Windows XP Wont Install NO MATTER WHAT! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2005, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6
Angry Windows XP Wont Install NO MATTER WHAT!

Well first of all , my power source blew. So thus I replaced it. When I started it up again , windows froze , so I used my startup disk from ME to delete the partition , format it and vice versa. Then I boot up the windows xp pro cd from the drive and it goes to that blue screen , it says setup is starting windows and it just stops there , no action whatsoever. so as a test , i installed SusE (Linux) and Linux works perfectly fine but I dont really want Linux . So what could be wrong ?

I even tried my friends xp and it does the same thing

any help would be AMAZING

thx alot!!
happy nyear

theusualfate is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 01:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748

Do you have a active partition set after you deleted the partition.
A: fdisk

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6

I go into fdisk and delete the partition , then create a new one. Ive done this before.

so when on the a drive , i just type in fdisk , see the partition of C: (40gb) delete it , create a new one and format after rebooting.
theusualfate is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 04:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 68
Send a message via AIM to Nikon

What could be the problem is your version of windows xp for your computer is OEM (i belive thats the word im looking for?) witch means you cannot install it on a nother machine, the way it can tell is with the computers hardware, this happened to me when i upgraded my graphics card, you can fix this by calling up tech support and asking for a new CD.

Edit: IDE, i ment to say OEM
Nikon is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 251

Hey may be right.
Sig removed due to size. Please read the rules before adding your compliant sig. SigSanta
Forchunet is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 04:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6

Ive installed it before. And the power source blew again.

theusualfate is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.