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Xp 64 hangs on post

Last response: in Windows XP
July 27, 2010 10:23:35 PM

I'm trying to install xp 64. after the pc has copied the files from the disc and restarts , the pc hangs on post (before the installation (setup))... when it hangs , some random numbers/letters disappear.....then it just stays there with the blinking _

i tried 2 different xp64 discs . same thing. win7 64 bit works , win xp 32 bit works also :( 

i recently flashed to the latest bios .... but isn't that supposed to make things better?


g41m-es2l rev 1.0
ati 5850
3gb ram 1x2gb , 1x1gb
3 hard drives , 1 sata spinpoint f2, and 2 other ide hdds

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July 27, 2010 11:19:14 PM

When the random letters and numbers appear, is it a blue screen (BSOD)?
July 28, 2010 12:35:37 AM

nope , just hangs there with the blinking " _ " .

i am installing other windows right now to revert back to previous bios . Somehow I doubt that will help :( 
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July 28, 2010 12:40:58 AM

Is it a burned copy? If so, it may be a bad burn.
July 28, 2010 2:51:11 AM

I'm posting for xp 64 bit right now :) 

it was my crappy old ide hdd that i was installing to.

installed to my new sata hdd and it booted :) 
July 28, 2010 2:55:03 AM

That's interesting that the other OS's would install on that same HD. You may want to run some diagnostics on that HD.
July 28, 2010 7:34:41 AM

I've had the same issue in 2007 with this old ide hdd . I only had that hdd , and I had to send it to pc shop to get my computer fixed. I couldn't install any os.

This hdd is from 2004 the only component surviving from ny dell pc. lol . I always build my own now
July 28, 2010 11:10:39 AM

Good to hear it's running. Thanx for the update.