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XP Won't Install

Compaq Armada 100S
January 24, 2007 at 23:17:39
Specs: N/A, 533mhz / 155mb

Hi, my laptop won't install Windows XP Pro SP2. It always gets stuck at 9 minutes to go on saves settings. Am I doing this right? Here are the steps im taking.

Boot CD and format HDD to NTFS (Long)
(Virus protection in BIOS disables)
Go through setup process with genuine cd and serial
Enter details
use typical networkd settings
then it freezes at 9min to go on saves settings


Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

Corey S


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#1
January 25, 2007 at 01:57:32

load your bios fail safe default (then disable virus warning and set the boot order to cdrom first) and try again.

if it fails again, run memtest86

http://www.memtest86.com/

p.s.: don't expect such a low spec computer to fly through 'saving settings', this could go on for much longer than just 9 minutes.

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'


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#2
January 25, 2007 at 16:50:49

I know it freezes because the little things down the bottom stop moving. I will try memtest 86 though. Anymore suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Corey S


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