If you were faced with this situation, what would you do?

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  1. Blindsight

    Blindsight Guest

    I think this has been covered before, but I couldn't find the thread.

    Here's the situation: you've got computer A, which has a blank HD, and refuses to install an OS correctly. You pull the HD, stick it in computer B and install Win XP on it, then put the HD back into computer A.

    What would you do on computer A to make sure that it (hopefully :x: ) works correctly for a long time? I think there is something in device manager you can delete which will make winxp load the correct drivers and stuff for the new mobo and cpu? I know this is not the best solution, but to make a long story short(er)... I've got to do it anyway.

    Thanks for any help guys :hs:
     
  2. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    First plan of action is figure out why it doesn't install correctly? There is obviously something wrong.. :dunno:
     
  3. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Bingo.
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I don't know where it's having a problem, but one of my tricks of the trade is I went ahead on a blank machine started to set up W2K. The first step is that it copies all of the files to the primary FAT32 partition, resets itself and then continues the install. What I found out was that if you ghost the image after it restarts but before it boots, you can deploy W2K on any computer without the need of the CD anymore - the image itself is about 180 MB. Begs the question why MS didn't do something similar because it saves SO much time.

    So if you're having a problem with it initially copying the files and XP setup is the same (I think it is - been a long time since I tried it), you might try that.
     
  5. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    that's a pretty damn good idea
     
  6. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Good idea.

    And for the record, 5Gen_Prelude = Ghost Addict. (but in a good way) :rofl:
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Damn straight :bigthumb:

    I do another ghost when it first starts up as well so I never have to really reinstall on that computer again (although i still have SP the bitch)
     

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