Installing XP SP3 on Acer Aspire one 150 [Solved/Closed]

nickpendar
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- Mar 27, 2011 at 05:01 PM - Latest reply: dleg6380
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Hello,
I had big problems with my OS on my tiny Acer Aspire one 150 and it seems at last I deleted "everything" from it. I tried to install XP SP3 OS on it using a USB CD-ROM but on the very beginning in setup, it says: "please insert a disk labeled Windows XP SP3 CD into drive A and press Enter when you are ready". I could do nothing but installing a Mandriva Linux on it for now. but how can I solve the problem with installing XP? Please help.



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bionik
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- Mar 27, 2011 at 05:42 PM
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Thank you
Hello,

As you rightly said, you have deleted the folders containing file systems. I advise you to boot from an original windows cd to reinstall Windows.

However you'll see your linux partition disappeared beacause once you install Windows after a linux installation, you will overwrite the grub which allow you to boot Mandriva. I suggest you partition your disk, install Windows first then Mandriva and therefore you will have the dual boot that will allow you to boot either Windows or Mandriva.


Good Luck

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- Mar 28, 2011 at 11:49 AM
well I got this Sata Support version of windows XP SP3 and now after configuring my hardware and before going any further, it says: "INF file "txtsetup.sif is missing or corrupt, status 2, setup cannot continue. press any key to exit". ?!!!
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- Mar 28, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Got another XP setup disk? Try booting with that, even if it's a different version.

If you don't get another Windows XP disc, try creating new XP setup disks using this utility at Microsoft's website:
http://www.microsoft.com/...

Good Luck
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Hi
I gave up! got some expert technicals to solve the problem. at last they came up with my CD-ROM being broken! so that was the problem! they just used another device and installed the OS with no head-ache. thank you very much for your time and advice. now if something like that happens I will know exactly what to do. I will save our discutions in a file ad use it in future. very pleasant to know you guys. thank you very much.
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- Mar 29, 2011 at 03:04 PM
Hi,

First thank you for your feedback, and I am delighted to know that your problem is resolved. Please come back to ask more questions if you encounter problems, we are always available to help you.

Regards.
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I got as far as the Acer erecovery management stating please wait while files load, but it does not seem to be loading anything. Does it not show its progress in this area. If I stop it and let computer boot, even though the first disc said format drive- I am still getting the Ubuntu symbol at start up so I am assuming Linux is still the operating system and that the drive was not wiped out. Please advise as to how I can load the windows disc information onto the computer.
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