Reinstall XP on TC1000

By Bloo Ice ยท 9 replies
Apr 27, 2005
  1. Hi. I have a Compaq TC1000. I've had it for several years, and now, it's become bogged down with many programs installed, residue left from uninstall, old files, corrupt system files, many removed virus' ect ect. Its MUCH slower than when I first got it, and would just like to reinstall XP on it. I found my restore CDs in the box it came in, but, I don't have a dock or an external cd drive. I've found some USB>IDE external CD drive enclosures on the net, but my question is, can I reinstall XP on a TC1000 with a USB drive, or do I need a dock?
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Apologize for not understand your problems...

    What happened to your old Compaq TC1000 Factory Installed CD-ROM?

    I dont know if Compaq accept the external drive because TC1000 is old. No, wait, TC1000 is that Tablet PC? You should ask around for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition instead just XP. If you can borrow/buy/rent dock, use it.

  3. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    before re-install

    before doing a re-install try running disk deframenter from system tools in the accessories menu, this may speed up the system a little bit if this does not work then try the re-install. :grinthumb
  4. Bloo Ice

    Bloo Ice TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I've tried many things to speed it up, but I just want to reinstall. Yes, the TC1000 is the tablet pc, it doesn't have any cd drive built in. The only way to use a cd with it is with the expensive dock, usb, or a network. I have the discs for XP Tablet PC Edition, the restore ones that came with it. The only problem I have is getting it from the cd to the hard drive. I don't know anyone with a tablet pc, let alone a dock for a TC1000, so borrowing is out of the question. The last time I checked, it was about $200, so that too is out of the queston. If I can't do it myself I'll just take it to CompUSA and have them do it for $30. But does anyone know how to do it without the dock?
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I think the easiest way would be to get on someone's network and share their CD drive and copy the contents of the cd's to your backup partition, if you have one, that way you can run the setup files form dos. If you don't you can try getting a USB drive from someone, providing your mobo supports USB booting.
  6. Bloo Ice

    Bloo Ice TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Ok. I'll see if I can borrow my friend's USB drive. If not, or it wont support booting from it, I'll let the guys down at CompUSA deal with it...I'm fed up with all these problems. It seems my house is cursed. Get a computer that runs fine, bring it to my house, and it will fail miserably. lol
  7. padman

    padman TS Rookie

    try take the HDD out of the tablet
    connect to another pc either internal or usb

    set 2 partitions
    1) fat

    copy the contents of the i386 folder to the Fat partition
    make the fat bootable

    place the hdd in the tablet
    you should get a C: prompt
    you can now start the installation from C:\i386 folder

    another thing to do is when you have completed the installation of all apps.
    take the hdd out again and make an image of the drive with Ghost or similar
    next time you want to restore your pc
    use the image restore.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Look at the date of this thread. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  9. padman

    padman TS Rookie

    The internet never expires! ;)
    someone somewhere will read this again and again and....
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You may well be right. However, it`s still a good idea to look at the date of threads before posting lol.

    Regards Howard :)
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