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Can't Install xp pro on my computer!! :( HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by relaxdmane, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. relaxdmane

    relaxdmane Thread Starter

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    Hi, my names Neil and I'm from Washington state, Ive had problems trying to install xp pro on my computer. Let's see so far ive tried everything from different hard drives to taking out all hardware not needed. I've even went online and downloaded killdisk to reformat my drives so that they are completely reformatted. Let's see...every time I try to install xp pro this is what i do. First I go into the bios and redirect the the cd to main boot then my hard drive then my floppy, in that order. I reboot my computer with the xp disc in the drive. Following that I create a new partition and begin the install, it installs all of the files it needs to run xp setup, then it comes to the screen that says it has to reboot, it does and then it comes to "hit any button to boot from cd" I dont hit anything. It continues to the next screen, the loading xp screen, and it always stops loading there and freezes:(. If someone can help that would be great! Itz driving me crazy, and I really really want to fix this pc myself, instead of bringing it to a comp shop. Pleas help:) thanks a lot
     
  2. tommymoore

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    Um, when you restart
    have you remembered to set the boot order back to your hard drive first?
     
  3. Sub-Tract

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    Yeah change boot order back or remove CD otherwise it might try repair something from disk that doesn't need repairing.
     
  4. relaxdmane

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    i'll try to take the cd out right now thnx alot man, i'll let you know what happens.
     
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    Okay, and just out of curiosity, what operating system was running on the machine before you decided to re-format it and start from scratch?
     
  6. relaxdmane

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    same windows xp pro
     
  7. relaxdmane

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    so after the first stage of install i dont need the disk anymore?
     
  8. Sub-Tract

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    hmm strange, if the problem persists try using a different disc because it might be corrupt disc data
     
  9. relaxdmane

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    Ok, so i just went through the same install process, created a whole new partition, formatted the hd, and it installed all the files need to run the setup, it restarted i changed the boot seqence back, and took out the xp pro disk and it still froze on the windows xp screen
     
  10. relaxdmane

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    Also i've tried to do this before and, the furthest ive gotten through the setup proccess is to where it asks for the serial number or whatever, but that was like 6 months ago. i've been trying to fix this computer for a long time now, just off and on.
     
  11. relaxdmane

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    any other suggestions?
     
  12. Sub-Tract

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    Try a new disc man.
    if that doesn't work get a new PC.
     
  13. relaxdmane

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    Thanks to the people who replied, I still havent fixed it, but I am in the progress of finding a new disc thanks a lot!
     
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