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#1 ZappxdaxM0nsta

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:38 AM

ok so i actually run windows xp on my computer and i wanted to get vista. so my girlfriend was trying to be sneaky and suprise me by installing vista on my computer. sweet huh. anyway she has a lap top that came with vista already installed so she thought that she could put in her application cd that came with her laptop and clean my computer for a fresh boot with her operations disk. well since she did this my computer will not get past the dell sign when i boot up after the dell sign it just shows a little blinking line in the top left corner. i have tried to use my xp disk to reboot but when i pick to run from cd it tells me to press f1 to retry boot or press f2 for system utilitys. i have no idea how to fix this i have even tried running boot disks and data recovery doctors and nothing happens. can some one get me going in the right direction. thanks

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:48 AM

You really aren't supposed to use the same instillation disk on two different computers. I think it is a bit illegal (correct me if I'm wrong). If you have a desktop HP and she has a laptop Dell, that also may not work out too well. What are the make and model's of the computers?

I also hope you had all of your personal documents off of there, installing a new OS completely wiped your hard drive.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

its a dell dimension 8110 desktop

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:10 PM

...and what's her laptop?

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:49 AM

her notebook is a dell inspiron 1525

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:44 AM

Is it possible to get to your files to make a backup? If so, you may want to do a clean reinstall if XP. I'm more of a desktop person, so I don't know how drastic (if at all) the changes would be in the different instillation disks.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

i have all my files already backed up, i have tried to do a clean install from my xp disk but i cant boot from a disk

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:38 AM

As far as I know, If you can't boot from a disk you can't do too much :huh:.

Can you boot from anything? (Floppy?)

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:48 AM

i dont have a floppy drive on my desktop

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:55 AM

Can you get one? They arn't that expensive and can plug into a usb port.




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