problem while format and re-install windows

September 1, 2010 at 06:28:22
Specs: Windows xp sp2
I tried to format my computer ... everything works fine until after Windows copies files from the cd ... then after it reboots I go a little to reach 32 minutes remaining and then restarts again and take over again or after copied the files and restarted ... then restarts at the same point and the process continues restarting forever ... I guess it's hard drive but expect the opinions and suggestions .... thanks in advance

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#1
September 1, 2010 at 06:35:24
Are you tapping any keys during the restart in the middle of the installation? If so, don't.

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#2
September 1, 2010 at 06:42:20
no...i do nothing

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#3
September 1, 2010 at 07:33:11
You boot from the cd to get the installation started but after that you need to boot from the hard drive. Are you sure that's the way you're doing it? If you reboot from the cd the installation will restart.

If you're doing it right then try it again but this time remove the partition and then repartition and format. Then do the install.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#4
September 1, 2010 at 07:45:11
If you have a floppy disk inserted you need to remove it when instructed. That is when the computer restarts the first time.

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#5
September 2, 2010 at 06:24:12
i dont have any floppy disk inserted...

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#6
September 2, 2010 at 07:52:48
i've tried it again but the same problem...the PC reboots at the same points

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#7
September 2, 2010 at 08:09:40
You may have a hardware issue. Why were you reinstalling in the first place?

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#8
September 2, 2010 at 08:53:23
because the windows hadn't started...when it had to loaded it blocked and the display remained black...

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#9
September 2, 2010 at 08:55:42
Do you have a SATA type hard drive?

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#10
September 2, 2010 at 08:58:38
yes...

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#11
September 2, 2010 at 09:05:57
Then you need to supply the SATA controller drivers somehow. If you have a floppy drive you can supply them at the beginning of the installation. You should see an onsereen message to ihit F6 is you need to supply any SCSI or other drivers. You will then be asked at a later time to supply them in drive A.

The other option is no floppy drive is to sliptream the SATA drivers into your WinXP files and burn a new CDR. Then use that CDR to install Windows. You can also insert SP3, which you should now be using. Get nLiteOS to perform the slipstream. Get nlite at the link below.

http://www.nliteos.com/download.html


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