hp pavillion a720n

Hewlett-packard Pavilion a720n desktop
March 8, 2010 at 19:42:29
Specs: Windows XP
PC restarts during xp home install after pressing enter to install win xp home ...PC just restarts???

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#1
March 8, 2010 at 21:45:11

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#2
March 9, 2010 at 08:51:10
Yes the PC is set to boot from CD_ROM. I never get to the EULA to hit F8 to agree to the terms.

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#3
March 9, 2010 at 09:28:54
sounds to me like your HD may be going south.
If you have another HD, try that.

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#4
March 9, 2010 at 12:19:00
maybe going another direction..ran PC w/HDD for 10 minute full system load test-everything passed. When i formatted HDD it only formatted 10gb of 200gb drive not sure if that is limitation of DOS format command will lokk at w/partition magic or similar later. TY for info :)

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#5
March 9, 2010 at 14:27:15
My guess is that you formatted the HP 'Recovery' partition. That's unforunate if you are attemting to do a HP recovery from the Recovery partition. If you 'have' formatted the Recovery partition, you might have to go to HP and purchase a full install CD.

You might find some help at the following sites:

Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows XP
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Hp recovery problems
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#6
March 9, 2010 at 14:36:24
ok, yes I reformatted the HP recovery partition, I got this PC after somebody else tried to recover previous installation along with disc 2-8 of set, missing disc 1-so I am doing low-level format using maxtor program-waiting for results-original complaint was virus infection, I figured that low level format will remove virus infection-after that I will look at Partition Magic to see what I see on the Drive/disk as far as capaicty and what I set up previously...sorry for the thought train, I am just getting fried by the time to get an HP machine going...that's why I like Dell systems not all the 'exclusive' stuff that HP/Compaq/GatewayPackard add to the system that makes it harder for us guys to set up-install system to make it work. :)

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