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Old 04-26-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default help installing XP on a Dell

i was trying to repair a friends dell but it wouldnt let the windows set up do a repair.. so we decided to just format the drive and start it fresh... now when it goes into the 3rd stage of the installation it has an error saying "Parameter is incorrect" does that have to do with the hard drive? or can u only install windows from the dell supplied CDs?
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dell supplied cd
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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that's the only way get it to work? all dells made that way?
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: help installing XP on a Dell

Sounds strange to me. If you delete all the partitions and do a full format in the NTFS system, there should be no problem. Once i did have an instance but then i just shut down the laptop left it for a while and tried later. hey presto! Also make sure that there are no massive scratched on the CD.

Ive helped format, toshiba, hp, sony and acer with an original win xp cd.

Branded recovery cds just apply the default programs that are programmed for the brand
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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got it... the dell cd worked.. thanx for the help
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dell supplied cd
actually you can use any disc

i reformated my dell and used a xp pro sp 2
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