Windows XP Setup Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Flatliner, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Flatliner

    Flatliner Guest

    Ok heres the deal. I set up Windows XP Home on my system but later decided to go to the Pro version. So I popped in the Pro CD started the install, and everything was working fine. It got to the part where it says Installing Devices under Windows Install, when suddenly the computer just reset, I let it restart and comes back and starts all over again. I let it run again and it reset at the same place (about 3/4 of the way through installing devices) and now it starts trying to load up the installation again, but it just goes to a black screen with a mouse cursor that I can move, but theres nothing to click on. Is there anyway to cancel the setup? I've tried Booting from CD and cancelling that way but it still keeps trying to install. Any suggestions?
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Have you tried booting without the CD in the CD Rom? Is it able to boot without it?
  3. Flatliner

    Flatliner Guest

    Yeah, it immedietly starts trying to install XP again, then goes to that black screen with the mouse cursor. But no, I can't get Windows to load because it just starts trying to install again.
  4. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

    This has happened to me when installing xp over an existing linux partition. I usually use the floppy that came with my hdd to reformat the drive and then begin the windows installation again. If youve got a floppy, set your bios to boot it, write zeros to the drive if necessary, and begin again.