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Can't Install Winxp


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#1 elbamash

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:39 PM

I followed the instructions for a clean install of XP Home Ed. Everything goes as described untill the last screen where it says 'system will reboot in 15 seconds to complete installation', I then get the dreaded blue screen after system startup. What did I do wrong? BTW, I've tried many times to no avail.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:49 PM

We would to know what the stop error is, here is an example: Stop: 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL*** Address x has base at x - filename
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:04 PM

I do not see any error messages.
How do know what the error is?
Is there a way to find out?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:05 PM

The stop error is in the blue screen text.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:56 PM

I see no text.
Perhaps I have more of a black screen than blue screen. The only thing I know to do is power down the computer at this point. But it always goes back to blank screen with no text.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:29 PM

Take the cd out and restart the computer once you see that the initial install of windows is restarting, please place the cd back in the drive. once windows has installed restart the computer, make sure that the cd has been removed at this point. post back here when this has been completed, please.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:13 AM

Here are two sites with pictures to walk you through. You might be able to figure out what step(s) you may have missed. I like the first link. It has bigger pictures.

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxphome/...dexfullpage.htm

http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic_i.htm

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for the links. I've been following these instructions to a T. Upon restart I have just a blank dark screen. Windows will not start to finish installation.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:05 PM

Also, removing the CD makes no difference when I restart.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:03 PM

I would suspect that there are some issues with the video drivers in your installation of XP (since the graphics driver works OK until you reboot). I'd suggest trying to boot into Safe Mode (or VGA mode if offered). Try mashing the F8 key at the moment that Windows first starts to load.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:10 PM

I would suspect that there are some issues with the video drivers in your installation of XP


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