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Problem installing WindowsXP brudal slow

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adblink182, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. adblink182

    adblink182 Thread Starter

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    alright well I replaced the mobo in my gf's computer, and now I am trying to reinstall WindowsXP onto it

    the format portion of the install seems to go without a hitch, but after that, when it is copying the setup files to the computer (the bluescreen of death type of page), it stalled at 37% for the longest time. I went to bed and when I got up, it did pass that stage and continued to the windows setup page (the blue windowsxp themed page) but it was brudally slow (1 hour to get from 33min remaining to 19min remaining. I left it for hours, and when I got back to it, it was stuck at 1min remaing. There was still info about WinXP changing on the right, but the time stopped advancing. Also part of the top of the screen was black

    Whaaaats going on! :( Its not the CD-ROM, I took that out and tried it with a known working one
     
  2. seekermeister

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    Perhaps the CD, instead of the CDROM.
     
  3. dustyjay

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    It can also be the hard drive. I experienced this with a Maxtor 40Gig a while ago. The drive formatted seemingly fine. But when copying files, or reading and writing to the drive including windows install, it took for ever. I am talking a windows install that lasted 6 hours. Replaced the drive and the install took less than a half an hour. So you may still be out the price of a hard drive.
     
  4. adblink182

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    crap. Kinda was wishing that it was the CD now :p

    I think I have a spare HD sitting around somewhere. Odd the harddrive would just go like that. It was fine before the mobo went. A motherboard that died couldnt also kill a HD in the process can it?
     
  5. win2kpro

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    Are you using a System Builder Disk, an OEM Disk or a Retail Disk? If you are using a System Builder Disk, is it the disk that originally came with her machine?
     
  6. adblink182

    adblink182 Thread Starter

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    nah this is just a normal copy of Windows XP, its not a recovery disk or a disk that is specifically for her machine. I am going to try Win2k when I get home from work before I try swapping out HDs

    really dont to make her buy a HD too. Intsalling another copy of Windows is much cheaper :D
     
  7. win2kpro

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    EDIT: Not applicable. Forgot mobo had been changed.
     
  8. Rich-M

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    Huh??? Not sure what I am reading here but I have done that many, many , many times over the years.
     
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