Windows not installing on new computer

By Cuddles
Jan 13, 2005
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  1. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,760

    Clean the CD and make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the CD. Also make sure the CDROM jumpers are set right.
  2. ManyVoicesOfMe

    ManyVoicesOfMe Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    If he was able to get into the beginning of the XP install then he is obviously able to boot from his CD.
    It sounds like the computer is having problems reading the CD. The CD may be dirty, scratched, or no good. The cd-rom may even be no good. Possibly a bad IDE cable could cause this too, but that I am not sure of so I could be wrong about the cable thing.
  3. Cuddles

    Cuddles Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No, everything is set right, and hooked up right. It is just that that message comes up when I want to start windows. Is it maybe the hardrive, because I am using my old hardrive on new stuff. It is an 80gig.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    an oem copy of windows xp can cause that...either way i'd try updating your bios.
  5. first posting. I went thru somewhat similar problems, suspected CD, CD drive,
    power supply, and even the new mobo. cheap RAM was the offender, it corrupted the install of XP. are you reusing old RAM? just a thought to
    consider.
  6. Cuddles

    Cuddles Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no, this is all new stuff I bought. The only thing I am reusing is my hardrive. Everything else is new.
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    if you have a non-oem software make sure you don;t need to install 3rd party drivers prior to the installation. if you need to, press F6 when prompted and follow the instructions.
  8. Cuddles

    Cuddles Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    :confused: Nevermind, just read my new thread :blackeye:
  9. sunder_y2k

    sunder_y2k Newcomer, in training

    2 aspects

    hardware or software It might be hardware eg: memory or hard drive if you got spare try to sawp; software: xp cd disks not good try another copy ok! good luck :giddy:
  10. Cuddles

    Cuddles Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Don't reply to this one, please read my other thread...ok, thanks anyway
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