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man...what is wrong with my laptop???!!!

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ok. i have a 700m with a 40 gb hd, nec 6500a dvdrw, and 2 x 256mb sticks.

i bought another 700m for my mom with a 80 gb hd, nec 6650a dvdrw and 1 x 512 mb stick

i switched the HD and put it in my laptop and i cant install windows to save my life! im constantly getting the following errors:

"INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14"

"file \\i386\\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded. the error code is 32768"

or after windows inspects my hardware configuration, it reboots back to POST.

ive tried booting to a win98se bootdisk and doing FDISK and FORMAT, but it only makes a 10gb partition. could this have anythign to do with it?

***!!!!!! i need to get my laptop back up and running to do homework? HELP PLEASE
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Originally Posted by blazin-asian
ok. i have a 700m with a 40 gb hd, nec 6500a dvdrw, and 2 x 256mb sticks.

i bought another 700m for my mom with a 80 gb hd, nec 6650a dvdrw and 1 x 512 mb stick

i switched the HD and put it in my laptop and i cant install windows to save my life! im constantly getting the following errors:

"INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14"

"file \\i386\\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded. the error code is 32768"

or after windows inspects my hardware configuration, it reboots back to POST.

ive tried booting to a win98se bootdisk and doing FDISK and FORMAT, but it only makes a 10gb partition. could this have anythign to do with it?

***!!!!!! i need to get my laptop back up and running to do homework? HELP PLEASE
Which OS do you want to run?
If you are running XP, you will need to boot with the XP install disk.
Continue just like you want to install the OS.
You will be asked if you want to delete a partition,make a new partition.
The reason the W98 disk only shows the 10gb is that is a FAT32 partition, and it is where Dell stores all thier propriotory stuff.
NTSF does not show a FAT partition, and W 9x will not see a NTSF partition.
When I installed my new hard drive, I did not have the tool to reinstall the Dell's stuff.
So my Dell is a regualr system without the FAT32 partition.
I even used Partition Magic to get rid of the 7.8mb partition that gets placed at the end of the drive. With this method, I have 100% usage of the drive.
After the partition the format will start, after formatting the partition, The OS install will began automatically. It takes about half an hour to complete the install. Then you get to install the drivers you need. I would only install the drivers that you need, not everything. Check with Device Manager and you can see which components have a error mark on them. This way you can install the drivers to get rid of the yellow ? marks or red X.
 
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