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System crashed, can't reinstall XP 64

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rev Darkwing, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. Rev Darkwing

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    My system crashed last night. Loading a heavy graphics MMORPG, the screen started stuttering and semi froze. It has happened before and I hard turn off computer and reboot and all is well. Not this time.
    This time I went to the "boot in safe mode" or "last good settings" or "boot normally" screen.
    None works. When I try to boot in safe mode, i get a string of lines and it stops.. then recycles. When I try to boot normally or at last good settings, I get the Windows booting screen with the horizontal scrolling then it turns off and starts the booting process again.

    I went to CMOS and put on default safest mode and that didn't help.

    Then I decided to reinstall Win XP 64 Pro, my OS. I set to boot first via CD drive and it starts the process and delivers me a blue screen with "Windows Setup" in the upper left hand corner of the screen but it proceeds no further. It just sits there and the CD stops spinning.

    I put another HD in from an older computer with Win XP and it booted so I assume it's not related to the MB or CPU but I can't for the life of me figure out what to do next. If I can't boot in Safe Mode and if I can't reinstall Win XP64... I am out of ideas.
    I am planning on buying a new HD and installing my OS in it if I can't come up with an alternative.

    Don't have all my hardware info but it's an AMD 2X64 cpu and a decent gigabyte MB with onboard graphics. I don't have a video card (probably part of the reason for the stuttering I figure).
    Thanks for any ideas as to how to proceed. I am desperate.. my business is tied to the net so I feel so... vulnerable. thanks
     
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