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Windows XP will not open

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by alanh01, Nov 18, 2018.

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  1. alanh01

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    I have a 486SX processor with a CPU Pentium-MMX. I have a new hard drive (1TB). I loaded Windows XP and found it will not start up. When restarting the system, it will finish going through the beginning (I uploaded a pitcher). If I boot from the CD, the screen goes black. If I go through the C:\ prompt, nothing will happen just a black screen. I'm thinking it might be the video card. I'm thinking about replacing it with a better one. I hope this makes sense.
     

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    You didn't provide a description of your computer, but based on its processor(Intel Pentium 200 MHz) and memory(EDO), it appears to be a 1996 - 1997 model which came with Windows 95.

    If I recall correctly, its BIOS won't support a hard drive with a capacity larger than 37 GB.

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    Hi Flavallee. This computer is a no-name system. I don't have any more info on it then what I listed. Sorry. I was thinking about what you said. I need to try and update the BIOS. Do you know a good site to go to?
     
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    Updating the Bios won't help, that PC is simply too old.

    How did you connect the 1TB drive ? How did you 'load' XP ?
     
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    What happens if you do NOT 'Press any key to boot from CD' ?
    Is the 1TB hard drive the only hard drive ?
     
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    It will just sit there. I'm going to put a 360GB drive in and put 95 back on it. The whole purpose for this computer is to run all my old DOS games.
     
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    Be aware that if you're online, that OS will be at risk from virus, and other malware threats.
    I think Win 98 will work for you too, with only a mere slighter risk.
    Perhaps a dedicated PC will serve your purpose.

    So do your DOS, but disconnect from the Web while enjoying your game :)
     
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