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problem installing windows xp

By Jake "01" Fairman ·
when i try to install windows xp i get as far as the "starting windows" in the dos based portion of setup and my system hangs. it never fails to hang at that spot and has never gone farther. if i install windows xp on another computer then put my hard drive in back in my computer then windows xp will run fine.

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by dmiles In reply to problem installing window ...

This may be due to Video card drivers that need to be updated,depending on the type of card that you have go to manufacturers web site and download the latest drivers to support Windows XP,install and see if this clears hanging at startup

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by TheChas In reply to problem installing window ...

I had the same problem on 3 different XP installations. I finally discovered that my bench monitor did not support the initial default refresh rate the XP uses when it first starts.

So, start by trying a different monitor until the Video driversare installed and configured.

Chas

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by NeO_GuY In reply to problem installing window ...

I got a friend who got the same problem as yours, he ungraded his video card for Windows XP, that is he went to the manufacturer's web site and downloaded a version for XP and the problem was solved.

Hope that this helps you.

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by Jake "01" Fairman In reply to problem installing window ...

it is not my video card drivers it is in the DOS looking portion of windows XP it looks similar to the windows 2000 setup. the drivers are not even loaded yet. there is the blue screen and on the bottom there is a grey bar that goes across the screen that the text is written. it says "setup is starting windows".

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by Jake "01" Fairman In reply to problem installing window ...

nobody has been able to help me yet. all that i have gotten is answers about drivers. there is only the standard 16 color driver in DOS mode. that can not be the problem

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