remove vista and install xp

June 2, 2009 at 19:38:11
Specs: Windows Vista
i am not sure is this the right place to ask .
i am running vista on my desktop. i want to remove vista and install xp.
i searched a lot but cant find any solution relating to my problem.
my problem is when i try to boot with a win xp cd . it says INSPECTING YOUR HARWARE CONFIGURATION and then black screen come out . i waited loong but no change.
please help me.

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#1
June 2, 2009 at 19:58:36
First, this is the wrong forum-you should psot to the XP or Vista forum. Second, is this an OEM computer(HP, Dell, etc.) ? I presume you have the BIOS set to boot from the CD first ?

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#2
June 3, 2009 at 16:14:27
yeah, if it got as far as "inspecting hardware configuration" it's already running the installer, so he must have it set to boot from CD. nice troubleshooting there, ace.

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#3
June 3, 2009 at 16:57:02
"so he must have it set to boot from CD" I was thinking that there was a remote chance that the message "INSPECTING YOUR HARWARE CONFIGURATION" could appear when not booting from the XP CD, but that is very unlikely, so my question about having the BIOS set to boot from the CD first was pointless.

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#4
June 3, 2009 at 17:00:35
In your experience, what other than the installer might say ""INSPECTING YOUR HARWARE CONFIGURATION""?

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#5
June 3, 2009 at 17:51:34
lowhanginghoney: In my experience-nothing that I have seen except maybe a botched installation of XP, where rebooting even without the CD in might cause such a message. Theoretically, I suppose it could be caused by a boot sector virus. However, we are wasting the OP's time-the OP was booting from the XP CD.
OP: If you do a google search, there are many hits for the problem you are decsribing. One thing you could try is running a test of the RAM if you are able to download a program like memtest on another computer and burn it to a CD. If you put the XP CD in another computer, do you still get the same message ? That would, of course, indicate a problem with the CD itself.

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#6
June 4, 2009 at 18:53:48
Then it's crashing on boot with whatever version of the XP CD you have. I'm guessing you either have an original XP build 2600 CD, or some other one you have downloaded.

You should find yourself a working copy of XP with SP3 already installed.

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#7
June 5, 2009 at 08:19:31
No point in arguing. He posted in the wrong forum so his question(s) shouldn't even be answered other than to direct him to the XP or Vista forum. He probably won't return anyway...just another in an evergrowing list of "one-post wonders" of if you prefer, "hit & run posters"

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#8
June 6, 2009 at 04:36:20
yeh, my windows xp cd is okay.
my another system is running xp with the same cd.
even i tried to use dual booting on my system, and its not working either.
as i enter xp cd ,the same black screen come out with the same message :(

p.s: sorry for my english.


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