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My computer hanging in searching previous versions Microsoft windows

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not sure what you mean so i 'll have a guess
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
then you should test or replace all leads make sure they are securely seated and are not bad/faulty that are attached to your hard drive the ones from your motherboard
if this fails

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your hard drive from the motherboard or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
if this fail



hope this helps

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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Which version of IE are you using ?
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"searching for previous versions of


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The full guide can be viewed at Microsoft's site to install / uninstall Internet Explorer 9 (eg use IE8):

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9

I've pasted the relevant portion for your convenience:

To uninstall Internet Explorer

The following instructions apply to both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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AppHang81 Error-help!


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Install XP, it hangs up with the message at the bottom ''Searching for previous versions of Microsoft Windows'' please help


Windows installer always formats the disk after checking the previous installation. There are two ways to overcome this problem. One, if windows still boots, then insert the installation disk in the drive and let it Auto Run, and ask you whether you want to upgrade the OS or install new. If you upgrade then the formatting will not take place as windows knows that there is already a window on the disk. But should you want a new installation then it will do all the checking and may hang again. So, upgrade. Two, dl you have a DOS bootup disk. If yes then boot up with DOS boot up disk and format the HDD with it. once it had formatted and windows checks up, let it. It will not hang now. as there in a very clean HDD.

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After signing into Messenger the program either says cannot connect or if it does connect it does for a short period then disconnects, with log in required to reconnect etc. Error Message States App Name:...


=? try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
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mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

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lose MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

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