install OS in XP

  [DELETED] 15:51 31 Mar 2006

,hi, since my earlier post the laptop now will not run at all, it gets to the splash screen, and that is it, it will not go into safe mode,all i get is a screen full of black and white text, I changed the boot order in setup, to try and install the OS, but all i get is a black can i load the OS..i have a very old HDD which i have just fitted in this so i can get on line.


  [DELETED] 15:52 31 Mar 2006

could the HDD have given up ?

  [DELETED] 15:53 31 Mar 2006

Do you have a link to your earlier post?

  [DELETED] 16:09 31 Mar 2006

hi, the link

click here

also i got a error message

shell.dll not installed

nmindexstoresvr.exe corrupt, or did before it would not go at all


  rawprawn 16:14 31 Mar 2006
  [DELETED] 16:20 31 Mar 2006

Try as repair first click here

  [DELETED] 16:32 31 Mar 2006

thanks, i will try again, i will return when this HDD has been taken out and the dodgy one put in :-((

  rawprawn 16:36 31 Mar 2006

It can take quite a while for the white text on black background to disappear before getting into safe mode. Try the repair link from VoG™ and if you can Download and scan with Ewido click here untick Real time scanning and Auto update when installing, it is then free, manually update it before scanning

  [DELETED] 19:31 31 Mar 2006

Hi all, I am back, landed up reinstalling windows, it almost got there, when it came up on the screen "press any key to boot from cd" and like a lunatic, i did, so it started all over again..but almost done now, just got to install all the progs//////////////thanks for all the help..nice one

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