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Old 05-11-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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I need Windows to do something so I tried installing it and it won't install. It will just hang with a black screen after "checking my hardware configuration". The cd-rom drive indicator isnt lighted up while my HDD indicator flashes red continuously. Anyone help?
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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how long did you wait at the blank screen?
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:08 AM   #3
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25 mins. I think that's long enough.
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:15 AM   #4
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wow that is ... well i have no idea ... do you think it could be a problem with your HDD or CD-ROM drive?

How long have you had your HDD for now?
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:54 AM   #5
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I've managed to solve the problem. I got a copy of Win 2K which apparently can boot and then formatted my partition into NTFS. Then Win XP can install. I think Win XP can't work with my GNU/Linux filesystem or something.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:15 PM   #6
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i've seen many copies of xp fail to install on one machine and have no issues on another. these werent legitimate copies though
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I have this same issue, but its the motherboard... Which i have ruled out. But I'm glad the problems solved
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:18 PM   #8
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if your Windows partition is formated to NTFS then their should not be any problems.

Glad you fixed your problem and thank you for telling us what you did to fix it
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:10 PM   #9
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I don't have a clue about it not booting up. Something having to do with the mobo or the CD-drive.


As far as the HDD blinkin:

I know this might be stupid, but maybe the leds are wrong. If you switch them around your HDD led can be green and you power button can be the reset button.... kinda annoying, but it's funny when you have a guest over and want to use the PC.
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Old 05-21-2005, 01:55 AM   #10
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Problem solved.. Software issue.
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