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Old 06-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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hey guys,

i recently tried to install windows xp on to my presario 7360 using a restore

disk for a dell i used to have. iv'e got it all installed but midway through the

bootup the computer just locks up on me. any ideas why this would happen
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #2
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My best idea would be the dell CD is trying to install dell drivers and it's causing an issue. DO you have any other XP CDs you could try?
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:06 AM   #3
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no unfortunantly

would me using a dell restore disk be the reason its not working becasue i'm trying this on a compaq
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Yes, more than likely that is the problem you are having. Try acquiring an XP regular XP disc and reinstall.
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If your good with computers,there are a few methods of stripping down the recovery disc to a normal disc,I have done this once before with a mitac restore disc.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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how could i strip down the recovery disk to make it a normal xp disk?
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:07 PM   #7
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youd have to copy the files off the disc to your pc. remove all the drivers and stuff and then burn it back.
im not 100% sure how that would be done, but id personally just "get hold" of a copy of xp "legally"
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:11 PM   #8
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yeah i think i'll just get a new copy

thanks for all the help
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:10 PM   #9
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If you do get a regular xp disc make sure you download the drivers you will need for your presario computer. Some of them might not be on the xp disc. I have had that same problem in the past where i install xp but then i was missing drivers that weren't on the disc.
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