Windows XP setup freezes

Jim February 2, 2009 at 18:25:25
Specs: Windows XP
setup freezes at selection screen for repair new setup etc..

Installed new SATA Seagate 500GB, single install on Dell Optiplex GX 280, 3.0Ghz INTEL, SATA on motherboard

Please help


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#1
February 2, 2009 at 18:41:07
Dell hard drives have a hidden partition with an image of the system that is used to recover/reinstall the Operating System. A new drive will not have that image. You will have to go to Dell for help with replacing a hard drive.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#2
February 2, 2009 at 22:07:57
What drive did you purchase, and what's the SATA configuration in the BIOS?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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