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Cannot install win xp sp2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by motu_15, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. motu_15

    motu_15 Thread Starter

    Jul 17, 2003
    This machiene has Fedora core 6 currently loaded on the ATA133 150 gb segate drive with an AMD 3200+ 2.2ghz and 1.25 gig of ram along side a Geforce 5900xt all riding on the a7n8x nforce 2 chipset.

    This is a kick butt system however Vista does not support my hardware and linux is not using my swap file correctly.

    I put in the legal copy of windows xp sp2 and boot my pc asks me to press any key to boot from cd and upon completion the screen reads Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration.... then the screen is black jack and there aint no going back I've left it up for hours. Tried booting using the BARTS ultimate boot cd, same thing. Tried a floppy boot disk and I get a similar issue. Even when trying to boot from a USB I have trouble. But Fedora core still comes up fine and I can boot into that setup. I don't know what is going on.
  2. bbearren


    Jul 14, 2006
    Your linux boot loader most likely is not allowing access to the drive.

    What file system is your hard drive formatted in?
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