XP locks on installation

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August 15, 2010 at 10:34:32
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
First of all, I can't boot into Win XP Pro SP3. It just keeps restarting after it gets to the start XP normally part. So, I stick in the XP disc and it loads to the point where it says "Windows XP Professional Setup" and has the option of deleting and setting up Windows. Once there everything locks up and the keyboard goes dead too. It just stays on that screen. So even if I wanted to reinstall XP, I couldn't cause it keeps freezing at that point.

Also when I put the drive in my other PC as a secondary drive, I can see everything on it and access all the stuff on it as well. The drive is a SATA 1.5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB with a LG DVD burner on the main IDE channel.


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#1
August 15, 2010 at 10:48:38
..."Sata driver" this link is worth a read!

... click blue bar "download" (white) to navigate for driver etc

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#2
August 15, 2010 at 11:02:26
There is no floppy drive.

The computer seems to freeze at all XP CD install options. Like Recovery Console and XP setup. The keyboard just goes dead at that point (PS/2 keyboard, I don't have a USB one). Also if I unplug the keyboard and plug it back in, the lights on it flash for a second but then it still seems inoperative.


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#3
August 15, 2010 at 11:08:47
... another read link for you: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic896...


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#4
August 15, 2010 at 11:19:33
Thanks for the read. The computer isn't the problem because I tried the drive by itself on my other PC and it has the same problems.

Well, I plugged in a USB keyboard and now the keyboard works. Why it didn't with the PS/2 one I don't know. I will attempt to do a repair or use the repair console.


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#5
August 15, 2010 at 11:31:04
OK, new problem. The computer I'm working on, the woman can't find her original XP Home disk so I can't do a repair cause I don't know the serial number. I can reformat with a new copy of windows in which I have the serial number. But it would be better if I could just repair it. I've backed up all her stuff so if I had to reinstall that would be OK (and more work reinstalling all her programs and settings). I know I can get the serial # from within XP easily but how do I get it if I can't even get into XP.

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#6
August 15, 2010 at 11:49:39
http://www.hirensbootcd.net/


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