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Old 08-21-2006, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been trying to reinstall xp on my computer without success.
I get as far as "inspecting hardware..." and after that all i get is black screen.

I've formatted c: drive with PowerMax but that didnt help either.

I only got 1 ram so cant take that one out. I have also taken all the PCI cards out.

Really need some help here!!!


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Old 08-21-2006, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try another cd drive or another cd. the cd could be scratched or the cd drive could be bad.


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Old 08-21-2006, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also if it is a sata hdd you will need the sata drivers in order for XP to see the drive. Have you made any hardware changes?
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Tried another CD, no luck. Havent done any hardware changes.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Set your BIOS to default, then disable all onboard hardware, like audio, graphics etc.

Does the screen go into standby mode (amber light on monitor) or does it stay green?
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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disabled everything. still hangs after inspecting hardware...

tried also with win2003server CD and that one hangs as well.

wasn't sure what you meant with screen thing???
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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run memtest86

you might have bad ram

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