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Windows XP Black Screen on Install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yajnchan, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. yajnchan

    yajnchan Thread Starter

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    Hello!
    During an installation of Windows XP on my computer, I realized that after reaching:
    "Setup is checking your computer's hardware configuration" the screen turned black. There seemed to be no disk activity & it hung there indefinitely.

    Could someone help me with this problem, as i need windows XP to run some programs.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

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    Where did the CD come from?

    Was there a problem with the machine that made you want to reinstall?
     
  3. yajnchan

    yajnchan Thread Starter

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    First of all, thanks for replying.
    As for the problem, I had linux installed, with vista, but I needed to install XP to get some applications to work.
    So, I formatted the linux drive. (at least, I think I did that.)
    It was a while ago, as I haven't used this computer for a few months... So i can't exactly remember.

    Anyways, thanks! COuld it be possible that linux is interfering?'

    EDIT: The CD is just a normal Dell OEM reinstallation CD.
     
  4. Elvandil

    Elvandil

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    Is the CD the one that came with that machine? It won't work on any other machine.

    Yes, depending on what you did with Linux, you may have partitions that are unrecognized. Use a partitioning tool to see what is going on and, possibly, fix it.

    Partitioning Tools-->

    Free:

    EASEUS Partition Master (Vista-compatible)
    Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
    CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
    SystemRescueCD
    Gparted LiveCD
    Parted Magic
    Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
    XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)


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    EASEUS Partition Manager
     
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