Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › I got some old laptop and it cant install Windows XP, may some1 help me pls?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I got some old laptop and it cant install Windows XP, may some1 help me pls?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I got this old laptop on which I want to install Windows Xp. I format the hard drive and then start installing it. But arrived at about 7%, messages start popping out saying that it cant install ---.dll. This arrives like at least for 10 files. Even if i skip those files, after it says that windows wasnt installed properly because files were missing. Pls help me!

Laptop: Dellâ„¢ Latitudeâ„¢ CPi A-Series

How could I install Windows XP or which other Windows should I install?

Ty.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-920 Asus P6TV2 Saphire Radeon 5770 OCZ 6gb DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD Black 1gb Sony DVD-R Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 750W Antec 1200 Logitech G9X SteelSeries Quick 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-920 Asus P6TV2 Saphire Radeon 5770 OCZ 6gb DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD Black 1gb Sony DVD-R Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 750W Antec 1200 Logitech G9X SteelSeries Quick 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
when i get tht message it tends to mean my cd disk is faulty, which is why im glad i have backups. or thee other alt is try installing it with a external cd rewiter, becuase it might be soo old it worn out and not reading properally
post #3 of 3
You can remove the hard drive and put it in your main pc. If you have the ide adapter with the power plug on it and then place the windows xp install files on it and boot to dos and run setup.exe that way.

Or if you have a usb drive you can put it on a usb drive and try it that way also.
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-5928902.html

Also you can try removing the optical drive and taking it apart and cleaning the eye. Good luck on it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Operating Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › I got some old laptop and it cant install Windows XP, may some1 help me pls?