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Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

Q: Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

I have an .iso file that I need to place onto a DVD to serve as the OS boot disc. My DVD-R is in my Mac. So i need to burn this .iso file on the mac but have it boot the PC..

What is the proper file extension for the dvd file? is there anything I need to do that I'm missing?

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Preferred Solution: Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL
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A:BSODs after Fresh Windows 7 Install (new hard drive)

Several issues.

One at a time.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known bsod cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (notbefore).

Old drivers needing updating

emupia2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:10 AM fffff880`019a3000 fffff880`019f5000 0x00052000 0x461a3aba
ctsfm2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:11 AM fffff880`01800000 fffff880`0184a000 0x0004a000 0x461a3abb
ctoss2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:14 AM fffff880`03e43000 fffff880`03e7e000 0x0003b000 0x461a3abe
ha10kx2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:15 AM fffff880`05c47000 fffff880`05e00000 0x001b9000 0x461a3abf
hap16v2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:17 AM fffff880`03bac000 fffff880`03bee000 0x00042000 0x461a3ac1
ctaud2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:29 AM fffff880`03ea0000 fffff880`03f71000 0x000d1000 0x461a3acd
ctprxy2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:30 AM fffff880`03e7e000 fffff880`03e86000 0x00008000 0x461a3ace
COMMONFX.DLL 4/9/2007 8:08:38 AM fffff880`0610b000 fffff880`06136000 0x0002b000 0x461a3ad6
CTAUDFX.DLL 4/9/2007 8:08:39 AM fffff880`06136000 fffff880`061e5000 0x000af000 0x461a3ad7
CTSBLFX.DLL 4/9/2007 8:08:42 AM fffff880`064c3000 fffff880`0656e000 0x000ab000 0x461a3ada
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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Is there anything I need to know?

A:Fresh install of windows on primary hard drive

The only thing you need to know is to disconnect your primary drive before you do the install. After the install, re connect the primary drive, get your data off and format it if you want to. This tutorial may help. Clean Install Windows 7
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Is Windows 7 . . .
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A:BSOD on a new Hard Drive, fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 20:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
Older versions of ASACPI.SYS are a known BSOD problem on Windows 7. Update the driver by:Going to the Asus motherboard support site
When you reach the website:
Scroll down the page and click Utilities
Hold Ctrl and press f (ctrl+f) to enter the browser's find feature
Search for "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit" (without quotes)
Download and install the driver.
After installation is complete, verify that it installed correctly.Click Start Menu
Click My Computer
Go to C:\WIndows\System32\drivers\
Verify that the ASACPI.SYS file is dated 2009 or newer (2010,etc.)
If you need help, please fill in your system specs in your profile and not in a post in this thread: System Info - See Your System Specs
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A:Windows Update failing - fresh install on formatted hard drive

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
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here is speccy link
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I do try and leave this to last ditch attempt.
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A:Clock watchdog timeout win 8.1 fresh build pc and fresh windows install

A wee update.
ran mem test over night. did 10 passes and no errors with the memory.
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A:New hard drive won't let me install a fresh copy. Is 1TB too big or something?

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A:Hard drive failure after fresh install

Try another copy of the OS and again perform fresh install, remember to format the HDD. You could also boot the DVD and try repair?

Sounds like you will have to run the Windows installation again anyways. Usually when you boot with the install CD, you get the "press a key to boot from CD", if you don't get that then it means you either don't have a boot sector on your hard drive or the hard drive is not in the boot list in the BIOS.

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A:BSOD-After taking out bad hard drive and fresh install

Quote: Originally Posted by ArgentineBoy

Well,as you might know,for the past weeks I've been posting BSODs on my system with one Samsung HD and WD HD.

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\022411-24336-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*;srv*e:\symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c4d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e8ae50
Debug session time: Thu Feb 24 15:17:50.478 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:17.914
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck FC, {fffff8a001e32820, 82000000d346f963, fffff88006d2ab50, 2}

Unable to load image \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys
Unable to load image \??\C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\SYMEVENT64x86.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMEVENT64x86.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMEVENT64x86.SYS
Probably caused by : EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys ( EraserUtilRebootDrv+1069c )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to execute non-executable memory. The guilty driver
is on the stack trace (and is typically the current instruction pointer).
When possible, the guilty driver's name (Unicode string) is printed on
the bugcheck screen and saved in KiBugCheckDriver.
Arg1: fffff8a001e32820, Virtual address for the attempted execute.
Arg2: 82000000d346f963, PTE contents.
Arg3: fffff88006d2ab50, (reserved)
Arg4: 0000000000000002, (reserved)

Debugging Details:


BUGC... Read more
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A:Cannot see partition after fresh install on win7 on new hard drive

No it doesn't happen auto. In disk management right click on that un-allocated space and select create partition. follow the steps as they come up.Partition or Volume - Create New
Once that is done that new partition will probably have the drive letter E. You need to change the CD/DVD drive letter from D to F then change the HDD partition drive letter from E to D. Then you can go back and change the CD/DVD drive letter to E.
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A:I Want To Clean My Hard Drive And Do A Fresh Install Of Xp Home

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A:[SOLVED] Fresh install wont recognise hard drive

If you are installing XP on a SATA drive, there is an additional step:

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A:Problem playing videos after fresh install on new hard drive

you should delete[asap] that attachment if you still can as it contains the keys to you windows install and other software you have installed.

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A:Fresh Install WinXP OEM on new hard drive - Can you still switch back to the old one?

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A:Solved: Too many conflicts after installig new hard drive and fresh XP pro install
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A:Fresh win7 install on SSD and will not detect new Seagate hard drive

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A:Multiple BSoD fresh Install Win 7x32 on Reformatted 1T Hard Drive x07e

* These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

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I am trying to help a lady friend from Church.
She has a HP p2-1343w Desktop PC with Windows 8, "Which I hate".
Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk is in gpt style. I tried some steps to covert gpt to mbr so I can install fresh full Windows 7 but don't know what to do from here.
Please help thank you.
N4TUX Boyd

A:Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install because...

Hi N4TUX is there currently an operating system on the pc?
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G'Day cyberphonics, Welcome to TSF!

What you need is Darik's Boot N Nuke.
This utility will completely wipe the HDD back to a RAW single unformatted partitioned Drive.

"The Darik's Boot N Nuke" Download and information Site.

Hope this answers your query.

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i have installed my driversClick to expand...

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A:Help! Can Not Install Fresh Windows XP

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Hello Squickly,

First, I will call false on the description for that video since Microsoft will always provide free Windows 10 ISO files to directly download from Microsoft. That alone makes me question anything the video says.

Windows 10 ISO Download
You can refresh or reset Windows 10 without an ISO, DVD, or USB since Windows 10 is installed with an image. You would only be prompted for installation media if there was an issue with the built-in image.

Reset Windows 10

Refresh Windows 10

If you wanted to do a clean install of Windows 10, then you will need either an ISO or USB to do so though.

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A:Fresh Win7 Pro Install-Saving All Data In Shared Partion-(Not C Drive)

You can link the data folders to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums
and then set that folder as the save location if you want: Library - Set Save Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

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1: kd> k
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Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?
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The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

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Who makes your 550W power supply?

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Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?
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