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Windows XP Installation won't get pass blue screen format

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dinbrca, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. dinbrca

    dinbrca Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2009
    Hello guys,
    I am trying to install Windows XP.
    I start the CD, delete old partitions, create new partitions, choose NTFS as my setup system - than - it starts to format, than it passes files to the computer and load the files and than it restarts.
    after all of this - it starts the blue screen format again - am I forgetting something?

    Computer Specs:
    Mobo: NVidia (cant remember exactly
    Ram: 2x256MB Tech Data
    HD: WD 3200 AAKS
    can't remember GPU and CPU exactly cause it's not my computer, it's my brothers PC..

    Thanks in advanced,
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    For what reason(s) are you re-installing? I'm asking in case the issue that's made you need to re-install is maybe causing a problem with the re-install?
    Is it the same XP disc that came with the PC when it was new?

  3. dinbrca

    dinbrca Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2009
    my PSU start to shutdown my PC every time I powered on.. I swapped it with other one..
    Yes - the CD is the same as it came when the PC was new..
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Do NOT press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD command appears during the restart.

    If you do, the setup process will start all over again.

    The command will disappear in a few seconds and the setup process will continue.


    The entire format and setup process will involve 2 restarts.

    After the computer restarts the second time and settles down, you can remove the XP CD from the drive.

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