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Q: Reinstalling Windows Problem

Right heres the problem - I've been trying to reinstall windows xp sp2 on my SATA drive for the last 2 days and its not working. It either stops at 34 minutes or it will go past that and to about 15 minutes then ill get a blue screen of death. I'm a bit stumped because i've done this before so i dont know what i've done differently - except that was a PATA drive. It's driving me nuts so any thoughts or advice anybody could give me would be greatly appreciated!

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A: Reinstalling Windows Problem

Reset CMOS settings to default
And possibly run Memtest on your Ram
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To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.

Note: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

I get the same error while trying to install Windows 7. Oh also when I install xp it doesn't recognize 170GB of my harddisk. Its there in disk management but cant see it my computer. So every time I install xp I have to format that 170 GB..

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks for help.

A:Problem reinstalling VISTA & problem installing Windows 7

anyone ????
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A:problem with reinstalling windows xp

Also, he has XP with Service Pack 3 if that is helpful or necessary
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A:Problem Reinstalling Windows XP

are you trying to upgrade or do a clean install?
If clean install then just boot from the CD instead and you shouldn't have problems with temp files.
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A:Problem reinstalling Windows 8

Originally Posted by Johnd76

so i went to "update and recovery" and selected reinstall Windows, it said there was missing files and i needed my Windows CD (Windows 8 Pro CD), so i insert the CD and a message, cant exactly remember what the message says but its basically saying its the wrong media!

If you don't have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and you updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, then when you refresh or reset Windows, it will reinstall Windows 8.1, but only if you have Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

Note: You must insert Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

If you don't insert any installation media or if you insert Windows 8 USB/DVD installation media, then you receive the following error message (see screenshot below).


Create installation media for Windows 8.1

Take a look at this post: link
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A:problem with reinstalling windows 7

What speed did you burn the DVD at?
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A:Problem with reinstalling Windows XP

This sounds like the media you have is corrupt? What are you using to re-isntall windows from? Is this a home built machine or shop bought?
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A:problem reinstalling windows xp would check the disk/CD first...then move on to system components.Louis
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A:Reinstalling Windows Problem

Sounds like you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:
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A:Reinstalling windows 7 problem

Can I ask for a link and a description of where you downloaded this Windows 7 Installer.

Also is there a recovery disk that came with your PC, or a piece of software on there that will create it for you? if so those recover the OS and basic drivers that came with the computer and I recommend using that disk to reinstall the OS. I have done exactly that on other computers in the past.
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A:Reinstalling windows xp problem

it's not possible to install XP system on C drive from the files that are in C. you have to make a copy on the CD or flash drive and boot up from there.
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A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP

Could be a faulty piece of hardware or the BIOS settings are off. Is anything overclocked?
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A:Problem reinstalling windows XP help please

I tried to reinstall again here is the message I receive.

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct this may include running a manufacture supplied diognostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue to quit setup press F3.

I then press F3 and the computer reboots into windows.
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A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP

barcar1 said:

My hard drive crashed last week leaving a message on a black screen 'disk read error'.

I contacted tech support and they said that the hard drive might be bad and that I should try reformating it with the Windows XP disk.

I tried reinstalling Win XP. The first time I reformated the disk, it took several hours, but the program would not install. The second time, it also took several hours and I got a complex message about some problems. A short version of the highlights of the info is included below.


Technical info:

STOP: 0x0000007A (0xE10226D4, 0xC000009C, 0xBF9A5046, 0x02CE8860)

Physical memory dumped.

I have two questions: Should I simply try one more time to reinstall Win XP?
Is it possible to reformat the hard drive in DOS mode resulting in any bad sectors being isolated as unusable but the rest of the drive space being formated as usable?

sorry this is so confusing. Hope it makes sense to someone...


Computer: Dell Dimension 4400Click to expand...

Disconnect everything in your computer except the CD-ROM the hard drive and the video card (i.e., disconnect the other drives and or devices and take out any add in cards). Try installing again, but don't format the drive or use quick format.
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A:Problem Reinstalling Windows Xp

Does it get to the stage where it copies over files? Normally, it does this right after the format.It looks like this.... that, your system will reboot and you should ensure that the install CD is not left in the CD drive.At least that's what I remember....What type of hard disk did you install?
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A:Problem reinstalling Windows XP

It's very possible that your XP CD is damaged or dirty. Have you tried cleaning the CD? Or, can you borrow someone else's CD?
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A:reinstalling Windows 2000 - problem

You should have done a repair not a reinstall of the OS.
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A:Problem reinstalling Windows 7 (ended up with two of them, both bad!)

Hi Rogman,

The above issue might occur if your system was shipped with RAID or Intel Rapid Storage Technology option enabled. Please share the exact system model in use. If you are not sure about the system model, please share the Service Tag of system via Private Message (Click on my name and click Send a private message). I will look into the system details and inform you about further course of action.
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A:Having problem reinstalling windows vista

and welcome to the Forum

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

See this for how to make a bootable cd
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A:[SOLVED] Help Please! Problem reinstalling windows xp

Hello ,

what you need to do is get this program

follow link


you will want to get the full free suite

install to a working computer & create a bootable cd

then stick into the cd rom / you will want to select the kill option in the toolbar

then wait for the process to compleat

then when done remove the disk & put in your restore cd & reboot

now this will compleatly wipe the drive and write it to zero's like new from the factory

so the restore process will have the added step of formating the drive wich will take a little longer

then you will have to use the cd that came with your restore set to install all your drivers (DO THIS BEFOR YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE TO YOUR SYSTEM )

then do a defrag & start installing all your software /antivirus /firewall ( if you use a 3rd party)/ spyware programs / then connect to the internet and do updates
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A:Strange Problem after reinstalling windows

Hi wtkwtk

XP reinstallations are a bit trickier than Win9x reinstalls, as you have discovered. Did you use your WinXP Pro CD to reinstall (it has to be the exact same version as that installed on your system = for example, don't use an OEM disk to repair a retail XP version, don't use a Home edition to repair a Pro edition, don't use a Pre-SP1 edition to repair an SP2 version, etc.). For a thorough explanation of the many things to watch for, along with links and explanations to help fix the rough spots of reinstalling XP, see Michael Steven's well-regarded pages ---

Note: all reinstallation procedures advise running thorough malware scans beforehand, as reinstalling does nothing to remove infections.

Stay up-to-date on your Critical Updates, too. Delaying these just leaves your system open to attack longer & increases your vulnerability.

If you decide to just start over, save your data (and scan that data for infections before restoring it later), and run a clean install. If your XP Pro disk is pre-Sp2, it can help to download SP2 beforehand - plus any recent-version drivers, and recent updates for your antivirus/antimalware programs. This might end up being the safer & quicker repair - especially if your system as it is now has malware infections corrupting files, and since your user profiles/Registry settings are a bit topsy turvy.

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1) Scan thoroughly for malware, and follow removal procedures.
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3) Get your driver versions up-to-date
4) Reinstall your favorite programs under the new user profile created during your last XP-repair.
5) Move your personal data from the earlier user profile's "Documents and Settings" folders into your new user profile's "Documents and Settings" folders.
6) Run a Registry Cleaner to tidy up what is likely a messy Registry (CCleaner works well --- )

Best of luck
. . . Gary
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A:Formatting and reinstalling Windows XP problem

You need to delete the C partition, then create a new C partition, then format that new C partition in the NTFS file system(not the quick option), then install Windows XP in that partition.

If you read each window carefully that appears during the setup process, it'll tell which you which key to press to perform a specific function.

Here is a good pictorial guide to follow.


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Hello pkrplyr, welcome to Seven Forums!

You can use any version of Windows 7 and the info in this tutorial at the link below to create an 'all versions' installer that can be used to install "Windows 7 starter" to the netbook and use your key to activate.

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Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab

I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

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Please download Speccy System Information Tool and save it to somewhere convenient such as your desktop.
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What does "The copy I paid for was not recognized as a full version." mean?

after getting to about 80% of the files copied it started saying it couldn't find certain filesClick to expand...

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Most common reasons for not being able to copy files during installation:

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A:Problem reinstalling WMP

I got WMP 10 to reinstall by following this advice that I found on Chris Lanier's blog:

"navigate to C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 and copy wmploc.dll to C:\Windows\System32. Now, run the WMP 10 installer again".

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Problem description

Thank you for submitting an error report. The error was likely caused by MPEG Encoder.


MPEG Encoder was created by MainConcept AG. The demo version of MPEG Encoder that you are currently using is not supported by MainConcept AG. MainConcept AG recommends that you purchase the full retail version of MPEG Encoder for increased stability and product support.

To purchase the full retail version of MPEG Encoder, use the following steps:

Go to the MainConcept AG website at
Find MPEG Encoder and then install it. "

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Typically, Microsoft Security Essentials can be removed by going to Control Panel - Programs and running the uninstall there.

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Official Solution:
Microsoft has published a knowledgebase article for how to manually remove Microsoft Security Essentials:
Further specific Vista instructions -

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Use kill disk, or boot and nuke to clear the drive. Then all will be clean.
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Run some diagnostics on the hard drive before proceeding further.
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If you are installing from a disc there might be a problem with the disc, try cleaning the disc or use another disc.
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Here is some info on what CRC is

To fix it:

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Hiya and welcome

This is the link to re-install DirectX:

If that still doesn't help, can you tell us what files its missing?


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Which formatting option did you choose ? Quick or Full ?
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Is it really shutting down? Or power off/on all of a sudden? Or do you see a blue screen with error message for a split second?

UEFI firmware? If so UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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and welcome to the Forum

If you get the message "it contains files needed for the reinstalling". you have not booted from the installation disc.

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