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Old 01-31-2006, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay, trying to install windows on a new computer, but whenever it does all the setup stuff before it begins installing windows components, the software crashes. like the hard drive doesnt want windows or something.

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have you tried another xp disc?
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've tried three XP discs AND a windows 98 disc, just to try and get an OS up on it. =/
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how do you have your hdd setup? how do you have the jumpers set? Reset the ram also
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this happened to me before when i was building a brand new desktop
most likely your jumpers aren't in the right place
and could be that the cd rom drive is messed up and not reading the disc properly
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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cd rom is fine because we got a linux live cd to work--i'll examine jumpers after doing a little bit of net research on the mobo. my roomie put it together and everything was good until windows decided to be so cruel.

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so linux works, but windows 98 and xp wont work?

have you tried another OS? windows 2000, or xp professional?
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does it give you a error message?

maybe wipe the drive clean 1st and then try again.
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so this is a dual boot pc....how did you go about setting this up?
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I've wiped the hard drive to the nth time. not dual boot. just wiped the drive and tried linux.
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