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Error on windows when I try to reinstall

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October 29, 2010 3:13:48 AM

Hello and thanks to all
Well here it is I have a windows XP disk i try and load it and it gives me an Error that is an older version then whats on the computer. I tryed to boot from disk but when it hits the page to hit enter to install or R to repair the computer stops and does nothing. I dont what to buy a new OS so please what can i do ?

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October 29, 2010 2:32:43 PM

When you boot from the disk and it gets to that page, try waiting a few minutes if nothing happens. Maybe it's still loading something or trying to find previous versions of windows on the drive in the background.
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October 29, 2010 3:01:54 PM

try using another hard drive if you have one lying around even if it is small sometimes if you have a bad hdd it will screw with the installer.
like i was trying to install windows vista into this one computer it would constantly freeze the installer until i repaired the hdd and itwouldnt even get to the install screen itself.
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