Im having problems with windows 8 install

August 21, 2013 at 12:03:48
Specs: windows 8
I just tried to install windows 8 from windows xp. As I was going through the install everything was fine until I had to restart the computer. Once restarted I received and error code of 0x0000005D. If anyone can help me with what this means and how to fix it, I would greatly appreciate it

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August 21, 2013 at 12:34:49
What is the make/model of you workstation/laptop and CPU?

The reason I ask is Windows 8 requires a processor compatible with the following functions: SSE2, PAE and NX bit. All Pentium 4 are compatible with SSE2 and EAP: the problem may come from the NX bit.

Make sure your Pentium 4 model supports the NX bit: for sockets 423 or 478 processors, then it won't work (in most cases).
Also make sure that NX bit is not disabled in the BIOS (if present).

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August 21, 2013 at 13:38:47
This might be of interest:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 22, 2013 at 05:05:50
You didn't post the make/model of your computer or any specs, but like the others have suggested, I suspect it's an older system. Even if you get the CPU/BIOS settings issues straightened out, do you have enough memory? At least 2GB RAM (minimum)?

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