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Why do's win xp stop loading at 33 to 35 minutes

By hst125 ·
Hi
I have three ASUS Motherboards (P5PE-VM.P5SD1-FM2/S.P5GD1-VM/S) They have all been tried with different H/D G/C RAM PSU & CPU but all freeze at 33 to 35 min's.
Any reply would be appreciated.
Thank you

John

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Have you tried setting the SATA to IDE mode in BIOS?

by robo_dev In reply to Why do's win xp stop load ...

Sometimes Windows install borks at SATA

Did you slipstream the SATA drivers into the XP install, or do the 'third party SATA' driver install?

Another common problem is that you get the wrong SATA driver, or one for Win2003, etc.

Is this XP, XP-SP2, XP-SP3 ? As I recall, SP3 has some SATA support, but not plain old XP.

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by hst125 In reply to Have you tried setting th ...

Yes I have to no avail.
Thank you for your reply

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Another thing to try is

by OH Smeg In reply to Why do's win xp stop load ...

What RAM was used and how much?

Provided you are using IDE Drives and don't have the RAID Option in BIOS Enabled if you have more than 1 RAM Module installed you can get timing issues between the different RAM Modules which causes Windows to Fail during the install.

Knowing what Error Messages you are getting if any would help no end and also if you have tested the Hardware for correct function.

If you have not tested the Hardware you can use the Ultimate Boot CD available free here

http://download.cnet.com/Ultimate-Boot-CD/3000-2130_4-51584.html?tag=mncol;5

And test the RAM. CPU and so on.

However if you are hitting Timing Issues between Different RAM Modules the answer is to remove one, load the OS and then when it's fully loaded refit the Second RAM Module.

Another thing which may cause problems is a Unstable Power Supply or one that is not rated high enough for the components you have fitted.

Col

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by hst125 In reply to Another thing to try is

I have tested H/D,RAM,CPU,PSU,&G/C All work ok .
I get no error message, just stops.
Thank you for your reply

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have you tried setting the SATA mode to compatible?

by markp24 In reply to Why do's win xp stop load ...

also

try removing all the add on cards, just have the video card, ram and hdd (cd/dvd too) and try loading it liek that.

also try testingthe Ram as Oh Smeg recommends.
Check the DVD for dirt/scratches and fingerprints also, even if it is clean try polishingit. or try another dvd.

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by robo_dev In reply to have you tried setting th ...

Good point about the CD...I have seen that exact same issue.

Troubleshooting the Windows XP Installation
http://www.techfuels.com/windows-xp/9690-troubleshooting-windows-xp-installation.html

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by markp24 In reply to have you tried setting th ...

yes it has happened to me, i loaded winxp and it kept failing after 15 min on the load. It would be interesting is that is the cause of this issue, i would think you would get a read or i/o error message, but i figure its worth a look anyway.

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Well if all of the above are no help

by OH Smeg In reply to Why do's win xp stop load ...

We are stuck with either the Optical Drive itself or the Install Media.

So I suppose the obvious question here is what are you using as Install media?

Is it a M$ OEM Install Disc or a System Makers Recovery Disc?

If it's a System makers Recovery Disc that was most likely made for the hardware it was supplied with and will not work on other hardware. That could be your trouble here or as stated above the Actual Install Disc is dirty and has been badly stored and is failing. If it's a Recorded Disc all bets are off as we have no idea of what it is and how complete it may be.

Col

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Have you tried

by JohnyMC In reply to Why do's win xp stop load ...

removing any add-on cards, such as PCI or PCI express cards?

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