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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:56 AM
DOn't use XP or ME they both suck. i suggest 2000 or 98SE
If this is a COMPAQ brand name computer, often you MUST use their custom RESTORE cdrom to redo the operating system. Big computer manurfacturers like this often tweak the Microsoft Windows cdrom's they supply to run on their exact specific hardware configurations. I have run into this type of issue on IBM's, DELL's, COMPAQ's, and others. Often the only option is to wipe the drive, install the original operating system etc from the RESTORE cdrom, and then you can try updating the operating system.
Since this was originally a COMPAQ computer - go to their website and look up the serial # on this machine. There is often a wealth of useful information there that can help you out. Especially on unique hardware or operating system issues that crop up, often there are patches there as well you might need.
I suggest you also check the CMOS/BIOS settings and make sure that the virus protection for the boot sector is NOT enabled. This often crashes Windows setup. You can also try resetting the CMOS/BIOS to defaults and then reinstalling.
Lastly, known issues with Windows setup problems are extensively documented at the Microsoft KnowledgeBase on the Microsoft website. Go into the support area, find the Knowledge Base and enter the EXACT error message you are getting. Usually you can pull up a fix article for the exact problem.
Also when you try to install remove all external or plugged in devices EXCEPT the barebones ones (mouse, keyboard) - so unplug any external drives, webcams, etc.
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