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WinXP Pro New Install Hangs

By irma.l ·
When installing XPPro, booting from cd, it does not get passed "Setup is loading files (Video Driver)... And it will not go passed that. I've tried booting from floppy, same thing, but it gets stuck on WIndows Executive.

Can someone PLEASE point me in the right direction?????


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by RCOM In reply to WinXP Pro New Install Han ...

Don't use a USB keyboard and disable USB legacy support the the BIOS settings.

Your Windows XP CD-ROM is scratched, smudged, or dirty. Clean the Windows XP CD-ROM with a soft cloth, insert it in the CD-ROM drive, and then click OK.
Your CD-ROM drive is not working correctly or the CD-ROM might be vibrating too much. If you are using multiple CD-ROM drives, your computer may be trying to locate files on the wrong drive. If your hardware has a feature to disable CD-ROM drives that are not being used, disable the CD-ROM drives that you are not using.

Your computer is over-clocked. Because over-clocking is very memory-intensive, decoding errors may occur when you extract files from your Windows XP CD-ROM.
Try to use the default clock timings for your motherboard and processor. For more information about how to do this, see your hardware documentation or contact the motherboard manufacturer.

Your computer has damaged or mismatched random access memory (RAM) or cache memory. For example, you might be using a combination of extended data out (EDO) and non-EDO RAM, or different RAM speeds.

Decoding errors may occur even if Windows appears to be running correctly. These errors occur because of the additional stress that is put on your computer when Windows tries to extract files and to access the hard disk.

To determine how to make your computer cache memory unavailable while you are running the Setup program, see your hardware documentation or contact your hardware manufacturer.

Ultra direct memory access (DMA) is turned on in your computer's CMOS settings, and the data is moving too quickly.
Change from DMA mode to Processor Input/Output (PIO) mode to lower your data transfer rate. If this does not resolve the problem, lower your PIO mode settings. The higher your PIO mode settings are, the faster your data transfer is.

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by willcomp In reply to WinXP Pro New Install Han ...

Any number of possibilities, but most common is RAM related. If your BIOS allows, try setting memory bus speed to a slower setting (e.g. 166 MHz instead of 200 MHz) and/or swap memory modules.


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