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Old 01-31-2009, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys

im trying to install windows XP on my asus eee 901 20gb ssd 1gb ram 900mhz everytime i try to install xp i get to the stage were youve just booted the cd in bios and it starts to load files across and everytime it says at the bottom of the screen setup is starting windows all the time it shows the blue screen saying:

check for viruses on computer, remove any newly installed hard drives, check your hard drive if its properly configured

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Try using a 3rd party tool to wipe the hard drive clean, then try installing the OS.
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Use gparted wipe the drive to fat 32
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ive downloaded the latest version now how do you use gparted
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Use NTFS if you are installing XP.
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Doesn't really matter windows will format it anyway
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nope gparted doesnt work
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Faulty hdd? take it out and plug it into a desktop and run some diagnostics
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ive tried gparted, active kill disk and all dont want to run, but i dont have to use them really all i have to do is just pop in the cd in an ext drive boot up the cd and windows should install just like that but it doesnt it shows up the blue screen
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