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New System Built, Doesnt Load Windows


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#1 catalistica

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:32 AM

ok i just assembled a new computer *new to me that is* and i decided at first to install linux on it, which worked fine...but since i have no clue how to get it to connect to the net, i decided i should install windows XP on the computer instead. *yes i admit i know jack about linux* so i am trying to install windows on this system and it gets to the blue screen before u can even format and install that says SETUP IS STARTING WINDOWS and it stops all together. It sits at that screen and i left it sitting like that for a good 45 minutes and nothing happened.

I would really like to get this system up and running, it seems to be better than what i am using now.

Heres the specs on the computer:

Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X
Processor: AMD ATHLON 1100Mhz (can be overclocked to 3200Mhz)
Ram: 512 MB
Video: ATI Radeon 9200
Hard Drive: 200GB Western Digital
Other: Dvd-rom/Cd-r drive

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:06 AM

You more then likely need to create a driver floppy disk for the IDE Driver. Drivers for your motherboard

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:20 PM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=d...mp;aq=f&oq=

I'd look at the first two references and see if they can handle it.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:08 PM

thanks for the replies but 2 things:

1) i am not trying to dual boot *i know it may have seemed that way but i am just trying to get winXP on the computer*

2)the motherboard is A7N8X *NOT the -E deluxe version. The drivers are not the same, and there is not an IDE driver for that motherboard*

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:10 PM

Did you delete all your Linux playtime...before trying to create a new partition for XP?

Seems to me that could be a problem for an XP install disk which may not be geared to recognize Linux file systems and partitions.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

i just tried completely blanking out the partition table so it is like it was when it was first purchased.

inserted my winXP disk and.....

still locks at the same spot.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:39 AM

Try hitting F5 and tell windows you have an ACPI COmputer.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:47 AM

What installation media are you using? Are you sure it's ok? (oem?) Is that a sata hard drive? If so, you need to slipstream the sata driver into the install.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:16 PM

Pata harddrive

NO floppy drive installed but i do have one *its just a pain to install on this case*

and the cd of windows is good, i used it on a laptop just recently. Its WinXP SP3...no its not OEM...but the copy is fine.

*UPDATE*
I did what cryptodan said kind of...i booted the winxp disk and kept pressing F5 and it couldnt determine what kind of computer i have so i had 2 options, standard or other. I chose other and said it couldnt find the drivers floppy *because there is no floppy drive, and there is no drivers floppy*
So i hit escape and chose standard...and guess what....ITS INSTALLING WINDOWS!!!!

THANK YOU EVERYONE. DONT CLOSE THIS THREAD YET, I MAY RUN INTO MORE PROBLEMS.

Edited by catalistica, 17 September 2008 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:02 PM

A tip of the hat to Cryptodan :thumbsup:.

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