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XP install freezes

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JDogg

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#1
I'm trying to do a clean install of xp pro, but when i boot off the cd the install will hang at the part where it says "setup is starting windows". I've tried to run the install from windows but i encounter the same problem. I've run the hardware compatibility wizard and it checks out fine. I'm running the install off of a toshiba DVD-ROM drive, hopefully installing onto a brand new maxtor 60 gb HD. I've also tried to run the install on my other computer, where it works fine. Any help would be appreciated...
 
M

MDurai

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#5
I need some help too!

Hey everyone,
I'm having pretty much the same problem as well as a black screen whenever I try the upgrade option.
Here are my system specs:

nVidia GeForce2 MX 200
AMD Duron 800MHz Processor
256MB SDRAM
SB16 Sound Card
Soyo K7VTA-Pro MotherBoard
Maxtor 40GB Hard Disk
Thats pretty much the basics

I've tried the BIOS upgrade,
But it didnt help,
I know it worked,
But Hmm....
What should I do now?
I will do anything needed,
Thanks,
Michael
 
J

jonocainuk

Guest
#6
someone mentioned using smartdrv and it works.

also, the same guy said without smartdrv (which is default install conditions) it took like 40mins to get past that screen :-/

good luck
 
M

MDurai

Guest
#7
Thanks for the help!
But it was nvidias GF2 MX 200 and my Via KT133a Chipset,
That pretty much hindered my system to not let me install XP,
But I just swapped Graphic Cards and I'm on XP now!
Its so great!
Thanks,
MDurai
 

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