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WinXP PRO installation freeze on logo

By hop228a ·
hoping someone can share some light on this problem.

it started on sunday late evening. when i switched on my desktop computer,when it reaches the windows logo it crashes/freeze.it takes about
10 reboots before it loads as normal.after some hours of use,the computer will crash thus going thought the whole reboot process.i thought it could be a software problem,when i first install xp i did not choose the clean from fresh option.so i decided to reinstall xp but this time as a fresh install.but again i am having the same problem.before installing when it
reaches the windows logo it just crash/freeze.another 10 reboots then it starts the windows installation,but shortly it crashes again.

if you require further deails,please let me know.

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by wcp In reply to WinXP PRO installation fr ...

Disconnect all non-integrated hardware (HW), including CD-ROMs.

If this does not resolve your problem, I would say either CPU or power supply.

Replace the power supply first with a known good one.

Make sure the CPU fan is clean and works properly. Make sure the fan is installed correctly (for Socket A).

If this does not resolve the problem, replace the CPU with a known good one.

If you do not have any replacements, you should take your computer to a place or person who can.

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by hop228a In reply to

Because as mentioned that I tried to reinstall XP PRO again, and again when it reaches the windows logo it freeze, if I disconnect the CDROM drive,I won't be able to install XP PRO?

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by wcp In reply to WinXP PRO installation fr ...

You are right. It is very unlikely a CD-ROM could cause the problem. You could still try the rest?

I am still looking for a common sense that was lost.

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by hop228a In reply to

i've remove other hardware ie network card,2nd hdd,2nd vga card,dvd/cdrw drive but still getting the same problem.i'm able to install other os thought.

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by RCOM In reply to WinXP PRO installation fr ...

Even though you said other OS installs the hard drive may be failing. Since this can be an itermittant problem that may explain why after a few attempts it goes ahead and fires up.

You've done the right thing by striping the system down.

Open the BIOS and reset it to the default settings. Disable any extra memory settings, smart drive, USB, serial and parallel. Set the hard drives to auto detect. If there's more than one stick of RAM take one out.

Check the detlog.txt file to see if there's a mention of what's causing the problem with the installation.

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by hop228a In reply to

I ran the HDD manufacture diagnostic program,and it has no reports of any failures.

The problem still exist after removing other device.Only device I have connected is HDD/CDROM/FDD.

Okay,I just entered into the BIOS and reset to default,still the same.

Looked at the root directory and its only got WINDOWS directory.Tried DIR on the file name,no file.

I've noticed the mainboard chipset fan isn't spinning,I wonder if that has any effect on the system not booting up?

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by RCOM In reply to WinXP PRO installation fr ...

I originally thought you where only doing a fresh install of XP I didn't pay attention to the fact that the ssystem was once working. If chipset has failed your board needs replacement. The one thing though is you can install the other OS, so since something is "now" not working with XP. Makes you wonder what the difference is. A motherboard isn't usually that costly and not that hard to change out. Hate to say it but that's probably the direction you'll be headed in. Warranty?

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by hop228a In reply to

Yeah,the system was working up till Friday evening,and used again on Sunday evening.That's when the problem started on Sunday.

I'm donno if the chipset has failed,as only the fan stopped working,which I will get another this week,it just connects to the mainboard.

I have just been looking at investing in new board,this would mean I will need to invest not only a new board,but memory/CPU.My current CPU/memory is AMD Athlon 1.4GHz socketA and SDRAM.

If that is the last resort to replace mainboard,I might as well go for another complete system.

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