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# 38841 5-Aug-2009 10:11
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i am trying to install a fresh copy of windows onto my computer. My problem is that it is taking me 6 and a half hours just to load the setup files. i have my fathers computer here the other night i tried to install it onto my harddrive via his computer and it loaded everthing in a flash but i hav'nt installed it onto my hd its on his. now if i remove his harddrive and replace it with mine will it effect his computer in anyway remove files its just a bit of paranoia but want to be sure any help would be gr8

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  # 242914 5-Aug-2009 11:25
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Sorry it is a bit hard to understand what you are saying but I think the question is.

If you put the HDD from your computer into your fathers computer and install Windows will it affect his setup.
The answer to that is no as long as you physically remove his HDD and replace it with yours you will not affect his setup.
However you can only do the first part of the setup on a different PC where it uses the basic dos type interface with the blue background and white text. Once it reboots it must run the setup in the PC that will run the OS (in this case your PC). Otherwise due to the hardware differences the OS will fail to boot in your PC.







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  # 243744 7-Aug-2009 02:46
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is there anything i can do to speed the loading process because i have to wait 6hrs just for that. i recentley got new copy of windows witch wont even load what would the best way to go about this my hard disk id formatted blank the new copy is not loading and is a genuine copycan anyone give me a step by step install guide cos its drivin me up the wall now i have never installed windows before pls help

 
 
 
 


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  # 243752 7-Aug-2009 04:43
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It shouldn't take 6 hours to do that. If it is taking 6 hours to copy the Windows files over, there is something going on with your hardware or media. You may have a bad CD/DVD disk....which will typically fail or time out if it's taking too long. So, that's probably not it. It sounds like your hard drive is a Maxtor. That's just a guess. Check if you don't know for sure. I've had Western Digitals go bad like that too but Maxtor tend to just sit and grind. Do you hear any noise coming from your hard drive? Is there anything else you can tell us about the computer?



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  # 243754 7-Aug-2009 04:59
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ok its a compaq presario around 6yrs old with an amd athlon processor 80 gig maxtor i also have another hd not sure wot make as my wee bro got that from his college for free so i just stuck it in memory is 1 gig i think it has a dvd rom and a dvd writer in it aswell but the cd writher dosent seem to work wasnt showing up in my computer and in the setup either

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  # 243755 7-Aug-2009 05:02
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Is it installing any faster with another hard drive?



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  # 243756 7-Aug-2009 05:05
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as i said on my original post i put my hard drive into my dads pc and tried to install it that way and setup was done in a flash but then i realised it had installed onto his computer rather than my hard drive so wen i start his comp up it gives me 2 options of windows the one i installed didnt complete so it fails

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  # 243757 7-Aug-2009 05:09
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Ok so my point here is that the hard drive you are trying to install it on is bad. If it installed "in a flash" on your dad's computer you aren't proving me wrong. You are simply saying that it installed on a different hard drive. You said yourself that it didn't install onto your hard drive. You installed it onto your dad's hard drive. Your dad's hard drive is working fine. You've proven that. Now try a different hard drive in your computer. Your Maxtor 80gb is bad.



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  # 243760 7-Aug-2009 05:25
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im running it just now with the other drive and its still taking its time its not goin any fastercould the dvd drive have anythin to do with it???

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  # 243761 7-Aug-2009 05:26
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Do you still have the other drive in the computer?



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  # 243762 7-Aug-2009 06:07
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i have taken it out and made the 32 gig the primary so i am trying to load the files but it is coming up with error code 7 i will give you the full details if it happens again but i have restarted it to try again



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  # 243776 7-Aug-2009 07:40
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mate got it sorted 2 problems 1 the hard drive the other the dvd drive cheers

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  # 243777 7-Aug-2009 07:41
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Glad to hear man!



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  # 243781 7-Aug-2009 07:50
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1 more question where can i go to get the drivers for everything

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  # 243786 7-Aug-2009 08:04
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If its a compaq presario, the best place to go is the HP website. Then look up the model of you pc.








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  # 243826 7-Aug-2009 09:35
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so is my hard drive gubbed then now that i have my pc up and running i have tried to put the hd back in but then as the system tries to load it sticks and the white dash at the top left of the screen just flickers if i take it back out its bk to normal the system acknologes it as it asks me to save the changes

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