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Installing Windows 10 ToGo on The Hard disk of Attached keyboard of my tablet

Q: Installing Windows 10 ToGo on The Hard disk of Attached keyboard of my tablet

I have successfully installed windows 10 ToGo on harddisk attached to keyboard dock(Removable) of my Asus Transformer.
But it doesn't boot even when I go to Boot options of motherboard of tablet and choose to override boot to windows ToGo Hard drive ,Nothing happens.
Is it even possible to boot from hard drive in keyboard dock?
Take surface 3 Tablet dock for another example.

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Preferred Solution: Installing Windows 10 ToGo on The Hard disk of Attached keyboard of my tablet

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The night before, I attached a usb keyboard and mouse to my 2nd gen x1 tablet. But, the next morning, when I attached the keyboard on the module again, it is not recognized. I checked the device manager and I do not see any USB Composite device shown in USB controllers with the keyboard attached. I have also updated the tablet through lenovo vantage and the problem still persists. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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I bought a Seagate Baracuda 4 TB and i tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit to the new drive because is much faster than my older one and a message saying 'You cannot install Windows on this drive because this drive is GPT'. I reformat the drive in MBR withing Windows instaler and it slices my hard disk to 2TB and 1.600 TB partitions. When i try to enable the 1.600 partition in Windows Management is grey out and is not letting me format it and make it work. What to do to have and can use all space and install Windows and even better in GPT one partition drive? My motherboard is Intel DG31PR model.

A:Installing Windows 7 64-bit on 4TB hard disk

Quote: Originally Posted by Marios


I bought a Seagate Baracuda 4 TB and i tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit to the new drive because is much faster than my older one and a message saying 'You cannot install Windows on this drive because this drive is GPT'. I reformat the drive in MBR withing Windows instaler and it slices my hard disk to 2TB and 1.600 TB partitions. When i try to enable the 1.600 partition in Windows Management is grey out and is not letting me format it and make it work. What to do to have and can use all space and install Windows and even better in GPT one partition drive? My motherboard is Intel DG31PR model.

Hi there
Limitation with MBR is that the MAXIMUM partition size is 2.2 TB (max). Windows won't see a disk bigger than 2.2 TB. The rest of the disk will not be useable !!!!.

You SHOULD be able to install windows 7 on a GPT drive (at least the X-64 version) PROVIDED YOU ENABLE UEFI in the Bios. No UEFI no boot from GPT drive I'm afraid so END OF there.

I'd go out and get an SSD --they are cheap enough now and install your windows and programs on that and now enjoy your FULL 4TB drive too. A 120 GB SSD is actually reasonably cheap now.

Otherwise get a cheapish small HDD and install the OS on that - but seriously an SSD is so much better that once you've used one you'll never want to be without one again.

(If your computer HAS UEFI then you'll be OK provided you enable it in the BIOS... Read more

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I want support to install windows 7 into my laptop. My laptop hard disk is new one. Old one has problem. So hp engineer replaced it.

A:Need help for installing windows 7 to my new hard disk

Hi,Did you buy new retail Windows 7 activation key from Microsoft? You can download Windows 7 ISO and make bootable USB using this:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-toolSee this:https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows7Clean install instructions: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.htmlDisable secure boot and Enable legacy from BIOS, to boot from installation USB media:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03653226Plug in USB in USB 2 port to boot from it.Download additional drivers from here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/6875200/model/7132770RegardsVisruth

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I have a copy of windows XP on my hard disk.
D:\XPCD\ and I also have it as an image file. D:\XPCD.iso

I would like to know, if itís possible to install windows XP on C:\ without having to burn a CD and boot from it. Basically, if itís possible to boot from dos or something, and run windows xp setup, from the image, or the XPCD folder.

Thank you.

A:Installing Windows XP from hard disk

This is for use if the machine can't *boot* from CD, but it might work for you as well.


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I wanted to reinstall windows XP rather than repairing it,but I don't want to format the whole hard disk for doing so,only the C partition,so how do I do that?

A:installing windows XP without formating the whole hard disk

You just format the C partition . . Delete and then create a new one

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.


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I have windows 7 and a Toshiba USB external hard disk like this one:

I want to install it on the external hard drive.

Is it possible to install windows 7 on a USB external hard disk like the one above?

If yes then how?

A:Installing Windows 7 on External USB Hard disk

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I tried to make a clean Windows 7 Installation on an OptiPlex 7040 but no hard disk is found.
I already mounted the boot.wim and install.wim and installed the latest storage driver.
I changed the BIOS Setting from Raid to AHCi. Still the same error.
Can someone please help me.
Many thanks.

A:Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Hi Claus,
Thank you for writing to us!
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Hello Everyone,

I need your help. I am trying to install window 7 at LENOVO IDEAPAD 110-15IBR model. Hard drive is not detected.

A:Installing Windows 7 Hard Disk Drive Not Detected

Boot into BIOS. Do you see the hard drive?

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A couple of months ago i installed a new hard disk along with windows 7. Ever since then been suffering from 5-7 blue screens on start-up before my computer calms down and never crashes again until reset. Not very familiar with technical PC stuff so might need some help doing technical things.
I have attached the dump files from the diagnostic tool.
Help would be appreciated, thanks!

A:Random Blue screens after installing windows 7 and new hard disk

You have supplied a lot of crash dumps, but not some other necessary information as per the BSOD posting instructions.

Anyway, checked the crash dumps of today only. Three different bugchecks, but it is giving a chance of three alternatives (collectively, not separately).
HDD related
Memory related
Virus infection
► The strongest possibility is a HDD is malfunctioning. Check it physically. It is screwed up properly? Are all the screws utilized and all those are tightly screwed? Are the sata and power cables properly connected? Change the sata cables. Also apply those cables in different ports in the motherboard.

Then plan for a HDD check. Take the HDD manufacturer's disc check tool and test if the HDD is in a good condition.

► Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

► Ataport.sys is the staorge controller, but most vulnerable to a special kind of malware called rootkit. Scan the system for possible virus infection with the following programs.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.


BugCheck A, {a8, 2, 1, fffff80002f05622}

Probably caused by : ataport.SYS ( ataport!... Read more

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I messed up whilst installing windows 7 over older windows 7 drive. I formatted the windows 7 drive and again tried to deleted that partition, but that deletion process took around 10-15 minutes, so restarted my system. Now i cannot install any of the windows os or even linux . Please anybody help me out to solve this problem

A:Error in installing windows 7, installer cant detect hard disk

Try loading the Sata controller drivers.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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Sony Vaio
Pentium 4 CPU 2.8 Ghz
XP Home Edition (but Linux is also installed as well)

I've just recently recovered from a vicious invasion of malware, spyware, and viruses, thanks to Howard.

Some of the computer's behavior is acting very peculiar to me.

-windows takes forever to boot, logging on takes a long time (even though im not running a lot of processes).

-every single time i boot to Windows, windows keeps running disk check on one of my partitions (E

-Some times, the HDD led lights up for no reason and remains on, tho no applications are loading.

-recently, online servers keep crashing (halo 1 Custom)

-Whenever im playing on an online server or doing an AntiVirus Scan or on my hard disk, some wierd clicks and squeeks are heard from inside the computer. THis has only started RECENTLY.

-Last night when my PC crashed whiling playing Halo online, it rebooted to a dos application called Memtest, where it scans the memory. I let it run, hoping it would might find the problem to the crashing. I let it run for 12 hours straight before i skipped it. No errors were found from it.

I have a feeling my hard disk is failing. But i just wanted to make sure before i started backing up my files on dvds and stuff.

I have run defrag recently, and i made a couple changes to msconfig to help speed up the windows booting process, but i dont if that made things worse, since im not very good with computers.

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A:Hard disk failing?? HJT log attached

Your hijackthis log looks fine to me and I cannot see anything wrong with the contents of the image file you sent.
You should do your backups anyway but I agree from what you say that the hard drive is probably on the way out. Have you seen the report at the end oc the chkdsk test - it will tell you if there are bad sectors on the drive - if there are this is not a good sign.
If in doubt, replace the drive.

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I have a HP Probook 4530swith Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. When I turn on the PC the windows does'nt start and give a option of starting windows manually, which does'nt work, and repair windows. Repairing windows with windows 7 CD did not help.

I then decided to reinstall windows 7, but while installing, on the select disk page, it shows a error saying no drives found.

I then performed a Hard Disk Test which resulted in failure saying:
Failure ID : UC7WX0-5NB67S-XD6V5G-60TF03

Please help me Whether what should I do

A:Can't find drives on installing windows 7 & Hard Disk Test Failed

It sounds like the hard-drive has died and you need a new one.

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Been battling this Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop on and off for couple months now. This is my most recent post, which ended up being solved because I purchased a refurbished hard disk from a reputable online retailer. I activated the new Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit software over the phone and I was off and running. Two days later, it started acting funny. It would shut off suddenly. Finally I had to run startup repair muiltiple times and it said it couldn't be fixed with startup repair. The following are the pics I took of the error boxes:

If it is indeed the "new" refurbished hard disk I can still return it for another one. Does that appear to be the problem to you?

A:new <bad hard disk> errors, pics attached

download and install (if you can) CrystalDiskInfo (free) CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World this will give you all the refurbished disk related answers you require .....

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Hi all,

My first post here.

My hard drive crashed some time back! :| It doesn't get detected BIOS whatsoever. It's a 500 GB Seagate disk.

All I did was this:

Returned from work and switched on the desktop.

Windows seemed to boot and was stuck in the welcome screen. After a while I hard restarted my computer and well, the rest is history!! No boot..

Till last night before I shutdown the desktop, my computer has been performing just great - no crashes, no issues, no nothing basically since the day Windows 7 went RTM - yes, I grabbed a copy right on day 1 and Windows 7 has been pretty much a great OS

Here are the error screenshots I captured:

A:Hard disk crashed - out of the blue! Error screenshot attached

Try to use another SATA port on your motherboard and check the cables, is the HDD operating when the PC is switched on?

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Hey Everyone,

I've recently acquired a tablet to pilot with my company. It is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2, and my issue is I'm trying to install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, but having no luck so far.

I have the 32-bit version of Win 8 Enterprise on a USB, and when I get to the "Installing Windows 8.1 screen" it get to 35%, and then gives a popup that the "Windows 8.1 Installation Has Failed". I was trying to see if there was a real error message or log to tell me what the issue is, but I haven't been able to locate anything yet. Keep in mind, I don't even make it to the following screen:

Can anyone offer me any assistance please?

Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Tablet - Installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Try Cleaning the HD Drive first, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello all!

I recently received an HP Slate 500 from a friend of mine who had installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto it. Being unfamiliar with Ubuntu, I am wanting to install Windows 7 Home Premium onto it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what I'm doing. After researching the forums, I've tried to boot the tablet from a USB Stick, but for whatever reason it's booting straight to the Ubuntu desktop without even noticing the drive. I've made sure that the BIOS is set to boot the USB drive first, but still no dice. Any advice?

Thanks in advance,


A:Installing Windows 7 onto an HP Slate 500 Tablet PC over Ubuntu 10.04

You have to set the boot device PRIORITY to boot from your usb stick 1st, not the boot disk sequence. That can be left to boot from the hard drive 1st. After the 1st reboot during the install you have to change the boot disk priority back to the hard drive 1st again. If you don`t it will keep booting from the usb over and over. How do you plan to activate 7 ?

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Hi all,

I have a used Widows Surface tablet that I got off of my friend who never really used it much. It's an older model (says Model 1516 on the back) but it's in great shape and has been reformatted back to factory settings.

The System Info page is showing Windows RT 8.1 as the OS.

When I run Windows Update, I get a list of about 60 updates that need to install. When I try to install them, they look like they're working, but then they undo the install and present me with the message, "Some updates were not installed. Error(s) found: Code 8024200D."

It does this whether I update all at once, or if I try to run each update separately. I've tried rebooting the system, I've tried running the updates one at a time, I've tried running the DISM which I read to do online. I just can't get any updates to install.

I did get a CBS logfile from the DISM, and there are "errors" in the log, but I have no idea how to go about addressing them. I tried to attach that file here, but it says the filesize is too large. the CBS log is about 50mb. I can break it into smaller chunks, or copy/paste relevant bits if anyone thinks it can help.

Please let me know!


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No matter what I do,i can't seem to get the Netflix app to install from the windows store.

I am using a new pendo pad and I have tried factory resetting,running the Microsoft windows store troubleshooter can anyone help me?

A:Error 0x80070057 installing netflix app windows 8.1 tablet

Have you Tried Clearing the Cache of windows store?

Do this : Search for "Wsreset" , Right click the result and run as administrator.

Also try and change your Network. I mean if you are using LAN connection then get connected to your friend's wifi and see if this solves the issue..

More Info on how to solve the issue can be found here > Error Code 0x80070057 - Causes and Methods to fix it | Fix Errors

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I recently bough an Asus VivoTab Smart running windows 8 and everything was fine up until today when at some point the touch keyboard stopped disappearing whenever i needed to log in to the tablet! its annoying to have to find the on-screen keyboard and
i would like to have the touch keyboard back.

I have tried restarting many times and that does nothing, i have tried updating the driver but i cant as it says that it already has the driver up to date and that its running properly!

Any help is appreciated! thank you,

A:Windows 8 tablet touch keyboard DISAPPEARED from login screen!

I don't know if this will help you but it solved a similar problem I had on my Windows 8 touch PC:
If you are able to reach the Start/app tile screen or desktop and from there "view local services" which you can find by typing "services" in the Start screen scroll down the list until you come to the "Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service" which
should say "Automatic (triggered)" and "Running"
From there "right-click" that service (or otherwise get into its properties), click the "Log On" Tab, click the first option under "Log on as:" (circle button "Local System account") and make sure to Check box "Allow service to interact with desktop"
For me this box somehow became unchecked when I "Refreshed" my windows 8 to solve another issue. Once I checked the box, the keyboard started to reappear at the login screen.

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Help needed!!
Trying a launch a WPF app in Kiosk mode on a Windows 10 Getac tablet with Enterprise edition. Problem is Keyboard not popping up when we are using the Custom Shell Launcher.

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How do you install Win2K from the hard disk instead of CD ROM?

A:Installing W2K Pro from hard disk

duh, sorry, wrong os got xp on the brain lately

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My hard drive died- I bought a new one. Installed it, "recognized" \partioned it with fdisk (40gig broken into a 4gig Primary DOS partition/ a 36gig Extended DOS partition with 5 Logical DOS drives) This working on the principle that no partition could be more than 8.4 gig in size. Formatted with format.com from a FAT32EBD.EXE boot disk with the C: /S in the active partition.Everything looked really flash. Removed the boot disk and reset-up came the C: prompt. Attempted several ways of running Window setup to find the following information: The recommended action was to exit setup as an operating system already existed. File compression was active and setup could not proceed as an operating system already existed.
Attempted to boot from the CD drive and was informed that this was an invalid drive directory despite it being listed in the CMOS as this letter drive.Both the hard drive and the CD will spin. Any ideas on where to go from here?

A:installing a hard disk

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i have the iso of win7 7100
i want to format c then install 7.

i currently have vista 32 bit.
through harddisk:
can i mount the image from vista and then start the setup from vista and then format c: (vista) and install windows 7? or will i have to use a usb disk?

through usb:
secondly how can i clean install win7 64 bit through usb if i have vista 32 bit?


A:installing from hard disk

Main way of installing if you have an older version of windows would be to burn the iso to dvd then boot from that. Delete the vista partitions and create a new one. Then install windows 7.

There is also a tutorial on installing windows 7 from a usb drive:

usb install: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Dear Lenovo-Community,my Thinkpad S1 Yoga change into tablet modus not only when I fold back the monitor but also when I have closed the lid normaly and than reopened it or sometimes by slightly moving the monitor or a minor percussion of the table. That is very annoying, because than I have no access to keyboard or touchpad while beeing in the laptop-shape. I can revive keyboard/touchpad by folding back the monitor and than back to the normal laptop shape, but this works only one time! After that I have to send the thinkpad in the energy saving mode and wake it up, to get keyboard/touchpad back.I think it is a problem with the sensor, but does there a software setting exist so keyboard/touchpad keep unlocked in tablet-modus? Or a way to switch off the tablet-modus completely? I can live without the tablet-modus and the thinkpad is probably too old to be worth a great repair.My system is fully updated. Any idea out there?

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Hi folks,

I have scoured Google, and this is a common problem with SATA drives.
There is an easy fix to simply change Bios to IDE, then install XP and change back after.

Problem is....the ACPI Bios V1.5 does not have any options to make that change, nor to change to Compatibilty Mode (which also fixes the problem.....apparently.

I have downloaded ACPI BIOS V2, but the catch is it won't work from DOS - only Windows.
So I'm stuck in a no-win loop!!!

Without Windows, I can't change the BIOS- without the BIOS change - no hard drive seen.....<sigh>

Anyone know of a DOS version? Or some other way???
Before I go completely crazy???

Oh, have tried also installing Win98, even Win 95 to then upgrade - but nothing works.
Except Ubuntu - but I sadly need Windows to be compatible with my Desktop machine.

Thanking you......

A:Tecra M9 - no hard disk when installing XP


From my experience you cannot use compatibility mode, install WXP and switch again to AHCI mode.
F you want to have full HDD performance you should not use compatibility mode. What you must do is to load SATA driver before WXP installation starts. More about that you can read on http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=38

Check it out.

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I'm currently using win 7 ult 32bit.
Is it possible to install another win7 64bit copy on the same hard disk but on a different partition? will there be a dual boot option?
Or is it possible to upgrade without losing all the settings?
Thanks a lot

A:Installing both 32bit and 64 bit on same hard disk?

Yes you can dual boot them.
More detailed information:
Can I dual boot 32bit and 64bit Windows 7, and if I can how?


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I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my father's PC. Before we had Vista working on it fine.

Problem is that after reinstalling Windows when I opened My Computer now, I cann't see Disk 1 partitions.

Please help me locate it. Thanks.
Attached is the pic of Disk Management windows when before I installed new OS.

A:One hard disk not detected after re-installing Win

right click on the partitions and set them as active

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i dont have dvd rom drive and i am using xp (c drive ) and i want to install windows vista on my d drive so, could i install vista from my hardisk (without using dvd rom drive) running xp ????? i am in confusion right now so plz tell me.............

and also tell me any website where i purchase intel core 2 duo processor E4300 and E4400 online at thier origianal or near price.. but that website must ships the product to india.........

A:Installing vista from Hard disk ?????

How are you going to copy the Vista installation files to your HDD when you don't have a DVD drive?


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At my other house i have a computer based on windows vista which is packed with problems even after a lot of virus scans and trojan scans etc...

I want to wipe the hard disk clean and start over with a new copy of windows vista but they didnt give me a cd with windows vista, it was alredy build in.

Is it safe to just delete vista and install windows xp?

If in doing this will my internet connection be worse? It is full speed internet and iv heard rumers that windows vista helps internet but is a bad opperating system.

A:Installing new os and cleaning hard disk

What type of PC do you have? There should normally be a recovery partition where you can restore your Vista installation. You can install XP, just make sure you note all the device drivers you'll need to make it easier. It shouldn't affect your internet speed at all.

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Asking for help on my FIRST post... the epitome of lame. Sorry...
It's unlikely I'll resolve this one flying solo.
I pulled my Win XP SP2 drive that was working perfectly on an HP Pavilion Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz PC w/4MB RAM; as I wanted to attempt running Windows 7 Pro on it. The motherboard is an ASUS Tek. I knew this would be a real stretch to get it going without it being constantly active from the system demand alone, but I wanted to give it a go. I concluded if it didn't pan out, I'd fall back to the Win XP drive and all would be good.
That didn't happen.
From the point where I unplugged the Windows 7 Pro drive and plugged in the Windows XP drive, that's where it REALLY went downhill. The immediate error upon failure to boot was: "NTLDR is missing". After making a boot CD-R from a backup image I had of an NT Loader image file, the next error I received was that the 'hal.dll' file was either missing or corrupt from the root\system32\ directory.
This is currently where I stand since I can see where this is headed. I'm speculating this may be the result of a flashed BIOS when I installed Windows 7 Pro on the other hard disk; however, I do NOT know this for certain. The current version of the BIOS is from American Megatrends v3.14 09/04/2003. I do not know what the date and version was before checking it today.
Is there anyone that may have some insight to this issue? I have a Windows XP, and Windows XP Pro install... Read more

A:XP Won't Boot After Installing Win 7 Pro On Another Hard Disk

put the windows xp drive back in,
boot your computer from the windows xp install disk,
when the menu appears select to install windows xp.
on the next menu screen select "repair" to repair your windows installation

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Hi all - I have a nice 1U that someone built for me that runs perfectly with the following components:

- Tyan Thunder H2000M [S3992G3NR] motherboard
- Two Dual AMD Opteron 64bit processors
- Windows Server 2003 OS

Now, I'm trying to add a second hard disk to one of the 3 open HD, SATA ready bays on this unit and running into problems. I've installed a Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA-II HD into one of the bays on the 1U and now when I try to start up the computer it completely shuts down hard. Any thoughts on how to fix and get the second HD working?


A:problem installing 2nd hard disk

One thing I see right off is that board supports sata1. Have you used the speed limit jumper on the drive?

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I'm trying to install win xp home edition service pack 2 on a dell dimension 4400. The install says it can't detect a hard disk.
What should I do?

A:hard disk not detected when installing os

Is the hard drive partitioned and formatted or not?

Is the OS the recovery disk from Dell or an OEM/retail disk from MS? I trust this is XP Home with SP2 and not a disk of SP2 (without the OS)?

Who made the drive? Did it come with the PC? IDE?

It should be relatively simple to diagnose. Be sure the error message you are conveying to us is exact!

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I have win7 on my PC. I also have an external hard disk. I was wondering, can i install windows XP on my external hard disk ( which is partitioned) and expect to be able to use it, on whatever computer i plug it to?

Also, will this effect my computers speed? Since its installed on my external hard disk and not on the computers one?

A:Installing XP on an external hard disk?

Can it be done yes, will it work as you want it to, short answer no. Why? Because Windows XP will discover that new hardware has been installed and require you to re-activate it when you move it from machine to machine. Plus you will need to modify the way the machine boots so you can pick an OS or try to get the machine to boot USB first always. If boot USB first is on then when the drive is plugged in you will get Windows XP and when it is unplugged you get Windows 7. Another point; this would be considered illegal use of the OS by Microsoft.

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I'm having an issue with my hard drive in terms of dual booting.

I am trying to install a copy of Windows XP/Windows Longhorn onto a 1TB hard drive that was removed from a Western Digital My Book. The first portions of setup complete themselves, but when I try to run Windows from the hard drive, all I get is this:

Verifying DMI Pool Data........
Disk Read Error
Press Ctrl + Alt + el to restart your system

(Yes, I am aware of the missing D... that's exactly how it prints onto the screen.)

Then, I reboot and then I get this:

Verifying DMI Pool Data........

I keep trying to run Setup over and over again, deleting and creating partitions, formating the drive several times, and tried to install from a different hard drive.

What's going on and how can I fix this?

Please note:

I am dual-booting via two separate hard drives. One is from the manufacturer of the computer and the other is from Western Digital.
I have an Acer Aspire T180 that runs Windows 8.1 Preview.
The drive is 1TB.
I specifically have Setup install onto the Western Digital drive.

A:Solved: Hard Disk Error After Installing

Have you verified the boot order is correct in the BIOS/UEFI? Does it work if you disconnect the second hard drive and reinstall?

Also, what do you mean by you "tried installing from a different hard drive"? Are you not installing Windows XP from the Windows XP CD?

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i'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and its working great , lately i wanted to install windows 7 alongside Ubuntu because there's no itunes on it, the problem is W7 can detect my Hard Disk and it says a driver is required ,thought that W7 has all the sata drivers ,i've installed W7 a millions times before but never seen this message .
please ! i need some help !

Hp Probook 4510s

A:hard disk driver required while installing W7

Windows needs to be installed before Linux.

The best two ways of running Linux with Windows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

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Right now, I am running Vista Home Basic (c:) drive. I shrunk the volume and made another portion (z:) drive. I intent to install WinXp Pro onto the (z:) drive.

I would like to run winxp pro from the same hard drive. I've already shrunk my primary hard drive and created another one (WINXP Z:).

Whenever I boot from Xp pro disk, it starts loading the files and when it gets to the part where it says windows is loading i get error code 0x0000007b (pci.sys)

I am running vista at the moment and have looked at many tuturials on how to install xp and vista on same hard drive with WinXp Pro on the seperate partition. Any help would be greatly appreciated and communication would be faster via Yahoo! Messenger or w/e you reply for quicker communication.

Hope someone can help, it's getting extremely annoying!

I created a winxppro sp2 iso disk to boot from and it makes it thru loading the drivers then when it says windows is starting it bluescreens with 0x0000007b error (pci.sys).

More info: I am not trying to install Win Xp Pro on the some portion vista is on (c:). I am trying to install Win Xp Pro onto the (z:) drive i shrunk off the (c:) drive.

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I have a Dell XPS410 desktop that got a virus. I was having trouble cleaning it, and I'd been planning to put in a new hard drive anyway, so I got a new Seagate 3500320AS (500 gig, SATA).

I took out the old (infected) drive and put in the new drive, but it kept freezing during Windows XP installation using the Dell reinstall disks (Windows XP Home, SP 2).

Not being sure what was going on, and worried about the virus, I had a friend (on a different system) partition the drive and install XP Professional SP2, which he did without problems.

Putting the drive back into the Dell, it started to boot, but never finished. It would either hang or take me back to setup.

Here's what I tried and results:

* Found new BIOS for the XPS on the dell site, flashed the BIOS (no effect).
* Took out memory boards (4) one at a time and rebooted to see if one of them was bad
* Changed the SATA Controller from the DELL default of "RAID ON" to "RAID AUTODETECT / ATA." With this change the system boots, but hangs during operation (anywhere from 1 minute to 30 minutes or more into a session).
* Tried to reinstall Windows, but the seagate instructions say to hit F6 to load drivers. WHen I do that, the Dell installer will only look to drive A (my floppy) for drivers. I cannot find anywhere to download or extract driver files to put them on a 3.5 floppy.

I'm stuck, and frustrated, so I welcome ideas how to get this system back up.

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Hi. I tried to install Windows 7 but no hard disk is found.
I already mounted the boot.wim and install.wim and installed the sata Driver on it.
In BIOS I changed the Setting from Raid to AHCI. Still the same Problem.
Can someone help me please?
Many thanks. Claus

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I currently have Win 7 Home 32 bit installed. I will be upgrading my system and using a new Sata hard drive.
I would like to install my Win 7 retail upgrade disk [ the 64 bit version ] on the new drive.
Can I do this? If so what would be the easiest way to retain all information from my current 32 bit drive?

A:Installing 64 bit to New Hard Drive from upgrade disk

Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch

I currently have Win 7 Home 32 bit installed. I will be upgrading my system and using a new Sata hard drive.
I would like to install my Win 7 upgrade disk [ the 64 bit version ] on the new drive.
Can I do this? If so what would be the easiest way to retain all information from my current 32 bit drive?

When changing from 32 bit to 64 you MUST do a clean install and therefor have to re-install the apps.

Upgrade disk? Not full redial, or OEM?

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I have a small hard disk, 80Gb in my notebook (by today's standards) but I got a USB 500GB (actually 465 GB) attached to the notebook; any cons if I install applications to it instead of C:\Program Files

A:any Cons when installing applications to s USB Hard disk

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Bought this SATA hard disk(250GB) a few weeks ago and fixed my computer. I am using Gigabyte K8VT800M as my mother board.

I see a exclamation mark on on the icon of "VIA SATA RAID CONTROLLER" in my device manager. It is not a question mark behind, so I guess the drivers are installed.

The hard disk is running.

However, I can't seem to detect the SATA hard disk(Can't find it in disk management), is it because my motherboard doesn't support SATA II?

It says here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/FAQ_Model.aspx?FAQID=1724&ProductID=1711&ClassValue=

If I have to change the jumpers settings, how do I do it?

A:Problem installing SATA hard disk

You only need to install the raid controller drivers if you're going to set up a raid array.

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Hi All,

I am going to install second OS linux on the single hard disk. The single hard disk is abt 80GB which is partioned into 4 logical drives each 20 GB. ie., C:,E:,F:,G:,. I have converted F: and G: into linux ext2 by using parition magic tool. Then i tryed to reboot the machine from the cd i dont start from CD it went straight into windows. I am missing some of the steps to perform here. Kindly suggestion me to steps.. Thanks in advance

With regards

A:Installing Second Os linux in single hard disk

You forgot to tell your machine to boot from the CD. See the BIOS setup.

Also, it is better to just delete the partitions and let the Linux installer to recreate them when you install.

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Had a Hard Drive booting error 3f0 after installing (unsuccesfully) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 after Ubuntu 16.10 LTS. Cannot access OS, or GRUB (Boot Manager). Can boot OS via Boot from EFI feature.

A:Hard Disk error 3f0 after installing Windows7

Which OS can you boot? Linux? Sounds like the hard drive needs to be replaced. Can you get into F2 diagnostics as you boot up to run the hard drive check?

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I have a problem. when trying to install XP I can't get the drivers to load from the CD it wants them In A: drive and that's too much information for a diskette, Can anyone help me out on this?

A:Installing Hard disk sata Drivers

It depends on the motherboard but often the SATA/RAID drivers are not just copied directly from the CD to the floppy. Motherboard driver CDs often have drivers for different chipsets and different operating systems. In these cases a utility program on the CD is used so you can select the correct drivers which will fit on the floppy diskette. Directions on how to make the SATA driver floppy are usually in the motherboard manual.

It would be better if we knew what motherboard you have.

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