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Problems with windows xp fresh install

My hard disk crashed, so i bought new one yesterday at best buy and am attempting to reinstall windows xp. Once I get the system up i want to get the virus protection on and the windows updated before i go any futher. But each time the system reboots it wants to adjust display settings, setup network, ask who the users are, etc. Its like it keeps repeating the last steps of the install over and over again.

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Think you may have crashed your display adapter too? That would explain it always asking you to reinstall the drivers. Is this the case?

    Was your hard drive damaged by a voltage spike or G force insult? If not it may be able to be recovered by a qualified technician. Its usually worth the money to not have to start over from scratch and also loose all your data.

  • Jason May 11, 2010

    Do you actually complete the installation and get the Welcome tutorial?

    I'd try doing a clean install one more time.

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Let the os install and accept all defaults. U can set the perfers up later. it will install as one user "admin". It will detect any networks U have after the system is all done. U can go online and activate the xp then get off line and install U'r antivirus. Like said above, only boot from the cd once.

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Install the OS with having latest service pack
Install the antivirus with having the latest updates u have
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While installing xp copy first time it asks "to boot the cd press any message".but wen it asks second time after installing to boot the cd please don't press any key.




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Posted on May 10, 2008

I assume that you had Windows XP installed previously prior to the hard drive crash?

You need to complete the installation - have you gotten to the Welcome screen at any point? It sounds like you've not completed the installation and that is why it keeps asking you to set up the network, etc.

You will not be able to install virus protection, Windows Updates or anything else until the installation is completed. Once you have your internet access up and running, you will need to activate the software.

Is the version of Windows that you are re-installing an OEM version (did it come pre-installed on the original hard drive?)

Posted on May 09, 2008

Fresh XP install,, do BIOS Reset (Pull the BIOS battery of from the mainboard and then set it back again).

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I request to format you hard drive and install a fress windows version orginal not edited version and deep freez it. It proects you from malwares and sypares.

If not solved !please why?

Posted on May 09, 2008

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