Solved gateway desktop got wiped out how to install window xp

February 7, 2013 at 18:58:42
Specs: Windows XP
got 4 gateways computer towers from a school that they wiped out how do I get windows xp to load up it has a 40 GB hard drive no adapters cards or video cards it has 2 512 of ram and it says it is a pentium 4 tried to mess with the bios but no luck.

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#1
February 7, 2013 at 19:34:39
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You need an XP CD & then in the boot section of the bios, make sure it boots from the CD first.

Put the XP CD in the drive & when you save the bios settings, it will boot from the CD.

You have a few seconds after seeing the message > Press any key, the install starts. That is the only time you press the key during the install.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.
D to Delete the selected partition ( XP )
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...

Make sure after the install finishes, you change the bios back to boot from the HD first.


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#2
February 8, 2013 at 08:47:26
There may be a recovery partition on the hard drive. To find out click on the link below.

http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWA...


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#3
February 12, 2013 at 06:27:15
Might be pretty difficult to do anything if there is no video. You'll probably need to purchase graphic cards for these systems.

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#4
February 12, 2013 at 06:35:33
The Gateways should have integrated graphics.

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