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Stuck between Back and Next (install XP w/new CD)

Q: Stuck between Back and Next (install XP w/new CD)

Hey all,

I'm in a pickle.

This morning my computer fell victim to a virus. Usually, I can get into the registry and/or remove files using various tools like HiJackThis etc., or, I can a system restore and fix it.

No so in this case. This virus is bad. It clobbered regedit, system restore and some other stuff. Google Chrome, Opera, Safari exit immediately. Firfox dies about 50% of the time and this is in Safe Mode with Networking.

What I normally do, when I can't fix a virus manually, is I reinstall XP (NOT USING THE RECOVER Function) with the option to "Leave Existing Files Intact"

I have successfully done this several times since 2001. I even recommend this to my friends. Usually it's painless.

This time, is different. The XP disk that I installed the OS with got scratched so I had to go get a new one. I figured no problem. If I ever need to reinstall it I'm good to go.

Not so in this case. I'm at the point where I am putting the Volume License Product Key in and my XP Product Key for the CD that I am using for the install is NOT working with this XP overwrite.

I think it's looking for the old Product Key that was part of the original install. I don't know. But for whatever reason it has it does not like the Product Key that I am entering.

If anyone has done this before they know that during this process the Installation Disk will delete the previous version of Windows; any and all corrupt files (which usually fixes a virus) so now I am in limbo.

I can "Back" my way to the "Welcome to the Windows XP Setup Wizard" and "Next" my way all the way to the message your "Product Key is not valid."

Well, the product key would be valid if I had formatted the hard drive doing a clean install and if I didn't have about 100 GB that i'm trying to save I would format the sucker.

Anyone have any ideas on this?

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Preferred Solution: Stuck between Back and Next (install XP w/new CD)

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Stuck between Back and Next (install XP w/new CD)

Backup your 100 GB of files using an Ubuntu Live CD saving them to a USB HDD. Once you are safely backed up, Format and install Windows from the CD.
Remember to always keep files you can't live without in more then one drive. (ex) C: drive, USB HDD, CD/DVD, another HDD.

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Hi,

I've been on Window's 7 Ultimate 7 64bit for the past three months. Everything have been working smoothly. I've been having the sound perfectly until I recently wanted to listen to a youtube clip and there is no sound. It says "No Audio Output Device Installed".

I have tried various options; such as, looking on the internet and haven't had any luck. I've tried scanning my pc, and this, it won't find the available option to help me re install it back and the pc keeps throwing error messages regarding that it's unable to find the solution to install it and I haven't made any recent changes.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1288739297

Please Help.

A:How to get the Audio Output Device back and re install back onto Windo

What machine do you have?

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hey guys, im not sure if this is actually a problem with vista or my pc, so if im wrong feel free to move this thread....

so im having lately problems with my pc\vista, i donu.
i leave my pc alone for a few minutes and when i get back its Frozen, i see whatever was on the screen the moment it gut stuck and i cant move the mouse, and the LED at the Front of the PC, the one thats on when the computer is "thinking" is Switched ON and stays that way.
this started happening a few weeks ago, i dont think i installed anything new that might have caused this.
and one other thing, im almost sure its related, i tried installing the beta version of windows 7 and in middle of installation it gets stuck the same way i described before, i tried different versions of the Windows 7 and a few times each and it gets stuck every time and each time in different progress of the installation...
please help me.
thanks.
MeydanB

A:Vista Gets Stuck, and Stuck on windows 7 install

I'd suggest starting with running a memory test ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial146.html ); then following that with a bootable hard drive diagnostic:

Here's a description from my blog:

Code:
What you'll need:
- a blank CD
- a computer with an internet connection where you can download a file, install a small program, and burn a CD (doesn't have to be the computer that you'll be testing).

1. Determine the make and model of your hard drive

- In Windows XP - Go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Click on the + sign next to Disk Drives and use Google to search the information listed there)

- In Windows VISTA - Go to Start...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Click on the + sign next to Disk Drives and use Google to search the information listed there

- From outside of Windows: Unplug the system from the wall, remove the battery (if it's a laptop) and crack the case open. Look inside to locate the hard drive and write down the make and model number (although the model number isn't required for the test, it will help you to identify what sort of drive to replace if the test says that the drive is bad).

If you're unable to see the hard drive info, follow the steps below for the Hitachi DFT. At the screen where it asks you if the list is correct, the model number of your drive will be there. Use Google to search for the model and that will let yo... Read more

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I have two Trojans on my computer which have resisted removal: Virtumonde and Privacy Remover.M64. These were noted by my XP SP2 installation. However that is not the immediate problem, as through a long series of events I have reloaded the system from my origianal XP disks from 2001 (on a Dell Inspiron 1000).

Now I am unable to get back to SP2 because of an "access denied" error, which only shows up at the END of the install process (Grrrrrrrr). I do not know what access, nor why it was denied. (Thanks for clear error messages M$.) So that is my stuck.

A:Back to XP SP 1 and stuck

Hello jperry535,

Did you completely reinstall the OS including formatting the drive or just run the repair option from the cd (reinstall over the previous installation) ?

System could still be infected with malware that is preventing the SP2 install.

Here is an article from MS that may help.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=873148

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OK. This has been going on for over four hours now.
I am an experienced shadetree builder.
When I say I've tried everything... I mean EVERYTHING! (That I know.)
Friends system. Asked me to come by and get it going. Says it always had probs, but nothing indicative sounding to me.
However!
Presario S5030NX
The original H.D. (Barracuda 7200.7 80 Gbytes)
Was a fail at boot.
Replaced with identical "used" one they had.
(Before you ask...
Yes. Cleaned and reset all areas.
Yes. Cleared CMOS (both ways)
Yes. Am using just the H.D. and C.D. Rom
Yes. Jumper settings are correct. (Also tried various IDE M/S/CS options)
Yes. Both are recognized in the BIOS
Yes. BIOS does seem to hold settings during process
Yes. Boot sequence is set to boot from CD, then from H.D. in #2
UNKNOWN. If there might be a setting I missed. But I'll tell you, I literally tried everything
Yes. Have tried all setup defaults
Yes. Boots to XP "Press any key" (OEM XP Home (Mint cond)
Yes. Works all through setup. (Recovery console, partition, format, copy, loading Hive, restart

HERE's the problem. Instead of loading and booting into windows install,it loads back into setup.

No. I did not click to restart early
Yes. Have tried removing the disk It returns with a boot fail insert disk or ....
Yes. Have tried switching boot order mid stream here
Have tried Google (Seems somewhat common, but no similar "solves"}
Yes. Probably I have tried that too!
Just don't want t... Read more

A:Solved: XP Install-loops back to install from CD-during setup/install

If you're doing a clean reinstall Windows XP and booting from the disc, the setup/install process will involve 2 restarts.

If you press a key when the
Press any key to boot from CD
command appears during each restart, the setup/install process will start all over again.

Keep your hands off the keyboard during each restart.

Do NOT remove the disc until Windows completely loads after the second restart.

Here is a good pictorial and instructional guide to follow.

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Hi
I upgraded to Win 10 only to find printer and software not compatible so I tried to revert back to Win 7.
Instead of going back to the way things were it just keeps trying to load and gives up. Goes back to the Bios page and tries again. if I leave it it continues in this loop
Its an HP Pro 3010 Microtower PC normally running win 7 Pro OA
I'd like to restore it to win 7 without losing data
could someone please advise
Thanks

 
 

A:Stuck in a loop trying to get Win 7 back

If you are referring to the startup repair loop, I had that happen on my Windows 7 laptop a while back. I went through several days of tearing my hair out and the end result was that I had to format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and reinstall the few apps that I had on it.
 
Fortunately, I had my data duplicated elsewhere and didn't lose anything.
 
I don't remember what steps I took but there are quite a few guides online about it:
 
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=windows+7+boot+repair+loop

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I really hope someone can help me here, nothing like this has ever happened. I just woke up and went to my computer where I had trillian's open. When I moved the mouse close to it, it moved away, as if being pushed. I have no idea how it happened.

And in a momment it had moved off the visable desktop and is now stuck out of sight in the upper left hand corner. I know it's still up there because if I sign in and out, I can see the bottom of the little yellow dialouge box just a couple of pixles.

So far nothing I've tried has helped. I set the desktop resoultion really high, but it didn't work. I've tried starting and re-sterting the program as well as the computer.

Does anyone know how to get somethign back that's stuff off the desktop?

A:Trillian is stuck off the desktop, how do I get it back?

Try right clicking on the program button on the taskbar and choose restore. It should cascade the window into the viewable desktop.

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I just had windows on, a few programs like sony vegas and a pdf. Took a shower, returned to find everything was "not responding". After a few minutes of trying to bring up the task manager or get it to budge, I had to resort to holding the power button to turn the damn thing off. Is thee any other way to just force windows to shut down in cases like this without damaging the computer?

Here's my event viewer:
The "critical" error is the one that is of me hard shutting down my computer. I can't figure out why it did this. I'm using windows 8 on a fairly new and powerful acer laptop.

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My computer has been running back up for about 4 days I shut the puter off tis am
But when it was turned back on the in the tool on the bottom of the screen right sire
the symbol for the back up is running is there again: any thoughts as to how to get
shut off: Thanks

A:Computer stuck in Back Up Mode

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sqjaw


My computer has been running back up for about 4 days I shut the puter off tis am
But when it was turned back on the in the tool on the bottom of the screen right sire
the symbol for the back up is running is there again: any thoughts as to how to get
shut off: Thanks


Start>control panel>backup and restore>>cancel/stop. If that doesnt work boot into safe mode (F8)

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This sucks. I got the trojan Winreanimator on my computer. I run ad-aware and it gets rid of it for a short while...but when I re-boot it comes right back! Please, I need someones help. If you can direct me towards a thread that can solve this that would be awesome. The problem is, I cant even run hijackthis or combo fix! I really need someones help!!!
 

A:Im STUCK!!!! Winreanimator keeps coming back!!!!!!!!

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Just recently reinstalled Vista...did updates from Winows/microsft on line automatically...The computer is stuck between downloading 3 of 3 updates ( 0 % complete)...and rebooting?...

Have tried safe mode, and all options to no avail...PLEASE help.

A:Stuck in feed back loop.

Hi and welcome to TSF see post 14 here continuous reboot loop after automatic update - Page 2 - Vista Forums

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Hello,
 
Newbe here.  I was wondering if anyone can help me with resetting my Dell XPS (2005) with Windows XP OS? 
 
I am reinstalling the OS manually with the CD that came with the computor.  I followed the instructions for a manual restart and added the first disc Dell XP OS all was going well when a window poped up.  It says "the file 'ha20x2k.sys' on Creative Installer CD-Rom is needed."  "type in the path where the file is located and click ok."  Well I am assuming they mean the Creative Sound Blaster X-fi cd and I put it in and nothing happens.  Also the arrow/cursor doesn't move nor can I type anything in, what I am doing wrong?  The window also doesn't let me see if time is elapsing on the installation of the first CD.
 
HELP!
 
Thanks

A:Resetting Back to Factory Settings - Stuck Help please

Has the OS already loaded... and now you are installing the driver suite?

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A few weeks ago MS Released build 14901. As I'm on the fast ring, got and installed the build. Then it released 14905. But installations would always fail. It would show me the installation process and then restart (as it usually would). However after logging in I would see that I'm still on build 14901. A minute later there would be a popup message saying that "some updates were not installed, select this message for more details". None were given when I did.

I thought I'd just wait for the next build, that it was a problem with 14905. But now that the next build, 14915 is out, I still keep running into the same problem.

Unfortunately, I cannot uninstall updates (update history is empty), nor can I roll back to the previous build through advanced startup ("there was a problem rolling back to your previous build, try resetting this PC first").

I currently cannot afford to reset this PC, is there another way?

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Hi everyone,

Hope to find help here regarding a laptop running on Windows 7 but is currently stuck in a cycle of restarting in Windows 8 (on VHD). Yup stuck because there's no way I can get back to my Windows 7... because it keeps loading up Win 8 and keep getting error. Here's the story:

Installed Windows 8 Consumer preview using VHD (via Powershell)
But loads up to show an error:
Your computer ran into a problem and needs to restart....
... VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
It's collecting error info and will restart in ___ second...

It counts down to restart
Upon restart, it shows the fish loading - right below it says "Preparing automatic repair"

Then after, it shows "Choose your keyboard layout" and displays list of languages/country. I choose US.

Finally it displays "Choose an option" giving me only these following option:
Troubleshoot
Turn off your PC

Apparently, it doesn't even give me an option to Continue to the consumer preview...

I have no idea what else to do with Troubleshoot because under that option, there's only Refresh, Reset, Advance... Refresh yields nothing (unsuccessful), Reset is what I avoid because it says it will delete files and such, Advance (it's just too advanced)...

Therefore, the only option is to Turn Off Your PC ... which only turns off PC.

When it's restarted same cycle happens and Im stuck with buggy Win 8 installation

-----

I tried troubleshooting by:
1. Going to Troubleshoot > Advance Options &... Read more

A:Stuck: Can't go back to Windows 7 cus of buggy Win8 (VHD) installation

I don't know much about VHD since I never used it nor wanted to - but this should get you going back with 7:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Forums

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Today i decided to reset my pc as program installs had broken and i think i had acquired a virus so i went to setting recovery reset pc and quick reset i left the computer alone for about half an hour assuming it would take time to reset when i came back an error message showed up saying an error occurred while resetting and the only option was cancel i cliked this then i choose continue now my computer boots up the gigabyte splash screen black screens then restarts and i cant find a way to boot windows i was running windows 10 when i reset but my pc came preloaded with windows 8 currently i have an inefficient radiator in my room and would like to be able to use it please help.

most information i can give or find out im not sure what info is useful

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This happens when browsing through a google search list

search
click on link and browse a page
then click on back arrow to go back to google search list
but it will not go back - as if the current page locks me in to stay there.
This doesn't happen with all pages, just a substantial fraction
sometimes when I hit back button many times in quick succession it breaks free and leaves the page

any idea what's happening?

thanks

A:Back arrow will not work at times - stays stuck on page

Google links on their search page don't actually take your browser directly to the page you were trying to get to. Your browser is quickly sent to a Google link first that then redirects your browser on to the page you wanted.

So, when you then hit the back arrow, your browser is actually trying to go back to the Google redirect which is trying to send you back to the page you were just on. If you you time a couple of quick back arrow presses just right you can sometimes get back to the Google search page.

One workaround to this problem is to right-click the link on the Google search page and select Open in new page or in new Tab. Then when you're done with that page or tab, close it and there's the Google search page.

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Folks I wud really really need your help! I've a Dell Inspiron Desktop, and it ended up installing new updates that have gone into an infinite loop. I've tried hard reset...no change. Rebooted in safe mode....no change (goes back into that same screen saying Windows is configuring....it fails then goes into reverting for ever. Just to b on the safe side the revert has been going on for more than 48 hrs with. I can't get to any restore mode option. I've tried Safe mode+Cmd propmt but again it goes back to that same infinite reverting back loop.
Please help me!!!

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Hi,

I've recently downloaded Windows 10 Preview and i made a bootable on a usb flash drive. Everything was going fine until during installation my pc restarted and now it's stuck on 70 % and says an error that re-insert your disc. The flash drive is already plugged in but i don't know why it says that can anyone plz guide me thanks that would be really grateful.
This is the Windows i am installing: Windows 10 ISO 32 and 64 Bit Free Download | Free Download Best Games and Software

A:Install stuck at stuck on 70 %

alexandru, welcome to tenforums. Follow this tutorial and use the link it provides for the ISO

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-10...l-preview.html

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...n-install.html

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Ok I had both Adobe Acrobat & Reader on my computer & I needed to uninstall them both to just re-install acrobat.

Instead of using the uninstall feature through control panel, I used Windows Install cleaner & it didnt remove all of the files & now the new version of acrobat wont install because the old corrupt version still has some files present.

It still shows under control panel>uninstall a program - but when I try to uninstall it it says:

This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.

Any ideas on how to fully delete all files associated with Adobe Acrobat & Reader so I can do a clean install?

I received this error message while trying to do the new install:

A:Win Install cleaner used instead of un-install - stuck

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience


Ok I had both Adobe Acrobat & Reader on my computer & I needed to uninstall them both to just re-install acrobat.

Instead of using the uninstall feature through control panel, I used Windows Install cleaner & it didnt remove all of the files & now the new version of acrobat wont install because the old corrupt version still has some files present.

It still shows under control panel>uninstall a program - but when I try to uninstall it it says:

This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.

Any ideas on how to fully delete all files associated with Adobe Acrobat & Reader so I can do a clean install?

I received this error message while trying to do the new install:




Hi and welcome

I have to ask the most obvios question. do you have a backup to restore from?

Failing that do you have the win 7 dvd?

Kenn J+

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Hello everyone,

I have been trying to install xp pro on a new computer that I built for my father. Everything on this computer is brand new and up to date. All sata, etc... western digital 500gb HD sata, etc...

My problem was that when I tried to install the os (windows xp pro sp1) it gave me a problem. Right in the begining after you pick which way you want to install, either the quick NTFS or regular, the formatting bar following that would freeze at 87% and wouldnt move after that, and I gave it ALOT of time to move. I tried it again, same thing.

Then I tried the quick install instead, and that went fine.

After installing everything else(drivers, etc...) the computer ran fine for a few days. Then the computer crashed and to find out it needed a bios update. So I updated the bios. Then I went to reinstall the OS for a third time, and wanted to see if it would freeze again. Sure enough, it would hit 87% and stop.

My father has ordered a brand new OS (xp home edition) and we'll see if that works. The OS I gave him was a legal copy from a license my IT school gave me. So maybe there was something wrong with the disc, but this would be the first problem I've had with one of these discs/licenses. I've used others with no problems.

I'm just wondering what would cause this? The formating bar freezing at 87% but the quick install or format goes just fine. Curious. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

Richard
 

A:XP Install Stuck At 87%

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Hello friends, I've been running Windows 7 pro & decided to upgrade to Windows7 Ultimate. I've put the install disk in & when it gets to the part where I have to choose where its installed to, the box is empty. I think it might be a problem with the motherboard driver & have downloaded the driver ( I think ) but cant figure out how to install it. Has anyone else had this problem & if so do you know what I should do. I am not to clever with PCs so if there is a solution could you please tell me in an easy to understand way please.

A:Stuck with install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by muscleman100


I think it might be a problem with the motherboard driver


What makes you think that is true?

Is this Windows 7 Ultimate Disc something you burned? Bought online? Bought in a retail store? Borrowed?

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My old desktop runs win XP home version and in the last months I experienced increasing problems - slowing down and crashes. Finally I decided to reinstall the original XP. In the beginning all went well, then it crashed and displayed a message that there is something missing and installation cannot continue until the problem is solved. But after I reboot, it starts the install process again and crashes at the same point. How can I roll back or force it to complete the installation?
Can I run winXP from an external device or CD without the hard drive (which may be damaged) ???

A:XP install is stuck

You can't . .

Missing files is often an indication of faulty memory . . You can click on the link to Memtest in my signature and run diagnostics to rule that out.

If the memory passes, You can run diagnostics on the hard drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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A long time ago a friend of mine tried re-installing XP onto his laptop. The serial number was outdated so it's just been laying around waiting for an installation of XP. I got Windows 7 the other day and was trying to install it instead of XP but it just won't let me cancel the XP install or boot the Windows 7 disc.. Is there any way I can delete everything so I can get a clean install of 7 on it? I've tried just about everything I can think of and can't really find any results on Google for my specific problem. My friend no longer has the XP disc so calling Microsoft to get a serial isn't an option. Is there ANY way I can do this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Stuck in XP Install

clear the drive with killdisk

then format and install

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

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I've just been trying to install XP home on my new computer (from scratch, onto a clean new harddrive). It partitioned and formatted it OK, and seemed to be installing windows Ok. It then got to the stage where it wanted to restart the computer. I let it, it did so, and i was dumped right back to the start of the install process. This time it could see that the drive was partitioned, and could see that it had installed windows on it. I was advised that when it restarted itself i should have quickly removed the CD to force it to boot from the harddrive. I did that, but then i just got an PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable error message while it was trying to boot. So i researched this error, and it seems to be quite famous, although mostly for laptops. Following advice again, i disabled the option of booting from the internal LAN (don't ask me why it would be set to do this, or what that means anyway) and that got rid of the error message...but the system still won't boot. It just sits there after it gets past the boot from CD line. So does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for any help

EDIT: it's a SATA harddrive, but just in case i set the jumper on the CD drive to slave.

A:XP install - very stuck

To my knowledge, the cdrom should be set to master on the primary ide controller. Your sata drive will be connected to the sata 0. Have you tired this setup?
I have seen that meesage where you need to press any key to boot from cd and if you dont press any key it will boot from the hard drive.

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Help!!

I have an "Acer Aspire 5100" that i'm trying to re-load Windows XP M.C.E.
on and no matter what I do it gets stuck at "Setup Is Starting Windows"
It just sits there......I've let it sit for over an hour and still nothing!
I'm beginning to lose it........Can someone please help me out!

Thanks!
 

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Help!!

I have an "Acer Aspire 5100" that i'm trying to re-load Windows XP M.C.E.
on and no matter what I do it gets stuck at "Setup Is Starting Windows"
It just sits there......I've let it sit for over an hour and still nothing!
I'm beginning to lose it........Can someone please help me out!

Thanks!

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I've tried installing a few times, and every time it gets to 75% with 1% in configuring settings. It'll stay like that for hours, so I've forced shutdown and restarted. It reverts to Win8.1, and in Windows Update it says there was an important update that didn't complete, error code: "WindowsUpdate_C1900101 OR WindowsUpdate_dt000". It starts downloading Windows 10 and we go around again. Help?

A:Install stuck at 75%

Try getting the .iso and upgrading from that.

Windows 10

It is not guaranteed to work any better, but you'll only need to download it once.

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I have a tower here that used to have linux on it......I used a start up floppy and our own copy of our bought win.98.....went jim-dandy.....then I realized I need to have win xp - (work related) so did the 6 floppy's and then the authentic CD/coa numbers......

FORGETTING to refomat the HD in NTFS....the XP went through the 6 floppys and the CD UP to the point of asking for the service pack 1 disk...seeking the asms file.....research laid out the problem I created for myself by not reformating the HD first.....

NOW... the partital install won't let me do anything, just keeps cycling through, rebooting, and asking for the file....I can't get the cd-rom to read a GpartedLive.iso....the disk just spins in there, and any start up floppy is ignored.....

HALP......LOL.....
 

A:XP re-install...stuck.....

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ok i installed windows 7 ultimate x64. and it worked just fine up until the first real startup where it would go into the actual os and it just stalled at the windows 7 logo. i have tried installing 3 times and no go each time. fresh installs with a reformat of the drive. still nothing.. i am at a loss here. i have never had this happen before. i could use any help at all.

A:Stuck On Install

Please fill in your System Specs at bottom left of your post.

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn DVD yourself?

Are you booting from the installer or running it from previous OS?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400. A couple of days ago I downloaded and installed the XP SP3. I thought it installed ok, but the next morning there was a warning message that I was low on disk space. I thought that seem odd and that the SP3 must have screwed something up. I tried to do a system restore. It was unable to restore as I didn't have enough disk space, and now all my prior restore points are gone.

I attempted to delete some programs and other excess junk, but my uninstall won't work. I managed to free up enough space to run a defrag last night.

I made a CD with the XP SP3 from the download center and am trying to reinstall the SP3 from the CD. I've gotten no error messages, but it appears to be stuck. "finishing installation" with the bar about 3/4's complete has been there for over an hour now. The details says that is "performing cleanup"

I can hear the hard drive cranking along, but it's making no progress. What can I do?

Thanks

A:XP sp3 is stuck during install

ive had service packs take a long time to install for some reason. IMO, until someone here can provide a solution, i would let it keep running.

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Hi,

I'm trying to do a repair install (upgrade) of Windows 7 SP1, but it just got stuck. The setup rebooted the PC, but upon starting Windows I'm getting an error message saying it can't start the installation process. When I click OK or just close the window, the PC reboots and I'm getting the same thing again. The same thing happens when I turn off the PC and start again.

In other words: Windows won't properly start up anymore. How do I fix this?

A:Repair install got stuck

IF you have the windows 7 disc; i would try starting up the pc with the disc in; boot off the disc; and try and do a repair off the disc.

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Ok guys here goes, Last week my pc was fine, I turn it on and get a message saying to insert the DVD to fix a system registry error. ( I don't remember what message it was sorry) So I do and windows boots. I backed up my files that night. Next day windows is acting weird and sluggish, if I try to open my computer or documents PC freezes, it takes a long time to boot and 8 times out of ten will hang on the green loading bar or take an hour to load, my sound card deleted itself as did my cdrom drive. Safe mode either takes forever to boot or will freeze when loading drivers, I tried to re store/reinstall and boot from the vista DVD at startup but i get the message "The file is possibly corrupt. The file header check sum does not match the computed check sum" or "couldn't find boot manager". This happens for the x64 vista disk, x32 disk and my XP pro disk. I tried to reformat in safe mode command prompt and it said Formatting the partition was prohibited. I thought it was my ram at first so bought new ram but still the same problem. I'm also not sure what caused this I do regular virus checks with up to date software, maybe its a bad windows update? thanks

A:Cant re-install/fix vista-stuck

and welcome to the Forum

You can't format the drive windows is installed on while in windows . . you have to boot from the Vista installation DVD.

See this for how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918884

Before doing that, I would run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here ) to rule out failure

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Installed the full release version of ie9 on my pc yesterday. Ever since then my monitor resolution will only offer me 640x480 @60 hz. Col. It only offers me 32 bit for colours also.

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon hd 5570 and I have tried installing the latest drivers for that, but to no avail.

This is driving me bonkers, can anyone help.

Oh by the way I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate 32 - Bit

Thanks

A:After ie9 install res stuck in 640 x480

Sounds like a bad install. Lets test with another broswer; try Firefox or Chrome. If it works, I think that you should use that browser.
If it does not work, go to search and type Turn windows features turn on or off,
turn off IE.
If that does not work, uninstall and try. If it works, keep it uninstalled or try to install again, and see what happens.

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I got the free windows 7 disc shipped from Toshiba for my laptop. I have the E105 series, 4 gb ram, 500 gb HDD, Centrino 2 Processor. I tried uninstalling programs, updating the BIOS, ans such. The Wireless has to be unistalled and disabled, so I cannot chose the option to connect to the internet and get updates. Its possible for me to get a hardwire if that might help. I've tried 5 times and every time i get the same result. I'm fairly competent at a computer, but I don't want to disassemble anything since I bought a 3 year warranty for lot of $$$ that cover accidental damage, and that gets voided if I open the bottom of the laptop. Throw me some sugesstions, because its stuck at 60% everytime, even after upgrading the BIOS.

A:Install Stuck a 60% of last step

  
Quote: Originally Posted by compidiot5


I got the free windows 7 disc shipped from Toshiba for my laptop. I have the E105 series, 4 gb ram, 500 gb HDD, Centrino 2 Processor. I tried uninstalling programs, updating the BIOS, ans such. The Wireless has to be unistalled and disabled, so I cannot chose the option to connect to the internet and get updates. Its possible for me to get a hardwire if that might help. I've tried 5 times and every time i get the same result. I'm fairly competent at a computer, but I don't want to disassemble anything since I bought a 3 year warranty for lot of $$$ that cover accidental damage, and that gets voided if I open the bottom of the laptop. Throw me some sugesstions, because its stuck at 60% everytime, even after upgrading the BIOS.


Step1 Go to microsoft.com and download windows upgrade advisor and lt will advise you of potential conflicts.

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So first off, I pulled an incredibly foolish move today. Was reformatting my Toshiba Satellite P-35 laptop with XP Home on it, threw in the CD and went through the install.

This is when I realized I had just installed an old version of Professional, which I have no product key too.

How can I get out of Professional installer and reformat without any OS so that I can get my XP Home installed?

Thanks.

A:Stuck at Product Key in XP Pro install

Can't you just boot up using the windows xp home cd and format everything, then install xp home.

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i had windows vista on my new comp (p4 3.6ghz 700 gig sata HD, 2 gig ddr2 ram) but i determined that vista BLOWS and am going back to xp. I had vista up and running. I installed my new full version of winxp, but it seems to get stuck in a loop. It starts installing, then it goes to reboot, then it asks if i want to boot from cd, then it stats all over again. Help??

A:stuck in an install loop

use 1 ram stick only at first, and you might need to relax the timings.

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Ok I used to have ubuntu and xp partitioned to seperate drives on a single harddrive. I no longer wanted ubuntu so I ran my xp cd, deleted the ubuntu partition, and was left with half my drive(74gb) as unallocated space.

So now i needed to figure out how to get that unallocated space back onto the xp partition. I didn't realize that you couldn't add unallocated space back to the xp partition with the xp boot cd. But i now know how to fix that problem. (Partition magic or whatever its called)

Now when I turn on my computer without booting from the xp cd, it goes to the setup screen and says "The setup is being restarted". Then the screen goes completely black except for my mouse. Nothing else happens so I have to restart.

When I boot with the CD I get the windows setup screen. It gives me 3 options:

Set up Windows XP now
Repair Windows XP installation using Recovery Console
and Exit setup without installing Windows XP

I tried figuring out the recovery console just by using the help command, but no luck there. I did find out that my xp partition still is fine and has everything that it did before. But i just can't get it to start up.

I hope this solution is really simple and that i've just overlooked something. Sorry for the long read, by the way.
 

A:XP stuck in reboot/install

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I did a clean install on my Dell Inspiron 530S. It was going smoothly until now. For the past 30 minutes it's been stuck on the black screen that says' Mircosoft Windows XP please wait. I don't know what happened. I'm hesitant to turn off the computer and try again. Advice?

thanks

 

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Hi!  I've managed to get our computer into quite the mess, and I don't know how to fix it, and I really hope someone out there can help me!
We upgraded to IE 11 but didn't like the new version of outlook that came with it, so I uninstalled the update to bring it back to IE 10.  I then uninstalled that update to hopefully get us back to IE 9, but it reverted all the way back to IE 8.  We now seem to be stuck with IE 8, and when I try to install either IE 10 or IE 11, it goes through the entire installation process, but at the very end, gives an error message that Windows cannot finish the installation.  I went through all the troubleshooting steps I could fine - did a clean boot, tried to install it in safe mode, turned off the firewall, checked to make sure we have all of the pre-requisite updates and ISP-1 (which we have).  Also, now, we can't open Outlook on IE 8, when we had been able to do so before.  We can enter our username and password, but then it says "Page not found."  I'm just at a loss.  Microsoft customer support was no help, since I had already done the things they suggested.  We're running Windows 7.  Would it help to upgrade to Windows 10?  Should I try to install IE 9 and then try 10 or 11 from there?  Please, I hope someone can help!
Thank you,
Christy

A:Uninstalled IE 11 and 10, stuck at IE 8, can't re-install 10 or 11

Do you mind placing some screenshots of the error? Also are you familiar with event viewer? You can go to Start > search > Event viewer and look under application. Do you see any error for Internet explorer?

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It gets to 18% of expanding Windows file.
Then the status message alternates between progress and "Windows needs to restart your computer."
Does not restart.

EDIT: Had malware that prevented System Restore from working. Fixed that. Could they be related?

A:Repair Install gets stuck

Macnab

I have the exact same problem, stuck at 18%, same alternating message - same Win 7 x64 Pro. When you stated that you has Malware preventing System Restore - how did you identify that..? I've used several malware cleaners (Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Malware bytes) - so I think I'm good, but you never know.

I hope someone gets back with some tests/resolution.

-- Mitchman

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I allowed the IE10 update to install. The installation appeared fine, however IE10 froze every time I tried to enter an address away from my homepage (about:blank). I uninstalled using the removal of update expecting IE9 to come back. The icons are there, but when clicked on i get a brief flash of a window and nothing more.

I tried reinstalling IE9 but that fails reporting it can't install as a later browser (or some files) is/are installed.
I tried reinstalling IE10 but that fails with an 'unknown error', so at the moment i seem sandwiched between browser versions.

System restore has been turned off for a long time as previously I have never found it to work succesfully on my system.

Any ideas please?

rgds Dave.

A:Stuck somehow between IE9 and IE10. Cant run/install either.

Maybe a repair install of windows might work and get IE 9 working again. Here's a link if you want to give it a try.

Repair Install

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I'll try to make this as brief as possible. My computer (my other one) has been hacked into. I have located the nasty files and the source but the "oh so nice" hacker has made it so that I can't change any files. That said, I managed to disable a few that would block information leaving my computer which sent my computer into a frenzy. I was immediately prevented from doing any kind of search on my system.... (I know what the files are and where they are that I need to get to in order to fix the situation).

That said, I thought I would just reinstall XP and perhaps the search function would come back. Well, so much for wishful thinking. I am now stuck in perpetual install hell. I get to a certain point and I get an error about loading catalogs, it makes me read the log and then proceeds to restart and go through the same process over and over and over. I can't get to the promt, or to safe mode because it goes right back to the same point of the installation.

I do NOT want to lose any of the files as I can't wait to get to them and to see if I can find the source. Is there a simple way to abort the installer?

Sorry, I tried to be brief. I would most sincerely appreciate any guidance. Thanks so much.
 

A:I am Stuck in perpetual XP install- please help

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My mother needed her pc fixed, so she took it to get it fixed. I asked her how much the computer was to be to fix it she said like 100 something dollars and the people were just going to put in a new psu. I had an extra Psu and told her I could do it for free. After I installed it and turned on the Pc it loaded fine and it came up as an installation of Xp, even though Xp was already installed and working fine before hand. I decided to let it run its coarse. I came back in like 30 minutes to check on it, and it said something like "We need Xp installation disk 2, to finish.". I don't that disk it's asking for, I wanted to cancel it and install a copy of Win7 anyways.

Is there a way to cancel the installation? Or do I have to finish it? and if so where can I find the stuff online to put on the disk to finish it?

Thanks
- Gnome

A:Computer stuck on XP install

Hi -
1/ Can you list the Make and Model please -

2/ Do you have a Genuine XP Microsoft CD ?

3/ Have you already purchased a Windows7 DVD set ?

Thank You -

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So... it's a Dell laptop with windows 7. It gets stuck when updating at 1 of 11.
Tried upgrading to windows 10, and it gets stuck at a pretty low percentage there as well.
Tried to reset to factory, and the option is no longer there, now it says I need a install disc...
I'm completely lost, Microsoft couldn't help me, Dell couldn't help me. I work from my computer, and programs like office just randomly crash ever since this update issue started.
Any help that can be offered would be more appreciated than I can express...
 

A:Stuck on update install...

What's the model name and model number of your Dell laptop?
What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?
What country do you live in?

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Since i was unable to fix the lap top problem (in a different post) I thought i would reinstall XP Profeessional. but Im stuck already and i just started out. I doubt this will fix the issue becuase i think its a hard disk issue but It will appease the owner for a minute. Then maybe he will break down and pay a pro to fix this dang thing. Attached is the screen Im receiving.
Do i need to delete the 3 partitions?
 

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Ok guys here goes, Last week my pc was fine, I turn it on and get a message saying to insert the DVD to fix a system registry error. ( I don't remember what message it was sorry) So I do and windows boots. I backed up my files that night. Next day windows is acting weird and sluggish, if I try to open my computer or documents PC freezes, it takes a long time to boot and 8 times out of ten will hang on the green loading bar or take an hour to load, my sound card deleted itself as did my cdrom drive. Safe mode either takes forever to boot or will freeze when loading drivers, I tried to re store/reinstall and boot from the vista DVD at startup but i get the message "The file is possibly corrupt. The file header check sum does not match the computed check sum" or "couldn't find boot manager". This happens for the x64 vista disk, x32 disk and my XP pro disk. I tried to reformat in safe mode command prompt and it said Formatting the partition was prohibited. I thought it was my ram at first so bought new ram but still the same problem. I'm also not sure what caused this I do regular virus checks with up to date software, maybe its a bad windows update? thanks

A:Cant re-install/fix vista-stuck

Originally Posted by SlithMan


Ok guys here goes, Last week my pc was fine, I turn it on and get a message saying to insert the DVD to fix a system registry error. ( I don't remember what message it was sorry) So I do and windows boots. I backed up my files that night. Next day windows is acting weird and sluggish, if I try to open my computer or documents PC freezes, it takes a long time to boot and 8 times out of ten will hang on the green loading bar or take an hour to load, my sound card deleted itself as did my cdrom drive. Safe mode either takes forever to boot or will freeze when loading drivers, I tried to re store/reinstall and boot from the vista DVD at startup but i get the message "The file is possibly corrupt. The file header check sum does not match the computed check sum" or "couldn't find boot manager". This happens for the x64 vista disk, x32 disk and my XP pro disk. I tried to reformat in safe mode command prompt and it said Formatting the partition was prohibited. I thought it was my ram at first so bought new ram but still the same problem. I'm also not sure what caused this I do regular virus checks with up to date software, maybe its a bad windows update? thanks



SM

Your best bet despite it being a PITA is a clean install. Force boot from the dvd format and install. If you had a backup from before that time you could just restore it from there, but failing that. Re-install is the way
KEn

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