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djsno80al

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Hello I had a friend give me a pc but I was told to wipe hd so I used dban when dban was running I got a message around 18% said dban finished with non fatial errors some stuff about clocks and at the bottom the word killed
So I rebooted the system and lost the OS which was windows xp
So I was ok with that I was going to install win 8 anyways so I proceeded to install but now I can't get passes error 0x80070002 on 4%of prepairing files
So I thought it was my disc so I tried fedora13 basically same issue
Now I have no OS pc will not load any thing unless it is .iso disc
Please help me
Thanks
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Sounds like you may need to replace the hard drive. Download and burn the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) to CD. It has Hard Drive diagnostics (plus much more). Simply boot your computer from this CD and select the utility you want to run.

Note: If you aren't sure who made the hard drive in your computer, use Seagate's Seatools as it will work with most any make of drive.

The following instructions may prove helpful for burning the UBCD .iso file to disc: How can I write (burn) ISO files to CD or DVD?

Edited by SpywareDr, 03 August 2013 - 02:13 PM.

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More than likely, if that system was a XP, it will not host Win 8.

 

You can go to the Microsoft website & run: 'Compatibility wizard', to see what your system will host. Keep in mind that you probably have a 32 bit system & that you want to keep that in mind.

 

I was able to migrate from Vista/Xp to Win 7, with no problems. I do have issue with Mozilla browser, but it is the same with the 64 bit win 7, bought off the shelf.


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More than likely, if that system was a XP, it will not host Win 8.

 

You can go to the Microsoft website & run: 'Compatibility wizard', to see what your system will host. Keep in mind that you probably have a 32 bit system & that you want to keep that in mind.

 

I was able to migrate from Vista/Xp to Win 7, with no problems. I do have issue with Mozilla browser, but it is the same with the 64 bit win 7, bought off the shelf.

of course it wont.


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