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01-27-2009 05:40 AM
Hi, HDD dead! presario 5100CA wich I'm not able to copy recovery files on D partition.
This system came with with Windows ME.
Still have recovery CD; partition D remade. Both C and D formatted in Fat32.
Tried to install Win Xp pro on new HDD and files copy hangs at 49%. Would like to go, if possible, with Xp
01-27-2009 06:21 PM
Thanks for the answer but it was already done...
I tried the same HDD (the new one) on my other desktop and the installation went perfect.
It seems (some guess) that some drivers (lets say the motherboard one) are not on the installation Cd and installation stops...
any other answers?
01-28-2009 08:09 AM
First step is to zero-fill the hard drive (wipe clean all data). Use Copywipe or equivalent to do this. A single pass will be sufficient. Now try to install XP. If you still cannot load XP, then you need to "SLIPSTREAM"/add the XP drivers to windows XP using Nlite. Copy all the data from your XP CD to the hard drive. Download and extract the XP audio, display, keyboard/mouse/input devices, modem, and webcam drivers to a location on the hard drive. Instruct Nlite to add these drivers to XP. Nlite will re-create the WXP installation data with these drivers in the form of an ISO file on your PC. Use the free Image Burn application to burn the ISO file to a DVD disc. Do not use a CD because the newly-created installation disc will be too large to fit on a CD. Reboot with the DVD disc after you've zero-filled the hard drive. XP will load all necessary drivers for your particular PC.
01-28-2009 08:31 AM
Is it pausing, or do you get some kind of error?
If it's pausing, let it be and see what happens. If you're getting an error, more than likely it's the CD Rom drive that is bad.
01-28-2009 08:47 AM