windows won't install

February 11, 2007 at 13:57:40
Specs: win xp home, 1.8/1gig

I had to get a replacement monitor attached to my AGP slot and went to install windows on a zeroed HDD. I got the message,
d:\xpsp1\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c Well I have had similar before, and as it first stuck after getting setup is starting windoes after 10 minutes I restarted, As I think it didn't clear the RAM I left the system off for 6-10 hours and then managed to get through the first part of the setup again and then it stuck at setup is starting windows, help please.

ricardojt


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#1
February 11, 2007 at 14:05:48

Remove all devices except one memory module and the video card and try it. If it doesn't work swap the memory modules. Then add the devices back in one by one.

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#2
February 11, 2007 at 14:07:25

My guess would be to replace the cd drive or the cd.

If drive is ok then you might have to have a friend make a ubcd/barts disk and use the installer for that if all other data on cd is OK.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you goober.


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#3
February 11, 2007 at 14:17:33

Most definately you have a conflict with some hardware...AS per suggested remove everything but the basic things needed till you get the installation then reinstall them.

Make sure that you are not trying to overclock during the installation also.

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#4
February 11, 2007 at 15:02:10

No need to wait 6 hours. RAM is cleared immediately you power off.

DerekW


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#5
February 12, 2007 at 00:41:16

More details about my computter.
1.8 GHZ Intel CPU, 1 GIG RAM, 2x512MB, MAXTOR 80 GB 7200RPM HDD, 400 WAT ATX PSU as needed with no power link for the VGA chip so I probably can't use the VGA slot. I have already disconnected the VGA cable from the Mothedrboard. I have already tried to re-install the RAM, should I try to remove one then swap them if removal doesn't work? At start up it says checking memory 1048xxx OK does that mean anything.

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#6
February 12, 2007 at 12:44:00

What's happening, I have my monitor connected to The AGP slot, mt graphics card, have an ATX power supply as needed for my motherboard but it's without a powert connector for the VGA chip so I probably can't us the VGA slot. When window setup starts I get unexpected error 1216 and d:\xpsp\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c. press any key to continue. After about 6 attempts it starts loading the neccesary file and goes to setup is starting windows I gave it up to 120 minutes and gave up, even cntrl alt del did nothing, any suggestions.

ricardojt


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#7
February 12, 2007 at 14:32:43

Did you follow the procedure suggested in #1? That would be an easy way to see if one particular memory module was faulty and also eliminate other items from the equation.

As others have said you might have a faulty CD, or perhaps the underside needs cleaning. Sounds crazy but I've often found washing up liquid and warm water can help. Use you thumb to clean it from center to outside, rinse off and dry thoroughly.

You could also try a lens cleaning kit on the CD drive.

DerekW


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#8
February 14, 2007 at 05:57:05

On startup bios memory check wes 10485xx OK, I had 2x512MB DDR266 in the two DDR266 slots.As I have tried to re-install them before, no difference, I decided to remove the lower one. On startup CD light came on , went off as usual and there was no beep after so bios didn't start. So I replaced the 512MB for the other one in the upper slot, no change, so I tried one after the other in the lower slot, no change. Know I'm confused. The bios detected 1 GIG OK before, suspected not, then startup failed after changes. Oh above the DDR266 slots there is a PC133 slot.
What can I do.

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#9
February 14, 2007 at 13:52:38

A long time after thank you. After doing checks with ny DDR 266 RAM's which made matters worse I found The 512MB PC133 I used to build the PC 5 or 6 years ago,removed the DDR and installed the PC 133. After re-installing PC133 it works fine.

ricardojt


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