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I Tried To Install Windows Xp Professional


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#1 dalosty

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:10 AM

tried to install and than it restarted the comp and went to install page but than it says a file was corrupt and now my disk drive wont work?

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#2 Wynand

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:31 AM

If a file is currupt, then its just the file, not your disk; are there no scratches on the disk? :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:28 AM

yes there are and ive tried my scratch remover also :thumbsup: any help on my disk drive?

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:44 AM

Your HARD DISK is not broken, it's the CD disk i guess

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:04 PM

Do you mean your disk drive and in a CD drive or do you mean your actual hard drive? When does it tell you the file is corrupt? After the installation before windows loads up? Did you try installing it again?(sometimes it just doesn't install correctly and you need to reformat and try again...assuming your doing a clean install)

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 05:40 PM

Try this article and if needed print it for reference

Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;310353

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:28 PM

You said there are scratches on the disk. How badly is the cd media scratched? You said you tried a scratch repair kit and that did not help.
If it is badly scratched it may be beyond repair.
The cdrom drive is copying over corrupt files due to damage on the media. There is nothing wrong with your hard drive (except for corrupt files).
Your only recourse might be to purchase a new pristine XP cd.
The XP cd is an important thing. Take better care of it!
In the beginning there was the command line.

#8 dalosty

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:46 PM

in turn my cd rom drive doesnt work anymore after i used that cd but one time it did because i removed all my usb things but now there are none so i dont know what to do. a friend is gonna lend me a xp cd but now whats the point with the cd drive not working :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove:

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 10:22 PM

setup your cmos to boot from the CD.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 02:30 AM

Bios, not cmos.

Before Windows starts look at the bottom of your screen and see what key it says to press to enter setup.

Go through the bios setup until you reach boot order, and place your cd drive first. Remember to return the boot order to the original order after you finish installing the op system.

If your disk is a valid, licensed retail or oem copy of MS Windows XP Pro and you have the valid 25 digit key number for it, and it was never used to install XP Pro on any other computer but the one you are trying to install it on now, you may be able to get a replacement disk from Microsoft for a small charge. Call them and see.

If this is a restore cd from a computer manufacturer, call them for a replacement disk.

Edited by Enthusiast, 06 August 2006 - 02:31 AM.


#11 dalosty

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:13 AM

but my cd drive doesnt work right now so it wont work :thumbsup: crap

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:20 AM

You're gonna hate me for this, but the only option then is buying an other drive. Or if you got a very big memory stick....

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:51 AM

the only thing i want is itunes i got it on another comp nd this comp has songs i want lol. thats all i ****ing want. i got a portable harddrive thing but seeing as my comp is windows 98 it needs the install disk which i dont have long story. any ideas where i can get an install program?

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:56 AM

or any way i can connect the 2 comps without the net?

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:57 AM

or any way i can connect the 2 comps without the net?

crosscable, but I don't have a clue how to do that without OS.




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