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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by taros14, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. taros14

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    Ok well ... this has been a problem that has been ongoing for quite sometime now. I install Windows, and everything goes well until it's time to go to log in. It goes to blank screen. The HDD does not run, no mouse pointer, no sound, nothing. The computer is on and that is all. I can boot in Safemode, but that is it. I tried chkdsk /r and I've also tried the whole bootcfg /rebuild stuff, but nothing works.

    I figured, well it is my video card, NOPE. I can perfectly load Windows 98 and Ubuntu onto the computer, but I need Windows XP PRO on it. I have Windows XP PRO SP2 CD and I have tried to install it about 12 times and nothing. This is an old computer, and I got rid of Windows XP PRO SP2 to re-install it (because it wasn't genuine). Any ideas????

    Thanks
     
  2. The Hound

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    Motherboard, chipset, and -especially- video drivers which work with 98 and linux may not (probably will not) work with XP.

    If it's really a MacBook, I haven't a clue where the right drivers might be found...That's an Intel box, right? Intel may have chipset and bus drivers.

    What vid card?

    Boot to safe mode. Click start, run, type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
    Tell us which devices have yellow or red marks on them.
     
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    For 1, this isn't on my MacBook ... it's on my older PC the Pentium 3. I had XP PRO SP2 on it before. And the only device that has a yellow ex mark on it, is the ethernet controller
     
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    That sort of information is helpful indeed...

    If it boots in safe mode, but no vid in normal boot, you're right..it's certainly video related. If the XP is a retail version, the chipset and vid drivers may not be there.

    What type of older pc? Custom built, or Brand name box? If it's custom, which mobo and vid card, please?
     
  5. taros14

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    Custom Built ... but as I said, I have had Windows XP PRO SP2 on here before.

    Combo: KDS Visual Sensations Monitor
    NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation)
     
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    I can't seem to find a download for the D-Link that works .... it's a D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. When I look for a download, it says Windows XP should understand the adapter automatically. And I installed the NVIDIA driver and sill nothing working.
     
  8. The Hound

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    That's nice the way D-link walks you through finding the download, then telling you there's no download...

    Let's try PCI chipset drivers...

    Run Everest again, and click the plus next to chipset...
     
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    I'll run it tomorrow as I need sleep for work tomorrow and post what the PCI is. Thanks for ur help so far. seriously, it's really helping me dude :)
     
  10. The Hound

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    okay then...
     
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    PCI:
    Creative SB PCI128 Sound Card
    D-Link DFE-530TX Fast Ethernet Adapter (Rev C)
    Harmonics HCF 56k Modem
    nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 Video Adapter
    VIA AGP Controller
    VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
    VIA VT82C596B Integrated IDE Controller
    VIA VT82C596B Integrated USB Controller
    VIA VT82C596B PCI-ISA Bridge
    VIA VT82C596B Power Management Controller
    VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller

    Chipset:
    North Bridge: VIA VT82C693A Apollo Pro133


    DOnt know what u want exactly so there are 2 things, haha
     
  12. The Hound

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    Try the Retro (not the Hyperion) 4 in 1 driver found here....
     
  13. taros14

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    Still no dice dude .... does it matter that Im installing all this in safe mode?
     
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    You said in the first post that the copy of win xp pro was illegal and you got rid of it. Question are you trying to install with the same copy of windows xp pro and trying to use a newer product ID code?
     
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    No I have another copy .... and it wasn't that it was illegal as we paid for it, it just wasn't considered "Genuine"
     
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