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Q: Trouble installing iCloud

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 120s. Everytime I try to install iCloud, it gets to the end of the installation and a message about a problem with Windows installer pops uyp and the installation rolls back. Any suggestions on how to install iCloud?

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I have a new Windows 10 laptop and I have migrated most everything from my previous laptop that I wanted and everything has been working pretty good up to now. I use Outlook 2007 for POP3 email and had installed in on the new LT and moved my PST and all was working good with email, contacts and calendar after much help from here: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/...le-on-new-windows-10-pc.1163278/#post-9186499. Yesterday I decided to move my iTunes from the old LT to the new LT and I installed ITunes and ICloud on the new LT and synced it with my iPhone 6. Thought all was well until this morning when I'm checking my POP3 email account. All my email downloaded no problem and I was able to read everything. When I went to send email I found that iCloud had emptied my Contacts and replaced it with iCloud contacts which essentially is the ones that I had on my phone. (My iPhone contacts are still there.) If I click the "To" field in the email it does bring up my outlook contacts that I had on my computer before the iCloud debacle and it does let me select them. However when I send them I get an immediate undeliverable message from system administrator saying:
The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

454 4.7.1 <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>: Relay access denied

I tried to do some Googling on this and found something that said that iCloud doesn't work well with Outlook. I also saw that people had problems w... Read more

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i am running into following problem when installing icloud for windows on windows 8 system
i downloaded the file again but to no avail

the same binary installed fine on windows 7 system

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Hi all,
I had some trouble with my laptop and I had to install XP home again and format my computer. Everything went well until after the preparing installation bullet. While going to the installing windows bullet now, I get a message with serveral files cannot copy, so I click browse from my windows XP cd which is D:\ but nothing happens, I can cancel that file from being copied but window after window pops up in the same manner with the same message. Can anyone please inform me on how to fix this situation.

My thanks in advance to all.

A:Re-installing XP trouble during installing & coping.

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Q: Icloud

I just purchased a new HP all in one computer. I downloaded the cloud. I'm trying to get my photos from my i phone to my pc. I've tried everthing i know.

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Up til now, I have been happily syncing my iPhone4 and iPad2 with MS Outlook 2007 via my PC x iTunes.

Somehow, I recall choosing an option somewhere to use iCloud "cos it sounded OK" but now when I try to sync the devices on iTunes, it tells me that I cannot do this anymore as it is being done on iCloud and I will have duplicate contacts and all sorts of dire problems.

At the risk of being old fashioned, how do I get rid of iCloud and go back to the procedure first mentioned in Para one ..........?

I feel much happier with it and not having vast numbers of contacts, appontments etc. would prefer to leave iCloud out of it for the moment.

How do I do this thanks?

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I wanted to get an opinion or a knowlege of what seetings the laptop needs to be, for iCloud to function properly? Maybe the settings on the other end as well, have to be adjusted to accept a PC system?
At this point, I am having screen resolution & color issues. Seems when I open the iCloud program, the screen switches & the colors & resolution go to a negative & cartoonish appearance.
Putting the feelers out there now.

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Needed to REinstall Win7. So I burn an iso on my mac and put it in the tray. Reset boot priority to cdrom: disk boot failure.

I put in an old win XP disc that I know works and it seems to work fine. CD will work but DVD won't? Or something wrong with the burn? I have another pc and it seems willing to install from inside Windows. Made 3 copies of Win 7 and none work. The first I burned I think incorrectly by just burning a straight ISO. the Second and third I burned all the data on the disk right onto the DVD using Toast Titanium and it was a verified burn. USB key unfortunately not really an option at this point unless I can do it from a Mac. (I have my wife's work PC but it's locked down and the command prompt doesn't give me access to system 32). Thank you!

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Help! When I install IE 8, I cannot open up a browser at all. Error mess: "C:WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

My only solution is to uninstall IE 8 and revert back to IE 6.0. Any suggestions? I have received warnings that certain websites will no longer support my browser, so I need to upgrade ASAP.

Thank you!!

A:Trouble installing IE 8

Hmmm, this is an odd one and possibly due to Internet Explorer's security settings. It's a long shot but worth a try...

Reinstall IE8
Go to Control Panel
Open Internet Options
Choose the Security tab
Click on Reset all zones to default level

Hope that helps

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What would be the appropriate section to ask for help with installing .net 3.5?

A:Having trouble installing .net 3.5

Hello Lamey, and welcome.

Software or this one. What is your problem?


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Hi, hope someone can help, i'm new this year to the world of pc's so knoledge is limited, i bought an old pc of a friend, hooked up to broadband, the system i know little about except its 512 sdram, 10 hard drive, windows xp sp2, problem is bought new digital camera and tried to install, apparently it should of picked it up on wizard but didnt, got told probably using usb 1.1 and camera needs usb 2.0, purchased, but wont install! is this pc too old to install modern equiptment? would love to upgrade but funds are a problem greatfull for any advise,

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My computer seems to be operating a LOT slower after I have installed service pack 2 for xp, I've included my hijack log in case it might help but if anyone knows why it would be so slow, SEEMINGLY just internet wise, but i haven't tried much else. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 5:25:05 PM, on 8/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Gaim\gaim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Trisky\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = about:blank
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - C:\Program Files\TV Media\TvmBho.dll (file missing)
F0 - system.ini: Shell=
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Userinit.exe,
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00041A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Recommended Hotfix - {0421701D-CF13-4E70-ADF0-45A953E7CB8B} - C:\Program Files\Recommended... Read more

A:Pc trouble after installing sp2

You could just be having compatability problems with sp2.
Did you create a system restore point before you installed it?

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I am trying to do a fresh install of XP on my PC. I have a 500gb SATA HD, i have reformatted this and put the XP disk in on startup, it went through the options, did a quick format of my drive and then installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer and then went back through the same process as if i hadnt done anything. I tried setting my HD to boot first, but this just puts my PC into a booting loop, so after detecting any IDE drives it will just restart the comp.

I have also tried installing Win98 first, but once it is installed it wont load up, only in safe mode which isnt much help.

Can anybody help me??


A:Im having trouble installing XP...


installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer

At this point are you getting instructions to remove any disks and press any key to restart? If you've been removing the XP CD and pressing a key to restart, don't do either. It'll take a several seconds for your computer to reboot and you'll feel like it's taking forever; but it's okay. Setup will continue after that.

That's how it works when installing XP Home. Maybe it's the same for Pro. Or if you've been leaving the CD in, then try taking it out when it restarts.

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and have this problem

If I download a .zip file I sem to allways get error saying file currupt, If I download and .exe file sutch as the new iTunes from Apple website I get to the Open File Security Warning then the install just stops (UAC allready on the lowest setting) BUT if I download from a torrent site things work fine!

If I try a direct install from the browser either Chrome, Firefox or IE it tells me the certificates are not supported/reccognised and just stops the install with no other message

I have tried loats of things including

UAC to lowest setting
Install as Administrator
Trouble shoot compatibility etc


A:Trouble installing

Install and update Avast 5, schedule a Boot Time scan and restart to complete it.

In the future, rightclick scan any downloads upon completion.

Can you System Restore to before this problem began? You still need to do the virus scan first.

If not, run sfc /scannow to see if System Files are damaged and reparable..

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Century Gothic BLUE MEDIUM

i've been cursing the intel gods all day due to not being able to integrate my phone with my internet services . All of this due ( I believe) to one file missing. The msodisup.vxd. The people at miscrosoft say that they no longer offer support for my outdated system. I would put it back into the computer if I had the software, however, since the computer was a recent gift, I don't have it. I have no idea where to get the software since it is an obsolete version of windows, and I am sure that it is no longer on store shelves.

My question is this, Is it feasibe to install a different version of windows over this one? And if so, which version would be optimal on this outdated machinary?

And while I'm at it, can you tell me why the scroll bar and the words that I type take sooo long to catch up with what I'm doing?It takes me three hours to read one email..It's really getting on my nerves. By the way, I think that I should mention that this problem has only started recently.The scroll bar and typing thing only happens on the 'net. And at it's worst in my email.

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i have had this problem for some time now and still can't solve it. i figured i'd register and ask the experts. the ONLY reason i want to use wmp11 is for the file sharing with my xbox360. winamp remote is ok, but i prefer wmp11. i have had it working before,but rebuilt my comp and now i get 3 errors.

WMP has encountered a problem and needs to close.

microsoft WMP setup utility has encountered a problem and needs to close

the 3rd error is a drwatson postmortem debugger error

what's causing this and how the heck can i fix it?

my media library loads onto winamp with no problems, if that helps.

A:trouble installing WMP 11

Hi BCUZICN and welcome to TSF !

What do you mean by "rebuilt my comp" ? Do you mean you reinstalled XP from scratch ? If that's the case you may need to reinstall all the latest critical updates from windows update and the latest drivers for your system.

Have you tried rolling back to WMP10 (or even WMP9) and reinstalling WMP11 ?

Do you have an XP SP2 CD ?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 596962 MB, Free - 454266 MB; D: Total - 13515 MB, Free - 1847 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 473244 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET, 3.02, MS1C93R62800103
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I'm having trouble installing IE9. Do i have to delete 8 first, or disable my Norton Internet Suite?


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I have a computer that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. A little over a year ago I did a clean install of Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and have had no issues with the machine until recently. A couple weeks ago the computer would not boot past the Windows Logo. No new hardware or software had recently been installed. I attempted to to do a system restore back to an earlier point but that did not help. I also attempted to do start up repair using the Win 7 disk and was not able to fix the issue. I then decided to try to just re install the OS. I re-formatted the hard drive and attempted a clean install and the was able to get to where it stated it was finishing the install and it would just hang there and not complete the install. I attempted this a few times with no luck. I then attempted to re install the original OS and put Vista back on the computer. I was able to successfully install Vista on the Computer. I decided to try the Win 7 install again and just did the upgrade option and it would still hang near the end of the installation.

Any ideas on why Win 7 will no longer Install on my PC?

Vista Home Premium
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
64 Bit

A:Trouble Re-Installing Win 7

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Recently I was advised to uninstall & reinstall my CHROME browser (in connection with sports sight I was having problems with). after uninstalling my chrome I went on internet explorer and tried to download a "new CHROME" but to no avail - all I get is a message saying : "googleinstaller-en.application might have been removed or deleted, also unable to download it offline, same with your own sight request to "download our free Sysinfo utility" cant download it either. My internet explorer is not good- I cant get any sound to videos or any thing. and I have to shut down PC and open it afresh every time to work at all. I hope some one can help me. I realy want to get back to using my CHROME.

A:trouble with installing

How did u uninstall the chrome?
Are u sure about ur internet connection?
Where do u get this "cant download" alert? By clicking the link on the official site?

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Ok, I'm trying to install Windows XP on my laptop. I go through the installation, but when I get to the partitioning, it says "Unknown Disk" and on the next line it says "(No disk in the drive)". If I hit any key at this point, I go to a BSOD with a message saying "Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area"I think it might have something to do with not having a SATA driver. I downloaded the driver package at: http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers...p;uid=215240538After unzipping it, I noticed it has two folders for floppies, and various other files. This laptop has no floppy disk, so I don't understand how I'm to install these SATA drivers.Thanks in advance,geoguroo7

A:Trouble Installing XP

Probably with an external USB floppy drive.

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when i am trying to install new os ingot some troubles i m not able to install windows on partitions

A:trouble while installing os

Hello Spartan96, Could you please provide us more information about trouble while install the OS?

Click the "Kudos, Thumbs Up" at the bottom of this post if you want to say "Thanks!"Please click "Accept as Solution" if you feel that my post solved your issue.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in need of some help. A while back I got a new windows XP OS disk but never used it. I have since tried to install it on to my computer but I cant get the Network connection to work therefore I'm unable to connect my pc to the internet. Before I started playing about with everything my PC had windows 7 on and connected to the internet fine. Please can someone help me with this! I think I've killed it!!

A:Trouble installing.

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Im installing XP home edition on my comp ans after i boot disk load and format my drive i get to the part where it starts copying .dll files and stuff like that.

It copies some of the files but every 15 files or so it says that it cant copy the files and to make sure that the XP cd is in the drive, which of course it is.

I dont know of its just dirst or something (looks fine to me) or maybe its a common problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. TY

A:Trouble installing XP

Some files cannot be installed like dvd dlls if you don't have a dvd rom drive.In saying that are you given the option to press esc to continue ?

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I have been going a little crazy over this. Trying to install CS3 on my computer (Windows 7 Home 64 bit operating system) I did have a trial version, so that has been uninstalled (used the programs, uninstall, and then used the cleanscript from Adobe). I have tried copying the DVD install info to my computer installing that way. Ran as admistrator, no go.

The only thing that comes up is the - initializing Adobe Photoshop CS3 - bar fills up, and then it disappears.

I am now getting a 1402 error. I tried to fix the permissions on the registry errors I was getting, it tells me I don't have permission to change the permissions.

There has to be an easier way to get this program to install.

*please help me*

editec to add - error log -

[ 5196] Fri Apr 23 16:59:41 2010 ERROR
-------------------- BEGIN - Initialization Failures - BEGIN --------------------
Fatal error initializing from proxy files.
The following proxy files could not be loaded
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Installers\719d6f144d0c086a0dfa7ff76bb9ac1\payloads\AdobeBridge2All\AdobeBridge2All.proxy.xml
-------------------- END - Initialization Failures - END --------------------

A:Trouble installing CS3

I wish I could help you. I completely understand how you feel. I am having similar issues and came to your thread hoping for an answer here. I also started my own thread about my CS3 problems. I hope you find the answers you need.

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I'm trying to install Win7 SP1, and am unable to. Here is the contents of my Checksur.log file:

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 15.0
2012-07-30 11:45

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-TW~7.1.7601.17514.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-TW~7.1.7601.17514.cat

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Seconds executed: 1129
Found 2 errors
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 1
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 1

Unavailable repair files:
Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Trouble installing Win 7 SP1

I don't have a VirtualPC package on my system,. Could you describe how you are installing Windows 7 SP1 and some details about your system, such as, are you running a Virtual OS version of some type?

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a new harddrive I have bought but when it goes to install it does the copying files (first step) and instantly goes from 0 to 100% and errors on the next step (expanding files). This happens to me no matter if I have the hard drive in the laptop it was meant for or another laptop that I use. I have tried multiple different ISOs with multiple different computers and different programs to make sure it was not my install disc. I have yet to try a bought DVD of W7. Does anyone know what this could be?

The new HDD is a brand new HDD with SSD 4GB hybrid and advertised to work with no drivers and they do not supply any.

My current assumptions at this point is that it still could be my install disc is corrupt or something. Also could be incorrect hard drive formatting or worse faulty hardware. The part that disturbs me is that I can not get it to install on my own personal laptop that I use.

Can anyone suggest anything? I have been told to supply the SATA drivers for the MOBO at install but that was a nightmare. I think the reason it didn't work was because the drivers were for XP or Vista and did not have explicit compatibility for W7 but probably still would of worked.

A:Trouble installing W7

Change your sata controller this problem happens to me thats why i posted a topic

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I've put this in this forum but it's related to an XP problem so it's a bit of both.

Last week my computer finally gave up the ghost - near as I can figure through limited info, the boot manager is corrupted.

Long and short of it is that I now cannot load my PC at all - it will go as far as the options screen for safe mode, last known config etc, then to the loading screen then it restarts itself. If I do nothing it will go through this circuit ad infinitum.

Today I have received a new copy of windows 7 - the intention was to install this and format the drive to wipe everything previous (all my files are on external hard drive and there have been a lot of probs with my XP that I haven't been able to remedy).

On trying to install windows 7 I get the 'missing CD/DVD drivers' message that lots of people have had trouble with - I've tried downloading the up to date drivers for my DVD rom on a USB pen disk but it wouldn't pick them up. The only option I have as far as downloading anything is to fetch it via a friend's lap top - I literally cannot access my own desktop at all under any option.

What can I do? My puter is old - 2002 ish - it's a Cybercom but not sure on the model at the mo. I'm not PC illiterate by any means but my knowledge is limited when it comes to problems like this!

A:Trouble installing W7

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Prior to installing cr-rw today, pc reflected the following drives:
a: 3 1/2 floppy
d:cd rom

I had this pc built for me and didn't realize they had also mounted the old hard drive in this pc. It didn't show up as a listed drive. After installing the cd-rw and booting the pc, drive d: is now the old hard drive, drives E and F are the cd and cd rw. When selecting either drive E or F in Windows Explorer I get the message E\: is not accessible or F:\ is not accessible.

I noticed that there is a jumper on the back of the cd-rw on the 'master' position. The cd-rw was connected by the same cable as the cd rom. The cd rom does not have a jumper on it.

I don't know how much of this is relevant but I'm not a very technical guy and sure would appreciate any help.

A:Trouble installing CD RW

You will need to either jumper the cd rom as slave or temporarily until you get a jumper disconnect it from the ide cable. Must be jumpered to work. Don't know why the old drive showed up unless you changed something on it.

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Okay so first and foremost I'm trying to re-install vista and wipe out my current hard drive as it has a nifty little malware calling itself windows vista recovery implanted in it. I've seen a couple possible solutions to try for getting rid of this trash but I feel the need to start fresh since I have a lot of programs I don't use anymore on my pc. I've also followed a few steps on wiping a pc clean but as it is with humans, computers are often completely unique so I hope to tailor this thread to my pc as much as possible.

Anyway, I put in my windows vista home premium disc and tried to boot from disc but don't think it did anything. I did setup the bios so 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sources for boot were all my disc however once I continued it just sat on a blank vista background halfway through startup.

What I want to know is if, for one, am I doing everything right so far to proceed with a full wipe/re-install and if not how so?

I'm at work at the moment so later today I can give definite specs/hardware if needed since I'm not 100% sure from memory.

A:Trouble re-installing

and welcome to the Forum

Enter the BIOS and set ther first boot device to be the DVD drive and the second as the hard drive. . put the DVD in the drive and reboot. You should see a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD"

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I recently got my computer upgraded with a brand new harddive.

When I try to boot the Windows XP SP2 install from cd or floppy, it doesn't work. I went into the bios and set boot from cd first, didn't work. Also boot from floppy didn't work either. I have a bootable Win XP SP2 cd and also the 6-diskette bootable for Win XP SP2. Nothing seems to be working...

Can anyone help me out?

A:Trouble installing XP on new hd

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Is this an OEM cd or a burnt copy? Make sure it is clean from smudges and scratches. Also you might want to clean the lens on the cd-rom drive or whatever drive your using

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I just ran fdisk on my computer and am attempting to reload windows XP professional (Legal software).

When I enter "E:setup" (my cd rom is E drive), I keep getting the following error - "This program cannot be run in DOS mode".

What am I doing wrong?

I have done this before on other computers with no problems.


A:Having trouble installing XP

You cannot install Windows XP in MSDOS. Boot the computer with the Installation CD and follow on screen prompts for installation.

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Take hart, you are not alone.
Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker

A:If anyone is having trouble installing Win 8.1

Nice one Bill.

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i am trying to re-install my xp-pro because my computer has become way too cluttered and i want a new fresh start. so, when i pop in the xp cd, i click install, select the second option (not upgrade), make ntfs partition.. then it restarts and goes to xp pro setup. from there, i dont know what to do. i get to a screen where it shows the partitions and asks which one i want to install the os onto. when i click the only one that it shows, C, i get a "its not recomended to put two OS's onto one partition". what do i do from here? im kind of confused because in the beginning i chose "fresh install". when i reboot and try again, the same thing happens.

A:trouble re-installing xp-pro

You have to format the old partition to install a fresh copy of XP . You can also delete the partition and create a new primary partition then format , which is more complete than a format . You still have the old copy of XP on your drive thats why its telling you about 2 Operating systems on 1 drive

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I have this major problem that is killin me for about a week now i bought a new motherboard and it has only one IDE slot and 4 SATA slots so i tryed to install a fresh copy of xp and a new HDD i booted from cd did everything right formatted the HDD and the installation started just like every other time after the first step of the installation when your computer has to restart it didnt act right it came to the startup screen and gave me an error message cant boot from HDD i asked around and people told me that i need a SATA DVD ROM because i was tryin to install Windows with a IDE DVD ROM connected parallel with my IDE HDD because my new motherboard has only one IDE slot i had to to it like that so people told me that the DVD ROM and the HDD must be seperated
So i listened to some people and went and bought me an SATA DVD ROM connected to my mother board with a sata connector and then connected my HDD with an IDE connector and started my computer with hopes that this will fix all the first step again went fine and again after restart my computer wont continue the installation process i am just goin mad i have tryed everything in the BIOS settings but it just wont work please anyone

A:Trouble installing XP

You mad a basic mistake doing a full reinstalling WinXP

You fail to state, but if your new HD is SATA, WinXP does not have SATA drivers, so it cannot see your STAT devices. When you run WinXP Setup, at the first screen on the bottom Statusbar should be a option to install additional drivers. You MUST use this to install the SATA drivers before the setup runs. The drivers should be on a CD provided with the HD. You will have a problem, because if you have only one CD-ROM drive, you cannot remove the WinXP Setup CD after setup starts. You need the SATA drivers on a floppy or Flash Drive (if accessible).

I know it's too late, but what you SHOULD have done, is using your old C: (which I assume is IDE), is perform a WinXP Repair Reinstall. You boot to the WinXP Setup CD and go through the install option, but Setup should see you already have WinXP installed and display C:\Windows as the location. On the bottom Statusbar on this window is a Repair option (the 2nd such option), using this would have started a WinXP Repair Reinstall that would have left your current configuration and applications intact. The only thing you would have to do, AFTER you are sure everything is OK, is to rerun ALL Win Updates.

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I recently got a new computer and I'm trying to install windows, I can't find the original install disc (haven't used it in years). I had saved an ISO of the disc on my computer from when i had installed it before. I tried creating the ISO image but when my system goes to boot from disc i just get stuck in a loop were it resets every time it loops through again. I streamlined SP2 to the disc, could that have caused a problem? Please advise, thanks.

A:Trouble installing XP

lets see if im understanding this correctly. u now have a brand new computer?are u trying to use stuff from an old computer?didnt the brand new computer come with anything like a restore disk? what version of windows xp home or pro? what brand of computer do u have now? the more info we have we can help u better to solve this for u.the only thing i can think of right now that might be the problem is if the copy u made of the restore disk is from one brand of computer and your trying to install it in another brand of computer. in other words u cant mix apples and oranges. restore disks have to be used like this dell to dell, ibm to ibm, hp to hp etc. hope this helps u.

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I'll try to be pretty clear on what my problem is, since surfing the web has produced many sites with the problem and none with what seems like a correct diagnosis.

I'm installing XP, which i've done with this disk a dozen times before, and i'm getting the error "Setup could not read the CD you inserted, or the CD is not a valid Windows CD."

Here's how it happened: I'm redoing my main drive to increase my XP partition, and at that point i was not having this problem. I deleted the partition XP was previously on, as well as another partition i wasn't using. Then i decided i would just format the whole drive, but there were a few files i needed before i did it. So, i exited setup not realizing (duh) i had just deleted windows. Now, i've since comed to terms with that mistake, but the problem seems to be that windows wants a full version disk, or does not recognize the flawless disk that's in there.

The rub is that this disk is flawless, is "full version" as it's the only disk i've ever installed windows with, and neither the CD nor the HDD seem to be malfunctioning. Am i screwed?

A:Trouble installing XP

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I just purchased a new BTC 16X DVD ROM. Right from the start, it refused to work if installed on the same cable as my CD-RW. The computer would make it up to the Windows XP loading screen, but the screen would be very dim and the computer would freeze there.
I tried running the computer with just the DVD and everything seemed to run smoothly. I left it in this state for a couple of days while enjoying Sacred Underworld. When I decided to try changing the jumpers on both drives my power supply suddenly died--It was a crappy 300 watt supply.
So now my new 500 watt supply just arrived and I find that I can't get the computer to boot with the DVD at all. It doesn't matter if the CD RW is installed or not, or what position the jumper is in. The computer stops at a very dim XP loading screen.

Info about my computer: Mother board:Gigabyte GA 7N400S
RAM: 512 MB PC2700 (PNY)
CPU: Athlon 1.1 Ghz
Video: Asus V100 (32MB ram)

Thank's for any help

A:Trouble installing new DVD Rom

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I am trying to do a fresh install from a Bootable XP PRO disk that is known to be good on my other machine and It keeps looping. It loads the installation files and gets to the point where it has to reboot to coninue installation and then it just starts the process right back over... Tried Other disks to , home and W2K nada. tried on another harddrive ,nada, seems to be the bios or something with the HP Pavilioin machine , I went into the bios setup and it is set to boot from disk then HD in the boot confige so I dunno why it keeps looping , this is driving me bonkers......

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My computer was constantly rebooting and I had no way of keeping it going to reinstall windows xp pro, so I formatted the c: drive. Now the problem.....
It will not let me install getting error message saying "setup found a compressed volume or a disk cache utility on your computer. Quit setup and check your compressed volume with your disk compression software or remove disk cache utility.
Please explain thanks bondi

A:Trouble installing O/S

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I have an MSI 845 Ultra series mother board and I already have 128 mb DDR ram in there. I bought another 512 chip and put it in, but the computer just wouldn't start. I tried many different slots and combinations with this one in that slot and that one in this slot, but I either got to the windows screen and the computer would shut off, or I got a message saying I was missing some file.

I tried the 512 chip on its own and first it gave me the WinXP blue screen of death, then I changed slots and it kept turning off again.

WHat shuold I do? Thanks

A:Having trouble installing new RAM

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ok im back. I posted last week about help to replace damaged motherboard with new and ended up finding a used mb same as old one and ordering new ram like worked on the old one. So now I have installed the used mb and ram. It posted (I think) so I must be doing somthing right. It called to insert system disc, so I put my xp disc in. I was looking for the second repair option, not to repair via recovery console. I got to here: the following list shows the existing partitions and umpartitioned space on this computer. It showed unknown disc ( there is not disc in this drive) 4 times. I chose to set up windows on the selected item, but no item was selected, and press enter. When I press enter I get this : stop: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x8081a799, 0xf6eb9778. 0x0000000) I shut it off , pulled one 1gb ram stick, there are 2, and restarted again, same thing, so here I am seeking more info on what to do next. Thank you

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I recently downloaded IE7 but i am having a problem with installing it. A message comes up each time telling me it cant verify the integrity of the files and to make sure the cryptographic service is running. i have checked the cryptographic service and it was and still is running. Can somebody help me please.

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I decided to finally give a shot at building my own PC - everything was seemingly going fine until I got to the Windows XP Home installation.

I booted up the WinXP CD, partitioned and formatted my HD, and after rebooting it fails to load from my HD. It copied the Windows Boot files to my HD just fine though.

I've edited the BIOS and made sure that it is explicitly attempting to load my HD first - but it can't seem to find it. After faililng to load from the HD and CD it goes to my OnBoard LAN (I can disable this in the BIOS, but it makes no difference).

My HD is a Western Digital Raptor (37GB) S-ATA... From what I can tell this is a BIOS problem. If anybody has help they can offer me I'd really appreciate your assistance.

edit: You'll probably want to know that my MB is a Gigabyte K8 Triton (GA-K8NF-9, nForce4 chipset).

A:New PC, Trouble Installing XP

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Try putting the BIOS settings back to default

You may want to run a diagnostic utility. Go to this link and download the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Floppy) . You will make a boot floppy, insert it in the floppy drive and run the test.

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Due to a virus I needed to reinstall and but I have getting an error: "windows cannot be installed to this disk the computers hardware may not support booting to this disk". I have two raid 0 setups one is of 2 ssds and the other of 2 hdds. I have and Asus deluxe 99 motherboard and am trying to reinstall windows 10. I have been trying to fix this for days but to no avail.

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back to the bios, try setting to AHCI and see if smart is enabled. beyond this I cannot add more as raid setups goes further then my own machines.

if not, return to bios for other possible and consider the connections for the drive/s are correctly fitted.


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