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Windows XP installation keeps repeating setup...

By Feyna
Sep 17, 2007
  1. Hello. Having a bit of a problem trying to install XP on a computer.

    I formatted the drive, setup files are copied, computer reboots and begins windows setup, setup completes and then reboots.... but then it just repeating the last process (windows setup) over and over.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    you must be continously booting the computer from the CD every time it reboots.
    once it reboots, dont press enter even if it asks you. Just let it bypass that point and setup will continue from where it left off before restarting.
     
  3. Feyna

    Feyna TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope, that's not it. It is set to boot from HD and then CD - and I let it bypass the boot from CD prompt. It repeats the actual GUI setup (not the initial format/copy setup files setup).
     
  4. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    so let it complete... since it isnt in the same place where you were before of initial format and copy setup files...
    .
    wat happens... u must be knowing ofcourse->
    it initailizes all drivers first
    it installs drivers
    reboots
    windows XP loads for the first time
    it sets up the computer
    reboots
    windows XP loads.
    .
    so till where do you come?
     
  5. Feyna

    Feyna TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It does this:

    it initailizes all drivers first
    it installs drivers
    reboots
    windows XP loads for the first time
    it sets up the computer
    reboots
    windows XP loads for the first time
    it sets up the computer
    reboots
    windows XP loads for the first time
    it sets up the computer

    continues looping like that.
     
  6. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    :suspiciou
    sorry but I never had such a problem. maybe someone else can help.
    .
    search it on the microsoft search database. here ->Microsoft Support
     
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