WinXP Install Problems

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by HerbuhLovuh, May 27, 2006.

  1. Hey,
    I got a version of winxp, and the thing warned me not to attempt to upgrade from win2k and todo a clean install, but I tryed, and now my comp is fuxed.

    It loads up the windows setup installer then stops. The bar fills up, I wait, nothing.
    If I try to load windows normally a system file is missing and it will not load.

    Can't be repaired. Can't boot off the CD. Using boot discs the same thing happens. Can't load the BIOS for some reason. Can't boot in safe mode.

    Any ideas?
  2. Dr Phibes

    Dr Phibes Banned

    Take the drives off - unplug power to drives
    reboot -
    if it gets past the bios screen your problem is
    that the bios is trying to calculate disk space
    I would imagine you are on a pentium 3 if that is the case
    If this still fails open the case and find the jumper that
    resets the bios and reset it by moving the jumper across by 1 pin
    then reboot
    and if that fails - try taking other bits of hardware off
    and rebooting
  3. Well thank you for the response.
    Inexplicably the computer decided to boot off the CD earlier. Now I have reformatted and windows is doing a clean install.

    The only problem I have now is facing HoneyHannah when she wakes up and asks me how I fixed the computer and learns all her stuff has been deleted!
  4. zerokool280

    zerokool280 Member

    good luck.
  5. MattInVegas

    MattInVegas John Denver Mega-Fan

    Can't help ya with her, buddy! LoL.
    Glad ya got it worked out.
  6. Bong_boy

    Bong_boy Member

    the borg doesn't like to upgrade - - hope it's version 5 because 4 is a bit too much star trek
  7. this problem is long solved
  8. zeppelin kid

    zeppelin kid Member

    Did you delete the win 2k program before the xp. Because having two at once can really mess things up.
  9. I did a fresh install. Reformatted.

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