Installing XP SP3 on Acer Aspire one 150

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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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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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Hi Bionik,
thanks a lot for your time. I think I have tried this but with a dvd containing a pack of different windows softwares. I will try a "windows cd" to see what happens. what if it gives me the same answer since these dvds I talked about had been working well except this time?
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Hello,

You should have no problem if you boot from an original Windows CD. During installation, all files that had deleted will be copied back to disk.
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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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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/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=15491F07-99F7-4A2D-983D-81C2137FF464&displaylang=en

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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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