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Latest: BoomerD, Mar 18, 2017 at 3:25 AM Off Topic AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology > Computer Help > Toggle Width Style Anandtech No, create an account now. And that I "attempted". But as far as I know, Dell's OS CDs are almost exactly the same as a regular OS CD, except for changes in the EULA, Product Key, preactivation etc.. http://midsolutions.org/windows-xp/windows-xp-clean-install-without-cd.html

I will find the Western Digital diagnostics and see if I can run them somehow. let the XP Install CD do it all for you ... Dermo. 12-18-2005, 07:08 PM #9 silversleeper Registered Member Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 48 OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2003 i will try my buddies cd rom tomorrow when i I thought that running the normal NTFS format was rather redundant because I already completely wiped the drive. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-home-edition-hangs-on-fresh-install.37367/

I made it to the GUI part of the install! Forgot to mention. –Julien N Sep 30 '09 at 9:40 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote Another thing you can try is to disconnect all peripherals during boot. Problem remains.

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  • When I get to the point in the install where it exhibits a message, "Setup is starting Windows", the screen goes black and never comes back.
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  • Set the Boot Order: Your CD drive as 1st device and your hard drive as 2nd.Insert Windows XP Disc and exit the BIOS saving your changes.At the first Boot Screen, keep
  • food7, Dec 30, 2005 #3 rodsrescue Joined: Mar 5, 2004 Messages: 19 I had exactly the same problem and found that I had not set the bios to boot from CD

what should I do?? Similar Topics Windows XP Home repair install hangs at 35 minutes remaining Jan 28, 2005 Windows XP Home on Inspiron 8600 "hangs" on startup Sep 2, 2007 Windows XP doesn't start/hangs So now I should have about 768 MB of DDR ram with a new HD. Does it ever take that long (24+ hours) to run the regular NTFS format? 12-17-2005, 12:32 PM #4 dai TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: Jul 2004 Location:

The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. It's a very slim chance but worth trying - I have seen this work before when XP showed the symptoms you describe. Then I had it hanging on setup. get redirected here Has anyone else seen anything like this?

I have reset CMOS three times and checked over and over that the BIOS is set to safe default values. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? This is a discussion on XP fresh install freezes at format?? Follow the on-screen prompts and make sure you do a FULL FORMAT not a Quick Format.When you have finally booted into Windows make sure you install your chipset drivers before ANY

I don't know why but I had only one restore point. The RAM is OCZ PC 3200 enhanced latency platinum revision 2 -- a pair of matched 512 MB modules -- which runs at 2,2,2,5 timing. But it's always better that formatting... –Julien N Sep 30 '09 at 9:40 add a comment| up vote 2 down vote It seems that having done too much, you are almost Get the answer Gary BuseyJun 29, 2012, 8:33 AM Man, neet trick !I burned an Xpcd and it wouldn't boot but pressing R during computer start-up and it's going through the

Do Li4, Li8 molecules exist? check over here Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations. I just pulled out my old stick of ram and just left the new one in and am seeing what becomes of that theory. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

The only thing I can think of is some type of conflict on the PC. 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - from my exp by wilson_hoe · 10 years ago In reply My users keep naming things with special characters to thwart alphabetization What would you call a person who is obsessed with being "normal"? I waited more than one hour but nothing more happened. his comment is here back in safe mode : installed Ccleaner and Spybot, ran both.

You may have noted that when the problem first appeared, I simply opened a new -- previously unused -- Seagate 160 GB drive. but when i tried to do stuff within windows, it locked up on me, but the mouse pointer was still able to move. When it freezes, take note of what driver is trying to be loaded, then use google to look it up.

Its my PC, because I used the same XP CD on my parents PC and the install went through smoothly.

You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS. It has recently ground almost to a halt so I decided to upgrade my harddrive and install Windows XP home edition. I have never seen anything like that. I have some free time on my hands tonight so I will give it another go as I upgraded the BIOS lastnight but did not get a chance to swap the

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... The CPU is certainly working and the memory has passed Memtest with nary a flaw. ByMontezuma · 6 replies Nov 16, 2005 Hi, I have searched the web and this site hoping for a resoluton to this problem. weblink tried to boot with "last known good configuration".

If you are using a Harddrive that came on a dell system, buy a new primary drive and use the dell drive for files or backup. 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - As I had mentioned earlier I have already run the latest version of Memtest, v 1.70, for several hours with no errors. I have let it sit in that condition for a long time -- nothing happens. No, create an account now.

you may have to go to bootdisk.com and make a 98SE or ME with the updated fdisk on it and use that to do a quick partition and format before letting Did you run the compatibility software? Does the US government advocate drinking milk to the detriment of African-Americans? When it first booted into XP, a pop up appeared reading, "Windows just recovered from a serious error".

just try it out) and see if it completes the install. Similar Threads - Windows installation halts Forum Date Internet slow on PC after clean windows 10 install Computer Help Nov 15, 2016 Can't install game from Windows store for one user No sound with Amazon Firestick Windows time completely out of...