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Old 06-08-2006, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was installing XP on my computer (new system from scratch - new install) and it made it about 10 minutes into the install and then a blue screen popped up with a Warning stating something about the install being halted and then the screen went black and there is a cursor flashing in the upper left corner of the screen. Nothing works, I tried to re-boot, tried re-booting without the disk...nothing.
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i would suggest a rebuild of your system hardware
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This is a completely new system, everything is right out of the box. Hence my comment of "new system from scratch - new install." Meaning, new everything...
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did you build it?
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yes, with a manual and the help of these forums. It booted fine earlier - it just stopped half way through loading XP
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well there is something wrong somewhere then....did you chekc to make sure everything was seated properly, connected, etc?
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Yes everything is seated. I even pulled the RAM and Video Card to ensure they were seated. Everything is fine inside the case, visually. Like I said, the XP disk was running and it was installing drivers and stuff...then it stopped and said something about an error - sheck your system - and then it went to a black screen with a blinking cursor
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can you try a different cd drive?
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I already tried that one too. I was initially using the DVD-RW and after this incident, I tried switching it to the CD-ROM drive. Still nothing.

What would make it get to the point of installing drivers and such - and then just stopping and now not letting it even try to boot??
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do you have a floppy drive?
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