XP Setup problems

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thingy

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#1
Hi

The Forums all deal with various aspects of XP once up and running

How about a Forum section for Setup problems?

It seems many people (including me) are having difficulty installing XP
 
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pmcartney

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#3
I found I was having setup or UPGRADE problems.

1) REMOVE MOUSEWARE!!

2)REMOVE Antivirus Programs

3)Here's the shocker: remove any AOL setup software on your machine from the factory or any version before version 6.0.
WIN98SE came with AOL 4.0 and ME came with 5.0 Setup.
Check in control panel, if that is there, remove it.
Otherwise the 3 things above will cause a irq_less_than whatever type error or a halt/stall in the upgrade.

--Rich
 
T

thingy

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#4
I'm doing a clean install of XP Home, Full version

Disabled AntiVirus in BIOS, also L2 Cache

Formatted (full) NTFS

ASUS A7 M266
AMD 1.3Ghz
Maxtor 60Gb IDE 7200rpm Ultra DMA
512Mb DDR SDRAM
SoundBlaster Live Platinum 5.1
NVidia GeForce 2 Ultra TV out
Ms Intellimouse
etc


Got past first re-boot then Stop error: 0x00000050

Checked RAM - ok - then started all over - Formatted again

This time Stop error near the beginning :0x0000008E

Started again several times - Stop error in different place each time

BIOS is dated 2000 - reluctant to Flash

Any ideas please?
 
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dijital

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#5
bad copy of xp perhaps? maybe a bad transfer of data from the cdrom to the system hardware
 
#6
Go get the 6 boot floppies and try installing from those... that's been a fix for some folks.

Personally, I like to install from my hard drive. I copy the i386 folder (and all subfolders) to my 'storage' partition and run winnt.exe (for a 'dos' based install) or winnt32.exe (for a 'windows' based install/re-install).
 

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