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Reinstalling Windows XP


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doggy

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Hi everyone

I am trying to install the win xp on a laptop. at some point it pushes the CD out. It is riving me mad. Can anyone help. I also have a external CD ROM can i use that to install the win?

Please reply if you know anything at all

Thanks
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doggy...

At what point during the installation is the CD being ejected?

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is this an original xp cd? or a copy?
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it is a copy of my original. My original CD is broken I have a copy of it. Do you think that is the problem...
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are you guys still here.. As for what point I cant tell. defferent times different at point
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doggy...

I doubt very much that the copy you are trying to install with is going to work. You may have to purchase a new retail version of XP. Alternatively, you might contact your computer's manufacturer and see if they will send you a replacement CD.

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you may also be able to get one directly from microsoft....though...that's a pretty hard thing to do
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got a floppy drive on that laptop?

Use a windows 98 boot disk and remove all partitions. Then create a partition and format at fat32.

Next make a directory on the drive with
md install

then copy the entire contents of the i386 directory from your cd to a that folder with the command

copy d:\i386\*.* c:\install

finally, try running install from the drive

c:\install\winnt
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I dont have a floppy drive..

My University alows me to get a new copy of xp I just downloaded it

Product: Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Single User) ISO Image
1 Download @ £0.00 GBP = £0.00 GBP

Method of Payment: No Charge

Serial Number
===== ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====


Do you think this is going to work? Couse I have a CD PC Beginner and it does not push that out.
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wouldn't hurt to try....
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