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mike
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Hey gang,

 

Here's the situation.

 

A friend brought me his dell latitude laptop. said he got in the wrong place. he did. he repartitioned it.

 

so when I tried to re-install his xp disk it goes throught all the right motions until it actually starts to do the installation

and then quits with a blue screen saying to check in newly added hardware, windows cannot install.

 

He DID tell me that as soon as he unplugs the chord he gets battery low message; or he used to . heh heh

 

Anyway, do you think that the onboard battery could be the problem or is it likely a bad motherboard?

 

thanks

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So, are we thinking motherboard, Andy?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry I have been "holidayed" ! ( Is that a word? ) heh.

 

Just got the go from laptop owner to dismantle the little beast.

 

I will get back here and let you know what I find.

 

Actually nothing had been added, according to the owner. He said it just acted funny ( that's helpful ) and so he

found his way in to the fdisk program and that's where we are now.

 

I reset the partitions and formatted again.

 

Will decapitate the beast and get back to you.

 

thanks

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