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pc won't install windows properly
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Posted December 30, 2011 at 11:39AM
My pc came with vista installed and I dualbooted with xp. I later did an upgrade with windows 7 over vista leaving me with windows 7 and dualbooted with xp. This worked well for a long period but last week my pc crashed. I now cannot get either vista or windows 7 to install. Thinking my hard drive had failed I replaced it and tried again. The only windows that will install is xp. This will allow me to surf the web ok but won't allow any programmes to install properly. they either hang and won't open or they just fizzle out during installation. I have two memory modules installed and have tested them by removing each one separately to see if one had failed but both give the same result when working with only one in the pc at a time. I'm now stuck can anyone help. The pc is 4 years old.
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Posted January 2, 2012 at 9:47AM
Thanks ICF Yesterday I cleared the CMOS by taking out the battery and left it awhile. I then did a clean install of XP. So far it's looking good - I have installed some of my programs and they appear to be working well so I am now going for the windows updates. I will give it a week or two and see how it goes and then try doing the windows 7 upgrade. Thanks again everyone and a happy new year.
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