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ooh..k I just restarted it and got the repair console up with the new cd....
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Have you got broadband

Have you got the model number for the PC
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yes I have broadband, and the model # is

EMACHINES W2925


(the V may be a U)

also, ignore that last post, didn't quite work...
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It says 120GB Hard drive but not who makes it

If you have Nero or similar to make a bootable CD ROM then you can get UBCD, this has drive wipers, which will clear everything off the drive, then you can set up XP without getting any more hold ups

If you haven't got Nero, you can get a trial version here

http://www.nero.com/eng/no_demo.php

For UBCD try here

http://www.softpedia...e-Boot-CD.shtml

Choose the full version, you will need a CDR disc
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Thanks, I will do that tomorrow, and yes I have Nero.
For now I have to get some sleep
ThankyouThankyouThankyou!!
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Thanks again for your help. I had burnt the CD and everything, but when I got back from school the next day, my dad had already taken it to a computer repair guy. Well, guess my dad be mad when the guy does the same thing you would've told me to do, 'cept for 100 bucks, eh? lol

Thanks a whole lot! :tazz:
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Just thought I'd give a little update. The computer repair guy said that this was "unfixable" ... ... ... he said the motherboard was messed up somwhere, somehow. He ended up doing something that including a fresh install of Windows XP. heh. Just thought I'd tell you what happened all in all. Also just wanted to thank you for helping me out as much as ya could. :) :tazz:
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For what it's worth, I had the same problem with the install setup continuously restarting because it could not find a necessary file off the recovery disk. After a frustrating few hours of trying to get the install to get past the half-way mark I decided to go back to the basics. Why would a PC not be able to find a file on the media? I pulled the CD from the reader, turned it over and discovered a small smudge on the surface. When I removed the smudge, reinserted the disk, the install completed!

Just goes to show you that it is best not to ignore the small details. :tazz:
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