose F8 to continue.
Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP
installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation
or install a fresh copy of Windows XP.
If no installations are found, then you will not be given the option to
repair. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too
That should be it. Windows XP will appear to be installing
itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and
settings. Just follow the prompts
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If you have the original CD use it,it's genuine windows.
But what you get online is pirated.
Reinstall Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP, try either of the following methods. If the first method does not work, try the second.
Note You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This helps protect you from malicious users.
Method 1: Start the reinstallation from Windows XPTo reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Start your computer.
Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in theInstallation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product keyboxes, and then click Next.
On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.
If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, try method 2.
Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CDNote If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.
To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310064 How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition
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You can also do a clean installation by following the procedure as listed below:To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer. Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
Inset your O/S disc & reboot from CD. Run repair windows & wait for it to complete. Before you do this you could also try quick restore within windows. You can often restore you computer to the last known stable condition.
Try using another cd or bootable media.any other will work coz either data of cd is unreadable or your ram problem if data of cd is corrupt then new cd will certainly work and if ram problem then new cd may work or it may hang at another step or none but i think you will get help
i can tell you what i know... there is no big diference... Xp V3, dark edition, is yust XP with service pack 3 on it... and it yust has alot more themes and visual styles... i dont think that it is more stable or anything, but it yust looks cool :)