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Sep 7, 2005

I'm having this problem with windows xp pro fresh install onto sata HD. Pressed F6 and installed sata drivers for the mobo etc. Now i hasten to add that i have tried this 3 times now, set up runs smoothly windows installs however when i have finished windows will only boot up with the CD in the CDROM. Been into Bios and changed boot sequence but still if no CD it just gets to boot from cd in the boot up screen and> stops, put the disk in and windows boots straight up and away we go.


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Sep 17, 2008

m trying to format my old bros pc but when i just boot off the disk is just resumes the current installation of windows. We do not want the version as its old and we want to install sp3 which we bought yesterday. Also becuae we lost the cd key for the sp1 one and we cant find it anywhere and continue to get to windows then restart like a normal edition.

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Sep 17, 2007

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Dec 24, 2009

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Dec 27, 2008

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Aug 27, 2005

I need to install Windows XP on a laptop (Dell Latitude CPx H500GT) but I don't have the CD modular drive for it.How do I install XP with no built-in CD-ROM drive? The only other options I have is a ethernet PC card, one USB port and I do have a USB enclosure (for use with 3.5 hard drives or 5.25 cd/dvd drives)

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Jun 7, 2008

I recently upgraded my laptop from XP Home to XP Pro. But, I absent-mindedly started to install by booting from the CD like I was doing a fresh install/reformat rather than doing it from inside the OS to do an upgrade. I caught myself, however and restarted without the CD and upgraded Windows from inside Windows. It worked, but now when I boot my computer, it gives me two options to choose from: "Windows XP Home Edition" or "Windows XP Professional Setup." When I pick the Home option, the computer boots up fine and goes to Windows.

However, when I go to Start>Control Panel>System, it shows that I have XP Pro even though I chose the XP Home option at boot. If I choose the XP Pro Setup option, it asks for the SP2 CD, even though the OS is bundled with SP2 on the same CD. I hit Enter, and it keeps asking for the SP2 CD even though the CD is in there. I tried to go to the Disk Management screen and delete the XP Pro Setup partition (which was only 1Gb), but that didn't work. So, I figured that boot.ini was still confused as to what to boot to.

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Oct 9, 2006

So I just rebuilt my PC, installed XP Home edition and installed the SP2 upgrade. I also installed some basic programs such as Norton Anti-Virus, Spybot, Ad-Aware, and Windows Defender. Since this is a fresh copy, you would think no problems right? Well, for some reason, this operating system just freezes everytime I'm trying to either install updates and other programs. It even freezes sometimes after its booted into the OS! There's no spyware or viruses, so I'm thinking it has to do with the SP2 install. I'm also dual booting with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, which is running fine with no problems. I'm thinking about uninstalling SP2 if this solves the problem.

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Dec 31, 2006

My computer got a harsh virus on it that is giving me problems so i'm left with no choice but to reformat it.

but here is my problem..

when i get to the partition part of the installation, it shows that i have 2 drives.

C: my main drive that has 70GB

D: Recovery drive that has 10 GB...

so, how should i approach this.

I just want 1 copy of windows XP running on my computer.

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Sep 20, 2005

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May 30, 2006

I just install a fresh copy of XP Pro, but XP Home is still showing up as an option. What gives?

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Oct 12, 2006

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Dec 30, 2004

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Jan 9, 2009

I had to format the hard drive and reload XP SP2.Seems to be working fine.But, my USB ports don't work. Do I have a driver problem, and if so, what is the fix.

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Jul 26, 2009

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Aug 27, 2008

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Mar 20, 2006

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Aug 21, 2009

I have a HP laptop that once ran on Vista. This summer before I left for college,I decided that it was finally time to downgrade to XP,seeing as I had backed up everything, and classes would be starting in a week.So I did the usual thing. Insert CD, restart computer,"A problem has been detected, and Windows has shut down...."Blue Screen of Death. The Stop Message: 0x0000007B (0xF78D254, 0x00000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

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May 16, 2006

My hard drive recently crashed and I reinstalled windows xp, the copy i brought with the product key turns out to me fake or blacklisted by Microsoft, the problem is i scanned the disc used for installation and it contain more than a few adware programs and viruses. My PC is operating noticeably slower than before the crash, I scanned my RAM with MemTest. There is also a couple adware programs that comes up in processes, only bitdefender blocks it from popping up when using the internet. Also my Primary IDE channel is using PIO Mode instead of DMA, ive heard this can be because of viruses, should I reinstall windows?Could this mean the windows has been modified and what should i do?

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Sep 6, 2006

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I got everything where I wanted it, life is good. Then I'm booting into Win XP and I have two identically named Win XP OS's in the bootup screen. So as not to confuse my wife, I went into the Startup and Recovery options menu (Again this is in XP) and deleted, what I thought, was the XP I used as an upgrade to Vista. Turns out I got the wrong one. Now I can't boot to XP, but Vista is working fine. Basically, when I choose "Earlier Versions of Windows" I get HD activity for a moment, but then everything seems to halt. No responce from the keyboard, so I have to do a Hard Re-Boot.

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Jul 27, 2005

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Aug 22, 2006

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May 29, 2006

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Jul 20, 2008

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May 15, 2010

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Apr 2, 2005

As soon as it starts to run windows setup a blue screen appears and says:A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.The problem seems to be caused by the following file setupdd.sys Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area This is the first time you have seen this stop error screen, restart you computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps. Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.

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Aug 9, 2005

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Feb 8, 2006

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Feb 19, 2005

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Jul 26, 2009

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Oct 4, 2004

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Jul 15, 2005

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Jan 21, 2007

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Sep 1, 2005

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Apr 28, 2008

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Oct 30, 2009

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Apr 6, 2007

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Oct 20, 2007

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Jan 5, 2007

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