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How do install a new OS?

Question: How do install a new OS?

I have not installed OS for long time. I have a Dell 8300 computer with Windows XP Home and I want to change it to Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 server or Windows 2003 server. Since I have not installed anything on that computer since I bought it, I assume that I don't need anything from it. What are the steps I need to follow?

Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: How do install a new OS?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: How do install a new OS?

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OK. This has been going on for over four hours now.
I am an experienced shadetree builder.
When I say I've tried everything... I mean EVERYTHING! (That I know.)
Friends system. Asked me to come by and get it going. Says it always had probs, but nothing indicative sounding to me.
However!
Presario S5030NX
The original H.D. (Barracuda 7200.7 80 Gbytes)
Was a fail at boot.
Replaced with identical "used" one they had.
(Before you ask...
Yes. Cleaned and reset all areas.
Yes. Cleared CMOS (both ways)
Yes. Am using just the H.D. and C.D. Rom
Yes. Jumper settings are correct. (Also tried various IDE M/S/CS options)
Yes. Both are recognized in the BIOS
Yes. BIOS does seem to hold settings during process
Yes. Boot sequence is set to boot from CD, then from H.D. in #2
UNKNOWN. If there might be a setting I missed. But I'll tell you, I literally tried everything
Yes. Have tried all setup defaults
Yes. Boots to XP "Press any key" (OEM XP Home (Mint cond)
Yes. Works all through setup. (Recovery console, partition, format, copy, loading Hive, restart

HERE's the problem. Instead of loading and booting into windows install,it loads back into setup.

No. I did not click to restart early
Yes. Have tried removing the disk It returns with a boot fail insert disk or ....
Yes. Have tried switching boot order mid stream here
Have tried Google (Seems somewhat common, but no similar "solves"}
Yes. Probably I have tried that too!
Just don't want t... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP Install-loops back to install from CD-during setup/install

If you're doing a clean reinstall Windows XP and booting from the disc, the setup/install process will involve 2 restarts.

If you press a key when the
Press any key to boot from CD
command appears during each restart, the setup/install process will start all over again.

Keep your hands off the keyboard during each restart.

Do NOT remove the disc until Windows completely loads after the second restart.

Here is a good pictorial and instructional guide to follow.

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Hi,

I am trying to install the W8 CP using the tutorial provided on W7F. Instead of the install.wim file, install.esd is present. I attempted to use imagex on that file, but it did not work. Is there another way to install it fast?

Answer:Install Fast? Install.wim missing, found Install.ESD instead

Copyright, welcome to the forums

Please use link that i provided in this post to download installer as an .exe file

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html for tutorial

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview for .exe installer

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I cannot install Malware Bytes on my pc

Have downloaded mbam setup and when I double click installer it would not execute

I then opened the installer as administrator and when I double clicked a window appeared with the message

?Select Setup Language to use during the installation? with a never ending spinning blue circle in the window I cannot proced further

Malware Bytes customer support advised me to turn off widows defender I did and still could not install

They then instructed me to use the FARBAR recovery tool and send them the results and they could not detect any problems in the reports

I have always like the malware bytes software but I am at a dead end and cannot solve the install problem.

Any suggestions on what the problem might be or an alternate to malware bytes software?
Thanks for your help
 

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Hello,I have few of A22m's and A21m and a few weeks back I did clean install WIN XP SP2. All is good with the exception of Ethernet card - which is not recognized after the installation. Previously those systems were running XP SP1 and there were no issues with the Ethernet card. I have tried all possible driver downloads from Lenovo/IBM support site including Intel and 3com and still nothing. Supposedly the Ethernet drivers are native to win XP, but for some reason I can't get them to work.I want to donate these units to charity, but I want to make sure all works fine. Thanks in advance,Andrzej

Answer:A22m and A21m will not install/recognize internal Ethernet card after WIN XP clean install

Welcome to the forum! Please post the 7-character model number(s) of your A2x ThinkPads (should be something like 262x-xxx), so we can determine the type of mini-PCI card installed. Also, after downloading the drivers, have you unpacked them from the appropriate directory, should be something like C>Drivers>Win>Ethernet. Good luck and let us know. 

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Hi,
I Just bought 25 Thinkpad T431s Laptops for my company (@ISRAEL)All of them came with windows 7SP1 Installed And Recovery is Windows 8 (not 8.1 even though 8.1 is out for a yr!)
The Install process takes 3 Hours!!! Just for upgrading to windows 8.Then I need to upgrade to 8.1 - the process is about 3 hours more! Because I need to Register And create Microsoft account for each user then to verify the account.After that I need to Log with the account to the PC And then Download the update (3.5GB) And Install it.
IS ANYONE AT LENOVO THINKS THAT ITS ACCEPTABLE?DO I WORK FOR LENOVO? DO I NEED TO SPEND 6 HOURS FOR UPGRADING EACH LAPTOP?
Don't forget that after that I need to uninstall all the bloater from the PC. Like Symantec AV (Because Enterprise company's uses Enterprise Class AV, FW And other software. We uses Kaspersky Enterprise, ESET, And others...)
AND ABOVE ALL.If I want to Install Original Windows 8.1 I can't!Because the OS Recovery DVD is not bootable And contain special recovery files with special extensions. Also, there is no PRODUCT CODE! Just "WINDOWS 8" sticker logo on the back of the notebook.
SO I WANT TO KNOW WHERE AND HOW(!)I CAN GET A WINDOWS 8.1 ORIGINAL ISO IN ORDER TO INSTALL IT ON ALL MY PC's.
I want to know why I can't Install Just the "OPERATING SYSTEM RECOVERY DISK" (A standard clean Install)== When I tried with my own Windows 8.1 Pro VL \ RETAIL ISO to Install it didn't pass activation====================== not even with the extracted key from the ... Read more

Answer:NO Lenovo Windows 8.1 Recovery DVD for CLEAN INSTALL! + unable to Install UEFI MODE

Hi ohad, welcome to the forums,
 
I'm sorry to read about your experience. 
 
I don't work for Lenovo but it would appear to me that something may have gone wrong at the sales / purchasing stage; to my knowledge the T431s is only available with Windows 7 preload, (with Win 8 recovery discs in some cases as you have), or with Windows 8 preload. A Win 8.1 preload doesn't appear to be available for the system, but I stand to be corrected on this.  If you required Windows 8.1, in my opinion the better option of the two, would have been a system with the Win 8 preinstall as this would only require updating to Win 8.1
 
Unfortunately I also can't envisage Lenovo creating a factory image for the T431s because it must be pretty near end of life.
 
You might find the following to be of interest;
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1-Knowledge-Base/Why-can-t-I-boot-from-a-USB-key-on-UEFI...

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A friend, who is new to computers, came by with an old Compaq Presario Notebook (running Vista) to have me take a look at it and maybe install some software. We decided it might be fun to load up with Ubuntu. I have successfully loaded Ubuntu on other machines before.

So we decided to do a full install- getting rid of Vista completely. Unfortunately the system wouldn't let me load it - it simply hangs 90% through the Ubuntu install. I tried it multiple times using different install CDs- and it hung in same place each time. Of course in the process, Vista was wiped off the machine.

Unable to load Ubuntu, I decided to switch gears and install Window XP (I have an old MS Student version that has never been "activated"). It seemed as if the install is going along fine, until it too finally hangs- saying I don't have a hard drive, or the system can't find the hard drive. I was able to run the system diagnostics on the machine and of course it shows there is NO issues with the hard drive whatsoever.

Now my friend really needs his computer running, and i feel terrible that I screwed it up. If anyone out there knows what the heck might be going on, I can avoid digging up money out of my own pocket to bring it in to a shop to diagnose.

Some notes:
- System is Presario c700 notebook - bios version F.07 1.46 1024mb ram
- Vista was running just fine on it yesterday - no apparent issues except the fan runs continuously
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Answer:Failed/aborted Ubuntu install-wiped out system. Now cant install Windows XP!

There might be some left over files left on the hard drive which might be causing the installation issues of either one of the Operating System's.

I would try wiping out the hard drive completely with a 3rd party program. I prefer DBAN, a link is available in my signature.

There are many people here that prefer KillDisk also - whichever one will do the same thing for you.

Format HDD - jcgriff2.com

-Coolfreak

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Downloaded and ran 0zus06ww.exe, which produced a folder structure in C:\Drivers. Inside I found Setup.exe. Upon running that with administrator privilege and clicking Next, I get an alert box containing only a red circle with an "X" inside.The solution was to use the file SetupUSB3_Dell.exe - which contained all the right stuff marked with the Intel brand - nothing was marked with the Dell brand.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:P580 clean install Win 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't install Intel USB 3.0 driver

solved

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I have downloaded the 10536 build, the phone has restarted, Nokia comes up on the screen and then the cogs indicating system update in progress. After about 1 minute, the phone then displays sad face smiley, then resets and comes back to the Nokia logo then loops indefinitely.
I have tried to hard reset the phone by pressing the down volume button after the startup buzz, but that just causes the phone to restart instead of displaying the ! logo to go to the next step.

Answer:10536 install failed - phone stuck in loop and will not install successfully. What should I do?

You'll have to use the software recovery tool
Download windows phone recovery tool on your computer

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After I tried to make a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Windows now does not boot. I have tried to reinstall and repair the HDD but the disc fails to recognize my HDD (Western Digital Scorpio Black 500 GB). My HDD is Basic, has 3 primary partitions and 1 extended (3 logical). Ubuntu 11.10 can boot fine.

Answer:Windows 7 Install Disc fails to see hard disk after Ubuntu install

Did you install Windows 7, then install Ubuntu?

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.
 

Answer:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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My system info is in my profile, installing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail. Attached is all of the report info.

I have no idea what is going on. Whenever I try to install all of the Windows updates it blue screens. Then it will reboot, try to apply the updates, and blue screen again. I've run Linux Server 12.04 on this machine just fine, so I'm fairly certain it's not a hardware issue. Also, this build is brand new (built it a few weeks ago)

Thanks for your time!

Things I've Tried:
- Reinstalling Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
- GPU, CPU, and RAM stress tests (all showed no signs of error)
- Unplugging extraneous HD's
- sfc.exe /scannow (no errors)

EDIT:
The main error code seems to be 0x101
Just got a new one that is 0xFC

SOLUTION EDIT:
I disabled core unlocking and everything is magically working. I suspect I had a faulty core unlocked. Still doesn't explain the stress tests passing, but whatever.

Answer:BSOD on fresh install when install updates, misc error codes

This one DMP was related to the following.

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop,2G Ram,Vista Home Premium,32 bit,SP1 added,I am a novice with computers,forums.

Had a lot of problems(mostly blue screens,) from day one but finally got Vista running fairly well,that is until trying to download SP2 through Update!It crashed computer ,erased restore points and Restart Repair would not work until I got lucky and did full reboot and finally got message errors Files Can't Be Found (0x80070002) and on other occasions (0x8007000D),!Microsoft Help gave the usual list of solutions that I had already tried ,from using Update Readiness Tool ,running SP2 from Disc that they were nice enough to send,to complete Uninstall of 3rd party Software,turning off services etc.!Then they said to run scan now from Command Prompt which failed to fix problem and said some files fixed but others were moved to (Found? )!After running Scan Now again as Administrator it still would not let me view files but somehow I got Notepad to open and it said something about CBS.logs?
So Microsoft finally said they will send Windows Vista Disc with Sp1 at no charge (which "surprise", Dell would not do)so I can do something called an In Place Upgrade Repair Install!Has anybody done this and does anyone have full instructions for doing an In Place Upgrade Repair Install,this is only link I found (Repair Install For Vista is old and not for 32 bit,and gives me pause and a million questions ,is my product key really still good ,will reactivating wor... Read more

Answer:Vista SP2 will not Install(error 0x80070002),In Place Upgrade Repair Install

Hello Steven, and welcome to Vista Forums.

With the problems that you are having, I would recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose and do a clean install instead. This way you will not have to worry about remnants of your previos installation messing with your new installation. After installing Vista with SP1, I would recommend installing the SP2 also. It may be best to only install a few updates at a time, or one a time for the ones that require a restart, to avoid them possible conflicting with each other during the restart.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Got a used HP printer so tried to install Photosmart software from the internet. When used either the downloaded version or directly from HP web site, on execute/run the program shows message "Extracting" then brings up window to install ATI parental controls software. Tried installing the same software on different computer also running Windows XP SP3 and on a machine running Vista and install accomplished correctly. Have tried scanning with Norton both desktop version and Norton Power Eraser run from the internet that is supposed to scan more completely and neither found any malware or rootkit problems. There is an ATI video card on the computer but we have never installed any parental controls software for it and have no children in the house who need parental controls! When the Norton internet scan ran, it identified 4 files associated with the .NET framework as files that it couldn't identify as either good or bad. Could that make the install program work incorrectly? There don't seem to be any other problems with the computer.
 

Answer:HP Photosmart print software install calls ATI parental controls install

Try a CUSTOM install. It should allow you to untick the controls.
 

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Hi
I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue...

I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded from Microsoft & burnt on to a DVD, and instructions from the tutorial on here, which are very good. I downloaded the correct 64-bit version.

I boot from the DVD, enter my region (UK), and choose custom install, and then my hard drive does not show up on the list of where you would like to install. I have all my USB's unplugged (except keyboard/mouse).

I tried deleting my partions using MiniTool Partition Wizard (bootable DVD), so that the entire disk is unallocated. That didn't fix it. I also tried creating a new partition (NTFS) of the entire drive (to get one Primary NTFS partition). That didn't work. I also tried setting that partition as 'active'. The same.

Before formatting etc, I tried a boot from the Windows 7 install DVD, and the hard drive does show up, unlike the Windows 10 DVD.

Do you think it's an issue with the Windows 10 installer?

I downloaded another version of Win10 from the MS Tech Bench page, but same issue.

After formatting etc, during the Windows 10 boot, I tried another suggestion to open up Command Prompt (Shift + F10), and ran 'diskpart' - and no drives are found. I checked the Bios, and it was there.

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Answer:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

from a fresh install of windows 10 i try to install the drver for my IGPU Intel HD 530. each time i do that i get a BSOD with this message:

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys
Or sometimes it's
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDELED igdkmd64.sys

i've tried drivers from motherboard manufacturer CD, website and intel and some autodetect driver software .
i always get the same behavior:

the screen start blinking several time ( black screen) before showing the BSOD then reboot and repeat it self.
even the driver downloaded by windows update have the same impact.
i've managed to install it in safe mode but when i restart in normal mode i get the same behavior.
i've tried 2 different monitors, VGA and HDMI , tried with UEFI on/off => same result.
i've tweaked onece the tdr delay to 8 second, but didnt work.

i really need some help here, i'm desperate!

CPU: Intel I7-6700KMotherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
RAM: HyperX FURY HX421C14FBK2/16 - 16Go Kit (2x 8Go) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 MZ-75E250B/EU 250 GB
with 80 PLUS 550W power supply.
OS: WINDOWS 10 FRENCH HOME X20-25432

Answer:Unable to install Intel HD graphics driver on a fresh install of WIN10

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

Now it could be a power related problem too, or heat, but if you have used good parts and a cool case and have tried multiple versions of the driver then it starts looking like hardware failure is likely.

Who makes your 550W power supply?

Double check all of your connections.
And you could go into the UEFI/BIOS and reset all defaults - don't do any tweaking until this problem is resolved.
Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?

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I just added a new SSD drive and installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Enterprise. I have had a previous driver issue with this system in the past. The amazing people on this site helped me work it out. Now for the life I just can't seem to sort it out again myself this time.

I ran and uploaded the SF_Diagnostic info in zip file format.

Thank you for any help that can be given.

Answer:BSOD playing Guild Wars 2, recent SSD install and fresh install of W7

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD ANALYSE


Code:
1: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`02f1ffc8 fffff800`02d5c83b nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02f1ffd0 fffff800`02d271e4 nt!KipFatalFilter+0x1b
fffff880`02f20010 fffff800`02cff3ac nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x83d
fffff880`02f20050 fffff800`02cfee2d nt!_C_specific_handler+0x8c
fffff880`02f200c0 fffff800`02cfdc05 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`02f200f0 fffff800`02d0eb81 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`02f207d0 fffff800`02cd3842 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`02f20e70 00000000`00000000 nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
Realtek wanted to do a task but it was executed for some reason. Do you have Realtek installed?

Best Regards,
Frederik.

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Hi all, I've recently just purchased the G710 i3 model as a birthday gift for my dad. It originally came with Windows 8 installed but my father prefers Windows 7 so I've installed this on a SSD (replacing the 1TB drive). After updating Windows 7 Professional x64 with updates via ethernet I started to install all the drivers in the following order: note: downloaded x64 drivers (for obvious reasons) chipsetgraphics (intel hd4600 first followed by nvidia gt 720m)NIC LANAudioBluetooth and Wireless (won't work - see below for errors)TouchpadCard ReaderWebcamIntel Management Engine (ME)Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (RST)BatteryCare (replacing the Lenovo Energy Management)I've downloaded all from the Lenovo web site except up to date Chipset, ME and RST from Intel. All drivers except for the Bluetooth and Wireless have installed fine. All Fn keys work except for the "Airplane Mode" (guessing due to the driver not being installed). These are the following errors I get: http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/aniceguy85/forums_keep/x64_error01.png~original after clicking on OK ... I get the following http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/aniceguy85/forums_keep/x64_error02.png~original after clicking on OK ... there is another message displayed in the CMD window directly underneath the 1st one which is exactly the same text. Both windows then immediately close. I tried the 32 bit version of the driver and got exactly th... Read more

Answer:G710 Windows 7 Pro x64 Bluetooth + Wireless driver install errors (can't install)

hi pete_agreatguy,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
The extraction maybe looking at a missing folder.
 
When you downloaded the driver 
 WLAN and Bluetooth Driver (Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm) for 64-bit Windows 
 
When you doubleclick it it should pop up a winodw where you hit next , agree then it shows a page where you can see a box with a browse button. can you share if you are getting that?
like this:

 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 





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Sorry if this has been addressed already (a search didn't yield exactly what I was looking for). I'm planning on doing a clean install of Win10 next weekend after upgrading from 7 x64 Pro. I'm wondering if anybody has a detailed account on what happens after the first load of Win10 after a fresh install; as far as Windows Update automatically actually going out and getting the NVidia driver and installing it then it being installed after a reboot instead of just manually installing the drivers off of the NVidia site. Does it actually do all of the device driver downloads and installs in the first 15 min. as others have described, or will it wait until you go into the settings app and hit the windows update button?

Thanks for any advice...

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HI, I just installed windows 2000 professional onto my computer. Everything works fine except that the resolution is really grainy. On some web sites I cannot even make out what the words are. I found out that when I go into my monitor settings in display properties I am unable to install the drivers for my monitor. Does anybody know a way in which I can get around this.
 

Answer:monitor drivers unable to install on fresh windows 2000 install

Are you really referring to the monitor drivers or the Dispay Adapter drivers?The symptoms you describe sound like the latter issue.

Monitor drivers are no big deal to install, and even if you don't, Windows should use compatible plug and play drivers. Still it's a good idea to install them -- but you get them from the Monitor vendor site. You get the Display Adapter drivers from the Display Adaptor vendor's site.

What Display Adapter model do you have? And are they properly installed?

To install a Monitor driver, you download and unzip the .inf file from the Vendor. Then you select "update driver" and browse to the location of the file you unzipped. Once installed your Monitor should be recognized by model number.
 

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I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted.

Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It sort of went well. Except that every time I try to do something with it (like accessing Visual Basic to put my macros back in), it's telling me - incessantly - that files don't have sufficient permission blah, blah. Well, I'm setting the permissions but it's over and over and feels like every file in "Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/..." needs permission attention.

Is there ANY way to avoid doing this over and over and over and...? And could I have avoided this by setting something different in one of the installs?

Sigh.

Thanks as always for the help.

-G.

Answer:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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I've been extremely frustrated with both the screen flickering and crashing during sleep issues.  I figured before I buy a laptop from another company that I would at least try a reformat. I was expecting devices to not be fully installed after the reformat but Device Manager does not show any issues.  PC is also running fine besides the fact that the trackpad doesn't right click properly and the resolution is off which probably can be addressed by installing the proper drivers.  What else should I install, though?

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro - fresh install of Windows 10 - what should we install from Lenovo's download page?

Download/install Lenovo System Interface Foundation for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)...IdeaPad.... That should install, among other things, Lenovo Vantage (ex-Companion.) Use its System Update function to find drivers/updates, download and install them on your system. You don't have to install everything but if you have "screen flickering and crashing during sleep issues" then I'd make sure to at least get the latest chipset, display, video, power management, etc. drivers.
 
P.S. If you suspect that particular driver(s) may be causing issues, then install them one at a time to identify which one(s) are bad.

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Hi
I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue...

I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded from Microsoft & burnt on to a DVD, and instructions from the tutorial on here, which are very good. I downloaded the correct 64-bit version.

I boot from the DVD, enter my region (UK), and choose custom install, and then my hard drive does not show up on the list of where you would like to install. I have all my USB's unplugged (except keyboard/mouse).

I tried deleting my partions using MiniTool Partition Wizard (bootable DVD), so that the entire disk is unallocated. That didn't fix it. I also tried creating a new partition (NTFS) of the entire drive (to get one Primary NTFS partition). That didn't work. I also tried setting that partition as 'active'. The same.

Before formatting etc, I tried a boot from the Windows 7 install DVD, and the hard drive does show up, unlike the Windows 10 DVD.

Do you think it's an issue with the Windows 10 installer?

I downloaded another version of Win10 from the MS Tech Bench page, but same issue.

After formatting etc, during the Windows 10 boot, I tried another suggestion to open up Command Prompt (Shift + F10), and ran 'diskpart' - and no drives are found. I checked the Bios, and it was there.

So presumably that is the issue. If i ran 'diskpart' with my prior Windows 7 install, diskpart sh... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

Solved Can't install. possible partition error - Windows 10 Forums

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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Hi everyone, I have an x220t (4296-2WU) running Windows 7 on the stock 320gb HDD from Lenovo, bios v 1.33. I?ve just ordered a Crucial m4 128gb mSATA drive. I?d like to going from my current setup of: HDD = boot drive & data drive, with Windows 7 Pro 64 To: mSATA = boot drive, with clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64 from a MSDN .iso (with a legit MSDN key)HDD = wiped, then used as data drive I?d prefer to nuke all the content on my HDD from orbit during this process. I?m planning to do the following ? but I?m a bit unclear on a) whether the MSDN .iso + license key will allow a clean installation onto the bare mSATA drive, and b) whether the process below will allow me to make the SSD the boot drive while re-formatting the previous boot drive, the HDD: -Burn .iso from MSDN to bootable DVD-physically install the SSD-Boot to the installer DVD, format the HDD, install Windows 8 onto the SSD-Boot into clean Win8 install on the SSD, apply Windows updates, apply Lenovo System Updates Thanks for any thoughts or advice!

Answer:x220t: Install mSATA for boot drive & clean install of Windows 8?

I had a simliar desire but slightly diffferent solution. Been running Win8 betas since they were released last Winter on a 64gb mSata in a dual boot config. I wanted to start  fresh when Win8 Pro was officially released but with a larger mSata in my x220t. The weekend prior to release I backed everything up, installed a 256gb mSata and did a clean Windows 8 RP install on the mSata. Once the update was made available I booted from Win8, made the purchase and installed Win 8 Pro on the mSata.. Worked very well. No worries about trying a clean install from an upgrade OS purchase. Quick, clean and very functional. Plus I stll have a dual boot config until I am confident enough to wipe the Win7 OS from my HD. You should still be able to install Win8 RP through January.

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

from a fresh install of windows 10 i try to install the drver for my IGPU Intel HD 530. each time i do that i get a BSOD with this message:

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys
Or sometimes it's
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDELED igdkmd64.sys

i've tried drivers from motherboard manufacturer CD, website and intel and some autodetect driver software .
i always get the same behavior:

the screen start blinking several time ( black screen) before showing the BSOD then reboot and repeat it self.
even the driver downloaded by windows update have the same impact.
i've managed to install it in safe mode but when i restart in normal mode i get the same behavior.
i've tried 2 different monitors, VGA and HDMI , tried with UEFI on/off => same result.
i've tweaked onece the tdr delay to 8 second, but didnt work.

i really need some help here, i'm desperate!

CPU: Intel I7-6700KMotherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
RAM: HyperX FURY HX421C14FBK2/16 - 16Go Kit (2x 8Go) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 MZ-75E250B/EU 250 GB
with 80 PLUS 550W power supply.
OS: WINDOWS 10 FRENCH HOME X20-25432

Answer:Unable to install Intel HD graphics driver on a fresh install of WIN10

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

Now it could be a power related problem too, or heat, but if you have used good parts and a cool case and have tried multiple versions of the driver then it starts looking like hardware failure is likely.

Who makes your 550W power supply?

Double check all of your connections.
And you could go into the UEFI/BIOS and reset all defaults - don't do any tweaking until this problem is resolved.
Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?

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I have a T60p with Vista Ultimate.  It has a 100 GB HD with about 6 GB available. (Thanks Vista!)  It has a 2.0 GHZ Intel Duo Core and 2 GB Ram. I am trying to reinstall the OEM Vista without doing a complete Factory reinstall.  How do you do that? Thanks,Vince





VinceT60p, Model 8743CTO, CPU T7200 Core II Duo, RAM 2 GB, Mobility ATI

Answer:Clean Vista Ultimate install without complete factory install on T60p

Hello, please look here a Vista clean install guide on NBR . Kind regardsAndreas

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Hi Geeks.

I have a Win 2K Pro desktop and I'm considering upgrading it to XP.

I understand that I can't "upgrade" it to XP Home, I would have to choose between upgrading to XP Pro OR do a full install with XP Home. If I do choose to do it, I've already decided to go with the full install of XP Home... that is not the question.

That said, here's the questions:

1) It's a Compaq desktop that I bought used. It did not have a recovery partition or recovery disks when I bought it so I had to order the "Compaq Restore Plus Recovery Solution" restore disks.
I've formatted / restored to factory conditions a few times already with no problems at all.
I need to know if anyone foresees any difficulty in doing this using my new XP SP2 disk as the second restore disk instead of the second Compaq restore disk?

2) What would be the preferred way to do this?

3) Although this rig runs great, I know it won't last forever. When it dies, will I be able to "retire" it and use my XP SP2 Home full install disk to install it on another computer... a future "downgrade" from Vista perhaps?

As always, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Windows XP Home Full Install Version... Install / License questions

When it dies, will I be able to "retire" it and use my XP SP2 Home full install disk to install it on another computer... a future "downgrade" from Vista perhaps?Click to expand...

Full retail is perfectly transferable so no issue there at all. Downgrading from Vista is more problematic due to availability of proper XP drivers, you may luck out and you may not. It's a roll of the dice. If you're not going to build your own then I wouldn't waste my money on an 8 year old machine getting XP.
 

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My system setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported EXTREME Video Card
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) {TWO OF THESE}
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 18X DVD?R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M
I put up the whole entire name of the parts from Newegg just to make sure I did not foget anything like model # incase you guys need it. Anyways on to the problem. Everything goes good all the way up to the Completing Installation part. It will hang there forever. I've tried a few times, sometimes it would just hang there forever until I reboot it and it gives me the usual error you all are used to hearing about about not being installed properly, or it will randomly restart on its own and give the same error. I have searched and searched and searched but I can't seem to find anything that helps. I've tried messing with the BIOS like instructed from some other help sites but I do not have much experience in the BIOS so maybe I'm missing a setting I need to change? If someone that knows about this motherboard can tell me the steps on what I should change and how to get there I would greatly appreciate it and try it out. My computer has no floppy drive just so you guys know. Also I'm not sure what version of BIO... Read more

Answer:Vista Home Premium Install Hangs At Completing. (clean Install)

First of all, Did you install the sata drivers?

In the Bios set every thing to default.

Vista asks for a few questions then does the rest its self. give it tops about 2 hours usually takes like 30 min or less.

You say you got an error message? Please post the entire message

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Hi

My laptop has two particitions, C and D. C seems to have quite some bad sectors. Ran chkdsk yesterday for whole day and it marked out some bad sectors.

Now when I do fresh install to drive C, installation cannot complete. Once copying from DVD is over, I can pass the "starting windows" screen but then it loads the blue desktop and an error pop up saying windows was not installed successfully and try to restart. But this just keeps going in circles and never finishes.

I also tried to install OS on D, without formatting D, but ended up with the same situation.

What I am trying now is to back up everything on D and redo the disk partitioning and try again.

But because 1) i do not have an OS now and 2) i cannot install windows on C, the only option I have for backing up is using the command line window during the installation to copy files from D to an external usb disk.

I am using "xcopy /S" and that is extremely slow, driver D has 180G of data...

All the other threads about using robocopy etc tools does not apply here because i do not even have an OS.

So my question is if there is any way I can do the copying/backup faster?

Thanks

Answer:Win7 install - fast copy/backup during install (harddisk failure)

Get Macrium reflect free on the pc your typing this from and have it make a usb recovery disk when it asks you too then boot to it on the laptop with your external drive also plugged in and then have it make an image of the d partition to your external. You can then erase both partitions in the windows installer and make a fresh one. When it is done you can install Reflect on the laptop and then you can mount that image with it for file transfer back. But if your install is failing it might be your disk is just to far gone at this point in which case you should image your data so you have it anyways.

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Trying to get as much input as I can before I do this.Installing a Crucial M4 128gig in the main HDD bay, and OS on it.So what have people here done and had results with ?I have the option of doing a clean/fresh install with a Win 7 disc orinstalling with the Lenovo Recovery discs I created.I have read many places many things. Concerns about recovery discs notaligning the SSD right. Or problems due to the Airbag proggy. Etc.Btw, I am NOT concerned with spending the time to install the drivers etc.with option A if it will work right.This SSD tech is so 'new' and evolving, I am tempted to stick with WD 7200rpm, butc'mon, I need the speed and performance. So help a brother out.....Thanks





----------------------------W520 | Core i7 2620M | 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) | NVIDIA Quadro 1000M | 8 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz | Crucial M4 128GB SATA III Mainbay + 750 GB 7200rpm in Ultrabay | Ultimate-N 6300 | 9 cell | Win 7 Pro 64









Solved!

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Answer:W520 New SSD Install - Fresh Install of Win 7 from Disc vs. Lenovo Recovery Discs

Good question. I like to know this as well....





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Hello Everyone,

I did a clean install and on first use of Windows update the updates for some reason we're downloading and installing at a slow pace which I didn't recall in the past. Not sure if I'm having an issue on my end or not if it is on the side of Microsoft. Any fixes or solutions you might recommend I would appreciate it. Here is some nfo below.

Answer:After clean install, windows update slow to download install updates

I always keep the current cumulative update off line installer on hand and install it before going online. Also remember it is not just Windows updates you are also getting STORE updates in the background.

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I have a Latitude E6420 running Windows 7. I installed a larger hard drive today and put the original (working) drive in an external USB enclosure. I wanted a clean install of Windows 7 on the new drive so rather than use a drive migration utility I used the Dell Operating System Reinstallation DVD. When it was done I discovered that it didn't install any drivers. The network drivers aren't installed, so I can't download the drivers from the internet, and I don't have the Dell Driver Reinstallation CD.
1) Is there a way to use the Recovery Partition on the old drive (now in the external enclosure) to do a factory fresh install on the new drive?
or (maybe even better)
2) Is there somewhere I can download an .iso file for the second E6420 recovery disk (containing Drivers/Factory-installed Apps?)
or (least desirable)
3) What drivers would I need to download (on another computer) and manually transfer/install to the E6420 via an external USB drive so I can connect over Wifi to download the rest of the drivers directly onto the E6420?
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Latitude E6420 easiest driver install method after fresh Win 7 install on new hard drive?

Dear jedijunk, Recovery option works only when old hdd it is in laptop. You do not have readily available .iso file with factory installed drivers. Drivers for Latitude E6420 available in dell support site, download them in another computer, then copy to new hdd, then perform installation.
But the easiest & simple method is to fix the old hdd in laptop, use Hiren Boot CD or any other Disk Image Utility, copy the C:\ drive (of old hdd) disk image in another partition of old hdd, then remove old hdd & fix new hdd in laptop, use restore the disk image to new hdd. Hope this info helps you.  

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Installing some drivers went OK after clean install. I was not aware of any special settings or any need to install certain drivers in order. So perhaps I didn't do something right. I noticed that there was no WiFi service. I downloaded and ran the file 0zwl03ww.exe, which is listed as the 32/64 Intel WiFi driver for Win 7. I got a message indicating that something might have gone wrong with the install. So I chose to re-run it. I was asked if I wanted to overwrite some existing file. I said "Yes To All". The result was a message saying "Access Denied". Afterward, there was still no WiFi service and no WiFi driver shown in Device Manager. I restarted the PC, hoping this would help. Still no WiFi and nothing shown in Device Manager. I looked at the C:\Drivers folder containing the driver files and subdirs. I removed these and tried removing the folder. I was not allowed to do so. I checked the security setting on the folder and was shown a red X with a message saying the security settings are not available. When I try re-installing the driver, I get the same results reported (files to be overwritten), but no files are shown in Windows Explorer in that folder. I tried restoring the original folder from Recycle Bin. The restore happened but now the files are gone. There is another driver supplied for Liteon & CyberTan; this does not seem to be the correct driver. So the PC works, LAN works, wired internet OK - but I'm stuck with no WiFi. Ca... Read more

Answer:P580 clean install Win 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't install Intel WiFi driver correctly

I found and ran a setup.exe for Win7 inside the extracted folder. I went through the install routine choosing Typical and was told "Intel ProSet Wireless/WiFi software setup wizard ended prematurely" with no further explanation given.

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Hello there, I need urgent assistance with trying to enable the internal camera on my T440p this is a work model on windows 7. I have installed the drivers from the website as recommended however i keep getting the error Integrated camera Setup: Can not find the device, Abort install. Are there any other drivers for this please help ASAP this is driving me insane. Please note I dont have the utility tools mentioned in other threads i think thats for windows 8 users mines is just a windows 7.

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Hi everyone

I've built a brand new PC and decided that I would like to install windows 7 64 bit on my SSD, I got a disk+key from my university before christmas so that'd i'd be ready once i'd built it.

I built the PC yesterday and realised that I'd left my external DVD drive at my university accommodation, I'm at my parents house for christmas break so that's a few weeks left. I can't really wait that long so I used my parents laptop (which I'm posting from now) to turn the disk into an .iso and use the microsoft USB utility to make a USB stick that i could install from.

However when I tried the install gets to 'installing features' and gives 'windows cannot install required files' error code 0x80070570 I looked the code up on google which sent me to a lot of threads here, so far I've tried:

Taking all but 1 stick of ram out and the graphics card.
Reseting the bios to default
Installing again without rebooting after error.
using cmd to select the right partition

Nothing has worked, please help me I'm losing my mind

Answer:'Windows cannot install required files' on Flash disk install to SSD

Hi,

Just to clarify, are you having trouble getting the ISO onto the USB drive? Im not sure whether that is your issue, or the installation from the USB. What size is the USB drive?

Can you have a look at this tutorial?

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Regards,
Golden

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I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. I discovered this when I tried plugging in a couple different USB flash drives & it would just stop at the found new hardware wizard. Running the wizard w/ "install the software automatically" & also enabling "also search windows updates" returns unable to find device driver. The USB flash drive was the only bang in device manager. I uninstalled the usb controllers, rebooted and amazingly the controllers wouldn't auto reinstall. Suspecting the behavior extended to more then just USBs/the chipset I uninstalled some unneeded devices (56k modem & 1394) & they also wouldn't auto reinstall. I went to the sony website & strangely Sony doesn't list the chipset available for download w/ the other drivers I downloaded the chipset direct from intel & installed it but that didn't work either. I've tried many other things to no avail. Malware scans (spybot, AVG AV, rootkitrevealer)...all came up clean. I've tried a new admin user profile, cCleaner registry cleanup, resetting registry permissions w/ subinACL, setting related windows services to automatic, checkdisk /r. Another thing I thought about doing was uninstalling the PCI controller, but I think I recall that can get ugly. Ultimately the only thing that allowed me to get my usb controllers, usb hubs, modem, 1394, & usb drive wo... Read more

Answer:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

Make sure that the Cryptographic Service is started.

In 'My Computer' properties, Hardware, Driver Signing, choose 'Ignore'. (attachment 1)

In Device Manager, showing 'Hidden Devices', check the driver for a Mass Storage Device. Is Usbstor.sys, digitally signed by Microsoft? (attachment 2)
moper
 

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I am running W7Pro on my 2 Thinkpads. T60p has the 32 bit, the T500, the 64 bit. For some reason, WLM won't open on occasion "calendar error". I open as administrator, but all files, etc. go missing!!! There is no provision to uninstall/repair or do anything with LIVE and it can't be re-downloaded as it shows installed. In frustration the lst time, I went into the registry and deleted as many WLM files as I could then site "repaired" it. - some files I couldn't "without TRUSTED authorization"! Who's that? Some *** tech I'd have to pay beaucoup bucks because I'm OEM? GRRR! What good are these un-installable, un-repairable, un-self-healing LIVE programs? Calls got me that LIVE is not a Windows program but an MSN one. A call to the offered number got no help unless one has paid-for MSN... ***'s motto seems to be gouge the little guy for all he's got.

Answer:Windows Live Mail Crashes - How to repair or un-install or re- install?

You can uninstall them through "Control panel, Programs and features" then re-install via Windows Live Essentials
Look for "Windows Live Essentials" in the "Uninstall or change a program" window.

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Hello, this is my first post on the forum, and I hope you can help me.
I have recently been given an HP 6465b probook. It had been dropped and the hard drive had failed. I installed a new hdd and got a copy of Windows 7 ultimate x64. The install went well until I discovered I couldn't connect to the Internet. There are at least 5 drivers missing.
They are for the SM Bus controller, Broadcom netxtreme gigabit ethernet controller, Broadcom netxtreme II network controller, two unknown devices. Now I think about there may be others as well.
I checked the system 32 / drivers folder and they are all there I think.
I tried to install the drivers in the usual way but windows says it cannot find them. I tried to install them from the windows disc. Again windows couldn't find them. I connected to my router via cable to try get cconnected that way but no luck. I have downloaded drivers to cd and installed from there, but I got an error code 10 device cannot start. In sysinfo it says driver not installed properly.
So I am at a loss as to what to try next. I hope the forum can assist with this.

Kind regards,....... Amazingmin (Dean)

Answer:Cannot install driver / drivers missing on new install win7 ultimate

Hello and welcome Amazing I am not a fan of the Windows feature mate and always go for the manufacturers site for drivers
These are what you need I think http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/sit...tte.cachetoken

Now if you cannot connect to the net you might need to get them onto stick on another machine and install from the stick.

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Hey guys!

I have a new ASUS ROG G751JT-DH72 laptop, and I have been trying to install Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. It came with Windows 8.1, so I upgraded to 10, then did a clean install of 10. Version was Home 64 bit.

That went reasonably well: only thing after the clean re-install was that on boot, the screen did nothing but flash on and off. I found out that I could get it unstuck by mashing F12, and that disabling fast boot fixes the problem permanently. My cleanly installed fresh Windows 10 worked perfectly.

I then installed Ubuntu 15.04 in the small space that I had left for it on the SSD, and gave it the whole 1 TB drive for my "home" folder.

Afterwards, Windows was gone. Mind you, the bootloader still showed up in the Grub menu, but when I tried to launch it, it told me something was wrong and I had to recover it. I tried, but couldn't: bootrec /scanos told me it found no Windows installations.

So I figured: second attempt! I rebooted using the Windows 10 DVD, and during parititioning nuked everything and created new partitions from scratch.

About 90% through the "Getting files ready" part, it failed. Error:

"Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007025D"

I see some people here had the same thing, but not on laptops as far as I can tell. Anybody out there who has any idea how to fix this? I tried:

- Two Windows 10 discs
- ... Read more

Answer:Clean Install on ROG: Error 0x8007025D (cannot install required files)

I have the same problem.. I have tried different ways to clean install windows 10 but I still get the 0x8007025D error code :/

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Whenever I log on, I get a black screen with a cursor. I can access my files and go online through task manager but my desktop doesn't load up.
This has led me to believe that maybe that part of the install went bad and those files were never made during that time.
Anyone know how to fix this issue?

Answer:Windows 10 Bad Install/Problems after install/ Black screen issue

Same here

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Hi I have a laptop that I have Linux on that I am trying to reload Windows XP on. Its an acer aspire and for some reason when I start the installation processes from the boot cd., the second it starts going to to recognize the hardware it just has a black screen and the hard drive and dvd rom drives spin down, and it does not proceed to go into the installation.

This problem starts very quickly right at the very beginning of the installation process. I haven't seen anything on acers website like a bios upgrade or anything to fix this issue. Anyone else seen this issue and have any way around it? BTW, Linux installed just fine. Just not windows. The Windows CD works fine too.



Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Trying to install Windows XP on Acer Aspire 3000 install fails

Hi,

I just had the same problem on an Acer Veriton Desktop. I had installed Linux on the machine and then wanted to revert to XP Pro.

I managed to get XP reinstalled eventually but took a while to figure out what was causing it. Turns out it was because the hard drive was formatted into 'ext3' by Linux. I am not sure yet why this caused a problem so early in the XP setup but it did. I took the drive out of the machine and put it in another I had, formatted it back to NTFS and created a Primary partition on it. Put it back in the Acer and ran XP setup and it worked straight away.

Hope this helps others who have the same problem in the future.

Cheers

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I have a Precision T5500. The drivers detect program recommended I install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install) Driver (Intel_Rapid-Storage-Technolo_A04_R264762.exe). I downloaded the file to a folder and unzipped the files. The web page for the driver then states "Follow the instructions to complete the installation."But the readme files are not clear. There is no exe file to run. How do I run the install?These are the files in the folder:F6Readme.txtiaAHCI.catiaAHCI.infiaStor.catiaStor.infiaStor.syslicense.txtreadme.txtTXTSETUP.OEMVersion.txt

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This error occur during dreamweaver installationError is : failed to install iskernel files in windows 7

Answer:dreamweaver install error - ISKernel File failed to install

Right-click the installer file and choose "Run as administrator".

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Let me start out by saying a clean install is the better way to go; however there may be some instances where a motherboard swap without having to reinstall is preferred. If you are like me and want to avoid all of the custom settings, shared drives, etc; then this option can save a LOT of time.
Recently I did this task on my own network storage system or home server. Some more modern parts became available to me for doing a build. Not only was the motherboard swapped, the system drive was cloned from an ide drive to a more modern sata drive. Here is how you go about swapping boards without a clean install.
This will work on both sata and ide type drives however if you have sata and the sata controller mode is set to AHCI or Raid, you may have problems. If your sata controller mode is set to ahci, you can attempt to swap to native ide in the system bios before beginning this task. If it boots using native ide, then you should be able to do the swap. If it does not boot when changing the controller mode, then you are out of luck.
The old motherboard was a NForce4 with a single core AMD FX-55. The new board was an Epox 945 intel chipset with a Pentium D 940. It does not get much more different than those two chipsets/cpus.

With the old board still installed, do the following. During this procedure, DO NOT reboot. Tell the system later for the reboot.
1 Uninstall any software that is dependent on the old board. This would be things like onboard sound driver, onboard nic driver,... Read more

Answer:Moving a Windows Install or Swapping Motherboards Without a Clean Install

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I have been trying to do a clean install of windows 7 and I am now getting this message. I have probably done a clean install using the exact same disk 5 times before. I've tried formatting the hard drive and re partitioning. This is a custom build.

The thing that is interesting to me is that I then tried to do a clean install using a vista disk that I have, and I get a similar message.

However I am able to install Xp pro just fine. I've also tried switching out memory as well.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A couple threads mention adjusting RAID settings in the BIOS but I see nothing regarding RAID in my bios.

Answer:Windows 7 Install - Cannot install required files... Error message

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) , but whenever I try to install it, the error code 80070017 appears saying the update has failed. I have numerous times to install it and it still won't allow me to install the update.
 

Answer:Error Code 80070017 when trying to install updates after a clean install.

Have you allowed Windows Update to run automatically to get all the previous updates? it should follow on to install SP1 automatically without intervention.
 

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My PC won't boot because it says it can't find the hard drive. I booted from a flash drive, but it wants to do an install. Is it going to wipe everything or just do an "upgrade"?

Answer:Boot from flash drive wants to install. Clean install or upgrade?

Dont understand that what cant find the HD the bios or other if its trying to install its finding a drive I assume?

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Hi all

Half way through the Windows 7 Repair install the monitor drivers seem to have corrupted. The screen works fine up to the Windows logo on a black background, then the screen goes dead.

Everything is still working underneath, key presses seem to affect the hard disk, caps lock works, I can even hibernate with the sleep key, but I can't get Windows running so I can install the monitor drivers (or do anything else).

Repair Install did ask me to uninstall the ATI Catalyst drivers, but the screen worked fine after.


I have tried:Restarting
Typing my Win 7 license key and pressing return
Connecting to an external monitor via HDMI
Booting from a USB and DVD Win7 installer disk and trying the Startup Repair, Restore, installing drivers (I think they only go into memory), etc.
As above but using the DOS prompt, copying fresh copies of the monitor driver files inf/monitor.pnf inf/monitor.inf and sys32/drivers/monitor.sys then rebooting
Trying every option in the BIOS (although nothing was promising - was hoping to turn off PnP but there was no option)
Trying a new repair install by booting from the Win7 disk - it boots, loads fine, but at the compatibility check demands I start Windows then run the installer from within Windows
Is there any way to avoid a fresh Windows install? All I need to do, I think, is install a different video driver, and I have full access to the file system.

Huge, huge, huge thanks for any leads at all, been on this a few days now and this Win... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Repair Install screen black before install finished

Sorry but a quick bump. I've edited to make it clearer - was writing the original at 5am cross-eyed after hours at the screen.

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Hi,

I'm running an MSI 280 Gaming 3G in my desktop. I never had trouble installing drivers until I upgraded to 10 from 8.1.

I am now unable to install Catalyst Control Center. It gets stuck, as shown in the attached picture, during the install. When I attempt to cancel the install a box pops up that says "Please wait while the current process is finishing up." but this never goes away and the installer never closes. I am forced to kill it with task manager. I have tried installing in safe mode and using DDU to uninstall the old drivers.

Does anyone have any idea what could be going wrong?

Thanks.

Answer:Unable to install AMD Catalyst Control Center - install hangs

Did you uninstall the older drivers first before installing the Win10 version? I had to uninstall my HD4870 drivers before I could be the HD6450 drivers to work correctly. I used a AMD drivers uninstaller that was recommended on the AMD Support forum.

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Hi,

I have created an XP RIS image for a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 and have downloaded the correct drivers for this laptop.


I have scoured the internet on solutions on how to configure the .sif file and where to install this drivers on the image as it will not pick up the intall the storage driver so it cannot find the Sata HD to install the image.

Has anyone experienced this before and if so please could you point me in the right direction as i have been struggling with this for a couple days now!!!

Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 Cannot install Storage driver on an unattended install

Hi

You need to include the SATA drivers.
The SATA drivers are a part of Intel Matrix Storage Manger which can be downloaded from Intel page or from Toshiba page.

Here is a nice instruction how to do that:

+How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver in a Windows XP Setup CD+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm

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Hi,

I recently have posted aboutan issue with recovering from a partition whichwent fine.

So I went through to do a clean re-install of windows 7 with a boot USB to get rid of factory bloatware and when I do. it gets to the option to write to a partition it sayscan't write to a GPT partition. Which is not really a big issue as plenty of tuts to.change to MBR which I have read.

But also if it dont make it to the option to write to a partition I get an error where windows says cannot find the device drivers installation. I have spent a day trying to find a way to get drivers on there.And I dont want to convert to MBR and still get the same driver error.

I have wrote the bo0t USB using different programs and still get either of those errors.

Windows 7 DVD - USB does not work either so pretty stuck atm

Computer Specs:
Asus X401A
As X401A - 1AWX/USB3.0
Intel Celeron B820 dual core processor 1.7ghz
HDD 320GB 5400R SATA
4gb ddr3 1333 of ram
No optical drive...

Answer:Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

Do you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware?

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
For Windows 7 take note of STEP 11.

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Guys,

Whan I am doing is trying to install Xp on a SATA drive. But I do not have a floppy drive to put SATA drivers on.

Any options?
 

Answer:How to install SATA drives for OS install at bootup without floppy drive?

Nlite should let you slipstream them in. It's a shame you didn't have an Intel chipset board, or else you wouldn't need drivers.
 

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I purchased a Toshiba Satellite C50 loaded with windows 8 but want to revert to windows 7.

I have downloaded the necessary drivers and have mounted the .exe files onto a USB pen for installation.

Before I proceed to wipe windows 8 I'd like to know - if I install 7, will my trackpad stop functioning?

If so, how do I install the relevant drivers from the USB pen?




Thanks, John

Answer:Clean install of windows 7 - how to install drivers from USB memory stick?

99.9% sure that W7 will identify the trackpad and install it. You just run the exe's using file explorer or Start >Run then browse. You may decide to leave the laptop as the W7 install left it but you should check Device Manager to ensure there are no unrecognised devices

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Hey,

I need help, the sound driver for the tecra m2 laptop is

+soundMAX integrated digital audio+ *Version:* +5.12.1.5160+

I have recently wiped the computer with a clean install of windows XP. All drivers appear to work correctly after installation, except sound related ones. When I try to install the correct SoundMAX driver (i know it is correct, I have another tecra m2 laptop that is exactly the same) the following error message appears right at the end of the installation.

+"Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again."+

When i reboot, the same thing happens. I have installed the intel chipset drivers, rebooted, and tried: Same result.
When i go to device manager, all devices are accounted for except one unknown device which is a yellow questionmark with a small exclamation mark on it. The soundmax device is not there.
I have also tried reinstalling windows and then the drivers again with the sound last, same result.

I would really appreciate if someone can help me to fix this. If you need system data, and you know a program to get system data, send me a link and i will post the data.

Cheers,
Rob

Answer:Unable to install SoundMAX drivers for Tecra M2 after clean WXP install

Did you install a Retail/Street version of XP? Or did you use the Toshiba Recovery Disc?

What Service Pack does XP have installed?

If you installed SP2 or SP3, you may need to get an updated sound driver from the Toshiba website.

Also update the BIOS and reset the BIOS to its default settings.

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SOLVED: USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Hello all, long time browser first poster...

Anyways, I had to do a fresh install of XP after some nasty spyware/keloggers found their way onto my system.

Everything works fine until after i install the motherboard drivers.
motherboard: EVGA nforce 680i SLI

after the PC reboots I am still able to access the BIOS screen wth the keyboard, and my mouse lights are on. As soon as windows XP (home) loads, the lights on my mouse turn off, and both the keyboard and mouse become unresponsive.

I have tried several things. First, i verified that USB support was enabled in the BIOS. I then tried another fresh install (easy beacuse i partitioned 12g just for the install, so i could just re-format if anything like this ever happened) and installed the current drivers for the mouse and keyboard first (logitech g5 laser mouse and g15 keyboard). Then i installed the mobo drivers..... same results.

I tried the other way around as well, but to no avail. I am completely stumped as to why the darn drivers that came with the mobo won't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Steve

EDIT: the old-school (ps/2, ps/3?) keyboard/mouse ports aren't working either

**LookinArounds link to the fix:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122125.html#post751005 ***
 

Answer:USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Is the reason the keyboard and mouse are not working is because they are USB?

Were the chipset drivers installed from a disk that came with the motherboard, or from downloads...
When you to to Device Drivers withing Hardware in System on the Control panel, do you see yellow or red flags by the long USB set or any other drivers on the list?
We assume your system worked OK until this re-install of Windows?
Are you sure you have the partitions configured properly so that the drives are being installed to the main partition rather than the other partition... and how do you know?
We suspect the problem has to do with those partitions and they way you have set them up.
 

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The 'Install Vista from Vista' workaround for clean-installing with an Upgrade product key has been done to death, in numerous threads, but I haven't seen mention of the fact that a Vista Upgrade key and disk can be used to clean install with a single installation only.

I've written up a guide at my Techwrighter site here.

In short, the technique is:
Install a Vista time-limited trial
Disable UAC
Use the command line to alter the product key and activate online.
Enjoy a fully functional, activated Vista installation.

 

Answer:Single install clean install with Vista Upgrade disk

Techwrighter?

Ok... gotta ask, was the properly spelled domain already taken?
 

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Anyone run into this problem?
Existing install of XP - added a Seagate SATA drive - XP comes up and sees the new hardware (Raid controller) - and asks for drivers. I point it to the correct drivers (tried several different versions) - and it seems to start going along ok - and then comes up with the following message:
Cannot Install this Hardware. An error occured during the installation of the device. The system cannot find the file specified.

The strange thing is - is even though the Raid controller is in a state of ... hanging there with an exclamation mark on it in device manager - the system then comes up and sees the actual drive. But if I click on the raid controller in device manager - it says it is not working properly and cannot tell me what drivers are running it.....

Any help would be appreciated!!!
 

Answer:Drivers wont install for SATA on A7n8x with EXISTING install of XP!!

Anyone?
 

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Hello everyone,
this is my first time here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this problem, as it has made everything grind to a halt.
 
My main computer just died, so I figured I'd take my old computer, which was never hooked up to the internet (in order to always keep it clean as a baby's rear end), and use it to run either diagnostics and/or data recovery software on my malfunctioning C drive from my dead computer.
 
The old computer had XP pro sp2 on it, with a P4 3.4 processor, and an Intel board. The first obstacle, was getting it online. Simply plugging in the networking cable did nothing. After endless amounts of reading, it seems that because they computer was never meant to be online, the networking (or "LAN"?) drivers were never installed. After many tries and much confusion, I finally had someone find them online for me, put the drivers on a thumbdrive, and after a few attempts I was able to get this old girl connected. But I must say, for those who don't really know what they are doing very well, the procedure for setting up the network connections was anything but easy. The automated system for doing it failed every time. No reason way. So I finally managed to do it manually, somehow. To be honest, I don't even remember now. When you attempt to do something for 12 hours in a row, trying every possible solution, it's easy to forget specifics.
 
Anyway, I got hooked into the internet. The next step was upgrading to SP 3, which I had already p... Read more

Answer:Hi! Windows XP boot-up problem after sp3 install and network drivers install

After tapping F8 is there a selection called Disable Autorestart on System Failure? Select it and the next time you boot the BSOD will stay on the screen.

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My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs down and gets stuck on the install files and cycles over and over and never goes anywhere. I also performed a start up repair and it cycles over and over for hours on end, please help!

Answer:Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7

Welcome freakyfrowe

I assume from your specs this is an acer laptop. Check this thread for a lot of ideas.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Disconnect all not necesssary USB devices, printers, ext monitors, TVs, etc.

Also this Tutorial on Clean Install with upgrade disc



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Edit: Optimize Hard Drive for Install

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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So I have been trying to install windows seven into a hard drive for my friend.
I currently have windows install on my C:, have a separate HD for storage D:, and the third one that my friends wants windows installed into G;.
I am running windows 7 ultimate x64 and im trying to install essentially the same version into the G: drive.
Anyways first run through was going well, then it reset after reaching Completing installationg, but when it restarted it went to Roll back and undid the whole install.
From then on It wont let me install and on the Parition selection on the install screen it just says "Cannot install into this disk. The disk's controller is not enabled in your BIOS."
I have done some searches to try and find a solution to this issue, trying everything but no improvements.
Changed the format of the disk from MBR to GTP and back to MBR.
Looked for bad sectors.
Did start up repair.
Formated and reformated the disk.
Went into the BIOS and switched SATA from ACHI to IDE to Raid even. None of which seemed to make any difference.
Tried 2 different windows 7 x64 ,and one Windows 7 x32 installs all which give me the same error.
But the Disk itself seems to work, I can copy file to and from it, installed Autocad in it and ran it from there. I am no longer sure what to do about this.
Any help is welcome.

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I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 using an unattend.xml I created.  I even added the feature not to delete PnP devices and so forth.  The problem is, even on the images I did for T520's the Ricoh card reader never installs when I apply the image. Even if I try to download the driver from the website and load it, "Windows can't load driver".  The only way I got it to work on the T520's was by manually selecting HID device and browsing to the driver.  Now on the T530 I can't get that to work and even if I select SD Host Adapters same thing. Any ideas?  I'm about to say screw it and just disable it since not many of our users actually use it.

Answer:T530 Clean Win 7 Install - Base System Device Won't Install

Im experiencing the same issue as you. Hopefully we can get someone to help us out.

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one of my co-workers wants me to get rid of some viruses and install office 2010 home and student on her computer with the key she bought. her computer runs windows 7 64-bit. after backing up her data, i finally ended up doing a factory reinstall from the backup partition. so i downloaded all windows updates and installed antivirus and firewall software. then i downloaded the office 2010 trial and tried to install it. it seems to begin installing without any problems. then a splash screen for powerpoint appears. it says that its "processing" and does that for about 20 minutes and then there is a balloon that pops up saying that office is downloading files. after all that happens, an error message appears that says something like "powerpoint cannot be opened. please try again later or repair this software in the control panel" with no sort of error code. i then tried repairing it from control panel which claims to complete successfully. so i restart and try to install again and the same thing happens all over again. if i try opening word, excel, powerpoint or onenote the splash screen appears and does the same thing that i described powerpoint was doing. ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. i also tried installing the 60 day trial for office 2007 that came preloaded with the computer and then installing office 2010 over it. same thing happened. im really stuck on this one. i would really appreciate some help as ive never seen this kind of th... Read more

Answer:Office 2010 programs wont install / lauch after install

With the number of problems there I would suggest going back to scratch & starting all over again.

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I have a corrupted install (C:\winnt) that I can't recover from. On the same HD, I have a good install of XP (C:\windows). Is there a way to recover/move old info (users/groups, desktop look & feel, etc. etc.) to the new installation (C:\Windows)?

Ultimately, I want all previously installed apps to be moved to the new installation.

I don't know, is there a way to grab the old registry and change the pointers/file locations/etc?
 

Answer:Moving user data from a corrupted XP install to a good install on same HD

If you start up in the good system, and then
Press start, right click My Computer, click manage, then disc management.Then Right Click on the Crive, you need to click explore. Then its a case of exploring the relevent folders in that Windows folder.
 

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I have a script that installs Lenovo software and drivers depending on what model it is.  I have had success with the UltraNAV drivers, display, WWAN, ethernet and more.  BUT I cannot get the modem to install silently though my script.Here is what I'm working with:-Vista 32 - X201 Here are the steps I'm taking.Download software from website (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70328)ExtractCopy extracted files to c: drivehave the script run from firstlogin in unattend.xmlThe command is C:\DRIVERS\ModemOM\WINVISTA\setup.exe -s The setup look like it runs but it doesn't and my modem is still uninstalled when I reboot into the operating system. Any help is appreciated.

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Thank you in advance for any help, here is the situation, so bear with me. I have two computers, one I use for gaming, the other for school. Both computers had 60gb Maxtor (school with lots of room, gaming with about 10 gb free). My school HD took a powder (the evil clicky noise of doom), but I was able to back up my files prior to that. Me being a quick thinker, I decide to upgrade my gamer puter to a 120gb (don't wanna go too nutso, as I am considering building a much superior computer), and put the good 60 gb in my old Athlon 700. Problem? I cannot get Windows XP Home to complete install on my gamer computer. (Athlon 700 installed just fine with 'good' 60gb).
Gamer Computer: Athlon 1800+, 512MB DDR Ram 2100, KR7A Raid MOBO, GeForce3 Ti 200 (128MB DDR RAM), SB Audigy 2(AGP).

It is a RAID mobo, but i do not use the raid functionality, I did not have a problem before(I have my HD and my 2 roms on ide now). I go through the install steps, and I get to the very very end, where it states you are about to start Windows XP, and then it hangs, and thats it.

I have tried to ensure there are no conflicts, I pulled out my sound card as well as my network card, and 're-seated' my video card and RAM. I have tried looking at using a winxp bootup floppy, booted into safe mode (the only error it detects is the missing RAID, no conflicts detected there). Heck, I even swapped out mouse and keyboard. I tried putting back the good 60gb back in the pc, and reformattin... Read more

Answer:Solved: Fresh Install WinXP Home, locking up at end of install

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I've very recently upgraded from an 8 year old pc (self-built) to a brand new rig, I'm unable to install Windows 10 from either DVD or USB (and I've tried creating a USB install from the Media Creation Tool and from Rufus).

I put the USB stick in a port, start the PC and I can see the "starting" spinner, then it goes to a purple/blue screen with just a mouse and it stops just there. If I press Shift and F10 I get a command window.

I've tried disabling Fast Boot in BIOS along with disabling secure boot. It always attempts to boot by UEFI. I did originally manage to install Windows 7 by leaving the motherboard driver disc in, but this doesn't work with Windows 10.

My set up is:

Core i7 7700k
ASUS Maximus VIII
Samsung 500gb SSD

Any thoughts or ideas? I think I've tried just about everything I was able to find before asking for assistance!!

If I had any hair left ... I'd be pulling it out!

Answer:Windows 10 install - (USB UEFI) blue/purple screen and won't install

Hi and Welcome.

Are you using a USB 3.0 port? Use USB 2.0 instead.

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A rather nasty virus which was not recognized as such by anything but ASO's Startup/Autorun Manager necessitated a hd format and complete system re-install. I am quite pleased that, on the whole, everything is back up to snuff. All updates have been processed. When I attempt to re-install Windows Media Player 11, however, I repeatedly become frustrated by a "general access denied" error. There is only one user profile on my system and I cannot find/remember how to check and/or set access permissions. If anyone has any suggestions as to how I can manage to get WMP 11 to re-install, I would be extremely grateful. I use this computer in my work as a Sound Technician for a church and at a community theatre. I need to be able to use the features available in WMP 11 which are not found in WMP 10. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey,

I bought a copy of XIII, a budget-box type thing, distributed by a company called 'MAD.' The game's on DVD Rom. When I install it, it gets about a half-way through, but then goes quiet and a message pops up:

'Delete all configuration and saved game files? Answering YES will delete the XIII install folder and all its contents)'

That looks sort-of like an uninstall message t'me. And whether I click yes or no, the embryonic game files in their Ubisoft folder all dissapear. I'd be grateful for any help in remedying this!

(I stuck this emssage here as well as the gaming forum 'cos I wasn't sure if it was the game, or maybe some winXP thing. Thanks again!)
 

Answer:Uninstall message during install results in loss of install folder

Shearwater said:

Hey,

I bought a copy of XIII, a budget-box type thing, distributed by a company called 'MAD.' The game's on DVD Rom. When I install it, it gets about a half-way through, but then goes quiet and a message pops up:

'Delete all configuration and saved game files? Answering YES will delete the XIII install folder and all its contents)'

That looks sort-of like an uninstall message t'me. And whether I click yes or no, the embryonic game files in their Ubisoft folder all dissapear. I'd be grateful for any help in remedying this!

(I stuck this emssage here as well as the gaming forum 'cos I wasn't sure if it was the game, or maybe some winXP thing. Thanks again!)Click to expand...

Shearwater,

Did you install XIII in its own new folder? Or in a folder containing other games?

If it installs in a new folder of its own name, it should complete the installation, unless, like many Windows programs it requires you to shutdown all Windows applications - if it does, then shut them down before you install.

The catch22 with running other Windows applications is that there might be a conflict with what the new program is trying to install in terms of libraries - i.e. dll files which are loaded in memory and in use.

-- Tom
 

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PLEASE HELP IM REALY GETTING ANOYED THAT I CANT PLAY DAWN OF WAR 40K DARK CRUSADE......................

and i also get the same problem with my windows xp update and the service packs.
 

Answer:When I Try To Install Directx 9.0 It Extracts The Files But Doesnt Install Components

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I would like to install Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my home computer. I currently have Media Center Edition 2005 installed, but want to start from scratch (i.e., NOT upgrade) and install the 64-bit version of Vista Home Premium. I have two questions:

(1) If I buy the retail boxed version of Vista Home Premium, will it contain the 64-bit version in addition to the 32-bit version?

(2) When I pop the DVD into my computer and reboot, what (if anything) do I have to do to get it to install the 64-bit version? Will I be prompted to choose?

Any guidance or experiences would be greatly appreciated!

-ABD-

Answer:Vista Home Premium Clean install - what do I need to install 64 bit version?

Oh great. I can answer this question (I think lol). I could not find a retail 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium. I had to buy the Vista Ultimate. I originally bought an OEM version of the 64 bit Home premium for $119, (I had all kinds of problems that turned out NOT to be from Vista, but that is another story). I exchanged it for the Ultimate retail version which came with Microsoft support. I have recieved better "support' from this website than the official MS support BTW. Anyways........

The Ultimate version of Vista came with 2 installation discs, one the 32 bit version and one the 64 bit version. I popped the 64 bit version disc in and it installed 64 bit Vista on my computer with no additional prompts. While I was unable to find the 64 bit RETAIL version of Home Premium, I'm sure that if you do, it will only contain the 64 bit version on the disc. While I was kind of hacked off to pay much more for the Ultimate than I was anticipating, I like the additional features. Hope this helps.

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I have a lumia 630 and gdr 1 update is available to me. My question is that, do I have to again sing in Microsoft account to use my phone and what will be deleted after the update installation...

Answer:If I install windows phone 8.1 update 1 in my lumia 630 wil I have to install all the apps again

In my humble experience not.
I updated 2 times already and i didn't lose anything. All of your apps and settings are carried along with the update. You switch on the phone and everything looks exactly like before.

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So I got these two 2tb HDDs awhile back, and installed them in my secondary machine for network backup. I recently decided to sell that machine, so I took those HDDs out, put my old 500gb HDD in, and installed them in my main machine.

I have a MSI z97 PC Mate paired with a 4690k and a r9 290. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. 124gb SSD primary drive, 240gb SSD Steam drive, and the two 2tbs I'm trying to setup. This isn't a brand new build, I've been building and upgrading my PC for a long time and this specific build has been 100% stable for half a year. Haven't even overclocked anything yet, and everything is custom water cooled.

Now, I've been dealing with this issue since yesterday, when I first put them in my system. They weren't working so after many hours of trying every possible solution I could find, I did a clean install of Windows and its still not working.

I set my SATA controller to RAID before installing Windows 7 HP, and after it was installed I made sure I had downloaded and installed all the latest drivers, including the Intel RAID drivers. Before even restoring my backups I had made, I plugged in the two HDDs, set them up in a RAID 1 (which I was able to do before), and Windows will not boot like before. I have run many tests and fixes and nothing will work. I know the HDDs and SSDs themselves work just fine, as they all did in their previous environments. If I take out the 2 HDDs, I can launch Windows just fine after a Startup Repair. Its only w... Read more

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hey...
im having trouble installing my network adapter...
i had a virus in my computer which forced me to re-install windows xp...
after i installed xp... i installed all the drivers needed such as sound driver, graphics acc. exept the network adapter driver. when i install it, when it says installing with full bar like almost complete, after 5 secs it LAGGGGGSSSSS... and i tried waitin for 2 hrs stil nothin happens... it still laggsssssss...
i need help...

im trying to install attansic l1 gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000base-T adapter
i have asus p5l-mx motherboard
windows xp sp3
intel(r) pentium(r) dual cpu


thanks in advance!!!
really need help...
 

Answer:Solved: HELP!! Cant install network adpater driver... LAGGGGSSS DURING INSTALL!!

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I need to install my sound driver. I've been getting help from someone, and this was the last instruction he gave me in order to get my audio working again. To sum it up I had a virus which completely disabled my system, so I had to reinstall Wins XP, this was a custom built computer so a friend had to open it to find model numbers for motherboard. Was able to get computer working again, but no sound now. I ran all the Wins updates too. I downloaded the ASUS P4P8XSE audio driver at driverstock.com. I extracted the files, and then clicked on the install.exe and nothing happens.
 

Answer:Can't install ASUS P4P8XSE driver, install.exe doesn't respond...

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This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers from the DELL site. Said that the machine wasn't compatible. So, I tried with Windows 7 32 bit and I am getting this error. I have deleted all partitions, but now, I do not have that option when I choose Custom-advanced. There is no Delete option.

A few times I got the error at 5% other times at over 60%. What can I do to get this to install? It is a legit DVD of windows. Why would it have allowed 8.1 to successfully install now it is doing this? What files are missing? I have tried both deleting the partitions and not deleting. Same result.

Answer:Clean install error Windows cannot install required files.

Install the correct version of windows that`s on the COA, either buy a new installer from Newegg or call Dell for Recovery CD`s.

The dvd you are trying to use is corrupted and no good.

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I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. I discovered this when I tried plugging in a couple different USB flash drives & it would just stop at the found new hardware wizard. Running the wizard w/ "install the software automatically" & also enabling "also search windows updates" returns unable to find device driver. The USB flash drive was the only bang in device manager. I uninstalled the usb controllers, rebooted and amazingly the controllers wouldn't auto reinstall. Suspecting the behavior extended to more then just USBs/the chipset I uninstalled some unneeded devices (56k modem & 1394) & they also wouldn't auto reinstall. I went to the sony website & strangely Sony doesn't list the chipset available for download w/ the other drivers I downloaded the chipset direct from intel & installed it but that didn't work either. I've tried many other things to no avail. Malware scans (spybot, AVG AV, rootkitrevealer)...all came up clean. I've tried a new admin user profile, cCleaner registry cleanup, resetting registry permissions w/ subinACL, setting related windows services to automatic, checkdisk /r. Another thing I thought about doing was uninstalling the PCI controller, but I think I recall that can get ugly. Ultimately the only thing that allowed me to get my usb controllers, usb hubs, modem, 1394, & usb drive working was to "ins... Read more

Answer:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

I'm having very much the same issue with a friends Dell w/o ps/2 ports. He removed ALL of his USB devices and is stuck at the new hardware wizard with no functioning mouse or KB.

It sounds like you managed to get yours going. could you explain to me (in simple terms) how you managed it?

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I did a repair install of W7 Ult. x64 SP1. Applied all updates, but if fails to install IE10 update :

Attachment 286642

(as you see it is a dutch version).

If have run sure & sfc /scannow. Both report no problems.
CBS files are attached.
Please help ?

Answer:Windows update fails to install IE10 after repair install

Ok, it is working now. Steps I took :

1) Hide the update for IE10
2) Download and tried the installer for (my localized) IE10 : failed to install
3) Started windows update, suddenly there where 43 optional updates available including IE9
4) Installed all optional updates except IE9
5) Retried the installation of IE10 (not visible any more in updates) : succes

Hope someone else can bennefit,

Regards, Jan

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Hey guys!

I have a new ASUS ROG G751JT-DH72 laptop, and I have been trying to install Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. It came with Windows 8.1, so I upgraded to 10, then did a clean install of 10. Version was Home 64 bit.

That went reasonably well: only thing after the clean re-install was that on boot, the screen did nothing but flash on and off. I found out that I could get it unstuck by mashing F12, and that disabling fast boot fixes the problem permanently. My cleanly installed fresh Windows 10 worked perfectly.

I then installed Ubuntu 15.04 in the small space that I had left for it on the SSD, and gave it the whole 1 TB drive for my "home" folder.

Afterwards, Windows was gone. Mind you, the bootloader still showed up in the Grub menu, but when I tried to launch it, it told me something was wrong and I had to recover it. I tried, but couldn't: bootrec /scanos told me it found no Windows installations.

So I figured: second attempt! I rebooted using the Windows 10 DVD, and during parititioning nuked everything and created new partitions from scratch.

About 90% through the "Getting files ready" part, it failed. Error:

"Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007025D"

I see some people here had the same thing, but not on laptops as far as I can tell. Anybody out there who has any idea how to fix this? I tried:

- Two Windows 10 discs
- ... Read more

Answer:Clean Install on ROG: Error 0x8007025D (cannot install required files)

I have the same problem.. I have tried different ways to clean install windows 10 but I still get the 0x8007025D error code :/

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Hi

I have a new Asus CM6730 W7 PC (x64) it did not come with Install disk but it does have a recovery partition.

How do I make install disk for this W7 install, I want to format the recovery partition to use it for other things.

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:How to create install disks from an install of Windows 7/Recovery Part

  
Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens


Hi

I have a new Asus CM6730 W7 PC (x64) it did not come with Install disk but it does have a recovery partition.

How do I make install disk for this W7 install, I want to format the recovery partition to use it for other things.


Thanks

Daniel


Using the Recovery Partition:

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
2. Press <Enter> to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled].
3. Select the following recovery option.

System Image Backup:
This feature allows you to burn the system image backup in DVD disks, which you can use later to restore the system to its default settings.

4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.

For other information regarding you computer visit the following site;

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Asus/CM6730/Manual/264988

HTH

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I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. I discovered this when I tried plugging in a couple different USB flash drives & it would just stop at the found new hardware wizard. Running the wizard w/ "install the software automatically" & also enabling "also search windows updates" returns unable to find device driver. The USB flash drive was the only bang in device manager. I uninstalled the usb controllers, rebooted and amazingly the controllers wouldn't auto reinstall. Suspecting the behavior extended to more then just USBs/the chipset I uninstalled some unneeded devices (56k modem & 1394) & they also wouldn't auto reinstall. I went to the sony website & strangely Sony doesn't list the chipset available for download w/ the other drivers I downloaded the chipset direct from intel & installed it but that didn't work either. I've tried many other things to no avail. Malware scans (spybot, AVG AV, rootkitrevealer)...all came up clean. I've tried a new admin user profile, cCleaner registry cleanup, resetting registry permissions w/ subinACL, setting related windows services to automatic, checkdisk /r. Another thing I thought about doing was uninstalling the PCI controller, but I think I recall that can get ugly. Ultimately the only thing that allowed me to get my usb controllers, usb hubs, modem, 1394, & usb drive wo... Read more

Answer:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

dellguy77 said:


I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. Click to expand...

Hi, I'm missing what actually caused the issue in the first place? i.e what event caused the behaviour to start?
If you don't force it to use a specific .inf what error does it show? 'No suitable drivers found?'
 

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hi, i recently picked up a used x200 laptop, it had a small hard disk so i upgraded it to a larger one (wd scorpio black 750gb).since i don't have an ultrabay/dvd drive, i installed windows 7 pro 64 bit via usb stick onto the new drive which works well. i would like to know if it is possible to install the recovery partition onto this new hdd, i really like the option of being able to do a factory reset that reinstalls windows without the need to toting around a windows 7 usb key in case the system goes down. any help or advice on this would be kindly appreciated (i could not find sources for this anywhere in these forums).

Answer:x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

you would need a USB disc drive and a set of product recovery disc





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ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

help

thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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Hello everyone,
this is my first time here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this problem, as it has made everything grind to a halt.
 
My main computer just died, so I figured I'd take my old computer, which was never hooked up to the internet (in order to always keep it clean as a baby's rear end), and use it to run either diagnostics and/or data recovery software on my malfunctioning C drive from my dead computer.
 
The old computer had XP pro sp2 on it, with a P4 3.4 processor, and an Intel board. The first obstacle, was getting it online. Simply plugging in the networking cable did nothing. After endless amounts of reading, it seems that because they computer was never meant to be online, the networking (or "LAN"?) drivers were never installed. After many tries and much confusion, I finally had someone find them online for me, put the drivers on a thumbdrive, and after a few attempts I was able to get this old girl connected. But I must say, for those who don't really know what they are doing very well, the procedure for setting up the network connections was anything but easy. The automated system for doing it failed every time. No reason way. So I finally managed to do it manually, somehow. To be honest, I don't even remember now. When you attempt to do something for 12 hours in a row, trying every possible solution, it's easy to forget specifics.
 
Anyway, I got hooked into the internet. The next step was upgrading to SP 3, which I had already p... Read more

Answer:Hi! Windows XP boot-up problem after sp3 install and network drivers install

After tapping F8 is there a selection called Disable Autorestart on System Failure? Select it and the next time you boot the BSOD will stay on the screen.

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Hello everyone. first off, thanks for taking the time to consider my problem.

i know this is quite a redundant issue, thank you for your patience.

First off this is a newly built computer, all fresh components. after cleaning/activating the hdd via shift +f10 at win7 setup,(which took me a day to figure out) i was very excited to see my hdd available for win7 installation. as i proceed windows does its thing, after installing its time for the first restart. it restarts right back to the initial windows 7 setup. ive done a lot of research, and majority of the problems seem to be the boot priority in bios. so i made sure that it was usb-hdd, then hard drive. (win7 on flash drive for me, no dvd burner available). still the same thing, right back to initial setup. i tried maybe to remove the flash drive during the 10 second countdown to restart, but when it restarts, the windows splash screen comes up and then blue screens and restarts real quick. cant see what the error is on bsod,

there have been a couple different start up issues, "windows did not start properly" "select version of windows to start from" (or something to that effect.) but its all the same outcome. windows 7 just wont finish installation.

i know this flash drive works cuz i used it to upgrade on my gf's laptop. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks.

Answer:windows 7 wont complete install. restarts install or bsod

Did you wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command?

Check for newer BIOS version. If none, Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI.

Set HD first to boot in BIOS setup, trigger stick to boot using one-time BIOS boot menu key at boot.

Where did you get Win7? How is it written to stick?

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Im putting together 3 new work computers in my office.

All same parts, all same order from ZZF. the 1st 2 work perfectly, and the 3rd one refuses to install properly. After formatting the drive, the install gets stuck on trying to copy install files from CD to HD. I've tried 2 different new HDs, 3 CDROMs, 2 sets of ATA cables. I'm confused as to whether its the Mobo or RAM. Any suggestions?

Also,

Since all this stuff is the same hardware setup : Can I pop the new HD in a different computer, format, copy the install files to HD from there, then pop the HD in the original comp?

thanks!
~E
 

Answer:Win2k SP3 install issues/Copying install files

That could work, or a drive cloning application, but it may be a hardware issue with the 3rd PC. Run memtest on it. Bad memory could easily cause the problems you're having.
 

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Hi guys... I am trying to do a clean install of Windows7 and after install began a window came up saying : Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.
My PC is a COMPAQ Presario 5700F, prebuilt, Windows7 .
How/where do I find the required files and such?
Thanx for your help.

Answer:Clean Install of Windows7 - cannot install required files

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

How are you going about installing Windows? Vis USB, CD, or a recovery partition?

Where did you get the copy of Windows?

How far into the installation does it get?

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Hello from a first timer here.

I'm using HP pavilion DV7-1195nr, 4gig, 9600m gt 1gig. I had Vista 64bit Prem. that ran just fine, and I did the Win 7 Prem. upgrade. It seems to run smooth until I started getting bsod. I decided to do a full install of Win 7 Prem from my upgrade disc. I booted to the cd, formatted my drive partitions, it created a 100mb partition.
I did the double install way to make the activation work.
Ok, the first install I did not update the firmware. and got all kind of bsod etc problems. Main culprit then was the wifi card driver.
I flashed my bios, got all my updated drivers for everything and did another fresh install which is where I'm today. I might not have installed my chip set driver first is only one point I want to point out.
So, I only have MS Security Essentials installed simply because I thought I had this thing whiped. Went to shut down and it will not shut down and will hit a BSOD and reboot. It continues to do this for some reason. It will reboot in safe mode. I also noticed if I remove a driver and try to update it, the system seems to just hang now?
One other note. I realized last night weather or not this is a issue, that I have my NAS running WD Myworldbook that I continuously connect to via WiFi.

I'm attaching my mini dumps and the other two errors that I saw in hopes for some kind of help, cause I'm at a loss now. I have seen what they have to say to a point, but I can not for the life of me fix this issue. I really... Read more

Answer:BSOD crashes after fresh install of 7 64bit install

Maybe I should also mention, that I either pulled the drivers from there Hardware sites and if I did not, then I used Hp site. So, I have the latest intel chipset from intel, latest intel wifi from intel and latest nvidia drivers from nvidia website.

There are only like 4 or 5 things starting up. Few of them are nvida driver stuff, MS essientials, touchpad software & can't remember the other two.

This may be another issue, but I have noticed every since I have put Win7 on, while it boots, I get a pop in my speakers??

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WinXP SP2 home

This system was loaded with malware such as Websearch, Wintools, Myway, and Ebates. I cleaned it out by:

1) Emptying %temp%
2) Disable System Recover
3) Reboot
4) AdAware SE Personel
5) Reboot
6) SpyBot
7) Reboot
8) HiJackThis
9) Reboot
10) housecall.trendmicro.com (new Beta version)
11) Reboot
12) Empty %temp%
13) Re-enable System Recover

I have re-run AdAware, Spybot, Housecall and even done a WinXP CD repair with all reporting that everything should be OK.

Still, whenever I open Explorer (either one) and each different folder in Windows Explorer a couple of succesive "Windows Installer" windows pop up with "Preparing to install" and then they close without anything else.

Also, there is very little that can be installed now. Norton Internet Security reports that it can't be installed now. Windows Update gives an error after you tell it to install the updates or display the detailed updates. Sun's Java says that there is another install that has to be finished first. Messenger says that it has a new version that has to be installed before you can use it but after it runs for a while it reports that it can't be installed.

Thanks.

Roger
 

Answer:Solved: Windows tyring to auto-install but can't install anything

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Just did a clean install of windows pro on new hdd. Told setup to only install important updates and auto updates in turned off. Searching this forum i found a few folks say "definitely let windows install all the drivers for MOB, devices, etc. they are the experts" while another post said "always use MOB site drivers, since they are often tweaked for exact MOB specs, no matter how old they are". So I'm at a crossroads wondering which to do. Asus software was a nightmare before. Granted, I did install almost all of it, and probably made it a mess (qfan, asusupdater, Volt something something allowing in OS O.C. tweaks, etc). Drivers from them didn't seem to be a problem though. I want to avoid any bloatware which comes along with driver packages sometimes.

I have 1 yellow exclamation in PC properties (USB controller), but that's because everything is running on minimal drivers or no drivers. I did install windows update version of Realtek network card, and ATI display driver, but thats all. I have 3 hdds in the machine, new hdd (ST2000) with win, another new hdd unformatted, and original C: drive (to allow for file transfering, then I will yank it and convert into external for backup). Also have 2 dvd burners. Everything is visible to BIOS and Windows except unformatted ST2000 (will use for applications and data/media). I'm hoping once I do install drivers, however, that this drive will become visible.

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Answer:Fresh win7 install need driver and HDD install advice

Quote:
"always use MOB site drivers,


Best to use the manufacturer's drivers.






Quote:
Windows except unformatted ST2000


Check in Disk management & format.

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