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Computer wont start & I haven't even installed the OS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by computerwiz5, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    OK, here i am with my windows 98 cd and my maxtor cd and floppy disk.

    I listen to the manuel and install the HD then i rebooted and tried to install win 98, it frooze. the next day i tried it again and it still froze.

    Then i saw in my bios that the cpu was running on 1200 or somewthin but its a amd 2000+ xp so it should run at 1.67. After it frooze on the inallation i turned it off nad changed the fsb to 133. When i tried it again the comp didnt even boot. I think it the bios and i am king it to the shop today so should i take the battery out nad reset everything.
     
  2. rugrat

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    What boot disk are you starting with and did you format the drive yet?
     
  3. computerwiz5

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    well i used the win98 disk off my hp and the cd driver was for the hp so i think that why caused it, maybe. I first attempted to install win 95 then 98. But it froze while i tried to do that. Then i tried it with the win 98 cd it still didnt work iand i did reboot with cd rom support.

    I did format the hard drive but not whis fdisk just with the maxtor cd and floppy.
     
  4. littlemar

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    When I reinstall the OS after a format I use a "boot disk" not a cd-rom. The cd drive does not get recognized right away. You are prompted when to insert the cd into the drive to continue the install. Is this what you're doing?
     
  5. computerwiz5

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    i thnk so but the computer dowsnt even work theres power but nothng turns on
     
  6. n2gun

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    If the disk your using is a recovery disk from the HP, it most likely will Not work as it is made for the hardware and system on the HP.
     
  7. computerwiz5

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    so what should i do
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Do you have a full Windows 98 installation cd?
     
  9. computerwiz5

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    yes i have the cd for new pc's onl that came with my old gateway that is dead.
     
  10. ~Candy~

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    I don't think that is going to install on your computer either.....these disks that came with certain computers are for THOSE computers.
     
  11. rugrat

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    Actually, some of the Gateways came with an OEM full version of windows, not a restore cd. Is the disk labled "for distribution with a new pc only. For product support, contact the manufacturer of your pc." ? It should also say "for pc's without windows" on it. If so, it is a full install version.

    Let us know
     
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