Got a big prob.laptop?
Question: i just got my laptop back from the shop they were to just put a new hard drive in and i was going to install windows vista on it when i get home BUT when i got there they had started loading windows xp prothey stopped it in mid load now that i have it home it wont let me load my vista or my xp pro to it any ideas????????????????????????????/ they formated the disc for there copy of windows xp sp2
Best Answers: Got a big prob.laptop?
If you wanted to do this why would you give it to a shop to change your hard drive, it would have been easier and saved you the gas to do it yourself and its really very easy. I would stick with XP Pro trust me, I have 2 machines running Linux/Windows XP and one that runs Vista and man Vista is INCREDIBLY unstable that and it uses a rediculous amount of system resources to keep itself running. Set your BIOS to boot the optical (CD/DVD) at startup and insert whichever disc you wish to install.
The same thing happened to my mother's computer which is a Presario 2500 from COMPAQ. The computer is now mine and we got this fan thing that sits below the computer and it just plugs into a usb port and you have to install some stuff that comes with it. The fan thing has a tag that says: TARGUS Model: AWE01 ITEM NO: 10
If it is not letting you install Vista, then you are not going about the install properly. If the computer is set up properly, it should boot off the CD/DVD when you put it in the drive and turn the computer on. From there, you should have options to partition and format the drive. Make sure you do that and that will allow you to complete the install.
If your game is installed correctly, then Disk 1 of the newest expansion pack is the one you insert into the drive. The most common problem is putting the wrong disk in. It should be disk one of the latest EP you have. If your CD drive or your CD itself is dirty or damaged, you may get the same kind of problem. Use an air can to clean your CD drive and also clean your CD disk (disk one) carefully (check for scratches) and retry. If your CD ROM cannot read other disks reliably, the drive might be damaged. It's not clear from your message about 'the old one' if you are talking about the orginal Sims (sims 1). If you are talking about the older game, that one (sims 1) has to be installed in the order that the games were released. The Sims 2 games do not (so far) need to be installed in order EXCEPT, the base game should be in your computer before you install the any EPs. But if you are having trouble and above cleaning and disk changes do not work, then reinstall the game. Your machine might be running some stuff in the background that messes it up, so you may have to pay attention to the installation manual with the game (yeah, I know, most of us don't read the instructions anyway... but if you are having nothing but trouble, do check the manual) If your machine seems to be running the game veeerrrry slooooow, visit this site and test your machine. The test will tell you where your weakest areas are on your computer. If there are many, you may have a lot of problems with the game. (in the black box, pick The Sims 2) http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/ref...
format it and then Setting up a new hard drive 1.install the new drive 2.Load xp 3.partion C: using XP disk management (refer XP help) (C drive half of the hard drive or max 50 gig) 4.select Aust English (or your country) 5.Aust Keyboard (or your country) 6.delete us keyboard (if you not in the US) 7.Private leave co blank 8.Admin for first user 9.Skip network After installed: 1.Identify a.Chipset b.Video c.Sound d.South Bridge (PCI card management) e.Download from their manufactures site latest drivers f.Usually the site is the www. Manufact name.com.tw (Taiwan) 2.Windows Update – Custom a.Select some drivers but do not overwrite the three a,b,c, drivers from above. 3.set up D: (the other half of the new drive) 4.Move (not copy) my documents to D:
(I am assuming that you saved the webpage onto your computer and you have windows XP as this is the only reasonable explanation i can think of your problem.. i would need more info if it isn't the case.) You might have saved it as a "xxxx.txt" file, making it open it in notepad, or your settings have notepad open any xxxxx.html file. In either case, right click the webpage, then click "open with.." .. in the list that shows, select 'internet explorer', and tick the box 'open everytime .. blah blah' .. good luck!
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