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#1 DMONKEYJUICE

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:21 PM

Hi Everyone.
I'm not exactly what you'd call a newbie to computers but the problem I'm encountering is above and beyond what I know right now.
I'm trying to install XP Home to my comp. but when I get to the screen that says "Setup is starting Windows" I get a BSOD. I checked it out and disabled system caching but I still get the BSOD. The furthest I've gotten so far is to format the HD (did it full NTFS) and when it completed the computer rebooted and now I'm battling to get back into the setup. I've tried F5 and selected normal PC, then ACPI and F7 but with no success. Can anyone help me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Here are the system specs. Hope this helps
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

Did you delete any preexisting partitions, etc. before attempting install?

Did you run a diagnostic of the hard drive?

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

What is the means...by which you are trying to install?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:54 PM

I didn't delete any partitions before the install

I didn't do a diagnostics, I can't get anywhere close enough to do it.

I'm trying to install via CDROM.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

The hard drive diagnostic...does not involve Windows at all, it is run from either a floppy or the CD on which the .iso file is burned. Please read the instructions for using the diagnostic.

Are you using a recovery/restore CD? Are you using a CD provided by Microsoft?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:42 PM

What would you recommend I use to format my drive?

I am using a recovery cd, though I downloaded it. Gateway System Recovery

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:24 PM

System manufacturer and model?

<<What would you recommend I use to format my drive?>>

That depends on...what you have a license to use...and what you have on hand.

I do know that Gateway does not allow users to download recovery CDs.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 06:32 AM

I'm not sure of the make and model as it was my friend's computer and there is no visible means of ID on it. I can tell you that it holds a 30GB Maxtor HD, 256MB SDRAM, and the graphics card is built onto the motherboard. There's also an AGP slot and 2 PCIE slots. I got the gateway System Recovery from an iso file on the web.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

Based on what you state...it doesn't appear that this attempted install is a valid, legal one.

See the forum rules governing violation of developer copyright/security procedures, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php

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