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Old 09-27-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Exclamation install Os Windows XP Sp2 to a corrupted HDD

mobo: Asrock p4vm800
bios: AMI v02.57
INTEL 1.7ghz
HDD: seagate barracuda 40gb(corrupted)
CD-ROM drive: samsung cd-master 48E model sc-148
RAM 256mb


LED power ON, CD-ROM LED blinking
Monitor: is on but no display... connected correctly
CD/DVD already set as primary boot in the bios....

problem: I can't install..... what will i do???
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: install Os Windows XP Sp2 to a corrupted HDD

Format your HDD/partition to NTFS (Quick) and try installing it again.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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I would recommend doing the regular formatting, but before that, you should make sure that your primary HDD is recognized as the primary HDD (hard drive).

My recommended BIOS boot configuration:

1. CD or DVD Device
2. Hard Drive
3. Removable Storage Device (ZIP, Floppy Drive, USB Drive)
4. (if applicable) Secondary Cd or DVD or Hard Drive
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I would probably run a Diag on the HD to apply some stress tests into it, you can use programs like PC-Check from Eurosoft.
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Originally Posted by kennmobelhaus View Post
mobo: Asrock p4vm800
bios: AMI v02.57
INTEL 1.7ghz
HDD: seagate barracuda 40gb(corrupted)
CD-ROM drive: samsung cd-master 48E model sc-148
RAM 256mb<<<<<<<??????


LED power ON, CD-ROM LED blinking
Monitor: is on but no display... connected correctly
CD/DVD already set as primary boot in the bios....

problem: I can't install..... what will i do???
256mb is Xp's minimum to have a steady system your going to need atleast 512.
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