Big problem installing windows

By gazzergood ยท 4 replies
Jun 11, 2006
  1. Hope someone can help me..

    Decided to re-install windows a few days ago but ran into problems..

    Tried both xp and xp64 bit.. installing onto sata drive.. i have the right drivers for the f6 bit.. get to the point after formatting when it starts to load files from the cd.. then it hangs, says please wait then comes up with "the cd you are using may be damaged"..

    I know for a fact the cd is fine cause i have used it succesfully in anothe pc to install windows...

    Im thinking the problem is something to do with the MB configuration or settings...

    Totaly stuck.. cant find anything about this anywhere...

    AMD ATHLON 64 3500+
    2.20 GHZ

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    is your BIOS up to date?
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if you have another optical drive ( CD Rom or DVD rom) try it I have seen installs hang at the point you describe because the optical drive was the problem.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    not one of my optical drives dated before 2000 will boot a xp or vista
    could be a pio ,dma issue
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    You got optical drives that are more than 6 years old? keeping them as heirlooms to pass on to the grandkids? ......hehe
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