PIII refuses to install Windows XP pro

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Peter, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    another little problem. I am trying to install Win XP Pro on a friend's PC>
    a Pentium III 667 mhz. I know it can be done coz I have the same OS running
    on my old PII 400. Booting from cdrom is OK, to the point where the install
    should start, there's a blinking cursor and that's it. I swapped hdd's, put
    in my own (working!) hdd with Win XP, and the PIII just keeps rebooting
    before XP starts. Tried several bios settings, but the thing just refuses to
    install XP. I now have an unformatted hdd, coz I want to format ntfs thru
    XP. Even tried the 6 disk boot floppy for XP, but also no go. System just
    keeps hanging or rebooting when XP is about to install (after all the files
    have been loaded). The cd-rom player is OK, the Win XP cd too, they both
    work fine for me..... plz help?


    Peter, Oct 21, 2005
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  2. Peter

    Tony Guest

    Do you have any additional PCI cards installed such as modem or network
    cards? If so, take them out.

    Do you have a USB mouse? If so replace it with a PS/2 one.

    This may seem a strange thing to do but once the install starts, turn off
    the monitor. wait about 40 minutes until most of the instal should be
    completed and turn the monitor on to see where it is.

    You could also try running memtest http://www.memtest.org/
    Tony, Oct 21, 2005
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  3. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have a PS2 mouse. I'll try the other suggestions and let you know if it
    worked.... thnx for the advice ;o)

    Peter, Oct 21, 2005
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    Plato Guest

    Plato, Oct 21, 2005
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    kenny Guest

    seems to me like a ram conflict.... perhaps your chips differ
    if you have 2 take one out and try to install xp
    then after installation put it back in

    you can also try going into the bios and increasing the memory latency and
    decreasing the speed

    tell me what happenes....

    Kenny www.computerboom.com
    kenny, Oct 21, 2005
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