Having problems with your PC Desktops ?

Can't install OEM Windows XP on fresh hard disk

\015 Install OEM Version Windows XP on Compaq Presario 700US? Tried several known good discs, XP Pro and Home. Install starts normally, loading files etc, the the computer reboots at the same point everytime....Strating Windows setup. No errors mentioned, just a hard reboot. Any ideas?\015

Answers :

Could be a memory or hard drive problem. Try reseating the RAM, then going through a complete reinstall again, and do a regular format to NTFS, not a quick format.
Please check the consistancy of hard drive or try to run a zero format first and then reinstall the win
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Desktops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Problems with installation


The main problem with installing Windows XP on an Acer 4310 notebook always comes back to the wireless lan. You will oftentimes see an error code 39, and be told that the driver is corrupt or missing. The problem with the wifi card seems to be spec ... PC Laptops

Laptop i have a loptop PC and its windows has been currepted so it needs a fresh installation but i have very very very important DATA in Desktop and My documents and Windows is also install in C and i cant repair the windows bcz i dont have the same CD of windows which is orginal and install in that laptop and some people gave me advices to Take out its hard disk and attach it with other computer to copy the data from C drive but i cant do this bcz i am affraid of its damages, so now if you peo


Use the disc that you have to see if you can repair the installation of Windows. As long as it isn't an earlier version of what you have installed, you can use it. For example, if you are using XP with Service Pack 2 and your disk is XP with SP1, you ... Compaq Presario Notebook

I turn on my laptop, i get the compaq logo then i seen the press esc. f1, f2, f9,f11, etc but then the screen is blank and nothing else happens what should i do now!! i did the troubleshooting as far as removing the dual memory and only using one then tried the other also i cant hit any of the keys except escape and then the screen goes back to blank no icons no nothing just a black screen.please help asap thanks, jeanie


Jeanie, there is the possibility that your hard drive has failed. Lets try though to boot from the windows install disc. Put the cd in and boot the computer up. If the hard drive has failed the laptop might try to automatically boot the windows prog ... HP Compaq Presario V6000T Notebook

Gateway MX6455 - AMD Turion 2.0Gb with 1Gb Ram Stops working and goes to black screen after POST. Will not boot into windows. The more I try re-booting, the faster it stops.


Try to FORMAT your devices If your using XP use the tutorials below:\012How to partition and format the hard disk using the \012Windows XP Setup program\012\012 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');\012 You can use the Wi ... PC Laptops

Format - PC Laptops


How to partition and format the hard disk using the \012Windows XP Setup program\012\012 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');\012 You can use the Windows XP Setup program to \012partition and format the hard disk. To do this, ... PC Laptops

XP on HP Pavilion dv2000


First of all, this Notebook is installed with SATA Hard Drive and the drivers for the SATA Hard Drive will not be available with retail versions of Windows XP by default.\015\012\015\012I recommend you to try using dif ... HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

How to install xp in HP Pavilion dv6 1030 us Laptop and how to repartition my C: drive especially I have still 150 GB free space in C drive Please help me in this case Thanks in advance.


Partition and format the hard disk using the Windows XP Setup program\015\012\015\012 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');\015\012 You can use the Windows XP Setup program to partition and format the hard disk. To do this, use ... HP Pavilion dv6-1030us Notebook

HDD Partition help


Important If you follow these steps on a hard disk that is not empty, all the data on that hard disk is permanently deleted. We recommend that you back up your hard disk before you follow these steps.To partition and format your hard disk by us ... PC Desktops

Compaq Presario SR 1520 NX won't boot up, no recovery disk


If the computers WERE running Xp (CHECK by asking the kids who were using them)\015\012Ask if they saw the xp theme screen.\015\012If you haven't got a Xp system disk then i suggest you buy one Yes it is going to cost but yo ... Computer Utilities & Maintenance

My Dell Optiplex 17OL Computer wont start up


Hi did this happen all of a sudden or did you get some errors first, such as low disk space? Can you use F8 to gain access to your system?\015\012\015\012If you still cant access your system you can use your Windows XP disk to repair you ... Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop

My computer got broke so i installed new installion of windows xp and now that one got messed up and i need to restore the factory settings but i cant get the d2d erecovery to work can you help me my computer is an acer aspire one series mother board aoa150


Hi there !!Thank you for posting your question at FixYa.comYou have a partition on your hard drive that contains the backup\015\012image.If you can't see a drive D: or E: on "my computer" that means the\015\012partition is hid ... PC Laptops

Can't install OEM Windows XP on fresh hard disk


Could be a memory or hard drive problem. Try reseating the RAM, then going through a complete reinstall again, and do a regular format to NTFS, not a quick format. ... PC Desktops

HP Pavilion dv8237 CTO Notebook


Hi,Based on your post/description, you have tried most if not everything.Some possibilities:1. you are about to have a hardware fault (chances are the hard disk) and the reason for the problem(s) is this;2. the mem ... PC Laptops

Windows xp pro will not boot with new hard drive


Its hard to tell just like this without having the computer in hand to check and test the jumpers and connection and all, but quick like this i think it might be a trojan virus that corrupted the boot sectors of the old hard drive, and when you copie ... Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

Cant restore my acer aspire 5100


Ok well first iv had nothing but bad luck with them. i think you would need to buy a new copy of windows xp, u can choose the version. you cant get your factory settings back with all the programs that acer gives you when you buy your pc, unless they ... Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Low memory slow running video/audio programs host process stop working


The most common reason for slow processing speed is insufficient RAM memory.Increase the RAM, if RAM available is no more than 512MB, then it must be upgraded.\015\012\015\012Check also your hard drive state. If y ... Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

Change hard drive - ASUS PC Laptops


Changing a hard drive is quite easy. In order to do this simply unplug your computer, Open your access panel and locate the original hard drive bay. Unscrew the mounting brackets and remove the connectors*note: make sure that you have some form of ... ASUS PC Laptops

Wen i trn my cmptr on it goes 2 windos but it is completly frzn


Sounds like it could be a few things.\015\012\015\0121. could be the hard drive is failing\015\0122. You could have a virus that is consuming all the CPU power and is causing lock up.\015\0123. Over heating and its locking up. ... Acer Aspire 5000 Notebook

Pc cant boot


Check the jumper settings, for this take out the hard drive and check the small jumper should be attached to master point. your cd rom should be on the slave the same way...reconnect the hard drive and restart ..after restarting goto bios . ... PC Desktops

C0000218 Registry File Failure on Fujitsu Laptop


Chances are when you reinstall Windows Xp you will lose your data.\015\012You can recover your data by removing the hard drive from your laptop and plug it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect this to a working computer's USB port. This c ... Fujitsu PC Laptops

Maxtor hard drive installation


Its a long process! First you have to transfer your saved files to disk. CD,DVD, or Floppy. Insert your copy of windows Install disk and turn your computer off and then back on. When Windows asks you if you want to repair or install a fresh version o ... PC Desktops

My acer laptop not working it is showing no hard disk present, but setup is showing 40gb, I wants to format.


You need your installation CD's for this:An operating system software and the Laptop support CD.So you want to start from scratch, just because you like the brand new\015\012feeling of a freshly reformatted pc? Or has spyware and vi ... Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

Computer has frozen on windows logo


1) Which version of Windows ? For the following discussion I am assuming it is 2000, XP or higher. You may also want to print this, it's long.2) Is this this the low resolution Windows logo on the black scre ... Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO 600 (FSP:83C005617) PC Desktop

Blank screen after boot up


This issue may occur if one of the following conditions is true: \015\012Cause 1\015\012\015\012 loadTOCNode(3, 'cause');\015\012 \015\012This issue may occur if you have a CD, a DVD or a floppy disk in your CD, DVD, or floppy drive ... Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

Cant perform a quick restore.


What size is yous hard drive and is the windows installing it'self properly and the other problem is have you got all the motherboard drivers if not then the system will become unstable and the hard drive will need to be format back to manufactures d ... Compaq Presario 5070 (117815-004) PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.9496 seconds