Installing xp professional

Intell duo core 2 / Msi-mother board
January 6, 2009 at 13:05:26
Specs: Windows xp Prof., 3.0/2GB
Let see, First I have 250GB Toshiba-2 years, mother board MCI Intel Duro core 2.
I have been running the system 24/7 for 2 years, of which I have to because a run a Internet Radio station with video,etc.
I have 6 fans cooling the system one of the pull out the air,etc.
I use Windows Media Encoder, use firewire for the connection from the cam corder to computer,etc.
I had gotten pretty good fps during my live shows with video about 25fps at 355kps-for the play back list(recorded live show with video) fps as 30 90% of the time.
About 6 months ago the fps-during the live show went down to 7-12 fps-so I check the firewire card,etc. Seemed to be good, so I reinstalled Windows Media Encoder(the program that allow me to do live audio and video streaming, and recorded shows,etc.
That did not make a difference(I was thinking maybe some configerations went bad.
I even went back to some system restore from when the fps was working good,_I could only go back 4 months(but the system was working good back then.
So, someone suggested to format the hard drive and reinstall windows again.

So I formatted the hard drive with the disk that came with the hard drive when I bought it 2 years ago. Then I started to install the OEM disk Windows XP Professional.
It started up and says Windows Start up.
looked like it was loading a bunch of stuff from the disk. Then another screen comes up asking do you want to format this hard drive- on the top of the screen it says (NEW)(RAW) HD
So I said yes, then it creates a partian drive "C".
Then it says windows set up will continue when you reboot the system-it also said remove and disks from "A" drive floppy drive.
Nothing in the floppy drive. Then the screen goes blank for about 3-5 mins.
Then the whole process starts over, starts installing the same thing , then ask do I want to repair the partition, hit repair, or d, then l-I tried both ways, keeps bringing me back to the same thing. It never did ask for the product code.

Some one said it might be my mother board.
Some tech. guy said it might be my IDE connectors from the mother board-not working correctly, suggested to get a new hard drive with the SATA connectors and a new CW drive with the SATA coonectors, my mother board has both IDE and SATA(has 4 SATA connectors)

I need your help! I am starting to hate computers.I have always loved them, but now..
Help Help-I am an feel really dumb now.
Thanks for any help you can give me.


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#1
January 6, 2009 at 13:41:24
Do you have any external drives, flash drives, card readers, etc connected? If so, remove them and try again.

Does the WinXP CD have at least SP1 integrated into the disk? Are you supplying SATA drivers when prompted for them? Not sure if you need to supply SATA drivers but I think so if you want to run in SATA mode. The drivers need to be copied to a floppy disk and when you see a screen asking if you need to install any SCSI or third party drivers hit F6 you hit F6 with the floppy in the drive.


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#2
January 6, 2009 at 15:05:31
XP has always had an issue with installations and hardware. AS OTH requested...remove all the other hardware and use only the barest items then try to reinstall!

In reference to 11/05/2008


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#3
January 6, 2009 at 15:56:08
Might be a stuck key that is causing the xp cd to re-start. Remove it when the other comment shows up. You will be asked later to put it back in to finish the install.

If you have a floppy drive then disconnect the data connector from back of drive.

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#4
January 6, 2009 at 17:17:23
Do you have a ZIP drive?

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#5
January 7, 2009 at 15:18:28
Thanks for the fast reponse! I am going to try all the stuff you guys said to try!!

Thanks, again for your help. I will let you know how things progress! I am keeping my figures cross one of the above answers fixes the problem! Thanks again.
scotty


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