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Old 06-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation Can't install windows ! But can install linux on laptop hard drive ?

Hi. I have been trying to install xp on my laptop but every time i either get an error during installation or a BSOD. I thought it was the windows disk so I tried vista and had the same problem. Again then I tried windows 7 but still the same problems. I then thought ok well I will try Linux and it installed and ran first time. Has anyone come across this before or is the laptop just allergic to windows ?
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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what is the error?
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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You could try resetting your BIOS settings to the factory ones and try installing Windwos O/S again.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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I ran into it numerous times with an eMachines I was handed down. I was never able to pinpoint the exact issue, but I was more than happy running Ubuntu on it.
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The usual ones about if I done a recent hardware and software change put it back to how it was. I can't remember the error code. Next time it comes up I will report it. Resetting the bios means a strip down I think as this laptop has no easy way in. I will give this a try though later on when I get the time
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In which model laptop are you using???
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:03 PM   #7
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its a sony vaio cant tell you the model as i dont have it with me right now.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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how big your harddrive windows 7 is 8gb i recomend you to install windows in bios put your windows disk in and press f11 it bring your drives map out pal click one the drive your disk is in press one the key to install
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how big your harddrive windows 7 is 8gb i recomend you to install windows in bios put your windows disk in and press f11 it bring your drives map out pal click one the drive your disk is in press one the key to install
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look mate am computer consultant yeah how many pcs have u build cboucher i build 250 and i sell them
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