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Standard User tommy_boi
(experienced) Mon 29-Aug-11 01:07:14
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Windows Install Errors


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I am trying to install XP on my dell laptop which currently has windows 7 on but when i put the XP cd in and boot from it, i either get blue screens or error messages saying the file on the cd is corrupt or missing, i have tried several windows xp cds with no success, i've also tried windows vista, the reason i am trying to install XP is cause i seem to have a (replacing battery error) which seems to be an issue with windows 7, i have a thread about this here http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/t/4037815-... if you wanna have a read, any suggestions about the window install errors appreciated?.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Aug-11 01:26:36
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Re: Windows Install Errors


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Go into BIOS and disable AHCI - Often called SATA compatability mode or the likes - Change it to IDE (most likely what its called), or SATA, NOT RAID OR AHCI .

File not found errors during windows setup usually result of bad RAM.

I don't think your replace battery thingy is an error with Windows 7 - it's simply telling you it has detected its not holding charge that it used to be.

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Standard User tommy_boi
(experienced) Mon 29-Aug-11 01:48:01
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I did try changing the SATA thing from AHCI to IDE but still seemed to get the file missing errors, it could be my windows xp cds as windows 7 installed again properly but wanted to install windows xp on it to see if the battery error disappeared.

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Standard User saturn_uranus
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 29-Aug-11 18:46:46
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Re: Windows Install Errors


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The battery message will dissappear, in so much as it won't appear because Windows XP doesn't have that functionality built in like Windows 7 does. If the battery performs to a satisfactory standard for you then just ignore the message, surely?

Re: Windows XP installation. It does sound like a dodgy CD.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 30-Aug-11 02:08:34
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Is Windows XP SP3 disc? Think Sata drivers were included in SP3.

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