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

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

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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    robo_dev

    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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    hst125

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

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    OH Smeg

    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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    hst125

    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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    markp24

    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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    robo_dev

    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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    markp24

    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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    OH Smeg

    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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    JohnyMC

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

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    robo_dev

    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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    hst125

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

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    OH Smeg

    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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    hst125

    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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    markp24

    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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    robo_dev

    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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    markp24

    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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    OH Smeg

    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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    JohnyMC

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