Windows XP on SATA 160 GB with 512 MB DDR2 RAM, Problem installing windows and format

By wackoman
Apr 10, 2008
  1. Hi,
    I have been trying to install Windows XP SP2 from a bootable CD but for some reasons I havent been able to complete it.
    Below you will find the system config followed by my queries:

    New System

    Processor: Intel Dual Core
    Motherboard: Intel original 945 series
    RAM: 512 MB DDR2
    HDD: Seagate 160 GB SATA ( brand new)
    CD ROM: LG
    Floppy Drive: SONY

    The issues:
    1) When i insert the bootable Windows XP CD it takes a lot of time and returns with a error message "CDBOOT: Memory Overflow Error"
    2) I brought my friends hard disk which has XP installed so that i could format my 160 GB hard disk but it does not go beyond the 'Operating system selection' page
    3) When i select the mode i.e. Safe/Normal then it re-starts and takes me to the same page of operating system selection.

    Anyidea how i can fix this issue ?

    Appreciate all your help.

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