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crashed system cant install OS

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  1. upsidexxx

    upsidexxx Thread Starter

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    i had a computer freeze today , i rebooted and it wouldnt get past post , just went to a black screen with no operating system start up , i rebooted again and tried to get into safe mode , but it stalls at a point where it says;
    multi(O)diskrdisk..etc etc Sys32drivers\Mup.sys

    rebooted again with different BIOS setting and it goes through post , lists USB devices , PCI devices , IRQ settings and then stops after the last line where it says ACPI controller.

    i went back in to BIOS and checked all boot priority settings , i tried to reinstall the operating system , but it goes through the windows installation dialogue , then stalls at the point where it says " Setup is starting wondows " and just hangs

    i thought the HDD was faulty , so installed a brand new HDD , tried to install windows on that but get the same problem ., it just hangs and wont start windows.

    any suggestions ,it is obviously a hardware issue , it cant be the HDD as i replaced it with a new one............... ???


    Win XP
    gigabyte 945GZM S2
    duo core CPU
    kingston RAM 512 Gig
    Seagate SATA 80 gig drive
    using onboard VGA
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Does it ask you at any stage if you want to install SATA drivers, and if so do you install them?
     
  3. upsidexxx

    upsidexxx Thread Starter

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    no , it didnt ask if i wanted to install any

    also these symptoms were the same when i had the previous PATA IDE drive in the system , identical symptoms as now with a brand new SATA drive

    thanks ( from an Aucklander btw )
     
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  5. upsidexxx

    upsidexxx Thread Starter

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    i scrolled through all the posts on that link , but nothing works that i tried

    i am now trying a clean install of XP on a new HDD but it hangs when it gets to " setup is installing wondows "


    surely this should work.
     
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