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Default xp installation problem - 11-16-2011, 01:20 PM

I just bought myself Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 preloaded with win 7. it was running a little slow so decided to install xp on a 10gb partition to see if it would speed up using a less demanding OS. I used a program call Komku PetoUSB to create bootable usb. after the windows xp setup blue screen finished it reboots and comes up with the error:

"windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware config problem. Could not read......for additional information."

I was using the latest copy of XP Pro with SP3 and updates til Sept.

How do i fix the installation? i am presuming it has to do with the drivers on HDD not being xp compatible?

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Default 11-16-2011, 02:36 PM

the 1018 is compatible with both XP and Win 7, and let me tell you something, Win 7 runs much faster than Win XP on the Mini's


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Default 11-16-2011, 03:19 PM

Ok. What about using a linex os then would that be faster maybe?

For now i just want to log into windows 7. how do i do this? the only options i have are BIOS or booting from the usb which has 2 options:

2. GUI mode etc
1. TXT (i have seen that it is possible to repair by choosing R and deleting the xp partion)

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Cool 11-16-2011, 03:36 PM

a program like Easy BCD or Acronis will help you here and yes, I have read where Linux (proper spelling) does run faster than Windows, but I dual boot XP Pro and Win 7 Ultimate on my system with zero (0) problems/issues...

BTW: Cross Posting on the forum IS NOT allowed, posting the same questions all over will not get it answered any faster, it will only get them deleted......I have deleted your posting in the Windows Section......Thank You...you must stop asking the same thing all over....you also have a thread going in the Mini 1018 section, you have asked almost the same question in the Beginners Section, the Windows Section and the Mini 1018 section......please refrain from doing so in the future......


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Default Sorry - 11-16-2011, 05:08 PM

Apologies for the multiple posts. new to forums.

Thanks a lot for your help, will let you know how it goes
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Default 11-18-2011, 12:49 AM

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Ok. What about using a linex os then would that be faster maybe?
Linux in my experience is much faster although, Windows 7 is about the same speed. However, it is beginning to slow down on my son's desktop (has an i7 Sandy Bridge). I hope you can get Windows 7 to boot again.


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