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Old 04-26-2005, 09:33 PM   #1
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I tried installing XP yesterday and it won't install. When i click a button to boot from cd, a black screen will appear with the words "Setup is checking your hardware configuration". Then the words will disappear, leaving me with a black screen. And it will hang there. I tried this with both orginal and pirated copies of XP and the problem is the same.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:15 AM   #2
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how old is your hard drive?
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:47 AM   #3
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6 months. Actually, does the hard drive affect the booting process?
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:54 AM   #4
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of course, your hard drive is not that old so no problem there (hopes ) ok, when it goes black does your CD/DVD Drive keep spinning?
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:56 AM   #5
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No. But my HDD activity light flashes red continuously.
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:24 AM   #6
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Actually, i just tried both my XP cds on my other computer and the SAME PROBLEM happens! Sheesh. I'm really at a loss here. Could the existence of GNU/Linux on the hard disk block the install or something? (both my coms have existing GNU/Linux installs) I know it sounds ridiculous but I can't think of anything else. Two different cds on two different coms with the same problem...
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:30 PM   #7
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then the cd is bad.
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Maybe it's a sign! :-)
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:00 PM   #9
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Both cds are bad? In anycase, it can't be the cds cos i lent it to my friend and it worked fine for him.
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you will need to buy a new hard disk drive sounds like yours is going
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