Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25

Thread: Why can't I install windows XP ? please help ?

  1. #11
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    120
    Quote Originally Posted by v8 scimitar
    Cd rom can be second because your hard drive is blank so it wont boot from it, It will go to second boot and get the boot file from the CD. It should be ok but it might be trying to boot from the CD again and getting errors due to the half installed windows. If you re-boot do you get a message saying the last install failed?
    yes, I did try it, and it is just stuck right there (windows loading up). I am think about there is something wrong with the cpu, but at the time I turn on computer, everything was running fine.

  2. #12
    Constant Bitrate randomjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    162
    Quote Originally Posted by shinjetko
    yes, I did try it, and it is just stuck right there (windows loading up). I am think about there is something wrong with the cpu, but at the time I turn on computer, everything was running fine.
    You might try testing the cpu by running one of the live linux installs. If you can boot something like knoppix and it works you can rule out cpu problems and focus on the install and hard drive issues.
    GA-K8VM800M, Sempron 64 2800+, 512mb DDR400, D-Link USB BT, Linksys .11g NIC, 250gb IDE, BU-353, SIR-ALP1 w/ MJS, DSATX 220w, DWW-700H

    Worklog: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/worklogs/65059-03-jetta-if-i-can-any-idiot-can.html
    Now with pictures!

  3. #13
    Constant Bitrate WarDriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central VA
    Posts
    181
    Quote Originally Posted by randomjohn
    You might try testing the cpu by running one of the live linux installs. If you can boot something like knoppix

    I agree. Try Knoppix or Mepis. Plus I know Mepis has a MemTest that will tell you if your ram is bad.

    Mepis.org
    Knoppix.org

    If you don't know how to burn an ISO read up on it. Its not 100% the same as burning mp3's.
    -WarDriver-
    Server Administrator
    Outdoor Nut

    My DC to AC Inverter Mod
    My Laptop Remote Switch

  4. #14
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Virginia Beach, Va
    Posts
    78
    try clearing the NVram being going into the bios and hold down the "alt" kit and hit e than alt + c and try to format it again

  5. #15
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    39
    Have you tried reinstalling again or just that once? If not I would give that a bash just to make sure that the install is 100%. After that you can start looking at hardware issues.

  6. #16
    C-T
    C-T is offline
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3
    Well try and update your BIOS if you have internet connection. Go into your BIOS and Reset to Default Settings. This may help dunno. Try a different version of XP if you can (a completely different CD -- SP1 and SP2). I have a computer I have to install Windows XP Professional SP1 because it does the same thing that happens to you, when I try to install Windows XP Professional SP2. Hope this helps.

  7. #17
    Variable Bitrate Redian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    399
    have you tried running off the CD going into the setup then to the recovery console... (press R after it is fully initalized rather than pressing entire and reformatting)


    then do the followng commands

    cd C:/
    -brings you to the C:/ folder, rather than C:/Window

    Chkdsk -s
    -i think that is the command, it should check your HD for errors, if there is one it should fix it, after this is done goto the next step

    FixMBR
    -fixes the master boot record, so that anything that was corrupted is replaced, (just incase)

    Fixboot
    -edits the boot record to boot up correctly for yer pc.


    after this it should work... although it could be other things, i doubt its somehting like the kernel being corrupted during the install... although, were there any errors during the winxp install? maybe somehting didnt copy... try getting your hands on another winxp disk if what i said doesnt work.
    2004 Impreza WRX CarPC Install

    I am willing to host any legal downloads that may benefit the CarPC community - PM for info

    "When you go 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, you don't need a made up character called fast. Thats what makes a Subaru, a Subaru."

    DG4L

  8. #18
    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colorado, but Canadian!
    Posts
    10,049
    I would definately do a full reinstall and when you format make sure to do a full format and not a quick one. That will make sure that there are no bad sectors. If you are doing a new install, make sure to turn the first boot device back to CD.

  9. #19
    Variable Bitrate gameboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Elizabeth City, NC
    Posts
    294
    cpu testing tools: google for ultimate boot cd (mostly linux based) has nice interface for ram/cpu testing
    95 Mazda Protege LX
    Worklog
    Overall [Project Dead] 0%

    2003 Nissan Altima
    [XXXXXXXX--] 80% Planning
    [XX--------] 20% FABRICATION/INSTALLATION

    Worklog

  10. #20
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1

    Got this before

    this may help, try when installing windows it says to load third party raid driver, do that with the motherboard bios floppy. this should be the problem.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. windows xp media center edition
    By the_spy_guy in forum XP MCE
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 04-15-2006, 03:26 PM
  2. installing windows xp or 98 on 1GB CF
    By arise360 in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-11-2004, 07:13 PM
  3. windows 2000, xp and EPIA 800
    By samc in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-24-2003, 09:41 PM
  4. Difference between Windows XP Home & XP Pro?
    By grandamp3 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-21-2003, 06:07 PM
  5. Windows XP Suckage
    By vickumar in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-05-2002, 01:35 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •