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Problem with Installation of Windows XP prof.

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#1 CACole93105


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Posted 26 May 2005 - 12:32 AM

Hello, I am new to this forum. I joined because I have no other place to go too and this place was mentioned so I came here. My problem is right at the beginning of the installation process, I have made sure all the hardware is connected and such and everything seems to be working fine but when I get to the Windows blue set-up screen where it says at the bottom left side "Setup is starting Windows" it stops. I have tried installing with two different Windows XP prof disks and it happens both times, why?
My specs are:
CPU: AMD 64 3500+
HDD: Maxtor 250 GB 16 MB cache
1st Drive: Memorex DVD-ROM 16X
2nd drive: Memorex DVD-R/WR +/- double layer
Graphics driver: ATI x800 pro
Mother board: ASUS A8V Deluxe
My friends have built their computers just like this and they haven't had problems, what am I doing wrong?

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:18 AM

Hello CACole93105 and welcome to BC

What type of drive is this? ATA? SATA? The motherboard manual says (for SATA):

By default, the Raid Connector is set as Raid. If you want to use it as an independent drive, set the Operation Mode to IDE Mode under the Advanced Menu.

Thats just a wild guess but more specifics on the drive and ram would help. Your manual can be found here. I realize you probably have the motherboard manual but that link will help those who try to help you solve this problem, and what the heck, I already looked it up anyway. :thumbsup:

Edited by Leurgy, 26 May 2005 - 04:19 AM.

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