Cant install XP

iamroot

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I tried installing XP yesterday and it won't install. When i click a button to boot from cd, a black screen will appear with the words "Setup is checking your hardware configuration". Then the words will disappear, leaving me with a black screen. And it will hang there. I tried this with both orginal and pirated copies of XP and the problem is the same.
 

technoman2

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of course, your hard drive is not that old so no problem there (hopes :)) ok, when it goes black does your CD/DVD Drive keep spinning?
 

iamroot

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Actually, i just tried both my XP cds on my other computer and the SAME PROBLEM happens! Sheesh. I'm really at a loss here. Could the existence of GNU/Linux on the hard disk block the install or something? (both my coms have existing GNU/Linux installs) I know it sounds ridiculous but I can't think of anything else. Two different cds on two different coms with the same problem...
 

iamroot

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Both cds are bad? In anycase, it can't be the cds cos i lent it to my friend and it worked fine for him.
 
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