PC shuts down while booting from HDD

May 26, 2011 at 03:13:26
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8/256
Hi everyone.
First I apologize for my english, I am czech so I hope that you will understand.

I have PC where I try to install WIN XP. While booting from CD-ROM (installer of WIN XP), everything is OK, Install begins (copying of files to HDD). After first restart, PC tries to boot from HDD but only thing which is shown is logo of WIN XP for about 1 second. Then PC shuts down. Where the problem could be?

PC:
Intel Celeron D 2.8GHz
1x 256MB RAM
Mainboard 865GV micro 755

I dont know what now. Thanx for reply


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#1
May 26, 2011 at 05:06:33
Are you trying to install WinXP to a SATA hard drive? If so, you must provide SATA drivers because WinXP has none. This must be done using a floppy disk at the very beginning of the installation when you are asked if you need to install any SCSI or third party drivers press F6.

If you don't have a floppy drive you need to slipstream the SATA drivers into your WinXP files from the CD and then burn a new CDR. nliteos can perform the slipstreaming for you.

http://www.nliteos.com/


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#2
May 26, 2011 at 05:19:45
No, I install it to common IDE HDD

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#3
May 26, 2011 at 05:42:50
Are u sure the copying process reach 100%(after that countdown and u can press any key to restart the system)?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#4
May 26, 2011 at 05:57:50
Yes, I´m sure. There is 15 second to own restart or pressing enter to restart.

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#5
May 26, 2011 at 06:08:47
Remove all internal and external hardware that is not absolutely necessary and then boot.

If this is a newly assembled PC try booting into the BIOS and checking the temperatures and voltages.

256MB of RAM is not really enough to run WinXP.


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#6
May 26, 2011 at 06:43:47
Temperatures and voltages are OK.

i have only connected CPU, RAM, CD-ROM, HDD. Nothing else. Do you really think that 256MB RAM is not enough for this system? Could be something else wrong?


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#7
May 26, 2011 at 07:08:13
The system should boot with 256mb but will probably run WinXP slow.

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#8
May 26, 2011 at 07:16:15
OK, but I need to know why boot fails

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#9
May 26, 2011 at 08:49:45
make a cd of memtest 86 and test the ram module, download the manufacturers hard drive diagnostic utility and make sure the hard drive is ok, do a long thorough test, as many pass a basic test and fail the more rigorous tests. I would try those, it sure sounds like a hardware issue.

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#10
May 26, 2011 at 09:00:49
No flash drives, memory cards, or external hard drives connected?

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#11
May 26, 2011 at 09:24:59
As I wrote - nothing else connected

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#12
May 26, 2011 at 10:00:15
Check the BIOS settings for the hard drive to verify you have it set to IDE.

What capacity is the hard drive and what service pack is included on your WinXP CD?

Has this hardware been together and working before? Is the hardware new or used?


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#13
May 26, 2011 at 10:03:26
HDD is set to IDE. HDD is 80GB. Installing WIN XP SP1. Worked together before. All hardware is used

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#14
May 26, 2011 at 10:15:01
Then the best thing you can do is to start over again. This time delete the partitions and make new. You can do that with the WinXP CD by choosing custom install.

If you get any messages saying files can't be found you have a problem with the WinXP CD. Maybe dirty or scratched. Sometimes burning a new copy from the old one will help with that.


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#15
May 26, 2011 at 11:19:33
The files are on disc. After first step of installation (copy files) PC restarts but wont boot. If i get the HDD to another PC, files are there and are OK. Even HDD is ok - checked by manufacturers tool

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#16
May 26, 2011 at 11:30:34
I repeat, just delete the partition and start over.

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#17
May 26, 2011 at 11:36:05
I did that for X times...again and again...new installation = deleting partition, creating new and install

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#18
May 26, 2011 at 11:56:19
"If you get any messages saying files can't be found you have a problem with the WinXP CD. Maybe dirty or scratched. Sometimes burning a new copy from the old one will help with that."

Try burning a new copy from the old one if you have burning access.

Just because the files are copied doesn't mean they were copied correctly.

If you had this rig running WinXP before then what is the reason for re-installing?


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#19
May 26, 2011 at 22:58:19
PC were slow...very slow - that was reason.And files are copied well. I tried HDD with installed system and result was the same

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#20
May 27, 2011 at 04:56:18
"I tried HDD with installed system and result was the same". What does that statement mean?

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#21
May 27, 2011 at 07:22:59
That mean that I installed WIN XP in other PC, connected HDD with installed WIN XP to bad PC and it doesnt boot!

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#22
May 27, 2011 at 07:39:25
That is to be expected. The installation is geared to the hardware in use. Your other computer has different hardware.

Can you boot into the BIOS (setup) screens? If you can, go into them and see if the computer stays on. The first screen in the BIOS should show date and time. If they are wrong that could cause your problem. There is a silver coin shaped battery on the motherboard that holds the settings when power is removed from the computer. If you do not unplug or use a power strip there will still be power to the motherboard even when Windows is shut down. That will hold the settings in the BIOS until you can replace the battery.

Another thing you can try is to make a live CD using one of many Linux versions. If you can boot to Linux and everything in the computer works OK then you don't have a hardware problem. Linux puppy is a small version that should work for you.


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#23
May 28, 2011 at 02:27:07
Everything you wrote I tried. Everything except Linux. I will try that and hope it will work. THX

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