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Cannot install XP or any Windows

  • Windows XP
  • Format
Last response: in Windows XP
September 9, 2010 7:47:27 PM


I have bought

- ASUS P5KPL-AM in/roem
- Intel Celeron E3300
- 1GB of ram
- WD3200AAKS

And put it all together. I start installation from a bootable Win XP, and when it starts up, I create partitions, and at the next step I need to format the HDD, whatever option I chose(quick or normal NTFS format), my computer freezes at 0% and that is it....

The same happens with Win XP 32bit and 64bit, with Win 7 the machine reboots after the installation message "Starting window..."

I have reset my BIOS setting to factory defaults.

Any one had this kind of issue? Any suggestions?

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September 9, 2010 8:20:41 PM

Maybe a bad hard drive. Put it in another PC, and try to format it as a slave drive.
September 10, 2010 3:51:41 PM

Do a diagnostic check on the RAM and the HDD. Two most common causes of a crash.
September 11, 2010 12:12:55 PM

I agree with linuxhero27, this is the most common cause