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Eelco: Check for setup.exe in the i386 directory also.
Leo - In regards to copying the i386 file (or any file larger than the usual 700mb on a CD), why not use a DVD-RW which usually stores 4.7gb of digital info. The DVD-RW doesn't have to be used for video.
Certainly. Though not everyone has DVD writers.
um i have a problem see i have got msn and it dont work any more suddlny i like redid every thing i deleted itr repaired it everythin but it still say this this service is temperaly unavible and my freinds can get on and it makes me really mad so plz hhwlp
I just need a little clarification. If I use the image on the hard drive to fully reinstall windows (because no cd was sent with the laptop), will the reinstalled version automatically copy the image to the hd again? I guess to get to the point, will I always be able to reinstall then at some later date reinstall or repair again with the same trick?
No - the installation simply sets up windows. NO installation, CD or otherwise, copies that image you might find. That was a manual, or separate, step someone did separately.
I read your prior article on this, but my situation is little different. I received a few computers from a company as a result of an office closing. The computers are currently running Windows 2000 and require a valid login account to accese (I don't have a valid account). There is a Windows XP Professional product key sticker on the side of the machine. I would like to install a fresh version of XP Pro using the key but I don't have a disk. What are my options?
You'll need a CD. You can use the one CD and use each machine's product key as found on each sticker.
MAY YOU ANSWER THIS QUESTION PLEASE????
ONCE I SWITCH MY PC ON I GET THIS MESSAGE:
--WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONF/SYSTEM
YOU CAN ATTEND TO REPAIR THIS FILE BY STARTING SET UP USING THE ORIGINAL SET UP CD-ROOM.
SELECT R AT THE FIRST SCREEN TO START REPAIR.
I have no CD - how do I get at Windows XP setup
If you can't even boot into safe mode or the recovery console, then you need a CD of some sort.
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