Following a major crash, HDD wipe and XP re-install I now have a pop up window on start up telling me to insert the Blueyonder (ISP provider) installation disc. I don't need this but cannot permanantly get rid of the message. I can close it down but it reappears on start up every time. I've run the registry cleaner with my Bitdefender Security suite and been all through my start up menu's but nothing works. Any ideas?
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u can do it but if u r seeing blue screen then its some problem in ur hardware like check ur ram
secondly u cn install ur windows xp
1st take out ur hdd from ur laptop
2nd put ur hdd to someanother laptop then insert the windows xp cd
let all the files get copied and all the formating do it
LASTLY when the system restarts THEN take out ur HDD and insert back to ur laptop from where u had took out then start ur laptop let it run all the procedure then windows will configure ur specification of ur laptop then install al ur drivers and enjoy it
if any whre u get stuck inform me let me know where do u got stuck
It sound's like there could be a compatibility problem, maybe corrupt file's, or missing start up file's, have you tried doing a window's update, or doing a disc check on the hard drive, go to my computer right click the drive then go to propertie's, click on tool's then click check now for drive error's. if that do'es not work you may need to reformat back to the original xp os.
Windows easily uses up to 756MB of RAM to run the O/S alone but can run at a minimum of 512MB.
I have personally seen it run on as low as a 900Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM and on a 10 gig hard drive.
If you decide to install windows XP on the specs you describe above please note the following.
1. System will be very slow and have lengthy start up times.
2. Applications may crash or take a long time to open.
3. With all the updates for WinXP you will easily use 8 gigs for installing XP and its updates. Not to mention whatever software you will use/install.
4. On a system with those low specs, you probably have a low end video card whcih may result in: A. chooppy windows, screen freezing, system crashes and lock ups, low video graphics all around.
I would probably go with windows 2000 instead. If your bent on having XP, at least upgrade the RAM to as much as possible. Then install windows and only install the programs you really need, remove any other junk.
It sounds like UBUNTU formated your hard drive where xp does not reconized the drive. When you go into BIOS setting, do you see your hard listed? If so, you should be able to put a clean install of XP to the drive. When you start the install, you must select REFORMAT drive and install XP. If this still fails, you may need to fdisk your drive first using DOS command and reinstall XP. Let us know if you incounter any more problems after doing this. Good Luck.
First put the hdd installation cd into the cd drive and try to boot. This should install the hdd driver as well as start formatting the new hdd. After the drive is formatted take out the hdd cd & insert the Windows installation cd into the drive. Boot. Windows should start installing on your new drive. After Windows is installed check the Dell support site for updated drivers for your system. Install drivers as needed. Any other software you had on your old drive will need to be reinstalled to the new drive. Hope this helps & please rate my answer. Thanks.
you have a registry problem! that could be result of a hardware problem.. there is a good article of things you can try, it's usually suggested for you use the same xp cd that you use to install the os, otherwise is risky business using a different cd... you may want to find a cd that has the same service pack you have before starting... if you can't get that cd, read my suggestiong below
I strongly suggest the following:
first of all if possible, take your hard drive out, using and enclosure or another machine try to back up your data so it things go wrong or it's just taking too much time, you can just wipe out the hard drive and start fresh with a clean install, you may find it this to be the easiest and fastest way... back up your data regardless then start troubleshooting.
to perform a clean install of your XP. follow this steps.
1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer. 2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. 3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup. 4. When you see the End-User License Agreement, press F8. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP. This would be your c:\ drive
note: when formating the drive do not choose the quick format option.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.