Cannot load xp

By speedjockey
Feb 8, 2005
  1. i have just built a p4 system 1800 cpu 256 ddr mem 40gig hddand all usual bits to go
    i try to load xp and it on loads as far as windows executive and just hangs there i was told it was memory so i got 3 different sticks of 256 and they all do the same have changed every thing apart from cpu and mobo and its still the same am lost as to whats prob??? any one got any ideals cheers
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Could it be that you have either a faulty Windows disk or maybe a faulty Cd drive?

    Just a thought.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. speedjockey

    speedjockey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks i have treid several rom players and several xp discs
    have also tried changing almost every thing i can and it always comes back the same xp loads until it gets to the blue screen windows is loading files windows executive and it just hangs there forever
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Partition your harddisk in 2 partitions, one for XP (10-20GB), the rest for data and whatever.
    Fisrt partitions should be formatted in NTFS, the second in FAT32.
    Copy the complete contents of your XP-CD to the second partition.
    Go to and download the file to make a Windows98SE bootfloppy.
    Make that floppy, boot from it, then go to the second partition on the harddisk, and start the XP installation from there. (either Setup.exe or Install.exe, don't know)

    Later on, you can reformat that second partition in NTFS format.
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