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Windows XP Professional instalation problem!!

Discussion in 'Software' started by SFOD-D LoneWolf, 4 Jun 2004.

  1. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    As per title.

    When I wan't to install XP Pro on a clean HDD, it copies all the files, reboots then it does it again....and again........and AGAIN!!!

    Tech spec:
    AMD XP-M 2500+
    DFI LanParty NFII UltraB RevB Rev A+
    single stick of Geil Value 512 PC3200
    IBM Deskstar HDD



    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Taken the CD out of the drive? Tried safe mode/logged mode etc?
     
  3. Ben

    Ben What's a Dremel?

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  4. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    The problem is when it finishes copying it's files, it reboots and everything starts from the begining :sigh:





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    Mike
     
  5. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    It's done from BIOS/DOS/Whatever, not Windows



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    Mike
     
  6. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    perhaps try it with a different stick of ram, or maybe it's an incompatability with the motherboard and something else, or maybe you should try to install linux or win2k and see if they go sucessfully.

    Just my 2 cents
     
  7. Guest-16

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    Do something about the size of your sig please.

    It reboots, then take the CD out of the drive and it should go into windows.
     
  8. TeAaKa

    TeAaKa What's a Dremel?

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    i aint trying to take the piss or anything.

    but are u pressing a anykey to boot from CD again after the re-boot.

    or possaible after the reboot go into bios and check hat now its boot from HDD primary boot
     
  9. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    Tried it all.....

    Bindibadgi: minimized it somewhat...



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    Mike
     
  10. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    size 1, "currently waiting for - geil ram" on 1 line?

    Just so as your posts are a bit longer compared to your sig ;)
     
  11. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    meh....


    Anyways, I will be getting a new S-ATA HDD sunday so I'll fill you in how things turn out...




    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  12. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Ive found that xp has been picky with certain drives in the past, even brand new dvd drives and such, but swapping it solves it. Also try cleaning the cd. Its amazing what problems it can cause just because of some dirt!!
     
  13. modz-a-lot

    modz-a-lot What's a Dremel?

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    i too have had some weird problems installing xp in the past. in one case, it was a bad stick of memory, the other, it was a bad cd drive. is the cd scratched too much?
     
  14. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    The CD is in perfect condition.
    It may be the drive, I'm using a old SONY 48X CD while I'm waiting for my drives, and in my old main rig (still main rig untill I get my new rig working :p ) I have a Sony 52X cd-rom and I had the same problems, switched it for a Pioneer 16X SLOT and it worked....will try with the new HDD and drives.




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    Mike
     
  15. Green Soda

    Green Soda What's a Dremel?

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    Oh god, thats the same problem that happens when someone tries to install Fedora Core 2 Test 2 or Test 3. Fedora writes some screwy partition geometry, and makes windows all foobared. I just learned that trick a few days ago, after being (in linux happily), with no windows, and no counter-strike or unreal :wallbash:

    <ontopic>If it works in one cd drive and not the other im thinking its prob your disc & cd combo. Is it a copy? If it is, can your drives read cd-r(w)'s?

    or it could be sony's way of revolting against windows :D
     
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  17. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    i had this problem, went into bios and set the ram timings ridicoulously slow.
    cas 3, 8-8-3 i think .. .and it installed just fine.

    and this was with cas2 corsair, not the cheap stuff ... and i also had to set the ide delay to 3 sec ...

    basically just set the bios to safe defaults, then adjust for your processor speed.
     
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