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I tried to do a complete (f11) factory recovery of my emachine el1358-ur20p, without success loading the factory install. I get to the "Setup is starting services" window, and then an error box appears stateing that "windows could not complete the installation; to install windows on this computer, restart the installation." Yet, no matter how many attempts I've made to re-enter via (f11); the unit will not allow me to repeat activate the factory install process. I need help with this one, please. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Anonymous on
Make sure your installing the right windows either 32 or 64 bit windows.you can't install a 64 bit system on a 32 bit if it doesn't support it.
Posted on Oct 26, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello, find the BIOS Beep Codes at http://www.amptron.com/html/bios.beepcodes.html and try to find your problem. It is not a software or Monitor problem. It could be RAM or Video Card failure
Posted on Aug 04, 2007
SATA drivers are on the xp disk,you just hit F6 during the install,when it ask you to.
Setup boot can be downloaded from here Just scroll down to the xp section and download to your desk top.Make sure you have 4- 6 floppies ready.once downloaded to the desktop,double click and follow the instruction.
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Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Excellent description of your problem, I am not familiar with sata drives much although I'm using one in this system I've just built, still an ide guy.
Anyway I presume you just want to install Xp and start afresh? as this is a refurbed machine?
I've never come across F11 before and have installed Xp on many systems.
Perhaps the operating system install files are corrupt?
Try removing the hard drive and make sure it is firmly secured in its caddy. Look for clip damage too as I've broken a tag off this Sata lead, replaced as wasn't secure enough for my liking.
When you start do you cold boot with Xp cd in drive press any key to boot from cd and allow Windows to load all necessary files for full installation.
If this is so and you still get the F11 after system re-booting 3 or more times during install I would be either looking a trying another o/s or hopefully not a machine fault?
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Posted on Jan 22, 2009
SOURCE: Windows XP SP2 Repair
Solution: Rename the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CATROOT2 folder to something such as catold to prevent WinXP's Setup program from locating the folder and halting the installation. If you are still in Setup, press SHIFT-F10 to launch a command prompt from within Setup. At the command prompt, type cd\win dows\System32 to open the System32 folder and then type rename CATROOT2 catold, press ENTER, restart the computer, and attempt the upgrade again.
If you cannot reach a command prompt from Setup, reboot the computer from a Win95, Win98, or WinMe startup disk and rename the folder from the command prompt. You can also launch a command prompt by booting from the WinXP installation CD and running the Recovery Console.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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