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BIG PROBLEM

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BIG PROBLEM

MUNA3710
I HAD WINDOWS XP ON MY COMPUTER, BUT HAD PROBLEMS SO I DECIDED TO FORMAT THE COMPUTER AND INSTALL WINDOWS 7. DONE THAT, BUT WHEN IT WAS TIME TO COMPLETE INSTALLATION, I RECEIVED A MSG: WINDOWS CANNOT RECOGNIZE ONE OR MORE COMPONENTS ON YOUR SYSTEM. RESTART YOUR COMPUTER THEN RESTART THE INSTALLATION. i DID THAT 3 TIMES BUT NO USE. NOW THE COMPUTER WON'T BOOT FROM CD, AND KEEPS LOADING WINDOWS TILL I GET ANOTHER MSG THAT THE INSTALLATION WAS NOT COMPLETE, AND SETUP WILL RESTART AFTER RESTARTING THE COMPUTER. OF COURSE UNTIL NOW IT'S NOT WORKING. WHAT SHALL I DO??????? PLEASE HELP
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    NickNielsen Moderator

    ...you're trying to install Windows 7 on a PC that doesn't support it. You may need to purchase newer hardware.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Second, try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

    There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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    mjd420nova

    Since the advent of Vista, M$ has actually written programs that will not run or install on older hardware. All the way up to XP PRO, M$ let the third party provide the hardware and software for optional equipment. Then they decided they wanted it all supported by the OS and then the driver wars began again. Yes, it can be hard to figure out what hardware is not meeting or responding to the OS needs but a little sleuthing could reveal a memory fault or a jumper not set right.

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    Slayer_

    And generally sound like a child?

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    robo_dev

    In this case the guy totally hosed his PC trying to load Win7, so the obvious fix is to grab the XP CD and reload that....

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    yes

    PurpleSkys Moderator

    always

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    aidemzo_adanac

    I LIKE SHOUTING, SHOUTING IS GREAT!!

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    john.a.wills

    How does one shout in print when one's alphabet has only one case, e.g. Devanagari, Hebrew, Arabic, Gurmukhi? Does one just use bigger type, or is there something else one can do in some such alphabet?

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    aidemzo_adanac

    "When one gets beaten up every other day in school, one of necessity develops a keen sense of hearing. Incidentally, one can get beaten up in school simply by referring to oneself as one. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory

    I thought that perhaps the "BIG PROBLEM" that the OP was posting about was a stuck Caps Lock key.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    ...you're trying to install Windows 7 on a PC that doesn't support it. You may need to purchase newer hardware.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Second, try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

    There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

    Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer".

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    mjd420nova

    Since the advent of Vista, M$ has actually written programs that will not run or install on older hardware. All the way up to XP PRO, M$ let the third party provide the hardware and software for optional equipment. Then they decided they wanted it all supported by the OS and then the driver wars began again. Yes, it can be hard to figure out what hardware is not meeting or responding to the OS needs but a little sleuthing could reveal a memory fault or a jumper not set right.

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    Slayer_

    And generally sound like a child?

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    robo_dev

    In this case the guy totally hosed his PC trying to load Win7, so the obvious fix is to grab the XP CD and reload that....

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    yes

    PurpleSkys Moderator

    always

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    aidemzo_adanac

    I LIKE SHOUTING, SHOUTING IS GREAT!!

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    john.a.wills

    How does one shout in print when one's alphabet has only one case, e.g. Devanagari, Hebrew, Arabic, Gurmukhi? Does one just use bigger type, or is there something else one can do in some such alphabet?

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    aidemzo_adanac

    "When one gets beaten up every other day in school, one of necessity develops a keen sense of hearing. Incidentally, one can get beaten up in school simply by referring to oneself as one. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory

    I thought that perhaps the "BIG PROBLEM" that the OP was posting about was a stuck Caps Lock key.