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Re: still having problems with windows xp installation
If I may add to the other posts...
A couple of things: 1. When you formatted, it is precluded that Windows will have to be reinstalled, were the appropriate drivers likewise reinstalled? This could be verified with the absence of any yellow or red marks in Device Manager. If there are any marking (red/yellow) then that is indicative of the drivers missing or a hardware problem; 2. Most problems could be software in nature, what specifically does the laptop fail to do after your reinstall of Windows? 3. Have you tried using the recovery CDs that came with the laptop? 4. But then again, it is also possible to have hardware issues, any message when the failure occurs? BSODs? restarting again and again?
Hope this be of additional help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Re: still having problems with windows xp installation
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restart your computer witht he XP cd in your drive and maiing sure it boots to cd by either pressing F12 or going into your bios and setting the priority to cd first then hard drive second after you have done this if it still cant see the hard drive then the hard drive has developed a fault and will need replacing if you havent formatted it yet try and see if it boots up to windows 7 if it does then it means the xp cant format the drive. if you have more problems then please use the comment below to describe whats being done.
You cannot uninstall Windows XP from your laptop. But you can install it over again if its Windows XP that you want to install again. Restart your computer and press the F8 key. On the next screen select Repair Computer. Follow the instructions. This option lets you re-install Windows XP to your factory condition,
I think this model is still an IDE type. You set the 32GB limit then jump the settings to read the full capacity of the drive. If you are trying to load XP OS from a blank drive.
First prime the hard drive, you can do low level formatting and use third party software to partition and format the drive. on FAT32 partition you can only use 8GByte to make the drive bootable. Make it primary if I remembered it correctly and active. Or use the NTFS format.
You can use also if it have the manufacturers' hard drive utilities to check the hard drive integrity. I know they have it. It also equip with zero fill to renew chain and links of the drive. Then partition, format, primary and active. Then load your OS.
Check also your CD disc integrity, scratches do make a lot of troubles. And also your cdrom/dvdrom drive.
Your description tells me that you have a bad XP installation, but you do not need a recovery disk, unless you wish to use that bad installation.
Because the installation is bad, I would just delete the partition and start over again.
If you have formatted your hard disk in order to install a new Operating System (I assume Vista), one of the steps of the install detects that an existing installation of Windows does exist (XP in your case), and it asks you whether you wish to use this existing install and overwrite it, to install to a different directory, or to delete the partition and start anew.
I'm confused by your statement about trying to install Outlook after reformatting your hard drive. That cannot be done directly. First you need to install Windows (any version) before you can install either Office or Outlook.
If you're installing Windows from a CD or DVD, allow it to go through the steps until you get to the prompt for you to use the existing installation or not. Here you have the chance to delete the previous XP installation and continue with the new install, whatever that is.
For the psswords i can recomend to reset them from BIOS but to do that you must first know them. The problem with recovery disks is solvable if you boot from an XP disc and format the C: partition in NTFS file sistem and when it starts copying files to install the windows stop the installation ( F3 or press the power button for more than 4 seconds.. don't worry you will not sustain disk damage... done it myself with the same notebook for a dozen times ) After formatting the partition C: try recovery again and it will work.
NOTE: for the formatting of the partition you must set the HDD mode from AHCI to ATA witch permits the XP setup utility to "see" the HDD. If it is set in AHCI mode the setup utility for windows XP will not detect youre HDD
you need to have the windows XP installation disc. your going to want to back up all files onto some other drive (e.g. usb) and then reinstall the files. this will delete everything off of your computer so thats why everything must be backed up. if you dont have the installation disc, let me know and i can get you the files another way
If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost