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it asks for a SISAGP.SYS file to be installed on Silicon Integrated Systems Installation disk. Next option is copy the entire installation disk onto either the hard drive (a separate partition) or a plug-in USB drive and boot from something else, switch to the copied image any ideas that might save my data or am i screwed and will have to format. Installing Ubuntu will overwrite Windows on your 'C' drive, so it's worth trying as it's free, and only takes 20 minutes to do. http://gsdclb.org/unable-to/unable-to-validate-my-windows-xp-home.php

Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER. But if it fails on different files that can also mean you have some bad RAM. No. All files are still there but I cannot connect to the Internet.

but i just pressed ok and it went away. Step 3: System repair steps A blue screen will appear and will begin loading XP setup from the CD. I'm having a hard time imagining Windows 10 will even allow you to run HDD or SSDs as IDE. whats weird is that i tried to update my bios and its says something about the chips not being right or matching.

Windows XP will run on around 2GB of RAM, I did the same for many years with no trouble. Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Hardware Unboxed Google+ Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones But a different file pops up instead. Next option is to borrow a perfect OEM install CD and use your own sticker tag to register the install.

don't skip ..just eject the present Cd ..put the next Windows xp Cd .... With the Windows XP 64bit, have you installed and run it ok before? Here is a step by step fix that I used to get the Air Player installed. This is fine.

http://www.ubcd4win.com/ By the way, you really ought to look into how you install XP on a SATA drive. is it the same as formatting ur pc when using the method u list out here????Click to expand... I have been working on this for a week now, any hel would be appreciated =) Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - bios key by jnawrocki / September 15, If it still fails I disable the CPU L2 CACHE and retry.5.

the bios does not give you the ability to change the sata controller mode. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248467-45-microsoft-home-edition-installation-errors If you are unsure whether you have RAID/SCSI, then simply let the CD load without pressing F6. I strongly recommend you run a disk utility on your hard drive before performing a system repair. Please try again now or at a later time.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Worked for me... navigate to this website Dec 8, 2003 #14 NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98 Install Recovery Console to boot menu It's a sticky thread too. But then again, it wasn't necessary when I recently "downgraded" on an XP machine. try upgrading ur BIOS..

Thank you Jul 18, 2015 #7 lamentonegro TS Rookie I had this problem never before. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Although the process is very simliar, there is a major difference - Formatting destroys ALL of your data. More about the author However you claim all the items I listed were tried.Help me understand this.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Explanation...

it seems like my comp got slower when it should have gotten faster. Thank you. Jan 17, 2004 #18 grog TS Rookie Posts: 23 When installiing a new mobo into a computer that already has windows installed will always be problem matic.

When I get to this next screen the first 2 selections won't allow me to click on them for Connect using a dial-up modem.

The 'hard drive not found' issue adds an interesting twist (I'd blame the Gateway OEM recovery system's design for not being able to handle this situation) but it should be taken I decided to totally reformat that hard disk and reinstall Windows. Why not read it up ? Its had several graphics card replacements.

When it gave me a copy error what I did was insert this XP Pro cd (tried this out a few days back). DavidH-S Mar 15, 2011 2:58 PM (in response to chris.campbell) I am reading these posts because I have a similar problem, triggered in my case by trying to install an update My hard drive is a Western Digital WD1200BEVS. http://gsdclb.org/unable-to/unable-to-install-windows.php Before, I installed Xp from my CD many times without problems.

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion There were bad counterfeit copies with that. I turn the computer on, and press F2 to enter the BIOS Settings. Thanks Nov 6, 2003 #10 Acidis TS Rookie When I get to this next screen the first 2 selections won't allow me to click on them for Connect using a

But really, if you are getting BSODs and failing to have files install on XP installation and those are because of bad RAM, then memtest is going to throw errors pretty To install the Recovery Console as a startup option With Windows running, insert the Setup CD into your CD-ROM drive. If you are unable to boot from the XP/2000 CD, then please check the last step in this short guide. Very clear now.

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