how to reinstall xp

May 24, 2010 at 18:38:23
Specs: Windows XP
i am currently using windows xp .but i want to reinstall it because it had slower performance due to some viruses.when i enter xp cd and boot it some setup installed but a blue screen appears showing warning windows is shuting down to prevent damage.tell me what to do ?

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#1
May 24, 2010 at 19:22:36
Enter the bios and select boot from CD first instead of the hard drive. Save and exit, insert the CD and start the installation. When XP is installed enter the bios and select boot hard drive first. If you do not do it correctly the system will restart and will prompt you to reinstall XP, if that happens enter the bios and make the change to the hard drive or you will be in an installation loop. HTH

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#2
May 24, 2010 at 19:24:10
I'd run memtest on it or other tests.

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#3
May 24, 2010 at 19:50:21
Windows may have not shutdown properly press F8 while booting your computer and try loading into xp in safe mode and then do a shutdown, if that is possible. then rerun setup from the cd. Stay out the bios most computers now days boot the cd first whether it is set to or not it will still boot before the hard drive in most cases.

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#4
May 24, 2010 at 21:15:03
If you do not set optical drive to first in boot order, the OS will not complete the install properly. XP typically reboots 2 to 3 times during the install, without CD drive first as choice, the BIOS may select HD one of these times and try to boot to the partially installed OS and fall into a boot error loop until this is changed, the OS install cannot complete in some cases.

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#5
May 25, 2010 at 06:30:26
All you have to do is press a key to boot the cd or not in most cases, and if you have set the cd to boot first then XP would have trouble during install because after you first boot the cd for setup XP doesn't need to boot the cd anymore. If you did make a mistake and boot the cd the second time then setup will keep starting over.

Besides that is not his problem he is booting the XP Setup CD and after it loads up the drivers and stuff setup say's setup is starting windows only it pops up a error message Saying that windows has shutdown to prevent damage to the computer. And he stated that he had a virus that has nothing to do with booting from cd this was inside windows XP.

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#6
May 25, 2010 at 22:13:00
You have a misunderstanding there, when windows install reboots, it is updating/creating the registry, but the install is not complete. if you remove the CD, it cannot boot yet to the hard drive since the install is not complete. It does actually boot to the install CD, but does NOT restart from the beginning since the install DOES leave behind enough for the system to continue from the correct point in the install.
I have seen this many times, when the install is complete, it will tell you when to remove the install disk and click OK to restart. Then it will restart properly. There is actually NO reason to make the hard drive first in boot order, since it will only boot to the CD if there is a bootable disk in the drive.

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#7
May 26, 2010 at 13:58:05
"a blue screen appears showing warning windows is shuting down to prevent damage."

I guess it could be possible that some add on card needs a driver or is using a wrong driver or wrong bios settings. If you added in any cards since last time you loaded xp that might be a place to start.

I still believe you ought to do some diags. Two reasons. You did have problems that led you to the re-install and the failure to re-install. I'd start with memtest and might look to other issues like cpu overheat or psu issues. Even re-seating components might be the fix but be careful on that.

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