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Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

Question: Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

I'm using a Fuijtsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 system.
Due to recent harddrive failure I got a new harddrive on which I installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
The installation was a big struggle, but after a few tries it looked like the OS was running.

But after installing the latest updates, AVG, iTunes and a restart or 4 it doesn't boot anymore.
Sometimes the BIOS doesn't even show the harddisk in the boot menu.
I got the DISK READ ERROR message a few times as well.
I did run chkdsk and it completed succesfully (removed a couple of corrupt indexes, no bad sectors).
Sometimes it does get to the point of showing the Windows logo and the STARTING WINDOWS. It doesn't freeze, but goes on for about 6 minutes and then reboots. Other times it doesn't load the logo and only displays STARTING WINDOWS. And if I try to open the REPAIR function, the operation quits with the message: Unexpected I/O error has occured.

Some of the errors above did occur during the installation progress (during the 1st or 2nd restart).

Mobo: MSI G31M MS-7379 v4.0
CPU: Q6600 2,4 gHz quad
RAM: 2x 2048 Mb 677 mHz ddr2

All the disc drives are SATA.

1) Would it help if I updated the BIOS software? How?
2) Could a new SATA-cable (no visual damage) solve this?
3) I've been struggling with this for a week now. Getting really sick too, but I really want to tackle this.
Is there something else I should look into?


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Preferred Solution: Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.

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Hello All,

I installed Win 7 x64 on my PC which was running Win XP SP3 x64 without any problems.

I formatted my drive and did a clean install. After install my sytem wont boot and it says
File: ntoskrnl.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windoes cannot verify the digital signature for this file.
My BIOS is the latest for my Gigabyte G31M-ES2C and I formatted the complete hard drive before install using GParted. I have cleared my CMOS memory and I tried reinstalling and repairing the system too. I checked my TwinMos 2GB RAM for errors and it is fine too. I have two hard drives both SATA WDC caviar blue 250gb (master) and 160gb(slave).

I still cant figure of why this happens. Does someone has a method to solve it and get my system running again.


Answer:Fresh Installation not Booting

Hi Insoft and welcome to SF!
The error code indicates that the issue is related to file corruption. Just to add to what you have dont to fix this, most likely a Repair installation would take care of this problem.
You can also try to press F8 during the boot process and then select the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
Otherwise you should follow the repair steps to do a restore or to copy the file from a known good location.
If there are bad sectors on your hard disk, then running CHKDSK /R from the command prompt would also fix this as it did for you.
Let us know the results.
Hope that helps.

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have just installed XP Pro SP2 on a formatted C:\ not 48 hours ago; I've fully updated it but right from the start, there've been issues such as explorer not executing properly, log-in times too long, taskbar icons not showing up and the latest being Rainbow Six: Las Vegas crashing (no issues with circumventing the Securom checks).

I also had problems during installation, about five times, the installation froze/hung at installing devices even though every component of my system is no more than 2 months old apart from the 160 GB Wester Digital WDC 1600JB-00GVA0 HDD. The sixth time, Windows installed but plagued by the aforementioned issues. Could it be the HDD?

Answer:Issues with a fresh XP installation

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I had some issues on my computer. a few viruses as well as I somehow screwed up some system files... I figured it was time to reinstall windows again. so I deleted my only HDD partition, created a new partition, formatted that partition, and reinstalled windows. without touching any settings or options, windows were acting weired. they would pop up active, I'd click them, and they would de-activate. then I'd have to wait like 20 seconds and then I could click them and they acted normal. same happens with task bar and start menu. however task manager and any other process that has above normal CPU priority has this delay for under a second. and also, I can't drag icons around desktop. I can drag onto my desktop, drag off of my desktop, rearange via the right click menu, and delete things. no options in the right click menu will help. both these errors started before I reinstalled windows and were mostly the reason for the reinstall. although before, no click and drag would work anywhere for anything, but now its just desktop rearrange. I really hope that I can get an answer to these problems. since a format didn't get rid of it and the hardware is the same as before, I really don't know what's going on... thanks in advance

Answer:Issues on fresh Windows Installation

nvm I figured it out. my mouse was messed up so the middle button was always clicked. I just got a new mouse and it all works now.

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I am having problems booting with my PC. At first, I tried all windows recovery options but doesn't help. I always get a blue screen which says 'Your PC ran into a problem' and auto restarts. Later when I ran a quick hard drive test, I got the following feedback. Smart Check: Passed; Short DST: Failed. The failure id is GUW2TQ-6Q68KS-MFPX0K-60XJ03 (note: I may have mistaken the 0 for the O and vice-versa). Product id: D4B09PA#ACJ. I am using a HP Pavilion G6 Notebook PC and the warranty has expired. I have back up discs that I had ordered from HP. Also, I bought the laptop back in India and currently I am living in Germany. I am in urgent need of help. Thank you.

Answer:Issues with booting the PC and OS installation problems

Hi,Hard drive has failed.Have you backed up the data from it?There are 2 main methods you can try to salvage data from failed hard drive :1) Create LiveCD from another computer. Boot from this disc in your laptop, then copy the files from failed HDD to another external hard drive connected to notebook. Take out the failed hard drive out. Connect it to another computer using SATA to USB adapter. Use Windows explorer to copy the files you need from HDD to another external hard drive. all these,Replace hard drive. Use HP Recovery media to factory reset after replacement.You've to replace hard drive with a new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA hard driveSpecs: see hard drive replacement steps recovery media you've ordered from HP to factory reset after replacement of HDDOr you can go for clean install of Windows 8.1 Single Language 64 bit, by creating UEFI bootable Windows installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: Read more

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Hi Everyone,
Currently operating on ME and also have Windows 2K pro, but would like to remove ME and just run with 2k. Do I have to do a fresh install? My Drive isn't partitioned. Not sure what precautions to take in doing this other than backing up loads of files to an external drive before hand. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Fresh Installation

do you have the original installation disc's? if so than completely clean your drive and re-install 2K-pro

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I hope someone might be able to help.

I have reformatted my c: drive and installed XP (I have done it hundreds of times) but I had to use my dads old copy as IV lost my disc.

Normally after I install xp, I have some network drivers for my LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-DR. which are Integrated Marvell Gigabit-LAN driver for Win2K/XP. Normally after I install them I can go straight on the internet through my BT home hub.

But this time it doesnít seem to work, and it wonít show up in my network connections. The green light is on, on the network port but not the orange connectivity light. There are 2 sockets on the back and IV tried both, and I have tried a different cable and different socket in the router. I have put SP2 on but still nothing, and SP3 and nothing again. I have un-installed and re-installed so many time.

When I put the routers i.p in the browser, I canít see into it.

IV run out of things to try, and patience so any help is very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Phil.

Answer:Solved: Fresh XP installation, cant connect to router

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I hope someone might be able to help.

I have reformatted my c: drive and installed XP (I have done it hundreds of times) but I had to use my dads old copy as IV lost my disc.

Normally after I install xp, I have some network drivers for my LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-DR. which are Integrated Marvell Gigabit-LAN driver for Win2K/XP. Normally after I install them I can go straight on the internet through my BT home hub.

But this time it doesnít seem to work, and it wonít show up in my network connections. The green light is on, on the network port but not the orange connectivity light. There are 2 sockets on the back and IV tried both, and I have tried a different cable and different socket in the router. I have put SP2 on but still nothing, and SP3 and nothing again. I have un-installed and re-installed so many time.

When I put the routers i.p in the browser, I canít see into it.

IV run out of things to try, and patience so any help is very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Phil.

Answer:Solved: Fresh XP installation, cant connect to router

you have marked as solved ?
{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel > system > XP hardware Tab, device manager button >

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

As you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy across to the faulty PC

post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
i will also move across to networking forum

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In the process of reinstalling Win7 64bit as the unit simply has so much bloatware is makes it unusable.I'm pretty sure I've installed most drivers but the WWAN is not recognised by the driver installation and also no Bluetooth. The trackpad doesn't respond to presses and non of the buttons on the top bar work (mute -/+ vol etc)Has anyone come across a document which tells you how to make a fresh installation of Win7 64bit?Much obliged....Andrew. UPDATE: Another couple of hours searchin the net for solutions and I have managed to get a few more bits and pieces working. Still not buttons, blutooth...very very boring.Why don't they just do two versions, with a more expensive version without any "Lenovo" or "Lenovo Partner" software. Waste of half a day, which is worth more than the laptop... SOLUTION:  ThinkVantage System Update

You only get one lap, make it a good one.

Answer:(SOLVED) X1 Carbon fresh Win7 64bit Installation

Drivers and apps for things like the buttons should all be here: "Hotkey Features Integration" should get your buttons working. "Synaptics UltraNav" driver for the touchpad Pick driver to suit under "Wireless WAN" for WWAN. Bluetooth I installed using Broadcom's driver installer

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My computer had been blue screening at random times for almost... 4-5 months so I finally had enough and just reformatted the whole thing yesterday and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7.

Within like 40 minutes to an hour without having installed anything except google chrome and the ethernet drivers and then letting the computer sit there and run, it BSOD.

BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF80002C06DD3
BCP3: FFFFF880031A18D8
BCP4: FFFFF880031A1130
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Then it BSOD looped a few more times until it finally loaded Windows 7 up again. I left it on overnight to see if it would BSOD again. Sure enough, checked it this morning and it was turned off. Turned it on and I had this message:

BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF80002E09DD3
BCP3: FFFFF880031BD8D8
BCP4: FFFFF880031BD130
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Please help! Getting 2-4 BSOD a day and sometimes getting stuck in BSOD loops for hours for the last few months is honestly terrible

Answer:Solved: Blue Screen On Fresh Windows 7 Installation

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I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2 on a 1.21GHz computer with 512MB of RAM. I just finished reformatting my 250GB hard drive and the installation of the operating system is brand spanking new and default.

When booting up, I noticed it takes an insanely long time. I'm not sure what is causing it but I'll describe it as best as I can. It runs through the normal BIOS stuff just fine, very quickly as I have it set up to do so. But that is when it stops, immediately after BIOS I get a completely black screen with no text or anything to indicate what is going on. I only see a white, segmented progress bar, sort of reminiscent of the Windows 2K loading screen. There is no now loading Windows XP, no icons or logos, none of the normal stuff you'd expect. The entire process takes between 5-10 minutes, though I've not timed it exactly. All I know is that it wasn't like this before.

I'm at a complete loss. I haven't installed any new programs yet, I'm not connected to the internet with this computer, the only thing I've put on the machine is a backup of various files prior to my wipe such as: images, text documents, pdf's, etc. But this was an issue prior to me doing so.

Any ideas? Oh, and thank you for your time.

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Pro, Slow Boot, Reformatted Drive, Fresh OS Installation

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hey guys,

just built myself a pc and the damn thing keeps powering off, also getting 2 "errors"
"overclocking failed" and/or "wrong cmos settings"

(its a second hand motherboard and i've tryed resetting the bios by removing the battery and doing the jumper reset method)



2GB 2 1GB CORSAIR XMS DDR400 PC3200 DDR 400 CMX1024


The 400w power supply has a 20 to 22 pin adapter, would this be causing my power problem?

Answer:Solved: Fresh build - Keeps powering off and other issues

The powering off sounds like a heat issue. Check for full contact between processor and heatsink. Also be sure you have used some kind of heatsink grease. It is easy sometimes to have a heatsink cocked up sideways just a few thousandths of an inch and cause overheating.

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Ok well, I recently purchased parts for my computer, and I got everything installed just fine(or so I thought)...and so when I push the power button everything comes on fine: I hear the hum of the drives and see the CPU/Video card fans running fine.

However...I plugged in my monitor to both DVI and VGA, and I'm not getting a signal. The monitor works fine, I played it on my Xbox 360 via HDMI, so I'm pretty sure that's not the problem.

But there is no image on my monitor...
Graphics Card:

If you need any more info let me know. I just really want to get this thing working.

Answer:Solved: Fresh Computer Build Issues...

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I am trying to reformat my pc with a windows xp prof. ultimate edition, but when I inserted my installation cd and I pressed any key to booth from cd it takes very long. Then an error message appear which says "Could not find NTLDR". Please help me how to fix this error. Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] Installation CD not booting

NTLDR is a boot loader program for Windows XP.

Can you try running the install from a USB cd-rom?

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I've just installed my new MB because the old one died, and everything works fine (from the hardware aspect), but windows will not boot because of that MB change. Is there anything I can do except formatting and installing everything from scratch?

Answer:Solved: Booting the HDD after installation of a new MB

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I've got a desktop here with an absolutly FRESH install of Windows 7 Enterprise X32

Since that, I have been fully connected to the internet Wired or Wireless, yet unable to browse the web.

I've found that by unchecking the following option, I can get browser function back in IE.

"Automatically Detect Proxy Settings"

As soon as I recheck the box, all browsing stops (Page cannot be displayed).

The problem I'm having is that I beleve this is linked to some Windows Update problems I've been having.


Microsoft Security Essentials

Error code: 0x80072efe



Windows Live Esentials Installer

Error code: 0x8104000d

I'm just trying to figure this out. Both these errors are related to network connectivity issues. I have sevral PC's Mac's Phone's and Game consoles on my network and this is the only thing giving me a hard time.

Answer:[SOLVED] Fresh Format and Cannot browse the web - Windows Update Issues

Bump ?

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Trying fix a laptop, she tried to install a camera but it went wrong and now when desktop appears, "found new hardware" shows in task bar then after about 10 seconds it shuts down and re-boots.

I can get into safe mode and it runs fine. Tried a system restore but it always says "unable to restore....."

Im pretty sure its the failed installation, is there a way to stop xp trying to find the hardware? I cant find the software to remove it.

Ive tried recovery panel, chkdsk, bootcfg, fixboot and fixmbr


Answer:[SOLVED] Failed installation now laptop keeps re-booting

If you go into device manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc) do you see the camera? If you see it can you right click on it and then disable it?

Also if that doesn't work you can try:

Go to Start > Run > type "services.msc" w/o quotes. Find the "Shell Hardware Detection" service and disable it and reboot into normal mode. Then see if the balloon pops up again or not. If it works, try re-enabling the service and then reboot and see if everything works.


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Hi there!

I am trying to do a clean install for Windows XP. I inserted the bootable CD and started the computer. It asked "press any key to boot from cd" as usual. I pressed a key and "inspecting hardware configuration" appeared.

Unfortunately just a second after that screen turned blank and stayed so. I tried many times and waited a while also. Didn't help.

If it is relevant, Windows Vista is currently installed to the computer. I'd like to format the C: drive and substitute Vista to XP again. Thought, that it doesn't matter when running XP installation from boot cd, but who knows.

Thanks for Your help!

Answer:Solved: Blank screen when booting from XP installation CD

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I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide:

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

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Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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hello all, i have been lurking around for answers but have yet to find any.
I have a HP zv6000 xp sp2 and am trying to boot a .iso. i Burnt it with powerISO correctly and my system wont recognize that it is even there.
and it reads correctly on other machines.
I dont know what to do!
Thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] issues with booting .iso

It sounds like CD-ROM compatibility issue. The system that will not boot to your bootable (ISO) CD may not recognize the format of the CD you are trying to use. Example, you wrote to a 52x CD on another system, and your CD-ROM drive does not support 52x.

Did you create the bootable CD on the same system you are trying use for CD boot?

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My friends netbook has got that error 0xc000000f issue, and needs to have windows reinstalled. Problem is, well its a netbook. It has no CD drive.

So i;ve got ahold of the ISO, and have tried ot make one of my USBs bootable

my process..

Open CMD

Open Diskpart
Select Disk1 (the USB)
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs


bootsect.exe /nt60 f: (F been the USB)

Now it tells me that its added bootmgr and so on, but when I try to boot the USB up on my friends netbook to install windows XP, it says BOOTMGR is missing. (Since when did XP use that anyway? coulda sworn I heard it had nothing to do with BOOTMGR)

Anyone able to help out?

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Answer:Solved: Issues with Booting from USB

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I thought I'd give Windows 10 a try in the virtual machine using VMWare player, but I'm just not having any luck with it. My host computer is a lenovo laptop with a Pentium T2390 dual core processor running Windows 7 x64, attempting to run Windows 10 x86 in VMWare player (apparently my cpu is incompatible with virtualization of 64 bit operating systems). When I boot from the ISO, I see the blue windows "pane" for a few moments, but right before the little round dots are supposed to appear underneath it, I get:

"Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error code: 0x0000005D

Just to see what would happen, I tried a 32 bit Windows 8 ISO as well and got the same exact thing (yes, I do have "Windows 8" selected as the guest operating system inside of VMWare player, and I have tried other options as well just to see what would happen, they all do the same thing). A Windows 7 (or earlier) 32 bit installer iso will boot up just fine. I have "Burned" this iso to a USB drive and successfully booted the Windows 10 x86 installer on two computers (including the one on which it refuses to work in a VM), so I know that the iso is good and that the computer should be compatible (I did give the bios setup a quick run down to make sure there weren't any virtualization settings that might conflict with what I'm trying to do as well and didn't see any).

Any ideas why it won't work?

Answer:[SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

Ah Hah! I answered my own question. Apparently the problem was that even though my processor supports DEP (or "No Execute"/"Execute Disable"), it is disabled in BIOS by default. The catch is that because this was a "value line" computer, there is no option in the BIOS/setup screen to enable this.

The key to getting things to work was following the directions in this thread over on the lenovo forums and use SYMCMOS to change the settings. Here's a step-by-step for anyone else who might happen to be stuck in this boat with a Lenovo N200 or similar laptop:

1. Use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive of FreeDOS.
2. Download Symcmos and place it on the root of the newly created USB drive.
3. Download a DOS text editor. I used "edit" (simply open the ZIP file and extract EDIT.exe to the root of the USB drive).
4. Boot from the USB drive and use the command "Symcmos -?" to see all the commands and their usage.
5. Run "Symcmos -Lsettings.txt" to export all the current settings to a text file called "settings.txt".
6. Type "edit settings.txt" to open the exported file and see all the things that can be changed. The Number on the left in parentheses identifies the setting and the number on the right in brackets configures the settings. For example, The number accompanying "(0267)" will be "[0001]", which means, "disable D.E.P.". Remember that these will be differe... Read more

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I'm having problems installing a copy of Win7 Home Premium 32-bit. I bought it off Newegg (OEM System Builder Pack).

I have 3 HDDs plugged into my computer right now, all working fine. I have an 80GB, 1TB, and a 2TB, I need to install Win7 onto the 2TB. I've tried the boot setup previously as:
DVD Drive

No luck, I've also tried with just the DVD and 2TB, with still no luck (DVD drive was also ordered first that instance). The problem I've come upon was a blinking underscore. I couldn't find help for this problem from any other sources, via Google.

Also, DVD drive is working fine, scanning other discs well.

EDIT: Oh, and all 3 HDDs are plugged in correctly. ie, each has a SATA and power connection. Also should note that the 2TB is formatted, other two HDDs have stuff on them, lol.

Answer:Solved: Installation Issues

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I have a H55M-S2V rev 1-4 motherboard specs Ė and i recently bought a 2x4GB hyperx fury blue RAM I think its compatible ... After inserting the ram the computer freezes at the windows 8.1 logo and goes into a boot loop. I have tried setting it up manually in the BIOS changing the frequancy settings, setting up the timings manually as instructed in the memory page changing the voltage i have reseted the cmos a few times but nothing seemes to be working any help would be appreciated ... Im running a windows 8.1 64bit , have an i5 650 processor , r9 270x asust top 2gb graphics card and my PSU is ATX 900w v 2.3 Everything worked fine with my previous ram Ė kingston 4gb 1333mhz Sorry if i messed something up ...

Answer:Solved: RAM Installation issues

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Hello all.
I have recently run into some problems with my windows 7 home premium (64-bit)

Hardware (if relevant):
Intel i7 - 840QM processor
ATI Radeon HD5870
INTEL Intel X25-M 80GB SSD Solid State Drive 34nm 2.5" SATA-300 9.5mm MLC
500GB SATA 7200RPM 2.5"
DOn't remember the name of the RAM, but 4GB DDR3

Problem 1:
I can't start some installation files. I double click them, windows asks me if I want to let it make changes on my hard drive, I click yes, and the proces ends. This only applies to some installation files ( 5-6 so far). This is both downloaded file and, files on a DVD.

Problem 2:
Similar to the first problem, but in stead of asking me if I want to allow it to make changes to the hard drive it comes with the error: "path not found".

Problem 3:
WIMP (similar to spotify), told me yesterday that it couldn't save my preferences to a local file, because of permissions (this has not been a problem the last few months..)

Problem 4:
Trying to start a game through Steam makes that game start in a small windowed mode and it can't find my savegames

Problem 5:
Had a couple of freezes.

Problem 6:
My windows is unable to restart into "restore mode" (I have no idea what it is called in english versions of the OS, but it basicly lets you return the OS to factory default).

Problem 7:
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Answer:Solved: installation/storing issues

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Ok, so my account has administrator access, I just installed a bunch of other programs with no issues, but I cannot install warcraft 3( link) or Runes of Magic( link)..

The reason it gives me for this is as such:

The error it gives me for Runes of magic is quite similar:

I'm running Windows XP, SP3.... any hints on what I can try?

Answer:[SOLVED] Warcraft 3 installation issues.

I tried installing Kingdom Heros( link), and am getting similar responses:

But, I just installed uTorrent( link), and the installation was completely successful with no errors.

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Oh, boy, what a mess... Yesterday I upgraded my AVG6 to AVG7.
I installed AVG7 on top of the existing AVG6 as grisoft recommends.
It uninstalls AVG6 in the process. However, it uninstalled more than it should have. That is issue #1. I can no longer run my WAKEUP NEWS alarm clock program. I get "run-time error #367", "Can't load (or register) custom control CSRAS32.OCX The file exists in c:\windows\system. (W95 system).

I tried to force it to register by running REGSVR32.exe CSRAS32.OCX at the DOS prompt. It returns the error message "LoadLibrary(csras32.ocx) failed - one of the files needed to run this application cannot be found".

Can someone please run DEPENDS.EXE on SCRAS32.OCX and reply letting me know what files are needed for this to work? Then, maybe I can figure out what got lost or damaged..

I do have other issues here, but I'll treat them later...



Answer:Solved: AVG7 installation issues

OK, I found it.... Grisoft's uninstall of AVG6 removed "MFC42.DLL" file from the
C:\Windows\System folder. This is a shared file and should not be taken out.
(I wonder what else they took???)

Tell everyone who has been here to replace the file in their system folder by
copying it from another folder (like aolshare) back into the system folder.
Use "find files" to see where it may be found on one's hard drive.


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So, I'm installing SP3 on an old laptop with only 192MB of RAM. Needless to say, the process is running excruciatingly slow.

Anyway, I've noticed during the file backup phase, the SP3 installer has complained about various files not being able to be copied to the backup location. The files DO exist and if I cancel the retry dialog and tell the setup process to proceed, it continues just fine. What concerns me is I've run into about I don't know.. 30 maybe files or so the SP3 installer couldn't copy as part of its back up process. Now, it's backing up the registry.

Should I continue with the SP3 installation or is the problem described above an indication that I should bail on the installation?

The system DID have an adware and malware infection, which I removed with Malwarebytes and AntiVir.



Answer:Solved: Question about SP3 installation issues

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I just for a used Dell E6510
I installed enterprise Windows 7 64
I also installed free fall sensor.
I have been unable to install Broadcom USH and Network Controller.
Under Broadcom Properties > Details > Hardware Ids I have
and Under Network Controller Properties > Details > Hardware Ids I have
On Dell Drivers web page I searched and found the following drivers
I was still unable install the drivers.
I have limited technical skills.
Please advise

Answer:Solved: Network Adapter Installation Issues

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Good morning,

I have a couple PCMCIA flash cards that I require for firmware rom updates. When I plug the cards into my laptop, the windows found new hardware bubble appears and shows the name of the devices, but when the wizard attempts to install them, they fail stating that there are no drivers available. I have attempted to search for these drivers online, with no avail. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these cards working?

I have received the same results on 4 different computers, all of which are running windows XP with all updates. Both Home and Professional. My laptop also runs Vista in a dual-boot environment, also getting the same results. Here are the specs on the cards.

1- Fujitsu 4MB Flash Card - FNH shows MB98A80073Series - Stamped with 81273-15 S000 9827 T02

2- CiscoSystems Flash Intel Series 2+ 8MB Memory Card - FNH shows Intel S2E8_SW - Stamped with iMC008FLSP-15/25-S M7090041

Any assistance or information on why this is not working would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Old Flash Card installation issues

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I recently dusted off my software collection, and I decided to install Greetings Workshop 1996 into my computer. I'm currently running under Windows XP.

I popped the cd into the tray, and it proceeded to bring up the window where you can select to install the program or quit. After pushing the install button, a 16 bit Windows Subsystem warning pops up. In the body it says "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose 'Close' to terminate the application." There are two buttons entitled close and ignore. If I push on close, it obviously closes the program. If I push ignore, the process freezes, and I am forced to CTRL-ALT-DEL the sucker.

I've been surfing the net for a while, and I can't find any information on this dinosauric program. My family absolutely loves it, and I would appreciate any help from anyone. Thank you!

Answer:Solved: Greetings Workshop 1996 installation issues

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After having recently reinstalled Windows XP Home ed I loaded up Windows Update to get myself as protected as one can get with XP. Anyway I got all the security updates for SP1 and I downloaded SP2 however whenever I attempt to install it It goes as far as creating a file called and then I get a standard Red x error message telling me that 'The process terminated unexpectedly' with an option of OK. Selecting Ok brings a pop up box with Service Pack 2 installation did not complete'

My question is thus, how can I either get it to install properly or delete the files I downloaded so I can try to download it again to see if that will work.

I've got Norton Internet Security 2007 if that could be causing issues but I disabled it for the purpose of testing it and I'm getting the same error message

Answer:[SOLVED] Issues with SP2 installation - closing suddenly

You do not need to download the updates prior to SP2 . . it includes all the prior updates. In fact, the best time to upgrade to SP2 is immediately after installing XP . . before any drivers, applications or updates.

Try downloading the full update package here, it will usually go in when the Windows update package will not.

And be sure to disable any anti-virus or anti=spyware programs for the upgrade

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The slightly longer version:

I've tried both the in-Windows path and a USB key with Windows 10, and both times I boot into the installer application, but there's just a black screen. The monitor is on, actively displaying black (no power-save mode), but there's nothing happening.

I've tried alternately unplugging the monitors I have on the iGPU and the 1080Ti, set the EFI to boot to the iGPU or the PCI-E video devices, but nothing works.

I'm out of ideas, and REALLY need this PC clean...

Answer:Can't do fresh install of W10, no UI after booting into installer

Hi there. Is there an OS on it now? If so, does it boot up and the monitor work? If so, does it have the latest driver?


Is there a cursor with the black screen?

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I am working on a friends system, it is kinda old with a p3 500. The MB is a aopen mx6e Plus. I formated the drive which had 98 on it prior to formatting. When i put in the xp cd and adjust the bios setting to boot from the cdrom and i restart when it goes to boot it says cdboot: cant boot cdrom error code 5. I also tried to install 98 out of frustration and was going to jsut upgrade to xp. So i put in the 98 boot disk, get an a prompt, put in the 98 disk and tried to run the setup from the cd drive. It tells me i need windows to run this program. I am like wtf, if i had windows i wouldnt need to run this program.

please help,
Thanks in advance,
Charlie E.

Answer:Fresh xp install, trouble booting from cd

Have you tried to boot from your 98 bootdisk, then put in the XP cd, and run that setup?

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My hard drive died over the weekend and im trying to get my system up and running but after formatting my other hard drive and installing windows my system takes forever to get past my motherboard splash screen and when it does continue it gives me a system boot disk error when i have no cd in my drive. Anyone able to help me solve this issue??

Answer:Fresh install of Windows not booting up

HELLO anyone able to help?

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I'm booting off the CD to format / install Windows on a computer. This is a full Windows XP SP2 installation CD that I just used yesterday and worked fine on a different computer. This computer is an older AMD Duron 800mhz desktop with 256MB of ram. It gets into setup OK and begins to load all the drivers at the bottom of the screen. When its done loading and says, "Setup is starting Windows" it doesn't do anything. I tried a couple time and still nothing. Could this possibly be a ram problem? The hard drive is a brand new Maxtor 60GB 7200 IDE HD. Any ideas?


Answer:Booting from XP CD to install fresh but freezing

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So i recently installed a fresh version of windows 7, but whenever i restart my computer it asks if i want to run:

Windows 7
Windows 7

So far I have always chosen the first one and it has worked fine. But how do i make it automatically choose the first one, and what is the second one?
Thanks for any input


Answer:Booting Windows 7 after fresh install

use this here .this is what i use .
very easy to sepup .
Download [ EasyBCD ] Community Edition Free

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I seem to have a history with Netgear. I think my father got some sort of bundle from them, so all our Wireless networking gear has been Netgear. Iíve kept up this trend, recently buying a WN111v1 USB adapter for my new computer. Recently my friends and I have come to the conclusion that the USB adapter (due to being USB and not of very high bandwidth) is the reason I sometimes drop out of Skype calls while playing certain games. Other than this it works pretty well.

In any case I recently purchased a Netgear WN311B PCI Wireless adapter, to replace it and attempted to install it.

I should probably mention that before I did this I transferred my old Netgear WG311T Wireless PCI adapter from my XP machine (where it worked well if sporadically) and attempted to install that. Although installation would go fine, it would leave the device in Device Manager with a triangular yellow warning sign over it and refuse to connect to the internet.

With the new WN311B, installation doesnít even get that far.
I follow Netgears installation instructions to the letter, install the software first, install the device, then reboot. The installation instructions lead me to believe that a second set of dialog boxes should appear after the reboot, but in both the cases of the WG311T and the WN311B they do not appear. Downloading the latest software from the Netgear website does not make a difference. While Iíd expect the WG311T to possibly not be supported in Windows 7, Iíd expect the newer a... Read more

Answer:Solved: Netgear WN311B PCI Wireless adapter installation issues

Never mind. Sent it back and bought a Wireless access point instead. Works like a charm.

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I've tried downloading a few programs, but they all seem to end with the same result. Once I try to open up the program using the shortcut, it says the item has been moved or changed so the shortcut will no longer work properly. I try opening it manually without using a shortcut, but I can't find it anywhere. The folder where it should have the software is empty.

I'm starting to get impatient, I've tried solving this problem on my own for a day and a half, and I'm going nowhere. Is it a problem with my Windows Installer?
Also, this problem only occured to me about a day or two ago.

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista - Installation/Downloading Software Issues

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ok so it hasnt as bad as it sounds but to me i want to solved the problem and make sure its NOT normal before i go ahead and get a technician to come over and fix the problem!. After turning off my computer. When i want to boot it up! i am forced to press the power button twice. First time the lights on the keyboard come on the bam it shuts off, Then the second time it might do the same but always the 3rd it comes on... Why is this?

Answer:fresh new alienware 17 laptop problems booting??? HELP!

If its brand new send it back and get a refund or exchange for another.

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Hi everyone Would be very grateful for any advice you can give please. I recated rather hastily to being infected witha worm that kept shutting down PC after 60 secs. I ended up re-installing Win XP without reformat. I have found all my Word documents & Excel docs but cannot recover Outlook Express folders. I had backed up recently but I particularly regret losing the Address Book with most recent entries. Is there any way I can recover OE6 folders as they were before the installation. Are they under the new XP somewhere? If so-anything I can do? Help welcomed thanks

Answer:After a fresh installation of XP

You can try doing a search for dbx and see what folders show up first off.

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Is there such a thing as running a fresh installation of 8.1 without having the COA or product at the time of setting up on a pc? I'm asking this because someone I know was given a laptop by his son which had Ubuntu and because Linux frightened the life out of him his son put W8.1 on it. Unfortunately he doesn't like 8.1 either so I told him that W7 would be more up his street, but that if 8.1 has already been paid for he could get used to it. I haven't seen the pc to get any info about the installation, but I thought that you no longer get 30 days to activate.

Answer:8.1 fresh installation

If your question is whether it is possible to install Win 8.1 without activating it then the answer is yes.

Assuming he had the install media he could have installed using a generic key and not activated it. Various things don't work until you activate it with a valid key. (I'm not sure what exactly - the store I think and some other bits).

I guess you need to find out some more - has 8.1 been activated? Has it been paid for? Is it wanted?

8.1 desktop isn't that different from 7 really and you can make it even more similar with start button replacements and so on if you want to. However if you do want to change to 7 instead, doing so before starting using it would be the ideal time.

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Hello Folks,

Seems my laptop has got several problems & i guess i need to do a fresh installation. But i don't have recovery disc. I've Windows 7 Home premium x64 Genuine version. The ACER's backup utility is not working. So is there anyway to create just a system recovery image? or someother way to do a fresh installation without loosing the product key?

Answer:Want to Do a Fresh Installation.

1) You can create a system image with a program like Macrium but given your current problems the image will be equally buggy, so it doesnt make any point.

2) You have 2 options. If the computer came with win7 preinstalled, you can call acer support and request for recovery disks for your model- they'll likely ship it at a small cost. Then you can restore using those disks.

The other option is to get hold of a win7 install dvd (borrow from friend or download a clean copy off the web), then do a clean install and activate by calling MS.

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Hi I recently bought a lenovo Y560 with rapid drive technology. I am having issues upgrading the OS from windows home premium to ultimate version. Inside the box, they have printed a paper stating that non OEM os is not supported. But i went ahead and tried all normal methods (by putting the disc and boot from DVD) but it couldn't pass the windows loading files stage. Now i am stuck with windows home premium. Can somebody guide me how to overcome this issue and install fresh installation of my windows 7 ultimate. thank you regardsKrishna

Answer:Fresh Installation of OS

set bios order for #1 > dvd in bios, then save and exit.
try again and do not miss the text "press any button to install windows"
small possibility but you sure dvd works?
if you have upgrade disk, it'd be easy to install it.
ps: after installing ultimate, if you use one key recover, one key recover will install previous operation system.
if you make any changes on volumes, one key recover will stop working.

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Hi all! I'm currently running Windows 10 on my pavilion 15 notebook. I want to install and SSD instead of the stock HDD.I want to make a clean installation of Windows 10, but I would like to keep the Recovery partition made by HP that is currently on the HDD.What's the best way  to do this? If I simply clone the recovery to the new drive will it work when I press F11 during boot?Thank You!

Answer:Fresh installation on new SSD

Since that notebook came with Windows 8.1 - according to THIS SUPPORT page, the Recovery Partition, started with the F11 during boot, is going to reinstall Windows 8.1.  If that is why the desire to still make the F11 work, then great.  Otherwise, since this Windows 10 is probably from an upgrade, the Recovery Partition is of no real value.

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Question: Fresh Installation

I just got a y410p and am wanting to do a fresh install as I do not want to deal with all the crapware that comes factory installed (seriously why isn't there a "Just give me a fresh install" option when buying?) and have just a few questions on the partitions. Currently there are 7 paritions:WINRE_DRVSYSTEM_DRVLRS_ESPPartition 4 (128MB)Windows8_OSLENOVOPBR_DRV Obviously I know afew I can delete from that, but are any of those essential or can I just empty out all the partitions? I'd prefer to get the maximum use out of my hard drive.

Answer:Fresh Installation

As a summary they are for the OS and OKR. For details you can read the explanation of Neokenchi from this link. Carefully decide about your plan you may not be able to go back after its implementation.

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So I want to create a partition and install windows xp on it fresh. Then move a folder from the other windows xp partition to the fresh one. Then I want to delete the old partition. Is this feasible? Or am I better off moving that folder a different way (it's a large folder).

Answer:Dual booting XP to move a folder to the fresh install

It sounds like this data is important, so you should get a cheap external drive and back the contents up to that. Messing with multiple installs and moving around of data and partitions on the same physical drive is only going to be a mess.

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I did a fresh install just now, first time installing the 7600 RTM. It's running smoothe, everyone is going well. but none of my CD Keys are working. They worked for 7100, and 7229. Is this normal for the RTM since I had to torrent it not get it yet from Microsoft? or did I just write down my keys wrong since it's been awhile?

Answer:Fresh Installation 7600 RTM

RTM uses diffrent keys to RC builds. Need to purchase a key, or get one from technet, if you have subscribed to it.

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Hi Guys just done a fresh Installation and then 3 days later I got this BSOD was wondering if you experts can take a look and give me a heads up on it.

Many thanks


Answer:Fresh Installation and then BSOD

Hi Steve. Your dump blames your video driver, atikmdag.sys, a video driver. This driver is up to date. The dump also shows memory corruption and you have more than enough going on to create conflicts and memory corruption.

Bugcheck 3B, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory.

It appears that you are running Kaspersky and MSE. The rule is never to run to AV programs simultaneously. This definitely creates conflicts. There are some exceptions to this. Avast and MSE run very well together; but not Kaspersky and MSE. Your version of Kaspersky generally runs well on Win 7. I still recommend that you uninstall it and run only MSE until you know your system is completely stable. Then you can try it again; but uninstall MSE.

You have another security program that is a know cause of BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. I know some banks are pushing this software; but completely uninstall Trusteer Rapport. Here is an article on the subject: MPECS Inc. Blog: Windows 7 BSODs – RapportPG64.sys is the Culprit. Many third party security programs cause conflicts. This is due to Win7's own enhanced internal security coding. I strongly urge you to leave Rapport uninstalled.

You have some very outdated drivers loaded on your system. Obsolete drivers can and do cause conflicts memory corruption and crashes. Update or eliminate these drivers by uninstalling the hardware or software they are associated... Read more

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Good afternoon people,First of all thank you for give me the opportunity to ask my question. Very good forum.In a couple of days I get my IdeaPad Y500, comes with w8.I want to obviously put the W7 (which I have the original cd), but I don't know how to do it and Idon't  want to compromise the machine and  or guarantee.I could not find the solution under the web, could you  please give me the links or step by step how to do this installation?            Thank you very much, greetings from Argentina                              Mariano


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Answer:Y500 Fresh w7 Installation PLEASE!

Welcome to the forum Mariano!  In the top right corner, there is a "search" box.  If you enter "Y500 Win 7" in that box, the first thread listed is: Read that thread. It seems to be what you're looking for. EDIT: Make sure you create the Win 8 recovery disks, BEFORE you make any changes to your OS. They may come in handy.  Cheers, DragonRider

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hello, what am i missingto connect my newly installed xp system to the internet?background info:installation went 100% ok,yet when i open internet explorer,i just get a white screen with error,what am i missing?apreciate your advice;patrick

Answer:web connection for fresh xp installation

Telling us what the error is would be a good place to start.Did you install all the necessary drivers?Stuart

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My home desktop computer is a fairly old 2001 CPU and the system is running really slow, so slow that even basic internet surfing isn't possible.

I am trying to do a fresh format on my hard drive which has 4 partitions. The OS is ofcourse on the C:/ drive. My CD-ROM drive does not work, hence even having a WIN XP bootable CD is not of much use.

I created an image of the WIN XP CD-ROM on a seagate Free Agent 500 GB hard drive. But my deskop does not recognise. How can I get the CPU to boot from the Free Agent and carry out a fresh installation?

Answer:WIN XP fresh installation problem

You should really get a CD-ROM drive. They're like 30 bucks or less these days (nothing fancy - just CD-ROM or DVD-ROM - no need for CD-R/W or DVD+/-R/W).

Remember to back up all your important files (bookmarks, e-mails, images, documents, videos, etc.) if you plan to format.

Anyway if you really want to do it without a CD, here's what you can try. This method requires your first partition be in FAT32 (you can convert it to NTFS when you install XP though). I won't work on drives over 128GB (that's the absolute limit for Windows 98).
You'll need a Windows 98 floppy disk at the very least, with the basic files to boot, and the deltree (part of Windows 98) command on it.
Remember, this will only work if your C: drive is FAT32. Don't even try it if C: is in NTFS.
First copy all the contents of the Windows XP CD from the image (extract them first if necessary) to a folder on your C: drive. Maybe into a folder named XP.
Next boot into the Windows 98 floppy. Go to the C: drive by typing
then type
to speed things up.
then delete all the folders and files by typing
deltree *.*
It will ask you to confirm each. Say yes to everything EXCEPT the XP folder.
Then go to the XP installation folder by typing
cd xp
cd i386
You should see the prompt saying C:\XP\I386> if everything is successful at this stage
then type
then setup will proceed as expected.

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I am wanting to install a fresh clean install of Win7 64 bit on to a brand new hd on my PC
However, the problem I am having is that I cannot even get to the install/accept user license agreement stage.
Basically when I insert the Win7 64bit installation disc, I get nothing, no response, no disc booting up process. Instead it just stalls at a black screen with a fast blinking cursor. And yes, I have set the boot process to priotise boot from CD/DVD as priority 1 in the bios setup
Strange thing is that I got it to launch and boot up twice before on the same day but had to start over due to other errors during the installtion process. But as for now, I want to at least get my CD/DVD rom drive to read, load and boot up the installtion process as it has decided to do twice before but suddenly not now at all.
I am trying to install this on an Asus P5KPL-AM motherboard Q6600 CPU and 4GB memory.
Thanks very much.

Answer:Fresh installation of Win 7 problem

If you have had prior attempts which reflected installation errors...and now the system does not recognize respond to the install guess would be that the media is the culprit/problem.

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It is my first post on any forum so far, so excuse my mistakes  Iam not satified with the HDD which came along with the laptop because of the loading times and stutters in-game.i tried all sorts of solutions to fix it but cudnt achieve anything...I bought a Samsung 850EVO m.2 Sata 3 250GB SSD in order to shift my OS and may be few things on to it to achieve superior load times.I'am a newbie when it comes to all this OS migration and Recovery as i read through many other solutions... SO im looking for a step-by-step ,like as if teaching ABCD to a Nursery student, guide/instructions to Freshly install my original OS (Without losing my Windows Key) onto the SSD from my HDD. I have taken a backup of pics,music,games etc folders already but while moving the OS to SSD i also dont want to lose my Nvidia Gefore Experience software(It came in-built when i bought the laptop) and as I mentioned im a newbie so i dont know if while moving OS this Nvidia Geforce software will be coming along with it or not.


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Answer:Fresh installation of original OS from HDD to SSD

Hi,It's pretty simple if you do drive cloning from HDD to SSD.Macrium Reflect Free software is what I suggest.You can also clean install Windows 10 Home 64 bit using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB. installation gets automatically activated after installation while connected to internet.RegardsVisruth

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Hi...recently i was gifted with an r32 think pad and i want to install win 7ultimate instead win xp pro that are allready running.I insert the win 7 installation cd but when procedure starts it requests drivers which i dont have,any assistance on  where to find them would be very helpfull and much appreciated,thanx!!!


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You're going to have big issues with the combination of R32 and W7...
The former is a decade-old, low-end ThinkPad. No graphics driver support in any post-XP OS, possibly no audio support and likely no wireless card support either.
To be able to decipher what exactly you're going to be missing, we need the 7-character model number located on the same sticker that holds the serial and production date on the bottom of the laptop.
My $0.02 - and I've gone through quite a few of these laptops back in the day - would be to forget W7 will run very poorly on the P4M CPU,and that's just the beginning...
Stay with XP or move to Linux would be my advice.

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Hi there, Just wondering as i've asked around but still not too savvy on this subject. I have partitioned my main hdd into 2, one is for system install only and the other has programs / game installations. I want to put a fresh install on my system partition but wonder how difficult it will be to use the programs from the other partition, eg. Will i have any registry problems if i try to run the programs straight away? Some of these programs are hefty in size...

Thanks for reading ^_^

Answer:Fresh installation on partition

Always install your programs to the OS partition since they write registry keys which integrate themselves into the OS until uninstalled.

You can put your user data on the second partition by copying user files there then linking to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

This way your backup image is more compact so if Win7 ever becomes irreparable you can reimage C in minutes while your data will be safe, current and intact on the data partition/drive. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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HI.I was wondering if anyone knew how to instal a fresh copy of windows xp.When i used partition magic, i managed to create a partition but now the everytime it starts up its says no valid operating systems? I tried using usb cdrom but all it says media test fail ,check cable....i also tried using xp startup disk(floppies) but with no luck.also would anyone which kind of adapter i can use with the harddrive if i remove and connect it externally with my pc. thnxs

Answer:R100 fresh xp installation!!

As far as I know the Port?g? R100 supports the Recovery via BIOS (pressing "C") with PCMCIA cards (16bit and Cardbus). In my opinion you need a special drive.
I found the following drives and Controllers which were tested:

1.) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
with a PC Card (16bit), Cable II, PCMCIA, Rev.043.242, SN: 18496 043 3999 0343 01093
2.) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
with a CardBus, Cable II, CARD BUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122


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I reformatted a hard drive to NTFS and then installed a fresh Windows 2000. This is a plain Windows 2000 Prof. CD with no additional advertisement software. At what seems to be random time intervals a popup appears telling me that there is a security loophole in messanger service and tells me to visit updatenow dot org and download the "patch".

There is also a popup which directs me to updatepatch dot info

These websites in no way look authentic or Microsoft-related. It looks like typical spyware except for the fact that this is a completly fresh installation of Windows 2000 Prof.

Umm...yea....what to do about the popups?

Answer:Fresh Installation of Win 2000 Help

I take it your computer is directly connected to the internet with NO firewall. Run some type of firewall between you and the internet. Either a free software version or go buy a router if you have a broadband internet connection.

You other option is too disable the Messenger Service.

But you really need to run a firewall. I hope you at least went to windows update and patched your system. An unpatched system will get infected within 20 minutes on the Internet.

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Hi there,

I have build several systems but am currently stumped with installing a legitimate copy of XP on a machine I have put together for my brother. The parts are old but I can see no reason why they shouldn't be functional. The stage I am stuck at is at the very start of XP installation after the computer boots from the CDROM and displays the message 'Setup is inspecting you computers hardware configuration...'. I am then presented with a blank screen and can proceed no further. Hardware is all detected successfully in the BIOS and CPU temp is at a stable 40.

Mobo: Asrock k7VM4
Graphics: Geforce 5200 128MB AGP
RAM: MemoryExpert 1x512MB
Processor: AMD Athlon 2000+ 1667MHz
HDD: IBM Deskstar IDE 60.2GB

As I said all are detected without error in BIOS. Any ideas much appreciated!

Answer:Fresh installation of Windows XP

did the copy of xp come from another computer thats no longer in service?

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Hi everyone.
I can think of better things to be doing at 10.30pm on a Friday night, but I've just installed Vista Home Premium on a Dual Core HP laptop and I've enountered a strange problem.

I used my "Anytime Upgrade" disk and entered the COA number attached to the laptop, and everything went well until the very end.
It's asking me for a username and password, despite the fact that I never set one.

It's a fresh installation on a hard drive that had partitions deleted, then was formatted, so I seriously doubt if it was anything from a previous installation.

Any ideas?

Answer:Fresh installation asking for a password?

You could try entering "Administrator" as the user name with a blank password field (although I'm not sure if this account is disabled by default on install). Another option would be to use a bootable disk such as KON-BOOT - ULTIMATE WINDOWS/LINUX HACKING UTILITY :-) to boot into windows and create an account.

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Hi, I did a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro in my Lenovo S10-2 (29577XU). I didnīt modified the existing partitions. Only install Windows 7 in the C:. I didnīt installed Quick Restore for Windows 7. Here is my answer:  Can I made a Factory Install to Windows XP? I made this question because if I want to sale my netbook in the future, I could sale it with XP and not with Windows 7? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Fresh Installation Windows 7 Pro

Hi and welcome...
Too Late  , there is no way to return ... you should have done Backup   
before install Windows 7 ...
regards KalvinKlein
Want more ? For further information to get the most of your S-Class machine 
Lenovo Energymanagement  Backup  Windows 7 Driver   Windows 7  Install 
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Hi, I've just recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows and i just can't seem to get the sound isn't working... I've tried almost everything to get it work - installing mobo drivers for the soundcard, installing the soundcard's manufacturer drivers, enabling it in services.msc, installing Plug and Play software device enumerator, but to no avail...

I have no little speaker icon in my taskbar, and when I go into audio settings in control panel, everything is greyed out and it says "No Audio Device". Something strange is that in device manager I have 2 Plug and Play device enumerators installed both of which i can't uninstall, and also the "microsoft kernel acoustic echo canceller" has a little exclamation mark next to it. I'm on a Gigabyte motherboard GA-8SR533, with inbuilt realtek AC'97 soundcard and XP service pack 3.

Please help me!! Thanks in advance.

Answer:No Sound at all after fresh XP installation

Welccome to TSF....

Since there has been a clean installation of Windows there are special drivers that have to be installed in order for the computer to run and function properly the drivers that are from the different manufacturers for their devices can be installed after these are. The special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, can be found on the Recovery Disk Set that comes with the computer or on-line in the Support area usually under Drivers and Downloads area [if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or found on the motherboard manufacturers site for the computer. These drivers can be downloaded thru any computer and then burned to a separate CD-R for future installation and also for keeping them so you do not have to download them again. There is no specific order that they should be installed in but my own personal preference is in this order:
Chipset Drivers First, Buss Drivers Second, Video Display Drivers Third, Network Drivers Fourth, Audio Drivers Fifth and all others needed afterwards.
Computer Motherboard and Chipset Drivers Found Thru Internet Fixes.
In the list you might find a BIOS upgrade that has to have a procedure called, “Flashing” done to install this. This should be done with great care if the Flashing is not successful then you will end up with a useless computer and a service call to the manufacturer of the computer tech support may be in order to get the prope... Read more

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Ok sorry if this is somewhere else iv searched but cant find another post like im needing

Ok so iv got an alternate pc im giving to my mom and dad i win 7 and needed to install vista cause vista is the legal copy so anyway i boot into the install cd start the installation it reboots once and when it comes back on its at completing installation it will stay there for about 5min maybe 10 and then has like an instant bsod (i was only able to see the blue screen the first 3 times and it was only up for maybe 2 seconds or so after that it just instanly reboots cant even see the blue screen anymore) and then reboots the install never finishes and i cant get it to start back up without starting all over. Iv tested the ram theres 2gigs iv tested the hdd its 230gigs they both come back as working good iv reseated the ram and the hdd a few times have left it unplugged for a few min and i cant seem to figure out whats wrong.

Oh and it was running just fine before i tried installing vista i loaded into win 7 messed around alittle was about to pack it up when i thought it would be better to give them a computer with a valid copy and thats when this started.

Anyone got any ideas for why this is such a troublesom install?

Answer:Fresh Installation BSOD

whats the BSOD Code?

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Hello! My Thinkpad T430 have a windows 8 pro key in uefi. How can I install a Windows 8 pro? I tried to to get it from (clicked to "Install Windows 8" button, download an app and execute it), but application not validate my windows 8 pro key (I did get it by rw-everything app). Thank You!

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I'm planning my first install of 10 onto a new SSD. I have win7 home registered and my account key on hand. From the reading I've done it seems possible to bypass the "upgrade" step but I'm still a bit confused by some of the jargon etc.

Basically what is the simplest method to clean install win10 onto a new SSD if I own a registered win7 ?

Thank you

Answer:Fresh installation question

If you have the Installation media i.e. ISO of Windows 10 with November upgrade, you can trigger the setup and put in the Windows 7 key when prompted as Windows 10 build 10586 accepts the key.There is no need to do an upgrade first.You can make sure you have the ISO of with the november upgrade by checking the build number of setup.exe.It should be 10586.0.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
Make sure you have the correct media too.

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I did a fresh install of Windows XP Home Edition after replacing the HD. Now I can't get the Floppy driver or the Ethernet card driver to install.

Answer:Fresh Windows XP Installation

More info is needed. Are you getting any error messages when you try install the drivers ? Is the computer a custom build or a shop bought PC ?

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Hello All ,

IBM Lapptop Model# 2647. Yesterday it was rebooting each time I would boot up with some error messages on a blue screen. Anyways- I finally got tired of all this-so I formated my disk and did a fresh installation (win2k), and I installed the ethernet driver...etc.
The Question is, when I go to windows update and do a scan -- do I install all critical updates and drivers updates???
The first time I did this two weeks ago there were about 42 critical updates and 4 drivers updates-I installed all....thats when I started have the problems of my laptop constantly rebooting, thats why I decided to reload the OS...I thought it was faullty Hardware....but, I see now thats not the case since I restarted my laptop 6 times already without any problems-before it would hang and the BLUE SCREEN of DEATH would appear.....
So do I intsall all updates??? Please help me I am BURNING AND LEARNING AT THE SAME TIME....

Answer:WIn2K Fresh Installation

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Hi all
I have a computer that has gone threw three upgrades motherboards,cpu's,ram,video cards
and powersupply.It's working Ok.But I figured it's time to reinstall windows xp pro,it's
been running the same OS since 2001 so I need to clean it up.What I want to do is wipe out
everthing,I got another computer networked to it so I can save all the files I need.
I did some research how to go about doing a complete fresh reinstall but am getting different
ways of doing it.I have two hard drives on this computer that I want to wipe clean and
install a fresh version of windows xp pro.What would be the best way to do this? I was
thinking of using free wipe clean software to wipe hard drives and then installing windows,
would that work? Thanks Raner

Answer:Fresh installation of windows xp pro

My technique is always the same...simply use the MS XP install CD to delete any partition...then continue with the clean install, taking care that all secondary/tertiary, etc. drives (including flash drives) have been temporarily disconnected from both the motherboard and the power supply.Upon completion of the install, I reconnect all other drives, after visiting WinUpdate for all critical updates.My procedures assume that I will retain and use the drives and the system, not pass such on to strangers.Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - XP Clean Install, Stevens - Louis

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I'm planning my first install of 10 onto a new SSD. I have win7 home registered and my account key on hand. From the reading I've done it seems possible to bypass the "upgrade" step but I'm still a bit confused by some of the jargon etc.

Basically what is the simplest method to clean install win10 onto a new SSD if I own a registered win7 ?

Thank you

Answer:Fresh installation question

If you have the Installation media i.e. ISO of Windows 10 with November upgrade, you can trigger the setup and put in the Windows 7 key when prompted as Windows 10 build 10586 accepts the key.There is no need to do an upgrade first.You can make sure you have the ISO of with the november upgrade by checking the build number of setup.exe.It should be 10586.0.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
Make sure you have the correct media too.

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Hi there everyone! I have Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 and I recently had some problems with Windows so I had to format my C drive and make a fresh install of Windows XP Pro SP2. After I installed XP, my notebook is "another person" compared to what it used to be. From the first look, I see the following problems: - I only have 800 x 600 px and 1024 x 768 px screen resolution, although there were other resolutions before;- My Display Properties show (Default Monitor) which looks suspicious to me;- In Network Connections, I don't have Wireless Network Connection anymore and my notebook can't access internet through my router anymore;- In Device Manager, I have a big question mark beside Other Devices: Base System Device, Foxconn Bluetooth..., Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus, Network Controller and SM Bus Controller... which seems to me that there's a drivers issue; Sound works fine, as I can hear. Can anyone please help me with this? This notebook was working like a charm before I re-installed Windows. Any help is strongly appreciated. Thanks and all the best!Luffy

Answer:Problems with fresh XP installation

Yes - Windows XP won't automatically install the drivers for your Video, wireless, sound, etc.  You need to manually find these drivers.  If you would have burned your restore disks when you first got your computer you could have restored everything back the way it was when you first got your machine.  If you aren't expeirenced in finding drivers I would ask for help.  You should be able to download all the appropriate drivers for your machine off of Lenovo's website.  Most of them are just programs that you execute after you download them.  Once you have downoaded the drivers and run them - go into the Control Panel under System and Device drivers to see if it installed properly. You will then have to configure your display to the native resolutions - put in any security settings into your wireless card, etc.  This isn't hard - but is somewhat time consuming.  Windows 7 is much better at finding all the drivers automatically if you have it connected to a network and will do this for you automatically.  XP isn't quite as smart and only loads generic drivers.  That is why you are seeing lower screen resolutions, etc.   Hope this helps.    

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Hi all;
Need your help on this. Currently, i am planning to use the SSD as the boot drive to install the OS and all other programs.
However, which is the better route?
- cloning / migrating the data from the HDD to SSD, versus
- a clean installation on the SSD???

This is the scenario:
Recently, i purchased the Ideapad Y580 (which comes preinstalled with Windows 8) together with an Intel SSD 330 (120GB). The laptop is so new that it has not been unpacked from the box yet and no recovery disks have been created yet.

So, which option is better? To clone / migrate your data from the HDD to SSD versus a clean installation on the SSD itself?

Also, if i choose to clone the data in the HDD, how to remove all the bloatwares? God forbids if the SSD gets all the bloatware.

Also, please kindly share all the good/ credible guides on setting up/ optimizing Windows 8 for SSD setup.

Lastly, a Happy New Year 2013.

Answer:Cloning from HDD to SSD vs. a fresh installation on SSD

A brand new laptop with win 8 installed would have all the drivers for the motherboard

installed. I would uninstall bloat-ware first then (clone)...

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Before XP support stops I would like to make a completely fresh installation of XP Pro SP3, download updates, make a back-up of the basic installation and then further back-ups of the system after various applications have also been installed.

However, I have been told that this will not be entirely successful as "all the updates are no longer available".

Is that true?

Answer:XP SP3 fresh installation - are all updates available?

I believe all useful updates are still available. There are ongoing efforts to create 'sets' of updates just like Win98se and W2000 sets exist.

I am also paying attention to other XP-era Microsoft products, like OfficeXP and 2003.

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Is it possible to install Service Pack 1 (from ISO file or DVD) on a fresh Windows 7 installation without installing any other updates prior to it?

Right now Windows Update shows me 64 important updates but not SP1.
The whole purpose the fresh re-install is to clean up the system so I would want to avoid installing a load of separate updates if SP1 could do it all at once and avoid cluttering up system from start.

Answer:SP1 directly on fresh Win 7 installation?

Do not download any updates. Use the standalone installer, but make sure your pc is connected to the net. The needed files will be downloaded automatically.

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Hey guys,This one is really driving my head in. I just did a fresh install with new hardware on my system, never even crashed once before this.I have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with latest updatesI have an Asus P7P55D-E, with an i7 860 and an Nvidia GTX 460 and 8GB DDR3.The new hardware is two new HDDs. I did not keep my old ones.1x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3. 1x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black.Both are connected through brand new SATA III cables. I have already tried using both different controllers on my mobo to see if that fixes the problem but to no luck. The BIOS should be set up right with ACPI mode for the HDDs.There is another issue to, my PC refuses to make minidumps. So the best thing I got is a picture of my BSOD I am afraid.

Answer:BSOD on fresh installation

You have a 2TB SATA drive, so I wondered if this may be relevant to your problem.

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I started having some strange and outright weird problems with my laptop. I was already planning on doing a wipe and reinstall so I figured this would be a good time to do it. Wiped the drive, deleted the old partitions (had the drive split in two, that turned out to be a really bad idea last semester) and created a new single partition. Did a full format, not a quick. Installed XP as usual. Installed all the drivers for my laptop... At this point everything is looking good; machine is running fast. Install ZoneAlarm free because I will be going online for Windows Updates. Go to WU and download a ton of updates (with the exception of the .NET updates, I do not use that service and my current issues are the same as my old setup that included the .NET updates). I have every critical update and everything from the optional updates category that I need. Everything appears fine at this time. I go to one of my hobby websites and try to add it as my dice. I forgot to mention that after WU, I installed Java from Sun, version 5 something or other (I did this last night, so whatever their most current is). I cannot change my homepage. The boxes are not greyed out, I can manually change the site, it just won't keep. This is a fresh install, so there should not be anything weird on the machine. BitDefender didn't find any problems. Ad-AwareSE found a few tracking cookies, deleted them but the problem remains. Ran the Housecall virus scanner from ... Read more

Answer:Fresh install of XP-pro, issues issues issues...

IE 6
try this link
double click line # 29 and follow the instruction (click ok/yes)

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ive got a shiny new xp professional SP2 cd, which i am about to use for a clean install to replace my 98se/xp dual boot, which is partitioned to logical drives c: and d:. i just want a plain c: drive running xp pro. i know xp formats the hard disk during istallation, but my question is this: will the xp format procedure wipe out logical drives c: and d: and replace them with a simple c:? (which is what i want), or do i need to format the hard disk myself first? ive got a 98 boot floppy which contains fdisk, do i need to use this to prepare the hard disc? one last question, NTFS or FAT 32?? (fdisk only offers FAT 32) PLEASE ADVISE!!!!!

Answer:partition removal for fresh xp installation

when you load in the xp disk you will get the option to delete the existing partition/s or create a new one. dlete them then create a new one. use ntfs

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I would like to apologize in advance for the tone of this post. I have not been in a very pleasant mood all day because of this.

I would also like to preface this by saying that the machine with the issue in question is a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5350. Which is a laptop.
Okay, we all know how it looks when you go to install drivers, right? The window that says what it is, and has an exit and start button on it? Right, onto the issue then.

My problem is, I encountered some weird crap this morning, computer refused to boot right so I figured screw it I'll just wipe it and reinstall everything.

But here's my problem. Firstly, if I try to put the downloaded drivers(that took five ****ing hours for nine of them THANKS TOSHIBA) onto a flash drive, I'm told that the files I'm copying have "properties that cannot be copied to new location". And then I put them onto a full-on external hard drive and did not encounter this problem.

Now is the fun part! I go to install the drivers on the laptop that was freshly-wiped this morning, and upon clicking start it does nothing. Progress bar fills up, then it closes and that's that. I watched task manager while doing this once and saw a second process, alongside the start/exit window appear and then immediately disappear. No error messages, no driver installed; nothing. I can't even get a network adapter installed to try and pull the rest of what I need through windows update.
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Good evening everybody,
I'm new and I've landed here due to a recurrent BSOD on a new machine I've bought for my wife's family abroad, occurring approximatively once a day.
The machine is new, unfortunately bought in a mall but with good components.
With Bluescreenview I hadn't too much luck, so I'm attachiong the latest minidump and going on with the research.
Note that: Not in the latest minidump bsview told me that the problem was the driver i8042.sys (apparently mouse-related) but in all the other minidump the failing driver was always ntoskrnl.exe
I would appreciate any help given by this community!
Samuele   23.25KB

Answer:Windows 7 Fresh installation BSOD

 to the Bleeping Computer forum.
Thanks for providing the crash dump but only one dump file is not much helpful. More than one is necessary to get a pattern. Please follow the below steps.
  Upload all the crash dumps for analysis
Open C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Copy and  zip the entire contents of that folder and either attach it with your next reply or upload to any free file hosting site of your choice. You may have to disable UAC to copy them.
      Example file hosting sites :
     Post the download link to the dumps in next reply.
 A Speccy report about your system
  Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below. Make sure to run the Speccy after running the system about one or more hour. This will give us an indication of current CPU -GPU temperature status.
    Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
 A Minitoolbox log
  Download Minitoolbox from the below link. Read more

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Hy everybody.
I'm new here, I'm pretty desperate with my problem.
I bought new PC:

DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston, 1600MHz, CL9, HyperX Genesis, KHX1600
MSI GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5, N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC , Dual-Link DVI x2
Zalman Z11 Plus mid tower case. 260(W) x 498(H) x 525(D)mm
Procesor Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz,Socket 1155, box
MSI H77MA-G43, Socket : 1155,CPU : Sandy Bridge, Intel? H77
OCZ SSD Agility 3 60GB , MB 2.5" SATA III, Native TRIM support
XFX Core Edition 80+ 550W PSU - EasyRail technology
DVD - LG GH22NS, DVD?RW, 22x DVD?R ,8x DL , 40x CD-R

It came already assembled by shop where I bought it.
I also bought original Windows 7 64bit which I decided to install myself.
I puted win7 dvd in dvd-rom and started fresh win7 64bit installation. Everything went well, and PC restarted so it can continue the win7 installation. After pc restarted, it came up to ''eneter cd-key'' window and I had no time to enter it, pc showed me BSOD. After few tries, I've installed win7 (ne drivers, no programs, just fresh new installation) but BSOD continued showing. I've tried to install from another win7 dvd.. I tried to install all drivers (latest ones), but BSOD still presents. I've tested my SSD with HD TUNE PRO, but it show NO ERRORS. I've also tested both of my DDR3 memory sticks, and memtest86 shows NO ERRORS.

BSOD problem: 0x000000F4

''WHO CRASHED'' shows;

"This was probably caused by the following module: Unknown (0x00000000)
Bugcheck code: 0xF4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8007A872D0, ... Read more

Answer:BSOD at fresh installation win7 x64

Is your BIOS up to date?

What about your SSD firmware?

Those are key for getting an SSD to work properly.
Additionally, reset your SSD hardware/software connection with the BIOS and clear any corruption on it: Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cycle should be the same on all SSD drives. See how the system responds after the SSD power cycle.

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I have a couple noobish questions regarding fresh OS installation on a fresh drive. So, I plan on upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD in a few weeks and Im in the process doing my initial research. Ive decided against migrating my current drive to the new one and going with the fresh install instead to make sure that everything goes as smooth as possible with the new drive with regards to system optimization for an SSD (TRIM command, partition alignment, etc). However, my laptop doesnt have an optical drive (and Id prefer not to buy an external one since Im already splurging on the SSD), and I dont have OS DVDs anyway.
I have a two week old recovery USB flash drive that I created through W8.1s create a recovery drive tool before installing W10. I checked copy recovery partition when going through the wizard and its roughly 32GB. I guess its an image of that partition? Im not too sure. I imagine that this isnt enough to do a full OS install on the blank SSD once Ive dropped it in my laptop. So, is there an easy way to create a bootable OS installation thumb drive for Windows 8.1 (Id rather not pay for a new OS license), and would that plus the recovery drive take care of setting up all the recovery and OEM partitions on the new SSD?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can I get some help with a fresh OS installation on new (blank) drive?

You will need an ISO of your current OS. Once you have downloaded that follow these instruction to create a bootable USB drive:How to create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB drive

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Hello guys, I have recently reinstalled Windows 7 and to be honest I'm not content with the way it moves around.

So to be short, I haven't installed Windows for over 3 years and it was good. Recently I just got to notice that it took a bit longer to start(for me) and I had nearly all my HDD full (600 GB). So I decided to reinstall Windows.

Now to be honest I'm not happy at all with the way it starts, also nearly half of my memory ram is beeing used at start even though I have no big programs installed. Even when on idle it uses like half of it. Not sure if it's just me but last time I installed Windows 7 it was way better and didn't use that much ram at start.

I have an obsession with PC perfomance since I reckon I installed windows 4 times in the last 48 hours. lol I know, that's just stupid. Another problem I have is that I don't have my drivers disk which is pretty bad. I've been told that once all the windows updates/drivers are installed it will run faster, and I did so the last time I installed Windows (back in 2011) and it ran smooth. Here's my specs guys, the PC is pretty old but it had a good run.

System Information
Time of this report: 4/17/2014, 21:36:01
Machine name: xxxx-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
Sys... Read more

Answer:Fresh Windows 7 installation, slower though?

Bumping this. Am I beeing too hazy in writting? Just to clear it out guys. Right now I have no programs on and 1.14 GB out of 2 are beeing used on nothing, except 6 chrome processes opened(even tho I only have 2 tabs on right now). Also I'm doubtful regarding how my games will run on this(I'm not planning on running the newest ones).

My computer rating is 4.9, I think last time it was better with all the things I had(before reinstalling).

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Hi all, i have 2 what porbably are dumb questions but i need clarification all the same please.

1. i just bought a XFX HD6870 GPU upon your recomendation and was wondering if i should uninstall all the nVidia stuff in add and remove (except the driver) before i remove the card or just remove the card, install my new one then uninstall the nvidia stuff ?

2. I have a spare gigabyte GT210 GPU which i would like to give to my dad as he has an old Pack-Bell iMedia 2579 which he uses in the lounge to watch films on and browse the net. The PSU in this old machine is only a 250watt and the GT210 reqiures a 300w minimum but as he wont be playing games or doing any photo editing etc, only watching mp4 films, would the PSU still power it ? reason i ask is it has a HDMI connection and his stock card is the old blue 15pin plug so i thought is would get a better pic using my new card, also the GT210 is 512mb and the stock one is only 256mb ?

Your thoughts please

Thanks, Lee.

Answer:Uninstall drivers for fresh GPU installation?

1. Yes, you can remove all the Nvidia components through Add/Remove, although it's probably easier to download a utility such as Driver Sweeper which will remove the driver, PhysX, HD audio, Update etc in one move... Just remember that the system will likely revert to a lower VGA (640 x 480) screen resolution.
You can then power down, replace the card and install the driver/catalyst control centre etc.
Once you're up and running it would pay to bring up the Device Manager, click the "View" tab and check "Show hidden devices", then expand the "Display adapters" heading. If your previous card shows up -right click and select uninstall.

2. You say that your dad's computer is an "old Pack-Bell..". Power supplies gradually lose their effective output over time as components in the power supply wear, so his 250w PSU is likely much less. The GT210 isn't a power hog by any means (30.5w max) but picking up a suitable (and relatively cheap) PSU might be a good investment in any case, especially if the computer/PSU are 5+ years old.

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Hi guys, Am just installing a fresh windows unto my hard drive,however after formating during the installing windows process it brings a blue screen with some error messages and cannot continue.i have restarted several times and when it gets to that stage the same thing comes up.How do i get rid of this and continue?And does that mean if i want to cancel the installation and use the previous one it will not work?Thanks very much,any contruibution to solve this will help me a lot.

Answer:fresh windows installation error

Which version of Windows?What do the messages say?At what stage of the install?If formatted you have no operating system, so, unless you have a backup up image, then this install must proceed to completion.Give us the information and we may be able to help.

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Hi, I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10,
and have a lot of data in all drives, its showing red mark and I think 90-95% is full.
I've decided to take some time away from work and dump all my data into a hard drive, which I have to buy, probably a Seagate 1TB/2TB.
And I want to do a clean install, so I looked into computer properties - I found this - 32-bit operating system x64-based processor.
So, I decided to Download a 64 bit OS through the media creation tool.
I wont be changing my microsoft account, but does MICROSOFT know he is the same person through my ACCOUNT OR HARDWARE CONFIG. and let me install 64 bit instead of 32bit ''BEFORE JULY 29TH''.
What all I need to do a clean install? key? product ID?

Answer:from 32bit to 64bit - FRESH INSTALLATION

Originally Posted by Dr Sammy Hi, I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10,
and have a lot of data in all drives, its showing red mark and I think 90-95% is full.
I've decided to take some time away from work and dump all my data into a hard drive, which I have to buy, probably a Seagate 1TB/2TB.
And I want to do a clean install, so I looked into computer properties - I found this - 32-bit operating system x64-based processor.
So, I decided to Download a 64 bit OS through the media creation tool.
I wont be changing my microsoft account, but does MICROSOFT know he is the same person through my ACCOUNT OR HARDWARE CONFIG. and let me install 64 bit instead of 32bit ''BEFORE JULY 29TH''.
What all I need to do a clean install? key? product ID? the 8.1 product key is not valid to install 10.

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Kindly any one please help. I am getting error while installing operating system. I tried every thing. BIOS set up partcommand prompt partFollowed every thing that told in microsoft forum. That helped 50%.Now i am stuck in copying windows file. I mean to say every thing  is going ok but at the time of last stage of installation, checking windows file 100%copying windows file some time 20%, 15%. I left that as it is for 2 hr but same. no progress. Two times it showed error that you  can not install windows with some no xxxxxxxxx. I beg you please any one help. I have not slept for last two days due to this problem.  

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This is a 1 yr old gateway laptop: 3 gigs. Huge. Worked great, then got all stupid.

Fresh vista factory recovery from recovery drive and all looks well except 2 things:

1. Never has updated
2. Hangs on logoff every time. (Except in safemode: No hang.)

I did manage to get the service pack 1 in and it's happy. But no other updates have been made.

I click windows update or use one of the online stand alone updaters, and it goes into searching for update mode and just stays there until I cntr alt del it. I've left it for hours, but it just stays there.

I also used the 3 supposed repair methods on here. The first isn't published, the second said I already had update installed, and the third, registering by hand, finished but I still couldn't update after restart.

I've done all this with Norton Security temporarily off, and I've tried it in safemode.

If anyone can tell me step by step how to produce a log, I'd love to post it here.

At this point, I have the puter re-built and I don't want to do another fresh vista install.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hello, i have a problem, while got into gpedit.msc, error appeared:

Answer:fresh win 7 x64 installation, and error on gpedit

... and what language is that?

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Hi guys..
I have an aged customer who has the HP Compaq NX9105... An old machine, granted, but so is my customer and he can't afford to upgrade it..

The problem I am having is that after a fresh installation of Windows XP (Home or Pro, the problem is the same) I am met with the BSOD on it's initial boot up. The error code is:

0x00000007b, (0xf88c2528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I know this relates to boot sector viruses or SATA / RAID controllers usually but this is not the case in this instance... I know there are no viruses present and the machine has an IDE drive (no option to changes SATA mode in BIOs, etc)... I have replaced the HDD for a new one but my problem remains...

Any ideas as to what else may be causing this?

Many thanks for any input...

Answer:BSOD First boot after fresh installation of XP...

Not a good error to have on an older system. Since you substituted a different HD with no improvement, it's looking like a mobo problem. Likely an ide controller or possibly a bios problem. See if a flash is available. I hold little hope even then. I'm thinking MOBO. Do you see any capacitors that have leakage at their bases, discolored area on the board or convex tops that indicate swelling?

Edit: I see it's a laptop. Even worse for servicing the mobo. You may have yourself a door stop but stick around, maybe someone else will have an idea.

Edit #2. If that has an AMD processor, do a Google search and see it there is something related to that. I seem to recall there is.

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The above Web site provides methods for current AVG 7.1 users to update their AVG 7.1 to 7.5.

Do you think if it is better to have a fresh installation of AVG 7.5
or an update of AVG 7.1 to 7.5?
which way is better?

Answer:do you prefer fresh installation of AVG 7.5 or update from 7.1 to 7.5

either An update would be better for you since you have 7.1 so go for it.

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