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Trouble installing I-Tunes on Windows XP Home

Q: Trouble installing I-Tunes on Windows XP Home

I'm trying to update my I-Tunes on my PC running Windows XP Home SP3. Installation cannot complete and I get the following message:

Could not open key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Media. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

I have no idea what that means, this is my home computer so there are no administrators or support personnel...why don't I have access to this key? How can I complete the installation? Help!

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A: Trouble installing I-Tunes on Windows XP Home

did you go to the website? i would try doing it from http://www.apple.com/itunes/ Then click on download i tunes 8. let me know what happens

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I'm having trouble installing Windows XP home on my newly installed computer. When I put in the CD and start up the computer, I am able to format my drive, then after a restart, I am supposed to 'continue the setup' (with a GUI instead of plain bios-style type), but instead my computer goes back to the beginning of the Windows XP setup each time I format and restart. It does detect that there is a OS already on the hard drive but does not recognize that it needs to continue the setup I guess.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI
hard drive: Western Digital SATA 250GB

Thanks in advance!

A:Trouble installing Windows XP home

In the manual for the motherboard there should be instruction on how to make a raid driver disk. When you are installing windows will ask you to press F6 to install raid drivers and it will look for these on the floppy. have it load the drivers for you SATA controler.
Then when it reboots it tells you to remove the cd? make sure you do that.

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Please help, I have a dell mini 10 netbook and I am trying to install a New fresh copy of windows XP home and when it starts installing all the files, it gets to 57% and stops and says file rpcrt4.dll cannot be copied and when i hit enter to try it again, same thing. If I skip and move on, Its get to the main setup and blue screen comes up and says Unable to locate component,RPCRT4.dll. and that's as far as i can get.

A:Trouble Installing Windows XP Home Full on dell mini 10

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I am trying to install i Tunes on a computer that has Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Does anyone know how to accomplish this? I talked with an Apple support person who said they never developed the software to work with Windows XP Professional 64!

Please help.

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Compaq Presario 5000, model 5BW220, made in 2000, WD 320G HD.
I'm trying to instal XP Home on a new WD hd. The hd came with a cd. I think it's an installation cd. On the CD it says: "Google Software, Drive Installation, Diagnositics, User Documentation, Google taskbar, Google Desktop, Picasa". On the cd it says: "If Windows is not installed boot from this CD". When I boot from the installation CD it goes through a number of steps then stops at: "Attempting PM ATA Identify-SN......Invalid Response" then the same text except PS is in place of PM with no response. I stopped running the cd at that point because it was taking so long. When I tried installing the XP Home OEM CD before trying the installation CD it went through the partitioning and then through the formatting, but before the formatting was complete I fell asleep. When I awoke the message: "Press any key to boot from CD...A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Whatever I tried it just went back to the same message even after rebooting. Is the hd faulty or the XP Home installation cd, how long should the installation cd take to do its thing, and is it necessary to use the hd installation cd before installing the o/s? I suspect a problem with the HD because there was a problem with both cds. My understanding of computers is rudimentary. Thanks for any replies.

A:New Trouble Installing Home On New Hd

Double check that the cables for the hard drive are correctly connected and seated. If that doesn't help try downloading a diagnostic from the WD website.

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hi. Can somebody help an old but new user of a computer. I am trying to download music from my I tunes to I pod but I tunes has stopped recognising it and the device doesn't show. Should I deinstall then reinstall I tunes and if I do that will I lose my music.

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I tried all of the suggestions and nothing works. help.

A:trouble burning cds from i tunes

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[email protected] I found out the hard way that in order to fully delete I Tunes you must do so by deleting the programs needed to run I Tunes in a "SPECIFIC ORDER". (ie. Bonjour, Quicktime, Apple Software Update etc.) I did not do this and now I can not delete these other programs. I now can not install the newest version of I Tunes. I recieve an ERROR MESSAGE that tells me "Cannot delete the older version of Bonjour" Quicktime, Apple Software Update etc.
Add / Remove Programs won't let me delete them either. (Windows XP operating system)

A:Trouble Deleting Programs Associated With I Tunes


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im installing vista home premium that i just got in the mail it gets to expanding files and goes to a blue screen but never restarts itself.

A:Solved: trouble installing vista home premium

quick update this time it went to blue screen when selecting the drive to install to. it says system service exception
stop: 0x3b

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I had access to my base computer (Vista) from my laptop (Vista) although with a few hiccups, but after installing i-tunes on the base computer I am shut out of even the my picture, music, video folders on the base computer. It will not allow me in with the "owner" signed in even though both the owner and a second signon are listed as administrator. I simply can't get into that and several other similar folders. I discovered that I could get in if I went through the shared network tab on another computer that was was previously mapped, but not from the "my documents" on the main system. I have had many security issues with Vista, as I am running XP on three other systems and Mac OS on another laptop. It seems as though i-tunes has moved the actual picture and music files and the shortcuts and pointers are not working!

This is in a list of the security and access related issues I have had. Is there way to create a superuser who have override the general system security are do I just suffer??


A:Access issues after installing i-tunes

Hi opalmer,

You can use the hidden administrator account.
Administrator Account
But it's probably not a good idea to use it all the time.

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This is really starting to annoy me. My computer has recently been refusing to install device drivers when it says that it found the drivers, but returns the error message "Access denied". I am the administrator on the computer. Surely it should ask for elevated privileges to install device drivers? First, my iPod Nano I had connected to the computer was working fine. Now, whenever I plug it in, it asks me to install device driver software. It already has it!! I click to allow admin priveleges to install the software, but then it returns access denied! Today, I wanted to upload a photo from a Fujifilm Finepix A820 camera. Same thing happened again, even though device drivers where installed. This is driving me crazy, what is going on?

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Hey guys.
My i tunes and quicktime are both upto date, but when i try accessing the i-tunes store i get a Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error and it then closes I-Tunes.

I can access my currently downloaded music, apps etc.... if i click on the x when it says i-tunes store is loading, and can rome through i-tunes fine.
It will also play all my music with no problems.

Have done a registry clean, Virus Scan, Disk Check, Disk cleanup and Defrag and still no luck

It does however come up every now and again, and can access it and download music, apss and things.

Any advice on how to get proper functionality out of it, as it is really bugging me.

Thanks in advance.

(P.S. i have looked at previous topics and non display all the same characteristics i have)

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I transfer old audio cassettes to CD-R's for family members and friends using Audacity, Been doing this for well over a year now.
Copy the media right over to the hard drive, save as an MP3 and burn it to disc using either WMP or Win Xp's feature.
Daughter got an upgrade to her I-Pod stuff and Quicktime.
Now I can only burn with I-tunes' (slower than molasses) software.
If I use WMP, a dialog window opens and say, WMP can't read this file, It's not an MP3 or is missing a codec, or something to that affect.
If I use Xp, it copies but it sounds like "ZiiiipZiiiipZiiiip". If that's a sound.

Can anyone tell me what happned?
Thank, Jeff

I should add this is not copyrighted material I'm copying to cd's. It's family stuff like Grandma playing the piano or little Johnny reciting a poem.

Just wanted to be clear.

A:Can only burn through I-Tunes after an I-Tunes update

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I caught a rather nasty virus and I've decided its about time just to reinstall windows anyway, which has not been done on this computer in its 4+ years of existence. When I boot up with the windows install disk and get into setup, I get a "no hard disk" error. From what I've read it seems some drivers are not loading somewhere, but I'm not so tech savvy as I used to be and am having trouble figuring out what I should do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trouble Re-installing Windows XP Pro

If you have a SATA hard disk, and you have Windows XP SP2 (or lower version), you may have to load SATA driver off a floppy disk by pressing F6 suring the setup.
(Newer motherboards offer IDE mapping for SATA drives, that way such drivers are not needed. Bt your looks old)

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I have been having trouble installing windows. Whenever it starts to copy the files needed to install itself, the percentage bar gets somewhere between 50 and 60 percent complete and then I get a message stating that a certain file couldn't be copied (something like shell32 but the file is different each time I attempt to reinstall) because it says that it is not a valid windows xp image (or something like that).

I've tried numerous things to get around the problem. I've tried two different copies of XP (one the home version and the other Pro). I've changed the motherboard. I have tried two different hard drives and two different dvd/cd players, but the result is always the same.

Could it be the CPU (I have an Athalon XP 3000)? All help is greatly appreciated, as this one has me stumped. Thanks.

A:Trouble Installing Windows

Are both disks clean or are they scratched up. A scratched disk can cause things like this.

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I have an HP pavilion a6500f desktop PC that came with windows vista. Long story short, it sucks. So I thought I would try to install windows xp. I insert the disc, shut down the computer, boot it up again and try to install it the way you would normally install xp. only problem is that it won't install, it'll get to a menu where I choose install a fresh copy of xp and then just stay there. 1 hour passes, still there. 2 hours in, it's still there. Any ideas why I can't install xp? the CD is clean and everything, dvd drive has no problem reading other cds and dvds. Any help would be lovely.

A:Trouble installing windows XP

(method 1)

if you do not want to format your computer, which will make everything a lot more complicating, 'cause microsoft doens't support the downgrading of an OS. have a look at this:

recommending making backups and continue with method 1.

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Ok my friend just gave me his old laptop and i am trying to install windows xp but when i get to the part where i can delete the old partition it comes back saying that the partition you selected can not be deleted why is that with out me deleting this i can not install windows. Some body please help me with this ive never had this problem with my desktop

A:Trouble Installing Windows

Try Fdisk. See if there is a logical drive within an extended dos partition. This would have to be deleted first. Then you can delete the partition.

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I wish to reformat my computer, but it's having troubles reinstalling windows. The harddrive is formatted and cleared, so I proceed with the windows installation. It finishes the first step and tells me it will reboot my computer and continue with the setup after the reboot. However, after the reboot it seems to think that I haven't actually done anything and goes back to the start of the setup again. I have one harddrive and no partitions by the way. Thanks for any help.

A:Trouble Installing Windows Xp

Welcome to BC
If I remember correctly. When it prompts you to "press any key to reboot" don't do it. Let it reboot on it's own

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Hello I'm having trouble installing a new copy of Windows I purchased. A little background before I get into the details, I'm currently running some ancient parts. A ECS geforce 6100 mobo, AMD Athlon Dual Core, 4 Gb of DDR2, 160 Gb Maxtor hard drive (sata), a brand new Pioneer DVR (sata), a Nvidia Geforce GTS450 and a Creative Audigy 2.

Before I purchase windows 7 I was running Windows Vista for several years. Slowly I experienced blue screens I believe from installing and uninstalling programs. My original DVR was about 8 years old which I replaced with the Pioneer. It's my understanding Vista was loaded with bugs so I figured upgrading to Windows 7 would be much better than redoing it in Vista. When I tried to install windows 7 for the first time it froze during the installation, and I had already wiped my hard drive clean so there is currently no OS on it. I figured it was the DVR because it was so old and at times it wouldn't even read the disk so I replaced the DVR and tried again. By the way my old DVR was running off IDE. Now when I try to install windows it stays at 0 percent at expanding files. I've tried to go into the motherboard BIOS and reset the BIOS to default. Another problem is once I'm in the BIOS my keyboard will not allow me to scroll through the menus.

I am NOT as tech savvy as I used to be so any help that could be simplified would be greatly appreciated

A:Having trouble installing Windows 7

Hello and welcome Noe mate first how did you clean the drive? if you just formatted it then you really need to wipe the drive with a clean all or use an app that will take everything off.

In the BIOS have or did you set the first boot device to the optical?

Sounds - sorry - the system really needs a replacement mate.

One more thing you can try is a memtest make a memtest bootable disk set the BIOS if yo can to boot from the optical and insert the disk and exit the BIOS saving changes. You need to run that at last 8 passes - it takes along time I am currently doing it on an older machine (a Vista) and the first boot came up with a ton of errors on one stick of RAM so it has gone and so far the rest is good so try that first.

See RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Recently i decided to upgrade my windows from 7 to 8.1 , I have instaled windows on computers before but I have never had this problem. It keeps telling me that '' setup was unable to to use the existing partition because the system does not contain the required free space'' picture will be bellow. I already formatted my pc so i have nothing on not even the old windows because I always prefer a completely fresh install. Any advice?

Thx in advance.

A:Trouble installing windows 8.1

Hi, as I can see the System Reserved partition is only 78MB - Windows 8.1 requires the reserved partition to be 350MB. You can try to delete all of the partitions until it is only unallocated space and try to install Windows 8.1 on it.
Note: do not make new partitions because the System reserved partition won`t be created!

Good luck, werty

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Hi, Im new in this forum, so sorry for my bad english :smileyhappy:

I have a problem I think same like found here... today I bought new Transcend SSD370 256GB hard drive. I write windows 8 to bootable usb drive. When I launched setup, choosed custom installation, then it shows just one drive with unallocated space almost 256gb, when I try to push button next for instalation I get error "we couldnt install windows in the location you choose. please check your media drive. 0x80300024 ." then I tried to creat new partition but got error " we couldnt create partition". I tried google fix for this, I tried use cmd and diskpart comands to do clean on disk 0 , but got error " diskpart has encoutered an error: the request could not be performed because of an i/o device error". intresting thing that I put this SSD to other laptop (asus) and after 5minutes windows was fresh installed... and then when I put SSD with windows that was installed on other laptop I got error that disk is unreadable or some disk error and suggestion to do ctrl alt del for reboot... both laptops ar on ACHI and UEFI is disabled... I dont know what to do next.... Im so depressed... any ideas how to install windows? :smileysad:

A:Trouble Installing Windows 8


the request could not be performed because of an i/o device error

an I/O (input/output) device error, means there is something wrong with the SSD, the connection to the SSD, or communication between the SSD and the computer. Boot into Setup, (Bios) Re-confirm that HDD mode is set to AHCI.
If the SSD had Windows installed on it from a different computer, it will BSOD if it is put into a different computer. When Windows installs, it takes a snapshot of the motherboard and chipset etc. During the install it loads drivers specific to that motherboard. If you remove the SSD and put it into a different computer, when booting it will look for that other Hardware, not find it and it will BSOD.
With the SSD on the computer you are trying to install to, run the Diskpart commands. What does it say at listdisk? Try the Clean command again, and try installing to it again. Once you choose Install from the Windows 8 setup, and it shows the Unallocated HDD or SSD, you do not have to create a partition or Format it, Windows will do the rest.

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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). I've run a diagnostics test on my HD and found no errors.

HD: Western Digital Raptor (37GB) S-ATA
Motherboard: Gigabyte K8 Triton (GA-K8NF-9, nForce4 chipset).

... From what I can tell this is a BIOS problem. If anybody has help they can offer me I'd really appreciate your assistance.

A:New PC, Trouble installing Windows XP

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I am getting a blue screen after the first reboot, I can't read it since it goes off the edges of the screen.

I have run the windows 7 utility and it only said that I needed to do a custom install, please help.

A:Trouble with installing Windows 7 64 bit

Hello, Welcome! Rest assured, your problem will get taken care of.

Could you please follow my instructions here for troubleshooting? Heed all suggestions such as disconnecting all hardware.

Also run Memtest86 overnight or longer to see if you have bad RAM.


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Installing windows xp pro. Trouble with setup. Gets through first part fine
but when restarting enters windows setup again without going into GUI MODE. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

A:Trouble Installing Windows Xp Pro

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The first time Windows asks you to press any key to boot from cd do so. After that do not press any key to boot from cd again and setup should continue.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hello everyone,

My mom has just ordered Windows 7 professional on a disc, and I installed it on a Windows XP computer. I have done exactly as I was told, choosing custom installation. However, after the installation is over, it says it must restart, but then after it restarts, the installation process goes back to the beginning. It asks for language preferences and time and currency format, but after I click next, there is still 'install now'

I have tried fixing the problem before; I accidentally installed Windows twice the first time, then I formatted the drive and installed it again, still to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Also, when it boots up, it prompts to boot from the CD, but if I wait, it will say 'BOOTMGR IS MISSING, PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART'

A:Trouble installing Windows 7

Did you do this?Do a Clean Installation if:Your computer has no operating system installed, or it?s running a version of Windows prior to Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (including Windows XP). You do NOT want to preserve your data, programs, or system drivers. You want to delete your current operating system and replace it with Windows 7.See tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html?ltr=C

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This is my Tom's Hardware thread that I have not gotten any legitimate help on:
Can someone please read that and try and help me? Much appreciated.

A:Trouble installing Windows XP?

Hello and Welcome,
If I had to take a guess it would be that your SATA controllers are set to AHCI which XP cannot detect. Is AHCI enabled in BIOS? Do you get a 0X0000007B stop error when the screen blue screens? What does the error say?

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I have a HP Pavilion(of course its obselete and has no operating system). In trying to install windows xp,an error occured stating: "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer". Do I need to install a hard drive or does this type of system not able to handle windows xp? any help is appreciated!!!!

A:Trouble installing windows xp

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for reading.

I am doing a friend a favour by reinstalling his Windows 7 Premium. x32.

I have done this a fair few times without any problems on lots of different computers. Including my own, several times. There isn't usually an issue. I am somewhat a novice and am looking for some advice.

Firstly, when I originally tried the reinstall the error message ''Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer?s hardware''. After a browse it looks like i need to change the BIOS setting to AHCI or IDE?

Firstly, I don't know how to check if i'm running RAID or how to change RAID to AHCI or IDE (Or even if this is the correct procedure)

Secondly, I performed a 'Primary Hard Disk Test' (or something to that effect) in the BIOS settings page and its came back with Hard Disk {303}. This, after a little research suggests the hard drive is corrupt. I don't mind that, at least then I have some closure and can go from there!

Any advice greatly received. (I apologise, I havent got all the specs to hand as I am at work but it's a HP Compaq. I THINK it's a Presario CQ60, 3G, 2.2Mhz)



A:Trouble Re-installing Windows 7

If you suspect hdd faulty I would checkout drive manufacturers website for a diagnostic software program which generally you can burn to disc and boot from and it will analyse drive and give you a conclusive answer
Eg seagate - sea tools
Western digital - data lifeguard

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Bill I have many problems installing xp on my fz180e
can you plz help me through e-mail
best regards

A:Trouble Installing Windows XP

Hi and Welcome to TSG.

I 've split your thread off from the other poster and move you to the Windows XP section. We prefer is members started their own threads for their problems so as to better assist them/you. We also prefer if the support is done in the forums rather then email where the advice can be verified by all members and better suggestions and follow up can be made.

Also can you provide more info as to the problems you are having installing Windows XP?

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Hey guys thanks for your help in advance.
ASUS P5QC Motherboard
Geforce GTX 275 896 MB Pci Express 2.0
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 Ghz
Antec 850 Watt Power Supply
Corsair 2GBx2 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
Maxtor 350GB Sata Hard drive

Everything but the hard drive and the case is new. I am trying to install Windows Xp Home Edition OEM software. The problem arises when it gets to the installing devices part, and it locks up. I have tried putting only one stick of ram in either of the slots. I have also tried disabling the ethernet and other devices, and still would lock up at the same place in the installation.

I'm wondering if in some way the parts are incompatible with the motherboard. I'm not experienced enough to tell it seems.

A:New Rig having trouble installing windows

I am going to replace the motherboard, and see if that helps because the motherboard was a display model.

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I've got my lovely computer here infected with spyware, browser hijackers and the usual suspects, and I need to format and re-install Windows.

So, installion disk of Win XP Pro at hand, I modify the BIOS so as to make the CD drive to boot before the HDD. PC restarts, Win XP Pro installation disk loaded, and as it is booting, it says "Booting from CD-ROM: Failure". And of course, it doesn't load the CD and goes straight into Windows XP.

I'm left clueless now and with the computer still not functioning well. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Right now I'm on Windows XP Pro but it's a fake and terrible version installed by someone (PC is 2nd hand). There is also no SP2 installed and the computer doesn't let me install almost any software, and just limits itself to say "File corrupt".


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I recently had a harddrive crash, and so I bought a new one and put it into my computer. Whenever I try to intall windows onto this new harddrive, I put in the disk and get this message

Boot from APATI CD rom: Failure

Please insert system disk and press enter...

Pressing enter gets you nowhere but the same place....
Any suggestions?

A:Trouble Installing Windows XP

Check for fingerprints and dust or scratches on your Windows disk. I had a problem like that and it turned out to be a fingerprint that you couldn't even see unless it was under direct light. Clean your disk with a disk cleaner or some windex.

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Hello, I've been having a problem with the computer I bought about a year ago. I had the system shipped without an operating system because I already owned Windows XP. However, for some reason or other, XP will not install on my computer. I have successfully installed 98, 2000, and even 2003 as a test. The problem occurs when, during setup, windows is "installing devices." The screen will consistently freeze at 34 minutes, and nothing more happens. I have removed each card in my computer individually in an attempt to solve this issue, but met with no positive response. I have updated my motherboard and BIOS, but still run into the same problem. After a year of struggling with this machine I was hoping that someone else might have an idea of what to do. If you need any more information please respond and I will be happy to provide whatever I can. The specs on my computer are:

2.8 Ghz
512 RAM
SIS 648 AS45GT/R Motherboard
Audigy 5.1 Mp3+ Sound Card
128 MB ATI Radeon MB 9700 Pro Video Card

Thank you for your time.

Will Schultz

A:Trouble Installing Windows XP Pro

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I built a new computer just last week and I installed windows XP on it without any trouble. Then I tried to install windows 7 professional x64 and every time i do it, I get one of two Blue error screens. If it cuts off before the instal can even begin, it says

A problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage
to your computer


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as chaching or shadowing.
If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
Select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** Stop: 0x0000001E (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

But sometimes it makes it into the install portion and cuts out halfway through and gives the same message with the error code as.

*** Stop: 0x0000000A (0x0000000000004510, 0x000000000000000D, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF8000CEE5280)

I have tried installing all of my motherboard drivers and finding updates online but nothing seems to be resolving this issue.... Read more

A:Trouble Installing Windows 7

my setup:
MOBO - Biostar TA790GXE 128M
Processor - AMD Athalon 2 quad core 2.6ghz
Raidmax 530W power supply
seagate barricuda 750GB hard drive
2x2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 Ram

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hey there people
imtrying to install windows xp pro on my compaq tower pc and its coming up saying windows cannot find any previous versions of windows on this machine.
this cd im using has workedfor me every other time but wnt work now.
any ideas as to what i can do?
cheers, rj

A:trouble installing windows xp

Are you using an upgrade version of XP?

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Recently i decided to upgrade my windows from 7 to 8.1 , I have instaled windows on computers before but I have never had this problem. It keeps telling me that '' setup was unable to to use the existing partition because the system does not contain the required free space'' picture will be bellow. I already formatted my pc so i have nothing on not even the old windows because I always prefer a completely fresh install. Any advice?

Thx in advance.

A:Trouble installing windows 8.1

What is installed on partition number 2?

You made sure to select the new button when installing?

Delete all of the partitions on the hard drive then see if it will install.

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I'm wanting to re-install XP along with formatting my hard drive. I made the start up disk and rebooted my computer with that in. It took me to an A prompt. I typed in format c: but it says bad command. I tried changing it to C prompt, but it didn't do anything different. I tried doing it thru dos, but I get an error. It takes the format c: then says all data will be lost do I want to proceed, I say yes then it gives me this message...

Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first. ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID. Would you like to force a dismount on this volume?

I type y and it says it cannot lock the drive, the volume is still in use.

When I first installed it, I did something wrong because I'm pretty sure I still have my Windows ME on the hard drive too. Can anyone help? Did I really mess it up??

A:Trouble re-installing Windows XP

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Hello, recently I figured out that the amount of ram I am going to order is too much for Windows Professional 32 bit. So I was trying to do a clean install of the 64 bit version from my cousins disk, but it stopped immediately at "Windows is loading files", then gives me an error "0xc00000e9". So I tried using an ISO file he had on a usb with the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" but it seems that my computer skips trying to boot from my usb and just goes straight to the starting windows page. So I'm basically checking wether or not you guys could help me install it? Thanks for any help.

A:Having trouble installing Windows 7 64 bit.

Hello Guy,

Can you enter the BIOS? From there, you can change the boot order and make USB boot first, cd last. You might also try F8 to select your boot device (if that doesn't work, try another function key like F10 or F12).

You might try this method, but be very careful. I just looked it up on google, and I have no way of knowing how good this information is: Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You - How-To Geek

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I'm trying to install Windows 8 Enterprise in my HP Pavilion PC currently running Windows 7 Ultimate. I successfully booted from windows cd but at the drive selection window, whenever I select a drive, there appears a message that your current disk is MBR and you need to convert it to GPT to continue the installation. So the installation can't proceed further.

I don't wanna loose my hard disk data to convert it to GPT and I know that its also not necessary to have a GPT type disk for installation as i have seen many other MBR disks running Windows 8 in them....

Plz help me to find a way out so that I can have Win 8 installed in my pc.....

A:Trouble installing Windows 8.......

Hi and welcome to TSF please see the info here Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Support Forums

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I'll try to not get into too much detail here on the problem I am having, since I have a habit of overstating things.

I am getting blue screen stop errors when trying to install Windows XP Pro. The error is the well known 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA (number I am sure of, but that text may not be exact). It happens in the section of the install that says registering components, that's the closest I know of exactly when it is occurring. Here's what I have been through so far.

All Peripherals are unplugged at this point. I have 2 CD roms and 2 HD's, but only one of each are plugged in. Sound card is unplugged, as is the firewire card. The only other thing connected (besides the basics) is the neons on the case I have and the front LCD display of the case.
I have tried different combinations of the 2 CD drives and HD's I have. Errors seems to be consistent when switching between them, but I have tried so many different things it's hard to tell at this point.
I reseated the RAM, and tried moving it to another slot. No help. Also, I booted up memtest+ and let it run for about 8 hours (it went through the cycle of tests about 20 times), and it found zero errors.
The Windows XP Pro CD I am using is just about brand new, and doesn't appear to have any scratches.

I have received a few other errors in some of the attempts I have been through as well. File copy errors (but these seem to have gone away after disabling DMA and lowering the ... Read more

A:Trouble Re-Installing Windows XP

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I have an HP Pavilion 8275 computer. It currently runs on window millennium.
My problem is that while I was installing windows XP Pro on it I got an error on it that says as follows.

INSTALLATION FAILED:\1386\ASM.Error message: The parameter is incorrect.

Fatal error: One of the componants that windows needs to continue set up could not be installed.

The Parameter is incorrect.

I have left the computer on and with this message on it. So if I have to make any corrections on it. I won't have to start from scratch.

Thank you.

A:trouble installing windows XP Pro

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Ok, first of all English is not my first language so this message might be a little confusing, but I'll try my best.
So, I have a MacBook Pro and I decided to install Windows in it with Boot Camp. The installation was Ok, but after installing it, it said I had to activate before being able to actually use it. But, because I hadn't logged on yet I couldn't use the internet because I still didn't install the drivers. So, looking on the internet I found out you don't need to activate by using Safe Mode. So, I used Safe Mode to log in and was going to install the drivers, but when I tried this message appeared "the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation". I looked on google some solutions, but no luck. Well there is one on something called registry but they say that if I don't know what that is to not mess with it so... Can someone help me please? =/
Oh, and the telephone thing also didn't work because where I live there is no number ><

A:Trouble installing Windows XP

Hi and welcome to TSG.

I haven't used a MacBook myself so not entirely sure if it't exactly the same as normal, but for a standard WinXP installation you should still be able to logon to your normal account (that you created during installation) or the default admin account. You should be able to use Windows without any issues for 30 days before it is activated. That way you can install all your drivers etc and get your internet setup to do it.

Basically, you have 30 days to activate it, during that time you can use it as normal. After the 30 days, if you haven't activated it, it will stop working.

Hope that makes sense.

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Hey guys, I have a gateway mx6030 laptop that was given to me for xmas few years ago.. I recently tried to reinstall windows xp but it seems that i can only install it on my backup drive (6gb) and my main hardrive (60gb) wont accept the install. There is no option to choose which hard drive i want to install on like a usual xp installation has. Can anyone help me out please?

A:Having trouble installing windows xp

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I'll try to not get into too much detail here on the problem I am having, since I have a habit of overstating things.

I am getting blue screen stop errors when trying to install Windows XP Pro. The error is the well known 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA (number I am sure of, but that text may not be exact). It happens in the section of the install that says registering components, that's the closest I know of exactly when it is occurring. Here's what I have been through so far.

All Peripherals are unplugged at this point. I have 2 CD roms and 2 HD's, but only one of each are plugged in. Sound card is unplugged, as is the firewire card. The only other thing connected (besides the basics) is the neons on the case I have and the front LCD display of the case.
I have tried different combinations of the 2 CD drives and HD's I have. Errors seems to be consistent when switching between them, but I have tried so many different things it's hard to tell at this point.
I reseated the RAM, and tried moving it to another slot. No help. Also, I booted up memtest+ and let it run for about 8 hours (it went through the cycle of tests about 20 times), and it found zero errors.
The Windows XP Pro CD I am using is just about brand new, and doesn't appear to have any scratches.

I have received a few other errors in some of the attempts I have been through as well. File copy errors (but these seem to have gone away after disabling DMA and lowering the PIO mode), and CO... Read more

A:Trouble Re-Installing Windows XP


If you're positive it's not the RAM, try checking the integrity of your CD. http://noeld.com/programs.asp?cat=misc They have a tool to check your CD for any errors it may have. I doubt that'll do anything for you, but it'll take your mind off of the memory. Your motherboard may be going bad as well. Those are the only two things I can think of. *edit* Try alternating between memory modules if you have more than one, or borrow a compatible stick from a friend if they have it.



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I am trying to re-install Windows XP from the original system recovery discs that came with my Toshiba laptop. We have run into a problem, wherein the recovery hits a point that it gets hung up. This occurs so early in the process that nothing is even removed from my hard disc. The recovery discs operate by first instaling Windows 98. Presumably it uses this to conduct the process of re-installation. It is at this point, or shortly after, that the process halts and we just get a blank screen.

I have been in touch with Toshiba on this. They sent us a new set of discs, but we had the same problem. They have suggested it is a hardware problem, perhaps a corrupt sector on the harddisc which will not allow files to be copied to it. But I'm wondering if it may not be some rights issue, or a virus, or a firewall, or something software based that may be impeding the re-install.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trouble re-installing Windows XP

It is possible that your hard drive may be bad.... I would run a hard drive diagnostic test from the manufacturer of the hard drive or even run the windows "scan disk" feature.

If everything appears to be okay after running test.... make sure you set your system to boot from cd-rom first and insert the Windows disk

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To start off I never got the "Get Windows 10" app in my taskbar to reserve a download of Windows 10 and I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. I've tried installing it 3 times using the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website and each time I have gotten some sort of blue screen, my computer restarts, and it reverts back to Windows 7

After restarting and logging in after it is finished restoring Windows 7, I get the error reading "0xc1900101 - 0x4000d the installation failed in the second_boot phase with an error during migrate_data operation"
Now I've tried uninstalling all of my antivirus software and removing all external devices other than my mouse and keyboard but it still doesn't want to work. 
Oh and another thing, don't know if this has anything to do with the installation not working but my Firewall won't turn on. Everytime I try to turn it on I get this message:

& when I try and do it manually nothing works. Again, I don't know if this has anything to do with the Windows 10 installation not working, just curious. 
I also tried booting from a USB drive and got the message reading "Compatibility report: The computer started using the windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select Icustom [advanced] to perform an upgrade Icustom [advanced] installs a new copy of windows and deletes y... Read more

A:Having some trouble installing Windows 10

Well, let's start with the last one, first.  You can't use the media install tool from boot.  You have to boot in Win7 first, and then plug in the usb and then click on setup.exe.  That's what the instructions in the last paragraph of your post, are saying.
But before you do that, ask yourself:  DO YOU LIKE WINDOWS 7??  For you will lose it, if you go to Windows 10.  The only way to recover, is to clone your drive PRIOR TO using the Windows 10 installer.  Win10 claims it can restore you back, but that is not happening.  People are reporting lost or corrupted files, drives, etc. in tenforums.  So the only reliable way to go back to Win7, is to clone and then clone back after you've seen Win10 (and presumably disliked it).
Win10's usage license REPLACES the Win7, and is much more restrictive than Win7's, when doing an in-place upgrade.  Unlike during the Insider phase, with the official Win10 you cannot do a clean install until AFTER upgrading,which wipes out your Win7 and its license.
For this reason, you'd be better off upgrading some other license of a version you might dislike, say 8.0 after converting it to 8.1 via Windows Store.
As for the firewall, type 'firewall' in the Win7 search area, and then see if you don't get 'Firewall with Advanced Security'.  That produces a dialogue box of settings.  At the far right in Action Center, is 'restore defaults' option.   Try clicking ... Read more

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