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Installing Windows XP


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#1 vayne24

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:07 AM

Hello,

pretty much as the topic says - Installation of WinXP was interrupted by a blue screen.

The problem now is when I boot up:

HDD - Nothing shows up. Not even WinXP logo (Black Screen)
CD - Windows Setup loads up and then loads drivers and all other things but when it reaches to "Starting Windows", nothing follows anymore

I believe the Installation did not finish that's why I cant boot normally.
But I was wondering why the setup wouldn't load anymore.
I dont reach the point where it asks if I would like to install or repair WinXP.

I think I need to reformat again because WinXP wasn't fully installed but I have no idea how...
Since I also don't reach the point where it asks to reformat the partition where the OS would be installed

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:41 PM

Try wiping the hard drive with this:

http://www.dban.org/

Then reinstall Windows.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

#3 vayne24

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:25 AM

thanks! I've successfully reinstalled windows now.
All is well now except that my pc is automatically shutting down without warning because of overheating i think.
any way to disable this function temporarily?

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:52 AM

If it is shutting down from overheating then you sure do not want to disable the feature. The computer is doing this out of self-defense so to speak. Ignoring the problem or disabling the feature may\will cause irreparable damage to the components of your computer.

Please read Cleanning the Interior of your PC.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:36 PM

I figured that one but I just wanted to be able to use the computer long enough to view this site but then again I guess It'd be better to use another PC to do that.

and oh BTW the PC automatically shuts down at 98'C (nearly the boiling point of water :thumbsup:)

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:43 PM

98c is quit warm. IMO Be glad it auto shuts down.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:08 PM

I though it was clean already...
It looked like the accumulated dusts were a part of the mechanism
but thanks to that link i made a second look at the CPU

and after cleaning, the temperature dropped to an average of 47'C

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:12 PM

:flowers: :thumbsup:




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