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Old 01-09-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Can't Install XP Home on Toshiba Laptop

"I inherited a relatively new Toshiba Laptop with Dual-Core and 1 GB Ram. It has XP Home installed but it was corrupted. I couldn't install from the xp cd, or repair. The cd would start installing normally until 84% complete
then the error would start. Can't install this file or that file, etc.

I tried the recovery cd from Toshiba but Stop Code Errors showed up. I tried loading Linux from a Linux Live CD.
It wouldn't load up either. I finally managed to format and repartition the hard drive and tried everything again with the same predictable results. I think I'm stuck as to my next step.

Any advice will be appreciated.


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Old 01-09-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can't Install XP Home on Toshiba Laptop

Exact error messages would help a bit.

But it is possibly a memory or hard drive problem.
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