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fresh xp install trouble

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cisbrane, Jul 14, 2006.

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  1. cisbrane

    cisbrane Thread Starter

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    hello,

    i decied to reformat my hp laptop. it came w/ some interesting partitions such as the quickplay and the hp_recovery...

    i decied to leave the partitions alone and just delte the one that had my system files on it. so i go install windows on it after a reformat, and then i restart and it pops up the hp recovery wizard thing. the first time around i said sure, do your thing. reboot and got MBR error.. well that's no good so i decided to start over, and when the hp recovery came i up i simply said quit and reboot. now xp starts too boot then i get blue scrn of death yelling about something (gah i forgot an di am tryin' to install win again so i forgot what it said o_O)

    any suggestions...?
     
  2. KeyesZX

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    Recovery CD? Well, I just did a factory restore with my Compaq Recovery CD a week or so ago. Didn't you just have to put in the CD and reboot with it in the optical drive? Basically, that's all I had to do and it did the rest for me.
     
  3. Blink182

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    Howdy cisbrane ! :)
    Have floppy drive? I can recommend you remove every little thing on your laptop with [email protected] Killdisk. Long you have XP Install cd rom and floppy drive you should ok.
     
  4. cisbrane

    cisbrane Thread Starter

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    the computer does not have floppy drive.

    well i am trying the hp recovery dvd's that i made and see what that does. i'll get back to u ya guys thx.
     
  5. Blink182

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    G'day again cisbrane! :p



    No prob. Unfortunate no floppy... :(
     
  6. cisbrane

    cisbrane Thread Starter

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    ok the recovery dvd's did the trick.

    PRO: it's working

    CON: i have all the original BLOAT WARE
     
  7. KeyesZX

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    Heh, at least it's working (y)
     
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