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problems reinstalling windows XP pro


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I have been running windows XP pro, a student copy I bought from my university, now for a couple years. Recently my computer was freezing up when I boot up. I thought it was my hard drive that was failing so I deleted my hard drive and try to reinstall XP pro using the installation disc I had bought. When installing XP pro, the installation is stalled during the "windows XP professional setup" blue window. while coping files to my computer, setup stops at 17%. I try reinstalling again but installation always stops before I reach 100%. Can someone please tell me what I should to or if there have been similiar problems of reinstalling windows XP pro
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In "deleting" your hard drive, do you mean you "replaced" it? Or did you mean you "deleted the C:/ partition?" What exactly did you do?

You really need to REFORMAT your Hard Drive (HD). Therefore, you must:
1. first back up all your important data files - any files you want to keep.
2. Shut down your system - turn it off.
3. Immediately after turning on your computer, place your Windows OS disk in your CD/DVD drive.
4. Access the C:/ prompt ... and type "Format C." This should clean your HD and prepare it for a new installation of the OS. If you need help doing this, call the company you purchased the computer from.
5. REinstall your WinXP/Pro.
6. REinstall all the applications you have for your system.
7. REinstall all your backed-up data files.

Edited by Jace1, 30 December 2008 - 04:23 PM.

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I format my hard drive and tried to reinstalled. that's what I meant. But I also bought a new hard drive after reinstalling on the old drive failed. However I had the same problem when trying to install XP pro so I don't think it is a hard drive problem
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Do you have a Standard Windows XP Pro OS disk? Or is it an OEM disk?
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I believe it's a standard OS disk
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Unfortunately I am fuzzy on how to do the full install from a normal Windows OS disk. Google "how do i install a new hard drive" and you will find a solution. I just did a Google search and it gave me several sites that offer an answer.

I'm sorry I don't have the time to research the entire procedure right now. Good hunting...

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thanks anyway. I will try and do a web search for the setup
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Even new HD need to be formatted, also defective ram will cause windows to load part way, and fail.
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Yes I think it was the ram, I replace the ram and I was able to reinstall. After installation windows froze several times. I'm suspecting either the motherboard is going bad or I need more ram. I'm working with 512 MB.
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Well, you are progressing. I have a mere 1-gig of RAM in my notebook and it is acceptable. I believe 512 MB of RAM is a bit short. But I do have 2-gigs of RAM in my main system and, when my HD was working properly, that helped speed things considerably.

You should consider contacting a tech-sup company or looking into buying a new system.

Just a thought...

Edited by Jace1, 31 December 2008 - 10:38 AM.

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