Xp install- setup freezes
new hd - trying to install Windows xp pro; setup goes well until - restarting windows - and it freezes. What could be the problem thank you in advance
on startup go to bios setting & reset to default. take disc & gently wash it, maybe small bit of data is corrupted by dirt, reset bios when in it to boot from HDD. if it continues change memory sticks about. be careful to NOT lose boot up memu. cleaning disc & reinstalling xp is best, threres NO Way present data on HDD will do much more than hang. new computer might be good solution or take one you have apart & rebuild it. you will almost surely lose boot up menu, though. reset cmos is another possibliity. bad install might be anything from something like moving mouse or unpluging external item while installing, to just bad luck on that attempt. often O/S is too much for system. Its feel about inside of mouth, yet be prepared to give ALL data Up.
Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.V
OK heres possibility. when you installed windows files on partition, & formated, it does 15 sec restart bar, then recycles off & starts up.
DO NOT HIT KEYBOARD WHEN IT SAYS INSTALL FROM DISC, LET MACHINE GO TO NEXT STEP ON ITS own, JUST KEEP YOUR FINGERS OFF MACHINE ENTIRELY, ESPECIALLY KEYBOARD.
THATS BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED WINDOWS & BY NOT HITTING KEYBOARD, NEW INSTALL GOES INTO & skips BOOT MENU & where THEN WINDOWS NEXT STEPS OF INSTALL START, FINAL STUFF. IN FACT AS IT RECYCLES, ONCE YOU BECOME FAMILAR WITH NOT HITTING ANY KEY TO INSTALL WINDOWS once installed windows (WHICH would ERASE INSTALL YOU JUST DID), YOU CAN OPEN BIOS IN SPLASH SCREEN, RESET BOOT TO HDD, NOT CD-DVD, & THEN IT WON'T EVEN ASK ABOUT HITTING ANY KEY TO INSTALL FROM DISC.
Howevereven if you reset bios correctly it might not work & lose everything. so best just put up with screen of hitting any key & DO NOT HIT ANY KEY OR TOUCH ANYTHING, THEN boot up new install mext steps begin. then you'll see keyboard & other nextstuff to install further from memory image of xp now on computer being loaded in.
if all you get is blank screen, try microsft forum for xp or mainboard manufacturer forum, as your issues may be old computer or bios thats confused, instead of reinstall, Actual xp image is located on ram or temporay memory stick until second time thru complete fresh install,
also cut new HDD up into partitions of 100 mb or 1/4 or size of HDD whichever is larger. do all partitons if activation automatic works & activates, get updates & install drivers from mainboard disc or mainboard manufacturers website under support drivers for that specific mainboard
worst is might merely have parts machine. worst yet, new HDD certainly prevent activation, Maybe Put in Your OLd HDD that came with computer when you gadit. no activation= leaving you with new install every 30 days.
its hard on old equipemnt, perhaps new HDD isn't correctly in bios, not listed as master or using master only as slave, maybe two hdd dongle with both on it, far one is master.check plastic jumpers on back & make sure you have master & if two second slae, try changing them.
soon computer will be so mixed up, it just quit. simplfy everything, take off anything extra & start with as little to confuse as possible. maybe put floppy in floppy drive or not if its in. really tricky thing that is very individual to circumstances. don't underestimate complete disassembly, freeze & reassemble just cpu, stick memoru, One master hdd, key & mouse & monitor. you'll need to understand fron on/off swtich &reset positions, on mainboards power pin switch panel. don't burden it with usb devices, printers etc in critical loss situation, nor even speakers. do that with driver install..
freeze machine in freezer chest with trash bag tied. larger scale of transistors might reset them or reinstall bios from internet, maybe newer version, reset bios to default & clear cmos. or buy new mainboard, you'll be stuck at activation window paying for xp full bore, so maybe jsut entirely new machine from used retail outlet, where cost is about same as software itself & has all new numbers. if start new, fill every hdd space before firsat activation, wait to inatall more partitons with disc & number now asigned to your machine for few days. few partitons per day.
Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.
actually new mainboard dosn't violate activation ,only addtion or change of HDD.
Drashek definaetately do cmos jumper pull, reinstall if does it again, remember, first have to put in windows, then have to complet that install by letting machine set boot & NOT installing again. since broker, just ahck at it learn lot, use above ideas in any way you want, there jsut examples of stuff that might help, do as little as possible to not disrupt machine. if good image on old hdd, try that hdd & wait to build new compute with new hdd.
just don't have clear idea of prob, if it goes to restart bar & dosn't recycle, just push reset button, little one or turn it off & restart let it continue to install as above. writing are just off top of head, so noticed second inquirey, so tried as many as could think of, first post maybe bit thin. remember you might not want to put new hdd in, its sure to cost you or inconviewnce you, rally more about computer, if its old work bit here & there, learn to take it apart, never touch memory pins ls only real no no. good oportunity to learn, if its fairly new, or type that has its own idea on hdd it wants to boot from or that software isn't right to start recyle in unit, well just blindly go about inside mouth & dentalize it like student. probably hand turn off on restart bar & on restating, leting it go on its own to next steps of install from then on memory sticj into hdd is best. that maybe be problem, hdd isn't actually recoginized, Look inside bios, if no hdd is listed or size your working with, check master/slave jumper on hdd, if its right hdd is defective if not recognized, if its from ebay, over 50% shipped are worthless. try old one or another old one try em together, one might drag other up..Rita Regor vondrashek
drashek again, YOU DO TURN POWER OFF & UNPLUG IT WHEN INSTALL STUFF & UNINSTALLING, IF NOT YOU PROBABLY BLEW OUT HDD. ON HDD IF YOU TOUCH PINS & LIGHT RED GLOW HAPPENS, ITS BLOWN, SAME WITH MEMROY STICK PINS, JUST ONE TIME 7 CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OCCURS, SAME THING HAPPENS IF PUT HARDWARE IN/OUT WITH POWER ON. MAKE SURE LITTLE GREEN LIGHT IS COMPLETELY OFF, IF LIGHT IS IN IT.
what the hell is this thomasxstewart talking about????
you really got him confused over a simple thing.
k do this.
start your computer.
go to bios, restart defaults, save and exit, go back to bios and set first boot from CD
save and exit, restart your computer.
when it says, press any key to boot from CD, hit enter
after when getting to the partion section, del your old partion and make a new on, use slow format, not the quick one.
and leave it, when the 15 secs bar shows restarting after 15 secs, leave it
now computer will restart, you will get a message again press any key to boot from CD, DONT PRESS ANYTHING, leave it and it will go to the next section and start installing windows.
if it still frezez, take out the cd , so that it skips boot from cd, restart your computer without the CD, then computer will boot from HDD and instart the installation and when in the middle, it will ask you to put the cd again, put it and it will work.
that was my first second thought, too. However on closer reading believe machine has improper HDD, that when its installing xp it has enough extra software power to see HDD, i'd use quick if slower form more complete format fails & try to not use FAT. heres deal on second boot hdd isn't recognized, never was, just intensity & time of useing disc for o/s install brought it up, yet in bios its blank or shows zillion bytes not real true recognition.
Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D. Breaking teeth out with crowbar since 1958.
We need accurate description of events of "Freeze" when it restarts, again, things like dongle with hdd master/slave wrong or not long end from slave to main, or jumpers wrong or slave not slave capable, inspite of jumpers for that; it might not have enough of hdd, like 1,2 or 4 gb hdd from pre mmx era & just quits, or that intensity of software o/s install was ok , yet left machine too worn to continue at all. maybe try to put it all back together way it was. rita are you using machine now on internet & installed second hdd, then its prob defective or do above clear inst.
eventually something will have to break.
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Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.
Posted by: thomasxstewart | August 24, 2009 at 09:09 PM
8/25/2009 12:24 AM EDT
OK Here goes.....Did everything to install xp . Day 5 - it is still installing!! (never turned off computer) it is now installing components.
This is what i am trying to find out...WHY is it taking so long and running so SLOW...Could it be power supply going; mobo going; maybe something in bios needed or WHAT....please some kind of idea?????
OMG. letting it go if red data light is still flashing on/off is one thing, if data light dosn't flash on at all for hours, its probably do over, it might learn to install or might hang same way. if it takes that long, its probably wrong inside computer & wiould not run vary fast, not owrth activation fee.
it should go thru entire mechanism except few pages all on its own. maybe old copy of linuex or older o/s from windows, like 3.1 or 95. maybes' its O/S2 capable machine. thats still sold & similar to windows.
if it stalls over & over, try building new mainboard & cpu & memory, get OR GIVE details of PRESENT parts, maybe you can find something built since 2006 for $100. especially ddr dual core machines are give aways, so why pull your own hair, yet if it learns entire sequences, maybe next install will be super fast. its shouldn't be much more housr. it can stall out there ,so thats why unplug most stuff on first critical times, then do that again anyway with update driver windows on start up so better have at least dial up modem going, too.
DO NOT ACTIVATE YOUR LICENSE UNTILL YOUR ARE CERTAIN IT RESTARTS IN TIMELY MANNER. DO NOT CHECK AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION, CLOSE ANY REQUEST TO ACTIVATR & CANCEL ANY ACTIVATION REQUEST. MAKE SURE IT WORKS PROPERLY WITH THAT O/S FIRST.
DRASHEK MAYBE sp3 WOULD HELP ON XP PRO INSTALL, IS IT CD ROM ONLY MACHINE, & REALLY OLD, THATS PROBABLY SOFTWARE THATS TOO BIG FOOTPRINT, EVEN AT 500 MB. MANY OLDER BRAND NAME ONLY USED 200 MB FOOTPRINT IN RECENT XP PRO, EVEN DVD MACHINES,as equipment all scrap value.]rEMEBER. YOU LEARNED HOW LATCH OF MEMRORIED INSTALL TO HDD FINALIZATION WORKS, MAYBE TOOK THIS LONG TO GET STARTED UP, IF SO CONTINUE SLOWLY, IT'LL LEARN. IF RED DATA LIGHTS COMPLETELY STOPS TRY SIMPLER O/S INSTALL, DEFINAETALEY DO NOT ACTIVATE WINDOWS TILL TIMELY REBOOTS OCCUR, UPGRADE MACHINE OR DOWNGRADE SOFTWARE OR BUY CHEAP USED MACHINE.
Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.