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My Laptop

By Window Kid 7100
Oct 9, 2005
  1. My Laptop Is a PCG-GRX590 (VAIO) and its hard drive got wiped out. Now when ever I try the windows XP setup it says AN INTERNAL SETUP ERROR HAS OCCURED. CANNOT FIND A PLACE FOR SWAP FILE what do I do!!!!!
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    when you tired using windows setup did you delete the existing partition, create a new one, then format it?
     
  3. Window Kid 7100

    Window Kid 7100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What's that??
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    If you have an XP install CD (not the recovery cd), boot from it and tell it
    to install a new system. It will prompt for everything and it should do it all.
     
  5. Window Kid 7100

    Window Kid 7100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have the CD but it says "An internal setup has occured. Cannot Find a place for swap file." I tested the CD on my other computer and it works fine on there.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    you need to let it to format the HD before installing. choose a different option when it prompts
     
  7. Window Kid 7100

    Window Kid 7100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It only shows one option that says "Press Enter to exit"
     
  8. Window Kid 7100

    Window Kid 7100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got my laptop to work up until I insert the 6th cd (Was a floppy image but I didnt have one so I burned it on 6 CDs). A blue screen comes up and says that I haev to check the Hard drive for a virus or if it's corrupt. I already checked it if had a virus and it didn't. This whole freak'in problem was caused by the system tools. (Defragmenter). I think I will switch to Macintosh. puke::mad: <Heyyyy!!!!
     
  9. Victor587

    Victor587 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    You probably haven't searched hard enough yet, or with multiple programs. I am not aware of any problems caused my the disk defragmenter... I doubt that is the case.
     
  10. Window Kid 7100

    Window Kid 7100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got it to work!!!! It's Currently formatting(4:29 PM Pacific Time). I'll tell you guys the results tomorrow(Oct 22) :giddy: :suspiciou :D :unch: :unch: :hotouch:
     
  11. Window Kid 7100

    Window Kid 7100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Everything is Great! Exept my computer wont take my product key!! AHHH STUPID SOB.
     
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