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Can't Install XP


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erinie0

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My computer refused to boot. I saved files by removing HDD and copying to another computer.
Decided to do new Windows XP installation. This process has been over several weeks.
Ran Windows installation disc and got nto the stage when asked for product key - but couldn't
find it.
Rang Microsoft and got new PK. Ran installation disc but would only load files and display error
message when it got to loading windows.
Then it started to give error message half way thru loading files.
Then it started giving error message before loading any files .
Now can't eve get BIOS POST audio report and will not run disc drive.
Nothing appears on monitor, and no lights on mouse and keyboard.
Can you help?
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Anthony19

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Hello erinie0 & welcome to geekstogo !

Quote: Ran installation disc but would only load files and display error
message when it got to loading windows

Are you able to give anymore specific information ???

EG: The error number etc , More details about the computer is it windows 98 , 2000 , xp , vista etc etc and the manufacturer of the computer...

Thank you

Anthony19

Edited by Anthony19, 21 March 2009 - 01:26 AM.

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Hi Anthony 9,

I didn't note the error message.

There is no operating system - have wiped the hard drive clean and am attempting
a new install of windows xp Home.

Motherboard is asus sp4s333 - socket 478, SiS 645, DDR, Audio, ATX,
Pentium 4 1.8GHz- 512k Northwood, Leadtek GeForce 3 Titanium 200 T 64MB AGP
Seagate 80GB/ ATA100 / 7200rpm.

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Sorry Anthony19 for downgrading you to Anthony 9 - no offence meant!!

Computer was custom made by Peripherals Plus in 2002.
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Hello I see you have been here for a couple of days, I hope I can help.

Check all your connections in the computer
power both ends
the powerwires to the mobo there is a 20+4 pin and a 4-8 pin on the MOBO
check all IDE and sata Interfaces and all corresponding power wires to peripheral items
check your Ram make sure it is correctly seated in the DIMM slots.
Make sure all cooling fans are functional if they aren't then don't continue till the problem is resolved
if everything looks good boot the computer. While it is booting strike the insert key several times this might "reset your computer" if you want to call it that. If it works, try to boot again in to your XP cd install. Reply back with what ever happens, and I will try to help you further.
good luck

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Thanks Cbarnard, and to all you others who helped.

My motherboard has died so I'll bite the bullet and rebuild!
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Ok well Good luck with your upgrades come back if you need any other assistance
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Best of luck !
&
Happy computing

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