New Build and Windows wont install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by adek, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    Built a new rig with a msi K7n2 Delta, Athlon 2800+ XP,1.5 Gb Ram, GeForce FX 5800, Maxtor 60Gb HDD.

    First had the incompatable RAM error. Solved that by buying some crucial RAM. Now when i try to install XP gets to the 19 minutes remaining, then shuts down. On reboot it says that the HAL is correct or missing. Pls Help as be tring for about a week now.:mad:
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    SOunds like a problem a buddy ran into, drove him nuts.

    He was trying to install from a DVD/CDrom player and the DVD support is not built into the Bios like cdrom support is. He was missing critical drivers during the early part of the install.

    If you have a plain Jane CDrom or cdrw try installing from that.

    The other possibility is to go back into your bios and select restore default to remove any fancy features. I've had problems with the basic windows install not able to deal with advanced MB functions.'

    Good luck and post agian if that doesn't work.
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    bah just install linux LOL

    but seriously, set the mobo to default and if that dont work then try a different winxp cd
     
  4. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    Solved...... Dogey q-tec 400w psu. Now got a 550w and runs good as gold