How to detect the error in XP Installation

September 26, 2014 at 08:57:16
Specs: Windows Xp
I have Benq Joybook U121

Atom z530
us15w chipset
1gb ram

I was supposed to fix the notebook by reinstalling windows xp but whenever I tried the xp installation stops and turn-off in part of plug and play detection (more than half progress) and turned-off.

Tried to create Intel Embedded Graphics and load it in xp installation but it won't work either

Thank you in advance

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#1
September 26, 2014 at 10:15:09
How are you setting about re-instaling XP; with a recovery disk set, or a recovery partition routine, or an XP installation (actual full version CD)?

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#2
September 27, 2014 at 06:09:24
@tvlr xp installation thru usb.

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#3
September 27, 2014 at 07:06:46
Don't know this notebook.. but it does seem to get decent reviews...

Like all these mini-laptops... - no cd/dvd drive which means it is designed to run recovery from either the built-in hard drive or from a usb device...

http://tinyurl.com/pugop2w

is the manual for this model; and page 33 is start of recovery process descritpion; page 36 being perhaps the area of more help?


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#4
September 27, 2014 at 08:30:14
Where did you get the WinXP files that are on the flash drive? If the hardware is newer, there may not be a driver included in your version.

Did that unit come with WinXP installed initially?


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#5
September 27, 2014 at 09:21:41
"xp installation thru usb"

USB flash drive or external optical drive? Assuming a flash drive, who prepared it? Were SATA drivers included or was the HDD setting in the BIOS changed to IDE mode? Are you attempting to repair a previous installation or did you wipe out the old partition(s), create new ones, & installing XP from scratch? Are you using the power adapter?


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#6
September 28, 2014 at 12:38:16
"I was supposed to fix the notebook by reinstalling windows xp"

Just wondered what it was you were trying to fix because if it happened to turn out to be a hardware fault then it could be why you are having problems with the install.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
September 30, 2014 at 03:33:57
It was given to me with formatted hard drive. So I don't know the history and no recovery disk present. I feel hopeless but I'm still looking for a way out.

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#8
September 30, 2014 at 03:34:55
No SATA/IDE settings in Insyde H20 Bios 3.03

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#9
September 30, 2014 at 04:47:03
download benq joybook lite u121 atom z530 manual
http://is.gd/jhW5dT
This is the best I could find from a quick look, uses z520, probably the same bios.
ftp://220.228.13.50/notebook/manual/joybook%20lite%20u121/joybook_um_user%20manual_20090527_092859_jbl_u121_eco_um_en_05182009.pdf
Extract from above.
http://i.imgur.com/CyL1qrV.gif

1: Put your XP ISO or i386 onto a thumb/flash/usb drive, using this.
Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/
Installing Windows XP From the i386 Folder or Flash Drive Tutorial
http://frenchge.hubpages.com/hub/In...

2: Insert the thumb/flash/usb drive into a USB port.

3: Boot the computer, go into the bios > Boot ( as per screenshot ) & change the boot order to boot from the thumb/flash/usb drive.

4: Press F10 to save & then watching carefully, hit/press any key when prompted. You only do this once, even though you will see it again during reboots.

5: When you get to the drive section, Delete ALL partitions that allow you to do so. Then format to NTFS.
XP - D to Delete the selected partition
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

6: Finish the install, remove the thumb/flash/usb drive.

7: Reboot, go into the bios & change the boot order to boot from the hard drive first.

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#10
October 1, 2014 at 06:47:50
Hi @Johnw,

Already passed that, my problem is really when windows installation is in the part of plug and play detection. It always stop and turn-off the netbook. Tried different Windows Xp.

Thank you for your assistance


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#11
October 1, 2014 at 07:08:34
"It always stop and turn-off the netbook"
Before this happens, try removing the USB.

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#12
October 4, 2014 at 20:07:43
@Johnw

By that time, usb was removed already. I'm getting frustrated in fixing the netbook but I'm still looking for some options.

Thank you for your help


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#13
October 5, 2014 at 06:08:00
I asked a question in #4 above which you didn't answer. Your issue may be that the required drivers are not part of the WP version you have.

You could slipstream most items using nlite.


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#14
October 5, 2014 at 06:22:31
@OtheHill

My apologies, I think it also that way. But the owner dont have any xp cd. I also can't find Intel chipset us15w in internet. Ive read that the pata controller might affect the xp installation which I think included in the us15w chipset.


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#15
October 5, 2014 at 10:19:11
If you can borrow the correct type of XP cd, you can legally use that (and make a copy too). But you use the key that came with netbook.

Likely it came with an OEM installation and has a key that will include those letters. So you need an OEM cd. If (and unlikely... but not impossible) it came with a retail installation and thus uses a retail style key, then you need a retail cd.

ISO for bothe flavours can be downloaded, saved/burned to a cd. Then you use that cd to do create the slipstream version.

There are sp1, sp2, and sp3 ISO for download... Logically get the sp3 version, and also the others - as they're there...

With a full version cd (not a recovery disk) you may be able effect a repair installation as is clearly detailed by Michael Stevens.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/X...

Note that it is not done via the recovery console... Worth/wise to read "the how to" through first...


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October 7, 2014 at 09:28:46

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#17
October 7, 2014 at 16:06:45
Gold star to OtH - and a free cream cake or cookie too...

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#18
December 20, 2014 at 08:36:27
@OtheHill

Already downloaded all the items before and load using nLite but it didn't work.


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#19
December 20, 2014 at 10:05:22
"I was supposed to fix the notebook by reinstalling windows xp"

Who said this? If it was the seller it could be suspicious. This could still be a hardware fault, in which case no messing about with software will help. You could temporarily try a Live Linux CD on it (works just between CD and RAM). If that works then we can have a little more confidence about the hardware.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#20
December 20, 2014 at 14:51:16
Another to try.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...
Tutorials
http://www.lazesoft.com/guide.html
Screenshot ( SS )
http://i.imgur.com/4HXqQKS.jpg
How to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device
http://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...


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