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Windows 7: problem with XP

17 Mar 2011   #1
Alston518

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problem with XP

I am fixing a friends laptop that had a bad hard drive. I got a new hard drive, and got a copy of windows xp and i know have it on a bootable flash drive. Now, this laptop is an Acer Aspire One laptop, with no cd rom, that is why I am using a flash drive to install the OS. Anyways the setup starts and then i get an error that says the cdrom cannot be found.

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Is there anyway i can still install the xp even though i get this error? I tried to change the boot order all around, but no matter what way i have the boot order, i get the same error no matter what. Thanks in advance!




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17 Mar 2011   #2
theog

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17 Mar 2011   #3
Alston518

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yes it does show up in bios
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17 Mar 2011   #4
theog

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17 Mar 2011   #5
Alston518

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ok i am not dual booting though, will this still fix that?
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17 Mar 2011   #6
theog

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ok i am not dual booting though, will this still fix that?
Only do the Win XP part.
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17 Mar 2011   #7
Alston518

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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ok i am not dual booting though, will this still fix that?
Only do the Win XP part.
ok ill give it a try later tonight, thanks for the helo
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17 Mar 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Hello.

Did you try to repair the failing HD with maker's diagnostics/repair CD extended scan, followed by chkdsk?
HD Diagnostic
Windows 7 & Vista - Running Checkdisk from a Boot CD/DVD or Windows Desktop

If nothing else, it might allow you to get a free Macrium Reflect or Paragon image so you can reimage the new HD which should then start up with a Repair Install.
https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...e-macrium.html
Repair Windows XP - How To Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2
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