trying to reinstall windows XP with the original Phillips Reinstall CD

By Orbit007
Oct 19, 2006
  1. New HD installed. Now I am trying to reinstall windows XP with the original Phillips Reinstall CD - the blue windows screen keeps freezing. Tried to do the install may times, no joy. any ideas? :(
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    No ideas at all without more information!!!!

    Have you added a hard drive or replaced your old one??
    Is it an ata or sata hard drive??
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hello and Welcome to Techspot!! :)

    I think this is not the proper forum for this. Maybe this should be in the "Windows OS" forum.

    Regards :wave:
  4. Orbit007

    Orbit007 TS Rookie Topic Starter



    Had the same problem re installing windows previously. Decided with Iqon support that is was a problem with the HD. Bought a new HD Ultra ATA. Still the same problems. I boot from the original CD and it goes so far and then stops. Each time I try, it stops at different place. Help, Ger
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Perhaps Howard will move this thread when he gets a chance!!!!
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Thread moved.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    When "support" say its the hard drive it actually means they haven't a clue!!!!

    Is the cd scratched or damaged in any way????
  8. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Sometimes OEM versions of Windows wont install unless you have exactly the same hardware in the pc as you had when you purchased it.

  9. Orbit007

    Orbit007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No Scratches but will call today to get another CD. Was thinking to do that. Thanks
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If it makes no difference, do you have a different optical drive and data cable you can try????
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