Windows Xp Pro Will Not Install And Run

Microsoft Windows xp professional editio...
September 13, 2009 at 13:52:47
Specs: windows xp
Hello to all, the problem i am having is, i formatted my hard drive, which i wanted to do and i put in my xp pro cd and it says "boot from cd press any key" which i did. To make a long story short, i went through the whole installing process and everything went well and when it finished, the cpu rebooted itself and then the screen came up "boot from cd press any key". If i don't press a key, it nevers starts up, if i press a key the process of installing starts all over again like i never even did it. please help thanks!


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#1
September 13, 2009 at 14:25:56
To start with, WHY did you reformat? That *usually* indicates there was a problem. And if it's a hardware problem, reinstalling Windows obviously won't fix it.

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#2
September 13, 2009 at 14:37:24
it was a old cpu with windows 98, just wanted to erase everything and install windows xp pro.

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#3
September 13, 2009 at 14:49:46
How old is this old PC? If it originally came with Windows 98 then the chances are you only have 64 Mbs of memory. Plenty for Windows 98 but very little for Windows XP.

The chances are that it was slow that you never gave it chance to start up.

What are your system specs?

Stuart


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#4
September 13, 2009 at 14:54:26
where do i go to check the specs, i know the c: was 19085 mb, that's what it said when i portioned that drive. Also i let it start up overnight and the next morning the screen was the same.

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#5
September 13, 2009 at 14:59:11
It's a compaq presario 4840

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#6
September 13, 2009 at 15:33:18
19085 mb is your hard disk capacity, tiny by modern standards.

The presario 4840s came with a Pentium II CPU and 32 Mbs of RAM.

I would forget about putting Windows XP on that, its way to old.

Stuart


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#7
September 13, 2009 at 15:42:47
i don't have a windows 98 disk, so how do i put an operating system back on here?

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#8
September 13, 2009 at 15:59:09
Without a CD you have just screwed yourself I am afraid. You can look around Ebay and see if you can pick up a Windows 98 CD. They don't have the same restrictions as Windows XP.

Stuart


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#9
September 13, 2009 at 21:32:25

old sys can cause many problems run sys scan from computing.net and check compatability with xp pro
than try again


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#10
September 14, 2009 at 02:44:29
old sys can cause many problems run sys scan from computing.net and check comparability with xp pro

The OP cant do that because he hasn't got a working Operating System

Stuart


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