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Trouble Re-installing Windows XP Pro


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#1 blamzero

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:38 PM

I caught a rather nasty virus and I've decided its about time just to reinstall windows anyway, which has not been done on this computer in its 4+ years of existence. When I boot up with the windows install disk and get into setup, I get a "no hard disk" error. From what I've read it seems some drivers are not loading somewhere, but I'm not so tech savvy as I used to be and am having trouble figuring out what I should do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:19 AM

If you have a SATA hard disk, and you have Windows XP SP2 (or lower version), you may have to load SATA driver off a floppy disk by pressing F6 suring the setup.
(Newer motherboards offer IDE mapping for SATA drives, that way such drivers are not needed. Bt your looks old)

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

Yes, I figured that much out so far. I'm currently trying to use nLite to make a bootable install cd with the drivers on it, but I'm not sure if I even got the right drivers from the ASUS site. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:28 PM

New fun...every time I go to the iso and click "copy image to CD" it freezes up that window. Ideas anybody?

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:29 PM

How are you trying to burn this CD?

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:10 PM

Hi Louis. No doubt I'm being bungled by the viral infestation (a trojan, actually, win32.trojan.tdll). I tried using power ISO (which since being infected said was not properly installed, so I reinstalled, no help) and a bit of freeware simply called "isorecorder". It is using the latter that the window freezes up.

It's too bad nobody stocks 3.5" floppies around here; that could potentially make life easier.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:11 PM

Well...you don't have to try to use an infected system to burn a CD...there are other systems that can do that.

System manufacturer and model?

Who provided this "install disk"?

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