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By the way, I believe it's legal to download XP if you already own it and are just trying to fix your copy.
sorry brosif, but the way i understand it, it is ALWAYS illegal unless you have expressed written consent from the publisher to pirate the program.

also, talking about pirating and downloading stuff illegaly is against OCN's terms of service.....just a heads up
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Ok, well, then no more talking about pirated copies and such. Got any ideas about my problem though?
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post #33 of 76
I know your problem...same thing happened to me with my Windows XP Pro.

First, there is a problem with your disk. Get it cleaned, or get a home repair kit.

Second, write zeros to the drive.

This WILL work.

Try it. : )
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post #34 of 76
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sorry brosif, but the way i understand it, it is ALWAYS illegal unless you have expressed written consent from the publisher to pirate the program.

also, talking about pirating and downloading stuff illegaly is against OCN's terms of service.....just a heads up
HE DIDN'T PIRATE IT IF HE USED HIS OWN KEY!!! And we are not talking about downloading pirated software, you just brought it up.

Back on topic, I don't know, some hardware problems might be fairly minor but causes weird errors at times. It can't be the software...

What about the bios? have you tried updating that (do they even have a update?)
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I know this sounds dumb, but what does write zeros to the drive mean?
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Yay, something looks like it's starting to work, im at the screen where it says it'll finish install in 39 minutes.

Nevermind, didn't keep working, got some error, not bluescreen though.

There's also no new bios for my laptop, the bios is ok though.
And I have no floppy drive to install new bios.
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post #37 of 76
sweet. writing zeros is removing EVERYTHING from the hard drive.

if you can...get a pcmcia to ide and plug it in to your desktop.

use pretty much any formatting program.

as well, if its at the second screen, your good to go, all the system files are there.

good luck : )
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post #38 of 76
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HE DIDN'T PIRATE IT IF HE USED HIS OWN KEY!!! And we are not talking about downloading pirated software, you just brought it up.
LOL

read first post

it said something to the effect of

Ive used three different copies, (1 my own and 2 downloaded)

the key may not have been pirated, but the boot disks themselves were. lol.
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post #39 of 76
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No, sorry, it didn't have all the files, thats what happened when i got the non-bluescreen error.

And can you please get off the pirated thing, thats annoying, especially when you don't have anything to help.
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I know this sounds dumb, but what does write zeros to the drive mean?
HD's store data In binary which simply stores 0's and 1's magnetically (Essentially + or - To my knowladge) . . zeroing a drive writes 0's to everything . . permeability erasing all that is on the drive.
 
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