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Windows won't install

By duffguy
Jun 19, 2008
  1. Recently my computer wouldnt start. It gets to the part where it loads windows and then it just restarts. So i decide to reboot. I put in the windows cd and boot from cd. When it gets to the part where its unpacking the install file, it gets to 37 percent then my computer freezes. Or it restarts. Anyone Know the cuase of this problem? How can i fix it?

    SPecs:

    Intel Pentuim 4 2.6ghz
    ATI Radeon 9550 256mb graphics card
    SOund Blaster Live 24-bit
    Western Digital 160gb Hard drive
    MSI 7060 Motherboard
    1 gig crucial memory
    and i got a pretty good power supply
    dont remember the voltage.

    Im trying to install Windows Xp Professional.


    Thanks
     
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Check to see if all of your fans and such are spinning (Video card, PSU, CPU) it might be an overheating issue.
     
  3. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    Yea it checked that. I even air'd out all the dust and what not. Even tried putting a fan right by the open case.
     
  4. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Do you have any spare ram lying around to test out with? Try swapping out your current sticks and putting a test one in.
     
  5. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    I dont got any spare ram ; (. But i got 2 512's should i try just taking a stick put and trying 512mb?
     
  6. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Yeah, try one stick at a time and see which one causes errors.
     
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