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Windows wont start

  • Drivers
  • Blue Screen
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
April 19, 2009 5:47:21 AM

hey, just installed windows on new machine but when in windows install as it is installing devices it just bsod.
i have tried installing xp on diff computer with same hdd, it worked so i pluged hdd back into new comp and windows wont load just bsod and restarts, however safe mode works. im cofused. any help

i have tried 2 diff hdd's 1 is brand spaking new. plus tried diff xp cd and it bsod before the format stage of xp

cheers for any help..

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April 19, 2009 12:21:51 PM

Go to bios & load default. If windows bsod's again, note the 0x000000?? code and post here.

Also, your specs?
April 19, 2009 7:19:22 PM

What version of Windows XP are you using ?
Is it home or pro, and what service pack version aswell please.
April 21, 2009 8:04:33 AM

hey its a intel dg43nb mobo a e7400 c2d chip, have tried xp pro sp1 and xp home sp1, just bsod during install, brand new computer segate 500g hdd, its a replaced hss and replaced ram( as old ones were defective,) the comp shop got it going but windows got a virus, could virus still be around after a long hdd format...