Problems installing XP on custom-built PC

Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3p motherboard
January 16, 2010 at 06:47:38
Specs: Windows XP
Hey guys
I have just put my new computer together last night. Once it was time to
install the OS, which i bought Windows XP to run on the new pc i ran into
some difficulties.
I set BIOS to boot from cd/dvd drive first then hdd and i dont have floppy.
So the CD booted up, the windows installed all its PRE-INSTALL files on the
hdd i suppose, then restarted and went BACK to the BLUE windows PRE-
INSTALL screen. From my experience it was suppose to restart and go to
the Windows XP install Suite so i can finish up the installation.
I tried this about 3-4 times still the same result.
Can anybody help please?

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#1
January 16, 2010 at 07:08:04
When entering the setup for xp, did you designate a partiton and then format it for the installation first?

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#2
January 16, 2010 at 07:17:14
Yes, the hdd was brand new; even though, i formated. Every time i
tried this i formated, still the same result.

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#3
January 16, 2010 at 07:22:01
After the installation drives are installed, you're not pressing the boot from cd a second time are you? You only hit it the first time around.

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#4
January 16, 2010 at 07:25:57
correct sir
yet it still boots from cd to the blue windows xp install screen

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#5
January 16, 2010 at 07:27:07
Hi,
I have same problem with my new notebook. there was not any thing inside except Linux 1. which I suppose was deleted during installation. after copying necessary files, the first restarting comes, then If i do not remove CD, I have to do the copying process again, and if I remove CD, nothing happen and just error about not having boot files appears.
any idea, please.
Thanks

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#6
January 16, 2010 at 07:32:23
If your new HDD is a sata drive then you need to load the drivers when it asks you to install third party drivers during the setup. Is this the case?

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#7
January 16, 2010 at 07:36:12
Yes the new hdd is SATA.
I was just reading on this (That XP doesn't support SATA in AHCI only IDE or something) but wasn't sure if that's what i needed
thanks. Do you know where to get the drivers?

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#8
January 16, 2010 at 07:53:59
If it's a new mobo. the drivers should be on the chipset cd.

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#9
January 16, 2010 at 07:56:48
@grasshopper
there is no help for me :(

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#10
January 16, 2010 at 07:59:24
yes it is brand new. Thanks for the help.
Once i get home im going to run it.. if you see me here again it prolly didn't work, but im sure it will :D

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#11
January 16, 2010 at 10:08:49
Shakila,

Start a new thread with your problem. Smare thing applies to your notebook. If it had Linux on it and you didn't want it anymore, you should have deleted the partition and created a new one for windows to use.


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