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Windows XP installation hangs at splash

By carlosmarin21
Sep 22, 2010
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  1. I am installing windows XP on a Dell 745 - when it reboots to continue with the setup- it just hangs on the Windows XP splash screen.....
    The light does not blink/power light is on/ i waited all night- went home and came back and it was still on the splash screen-
    I switched cd drive, same. I switched memory, same. I switched cables for the cd and the HD same......
    I changed the sata port on the board, started it, hd light came on for a few seconds at first and then went off- the network link light is on- and the keyboard num lock light will not come on- if pressed..... its frozen- splash screen on bar moving across.....

    what could be doing this?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    I'm guessing you didn't install the SATA controller drivers at the F6 prompt at the beginning of Windows Setup. On the other hand if you don't have a floppy drive (internal or external) this won't work anyway. Did you install the SATA drivers?
     
  3. carlosmarin21

    carlosmarin21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks,

    I have never done that- and have never came accross this problem, but i will try it.
    I di not have a floppy and no- i did not install the Sata Drivers-
    I never had to install the Sata drivers before set up was finished....

    Thanks
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    Have you installed Windows XP on this Dell before?
     
  5. carlosmarin21

    carlosmarin21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows xp was installed

    hard drive crashed and I replaced the drive and now i am installing windows on it......
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    Okay but have you installed Windows XP on this Dell before? Perhaps I should say have you ever reinstalled XP on this Dell before? I'm not questioning whether you know how or not, just if you've done it on this particular machine.
     


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