XP Home - Fresh Install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ameilius, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    ok - dell desktop

    memory - checked ok
    hard drive - checked ok
    cdrom - swapped out 3 different drives - all ok

    yanked out all pci devices - agp graphics card is the only thing left in there - seems to be fine ( no onboard )

    ran xp setup to run a FRESH install - formatted the drive (full and quick) - both NTFS - it copies files - after automatic restart - it goes through the xp splash screen just fine - gets to a blue desktop colored screen with the white mouse pointer - i see the hour-glass for 3 secs, then automatically reboots and cycles like this until i interrupt it

    any ideas please?
     
  2. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    nothin? :(
     
  3. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Any partitions on your disk(s)? Don't DELL computers come with some hidden partition where the setup (recovery) files are stored? Maybe this interferes with your setup?
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Shouldn't matter, but has worked for me in the past -- just make sure you have the latest Dell bios for your particular machine.

    What model is it?