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Q: PC Setup help

Hi I m setting up my PC amp stuck between set of options Both of the setups fits within Rs - which is my budget I will be gaming mostly and no multitasking only single threaded applications I want the best cpu clock speed amp overall graphics possible and also which will serve me good for atleast to years My options are AMD FX- MSI A-G AMD Motherboard AMD ATI HD GB GDDR AMD A - K ASUS F A -M-PRO Motherboard ASUS AMD ATI HD GB GDDR CrossFire-ed with the APU help PC Setup Graphics I don t know whether the MSI mobo I mentioned in the st option is the best but it is surely PC Setup help one of the cheapest If there are any other good amp cheap am mobo and or any gfx card that fits in the budget please mention Also if you think that any other combo of these three viz CPU GPU amp Mobo suits my requirements amp budget better PC Setup help please suggest Thanks nbsp
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Preferred Solution: PC Setup help

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Now when I boot up the netbook, and it attempts to go through the initial windows setup "Setup is starting services", and then throws an error message:
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.I restart, and the cycle continues. This happens whether I try to boot normally or in safe mode.

I've got no CD-drive attached to it, so I'm not sure what I can do to break this error cycle. Any suggestions/tools/ideas?


A:Win7 Starter getting error on initial setup; locked in setup loop

Not sure how you deployed them, but if Startup Repair doesn't help when run from System Recovery Options then I would redeploy the image or run Factory Recovery from its partition after backing up the disks.

If you don't have one and they are same hardware, simply backup one's image using Win7 backup imaging or free Macrium - Image your system then boot System Recovery options to Recover Using an Image from its external storage location which you have connected.

If they are not same exact hardware or Image hangs at startup, SysPrep the original before deploying to remove all drivers, activation, SID and HID's.

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A:Solved: Running Network Setup Wizard - affect on existing setup?
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Ive read the Instructions on how to setup XP to dual-boot with Vista...
However, im concerned (and someone mentioned it happened to them in the thread)
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rest of setup (GUI XP SETUP)) it wont continue....?
is this right>? ive read elsewhere that if the partitions for XP are created in Vista that it wont boot into the rest of setup....

I could make the partition during XP setup if this will help?


A:Vista/XP Dual Boot - Will XP setup continue into GUI setup after reboot of 1st part.?

When I did my dual boot [using win2k / vista] I used an existing partition that was created by vista. No problem at all. It is a little more difficult than say installing win2k after xp however as long as you follow the instructions there are no problems.

As always make an image of your system before you start. This way if something does go wrong, it is a simple matter to restore the image and be back where you started from.
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Hi everybody I got dell latitude d laptop with dead display and without os supposed to be XP sticker is intact Hunting for affordable good shape lcd panel will take a while so I made unattended cd with nlite and installed XP but external monitor didn't fire up I checked the installation with live CD and it looks like complete install so I got an idea that the install is lacking dell drivers file [SOLVED] extension setup in .exe Inject setup drivers own or with unattended particularly video driver nvidia fx go card Even more it's possibly lacking any video driver 'cause native display was disconnected So I have to somehow inject video driver and force setup to install it Then XP must fire up external monitor and then I can update all the drivers I read about winnt sif and OEM Drivers directory but that all about quot naked quot drivers like sys cat inf but the drivers I got from dell have also dll exe and other files but nvidia driver even has its own setup exe How to make XP setup to install such drivers during unattended setup

A:[SOLVED] Inject drivers with .exe extension or own setup file in unattended setup

Hi I 'am not entirely certain but this might help Customizing Unattended Setup
How to Add OEM Plug and Play Drivers to Windows XP
Talking Shop: Windows XP unattended installation | TechRepublic
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One thing strange I noted is when booting with the XP disk in, it automatically goes thru with the XP setup without asking 'Click any key to boot from CD-Rom'
Any ideas to solve this? Thank you all in advance

A:Solved: Xp Installation: Setup-Formats-Copies files-reboots back to square 'A' Setup

The simple answer is a stuck key, or a faulty key signal. Could you post your system specs to give us a little more to go on?
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Hi All

I am trying to install windows XP on my new system I built.

When I get to the 5th XP install disk it stalls and says

file ntfs.sys caused an unexpected error(4100) at line 5010 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.c

I have done a memtest and it has came out with zero errors.

I am lost can you help?

Kind regards
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Hi All

I am trying to install windows XP on my new system I built.

When I get to the 5th XP install disk it stalls and says

file ntfs.sys caused an unexpected error(4100) at line 5010 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.c

I have done a memtest and it has came out with zero errors.

I am lost can you help?

Kind regards
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A:router setup - no to setup the windows ctrl pnl

not sure the issue. but posting the result of the ipconfig /all on both computer may help.
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A:my acer aspire 5740 laptop stuck on first ascer screen says pressF2 to enter setup. i press F2 it shows entering setup and get

Have you tried launching it in "Safe Mode"? That would be the first thing I would try, and see if it will load past that screen. If it does, then there is probably something installed on the device that is causing the problem and you will need to see about uninstalling it.

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A:RAID Setup - Alienware - A few setup questions?

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A:Power was disrupted during setup and now unable to setup.

According to the Troubleshooting Guide, you can restore to factory new state:

Press the F11 key at startup to boot into the recovery partition
and run a factory restore.
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here is image of error message.
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A:error:setup can not find setup.exe

You should purchase a legal copy of Office
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A:avast setup.exe won't stop trying to setup!

Generally speaking, all of the anti virus programs have uninstall tools that you have to use to get rid of them completely. So you might want to go to the Avast website.
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A:Win XP Setup will not enter GUI mode setup

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A:"Error reading setup initialization file" for Maple Story Setup

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A:"Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup"??

You most likely need to get the mobile graphics driver. You can get it at.
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A:"Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup"??
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A:Setup Hangs at "Setup is Starting Windows"

Did you finally get it to load? I am having the same problem..
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A:WINDOWS 7 Setup stuck at "setup is starting"

Could you take all the ............
????????????? and out of you post so it can be read.
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A:problem with xp pro upgrade "fake setup call himself instead original "setup.exe"

What were you upgrading? Sounds like you need to do a clean install and possibly your cd or your cd drive is shot or just dirty.
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A:How does this setup look?

All looks pretty good. Couple of questions/comments:

I notice you are buying 3rd party cooling. Are you planning on overclocking? If so, you may want to consider different ram (PC6400).

I have never heard of IN WIN powersupplies, and that is scary. I'd suggest getting a PSU from a namebrand company like Antec, Enermax or FSB. Have a look at this thread here:
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Thanks for all hints and explanations.

A:Add WMC after setup

Originally Posted by kicks

My Vista Ultimate SP2 originally was setup from a variation slimmed by vlite. WMC was completely left out.

Now I want to add WMC, while preserving the system as it grew within 3 years. No fresh install. An installation DVD or iso image are at hand. What workaround will do the job?

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Love to help but we have no idea what was manipulated during the vlite process so it is next to impossible to help. I would suggest a full copy form MS. Basically thats all we are able to support.
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A:NAS setup help!

If at all possible you want to connect the NAS by ethernet; only use wireless if there is no way to run a cable between the router and NAS.

I don't know you or the other users, but my opinion is that only the most disciplined people keep up to date backups on DVDs or similar. Less disciplined people are more likely to backup to a "permanently" attached NAS, and there is even more likelihood of regular backups if they are scheduled.
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Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

Out of curiosity what is the name of the program?
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So what you are saying is that you set a password to enter the bios setup and you forgot it?

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Welcome to the forum!

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<<Program is MT4 (Metatrader4) demo-version and was previously installed and uninstalled at different times from different sources. Demo versions usually expire after a limited time, hence the frequent new installs.>>Since demo versions are (IME) geared to cease responding or fail to install...once the designated period has passed...I don't believe that we can address your failures now, regardless of what may have transpired in the past.My experience says that the software .exes are not necessarily supposed to work properly...under the conditions you have referenced in your post.This is not a Windows O/S issue, fact, you are attempting to violate the EULA governing that application's demo status, which is a questionable activity.You may want to read the forum rules that prevail in my signature.I believe the following may apply to your behavior/topic: "No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences." Louis
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gmanwill again,
sorry to have bothered you guys i did what i should have done in the first place,i went on the net.on my other computer and went to the msi site and got info. there. all i had to do was go f11 on boot which brings up the boot order menu which i changed,i am now in the process of installing xp pro.on it.

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Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon

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I basically came to the descision that I can buy 2 gigs (4x512) of the slower ram, or I can go all out and buy some of that really high end OCZ or Corasair dual channel kit stuff. I've realized that 1 gig of the high end stuff is around the same price of the 2 gigs of lower end normal ram. I was just wondering which setup will get me the most performance? Thanks.

A:What do you think is the best RAM setup?

I say, go with one gig of the high performance for now. Trust me, even with *only* 1 GB of it, you'll still be screaming. Try out the one gig for awhile, if somehow its too slow for you, save up and buy another high quality gig of it. I think this would be your most valued course of action.
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why would u have 2 sets of ram with different frequencies, your pc will try to operate at the higher voltage for the 3200, which could fry the 2700, just spend 20 dollars to get more 3200.
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A:Need Help w/HDD Setup

How are the drivers jumpered?
If the old drive is jumpered as slave, and the new one as master you should have no problem.
No way to tell her the files are still there, but It appears your Windows on the old drive didn't like the change...
Hard drives are cheap nowadays... You can buy a 250 to 320 GB hard drive on several online sites for under $78... or an 80 GB for $41. 500 G B is $120 which should be enough even for your sister.
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Hey everyone. I am finally about ready to buy my future system. I think i have just about what i need, but i would like to have some people tell me their opinions about it and make suggestions about it. I'm building a gamer computer.

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice

Graphics Card
eVGA Geforce 7600GT 256MB PCI-Express

Power supply


ASPIRE X-Dreamer

Well what do you think? I know its not going to be the ULTRA GAME SYSTEM, but i think it will be decent. I'm kinda on a budget :blush:

A:What about this setup??

For a budget system, I think your setup above will treat you very well, and once you feel it is too slow for you, you can always upgrade more in the future. Some great choices there!

I do question that power supply though. How many amps does it have on the 12v rail(s)? How much does it cost?
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Have a look here:
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A:ie setup.exe

Hello ptts17. You posted the same message here's much better to keep discussion of issues in one topic. This will avoid confusion for you and anyone helping you. Moderators will be informed of the duplicate post, and one of them will be removed.
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Q: Setup

OK I have a HP Pavillion m8400f Desktop with Windows Vista 32bit. I have the retail windows 7 upgrade Home Premium. I have read all the forums and just need an answer.

I transferred my old files using the east transfer file program to my external hard drive (Windows Vista).

Now should I do a clean installation or custom installation of windows 7 and then transfer the files from the external drive of Windows Vista to windows 7.

Any help here would be appreciated.

Thank You


Quote: Originally Posted by tedebrsweetness

OK I have a HP Pavillion m8400f Desktop with Windows Vista 32bit. I have the retail windows 7 upgrade Home Premium. I have read all the forums and just need an answer.

I transferred my old files using the east transfer file program to my external hard drive (Windows Vista).

Now should I do a clean installation or custom installation of windows 7 and then transfer the files from the external drive of Windows Vista to windows 7.

Any help here would be appreciated.

Thank You

Hi and welcome
Clean make sure that the vista version is the same as win 7 (ie Pro vista>>>pro win 7) Clean install is much better. It is recommended by MS and most of us here
Ken J+
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I have heard that this works for some people.

When I try to install XP via the MCE disc, it says:
Setup is starting Windows...

Then: A BSOD. I cannot remember what type.
This also happens with the Pro disc.


I need XP for a project, and VMs are too slow.

A:XP Setup on x64

Are you booting from the XP install CD?

What is the exact error message? Snap a pic if necessary to attach here.

Did you use Disk Management to shrink existing partitions to create a New partition to format using the XP CD?

It is likely that the SATA controllers for your Acer are not in the XP CD and need to be added at the F6 prompt during driver loading phase. They may need to be slipstreamed using Nlite if you have no floppy drive.

Please complete your System Specs as there isn't even an Acer model number there.
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A:don't have a setup cd-rom

Hi and welcome.
Do you have Norton Anti-virus installed?
Will it start in safe mode? Tap F8 at startup.
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A:Where is setup log?

The install files are located as below

Log location before Setup can access the drive.

Log location when Setup rolls back in the event of a fatal error.

Log location of Setup actions after disk configuration.

Used to log Plug and Play device installations.

Location of memory dump from bug checks.

Location of log minidumps from bug checks.

Location of Sysprep logs.

There from Technet for Windows 7
This may also help
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I have previously used my Canon Pixma MP 130 printer on my computer, Its spec XP, Microsoft Office 2003 Internet Explorer and FireFox. However after running registry cleaner I found out I'm unable to scan, copy on printer. I decided to uninstalled printer software before reinstalling, the installation went through except for MP Navigator, since then have ran the InstantShield Setup Launcher but each time error Number 0x80040707 Description message appear. I click OK twice then message the software cannot be installed on your operating system.

Please help me with this I've been trying the whole week to find a solution.

Thank you for your help




Welcome to TSG!

See if the link below helps:

or try this:

Go to Start > Run and type services.msc and click OK.

Double click Printer Spooler.

In the Recovery tab, make sure First failure: and Second falure: are set to Restart the Service.

In the General tab, set the Startup type: to Automatic.

Reboot the computer.