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Installing Windows Xp Home W/ Sp2


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#1 shortyman

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 10:11 PM

i just bought a 120 GB hard drive today and windows xp home with SP2. i installed the hard drive and it worked perfectly. then i went to install windows and now it wont install correctly. the setup starts and i choose the partition and then it starts to copy the files, and then reboots and it just keeps doing that. i dont know what to do! PLEASE HELP!!!

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:16 AM

Are absolutely sure that the copy of Windows you bought is legitamate? Sometimes bad copies will cause such failures during installation.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:16 AM

Did you have Windows format the drive and set the active partition?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:45 AM

yes i did all that and the windows should be legit because i bought it from best buy

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:06 AM

Download the Windows XP Setup Boot Disks here:

Where to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994

Make sure you pick the proper set (which would be XP Home with SP2).

Use them to boot the computer, format the drive and then use your Windows XP CD to install XP on your hard drive.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:05 PM

I got it to work. thanks guys

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:22 PM

Make sure you protect your system.

Install a good anti-virus program, replace the Windows Firewall with one that gives protection against both incoming and outgoing threats, and install several anti-malware aps that give you real time protection.

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
(Run only one and disable the ineffective Windows XP firewall)

ZoneAlarm (freeware) V. 6.1.744:
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10039884.html
(you can have only one software firewall running. More than one will conflict)

Comodo firewall (freeware)
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware
(you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG:
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

Avast Anti-virus freeware
http://www.komando.com/bestshareware.asp

Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several since each may find malware that the others may not find)

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

Ewido Antispyware Free
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

A˛ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.




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