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Someone please help me

by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 3:56 AM PST

I have an asus eee pc and i tried upgrading my laptop to windows xp professional and during the installation there were 2 errors saying that if i continue windows might now work properly and after the installation when my laptop rebooted it said setup is being restarted........ and then it brings me to a screen saying

C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\presetup.cmd - FILE NOT FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\setupORG.exe - FILE NOT FOUND !
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
POSSIBLE CAUSE:
1."Presetup.cmd not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD
"setuporg.exe"not exist in the 1386 folder on uxpcd
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
2.Check your "txtsetup.sif" in the i386 folder on UXPCD
---Txtsetup.sif:----------------------...
[SOURCEDISKFILES]
setuporg.exe = 1 ,,,,,,,2,0,0 ; must exist
presetup.cmd = 1,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
--------------------------------------...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
SETUP ABORT

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Clarification Request
Say, why did you install to Windows.0 ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 4:39 AM PST
In reply to: Someone please help me

As to the install issue, that looks like a file copy errror I've seen. Did you try cleaning the cd/dvd lens and duplicating that XP CD?

Also, what is this "UPGRADE" you speak of?
Bob

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Re: XP install errors
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 4:11 AM PST
In reply to: Someone please help me

- What OS was on it, before you tried to install Windows XP? The eee's I see now come with Windows 7 Starter. In that case XP is a downgrade 2 versions back.
- What was the source you installed from? The best would be an original Microsoft issued holographed Windows XP SP3 CD, but SP2 should work also.
- Did you erase the drive before installing (DBAN or Killdisk)? That's necessary.
- Any more details about these 2 errors?

And just for when it works tomorrow:
- Did you already download all XP drivers for this machine? Otherwise it might not work even if the install finishes succesfully.

Kees

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Someone please help me!
by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: Re: XP install errors

asus 1005ha acpi bios revision 0601
core version: 0601
build date: 06/18/09
EC Firmware Version:EPCD-016

Processor
type: intel (r) atom (tm) cpu n270 @1.60ghz
speed: 1600mhz
count: 1
tats all the info i know and yes i did erase the drive and i never installed anything before the installation

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Try the install again ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 4:38 AM PST

and tell as much as possible about the warning messages that pop up about not working properly.

But I fail to see why you don't know anything about what you install. For example, it might be caused by a damaged CD, a pirated version of Windows or a bad drive. The error message might give a hint.

Also you forgot to tell why you did this downgrade.

Kees

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Help!
by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 5:02 AM PST

I dont have a dvd or cd drive on the laptop and when i bought it was windows xp and i was trying to upgrade to windows xp professional sp3

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That looks good.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: Help!

- If you don't have a CD drive, how do you install then?
- Why the upgrade to Windows XP Pro? Do you need to login to a domain? Or is it because of the more fine-grained file access control?
- Where did you buy that XP Pro version and what exactly did you buy?

Kees

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by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 5:12 AM PST
In reply to: That looks good.

I had windows xp pro on a flash drive and because i had many viruses so i wanted to install a new copy of windows and also upgrade

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Re: xp pro on a flash drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 5:20 AM PST
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Then something is wrong with that xp pro setup on that flash drive.

What I should do:
- buy an external cd/dvd drive (or use one from a friend)
- buy an original Microsoft issued holographed Windows XP SP3 CD (Home or Pro), retail version, with a license key that can be used
- download all XP drivers and other needed programs from the Asus-site
Then install XP from that CD using that drive. Then install all downloaded stuff in the prescribed order.

Sorry, that's the only way to use that laptop again with Windows. Installing Ubuntu is cheaper and might work also.

Kees

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Help
by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 6:14 AM PST

Why do i need the cd/dvd drive??? and what do i do with the xp drivers?

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Re: cd/drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 6:35 AM PST
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Because the supported way of installing is from a disk.
And you install the drivers after you installed the OS.

Kees

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help
by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 9:17 AM PST
In reply to: Re: cd/drive

ight so if i get the dvd/cd drive and get the windows xp sp3 installation disc, everything will work fine?

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Usually, it does.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 5:31 PM PST
In reply to: help

Since the unit already came with XP, I see no reason why it shouldn't, unless it developed hardware issues while you had it.

Important things:
- The license key (you can't activate without a valid license key)
- The drivers (some won't be on the CD, so you need to download them)

Kees

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by hollaaaaaaa / December 8, 2012 12:57 AM PST
In reply to: Usually, it does.

i would have to download the drives after i installed windows, right?

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Re: download drivers
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 8, 2012 8:19 PM PST
In reply to: Usually, it does.

I'd download them before you install Windows, and store them on your USB-stick temporarily. Then when Windows is installed, install them from your USB-stick.

Don't forget to include the files you downloaded in your regular backup, if they work. Then you have them handy the next time you need them.

Kees

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I didn't see that supported with XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 5:23 AM PST
In reply to: Help

I'd go back to a supported install method. Also, don't install Windows to other folders such as Windows.0 unless you are willing to accept all the issues that will occur next.

Bob

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Reposted for tech_serva.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 4:43 AM PST
In reply to: Someone please help me

He's from an Indian PC support company, but he didn't read our forum rules about not advertising your own business. So I had to delete his original post.

"This errors show you that your PC is not compatible with Windows XP.
As now a days the PC/Laptops are coming with Windows 7 or Windows 8 they are easy to upgrade to higher version but not to use the lower versions of Windows.
If you want to run Windows XP in your PC you first have to analyse which hardware are in your PC then download them from net. Before that you need to upgrade your BIOS so that it will allow you to do so.
After all this you will be able to Install windows Xp in your PC and it will work effectively."

However, I don't believe that you should download hardware (he probably means drivers) and I doubt if upgrading the BIOS will help to install XP.
And I doubt if this errors show that your PC isn't compatible. This errors just show that the setup didn't manage to copy those files from the install disk to the hard disk.

Kees

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by hollaaaaaaa / December 7, 2012 5:03 AM PST

My laptop is old and i bought it with windows xp and after it shows the error i hit enter and it reboots and keeps showing the error

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