[Resolved] Micro$oft XP sucks. } install problems

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Cybermaul

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I have a doozy of a problem, my computer started to lose track of it's USB ports, bad. Now, when I try to re-install XP, it gets to the network settings and hangs. As in the 'uncrashable' XP stops in it's own installation. Any suggestions?
 

crjdriver

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Check ps, ram, and hd. You can download and run a ram tester. You can download and run the hd mgf's utility for checking the disk. XP is a very good os; it is however much more demanding of hardware than win9x.
 

Cybermaul

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Ya know, I would have done that by now except for the fact that I can't get into a situation where I can. XP just goes into setup/installation mode.
 

crjdriver

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Both the ram tester and the hd tester are run from a boot disk. There is no need for an os to be installed. Just use the computer you are using now to download and make the floppies.
 
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A "help" forum's biggest problem. The person with the problem so often doesn't post back with "what worked". HATE THAT.
 

Cybermaul

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Alrighty...I disconnected my network card. That was it. MSN8 was blocking the XP install from seeing the internet, halting the installation. God, I hate MSN and XP.
 
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I've had some world class problems installing XP also. Its definitelya challenge.
 

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Personally I've been running XP since it's inception and I haven't had a bit of trouble with it. I've also installed it on many PCs with the same results but like any OS whether it's Windows, Linux, etc... you will occasionally run into problems based on hardware and/or driver issues since the people writing the Operating Systems can't possibly account for every possible scenario. I've been writing software for a living for 20+ years now so I can personally relate to the enormous task that the writers are up against. I think they do an incredibly good job when you look at the problem they face. Can you image the infinite number of hardware and software combinations that exist on every PC on this planet? It's mind boggling and to expect anyone to write OS software to account for all of them at first asking is an extremely unreasonable expectation. So when problems are found they issue patches. That's perfectly understandable.
 
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Bryan I totally agree. I've been fooling around with this thing called "Simple for kids". Its supposted to teach ya how to write programs. It gives ya all the tools, and its still a b$#@h. LOL!:D

Prospect ;)
 
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